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Purtassi Diaries 2015

For some reason this year more than others,I have looked forward to this beautiful month of prayer and fasting.I guess as one gets old we realise what brings us comfort and strenght and often it is religion and prayer.The last few years have been filled with so many tough lessons and blessings. Every religion has periods where their followers fast…

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Indian Wedding Rituals – Nelengu in Mauritius

In an Indian Hindu wedding there are several rituals and prayers that need to happen leading up to the wedding.These involve lots of family gatherings and fun with delicious food.All the ceremonies are very colourful,loud and filled with family and friends.In the days leading up to the wedding the homes of the bridal couple are bustling with people and there…

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Purtassi – A hindu fast

Today marks the month long fast of Purtassi for all Telegu and Tamil speaking Hindus. It is a very auspicious and religious time for all who observe this fast. I have always done this fast even as a little child and have always loved this time of year.My parents and my grandmother have always stressed the importance and significance of…

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