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Vades: An Indian Savoury

Vades is an Indian savoury dish that was carried over through generations by the Indian settlers in Durban from their motherland India. People are defined in their culture by the food they eat and the ability to preserve their culture lies in their ways of living. Vades is predominately a South Indian prayer dish, a […]

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The Kavady Festival in Durban

Contents 1 Background 2 The significance of the Kavady Festival 3 The observation of the festival 4 IsiZulu Summary 4.1 Okwenzeka ngaphambi kokuqala kwalomcimbi Background Ever year thousands of Hindus gather around temples in Durban to observe the Kavady Festival in worship of Lord Muruga, a deity in Hinduism. It is a Hindu festival and […]

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The Isipingo Temple Hindu Pilgrimage

The celebration of Easter is generally associated and related to the people of Christian faith, however in Durban with our mixed cultures of diversity, Easter also marks an important period for local Durban Hindus. It is referred to as an annual pilgrimage and brings hundreds of Hindus together to pay homage to the deity Goddess […]

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