Tulsi Plant The beliefs and traditions of a culture is of no doubts represented by their perception of nature and the way their view and behave towards it. In Durban almost every Hindu household contain a Tulsi or Indian Basil plant. The importance of the Tulsi plant lies in its healing properties and a belief … Read more
The Hindi speaking Hindus in Durban makes up a generous percentage of the Indian population that were part of our indentured labourers. Their main challenge as with other cultures there was a need to maintain their own culture and traditions. The song and dance is an important aspect across cultures and is an expression of … Read more
This Hindu festival occurs throughout KZN during the first quarter of the year. It is normally associated with Fire Walking, Chariot Processions and Body Piercing. There is a prescribed fasting period normally of about a week which culminates in the procession. Devotees carry Kavadies on their shoulders, this symbolises a form of penance.
Chatsworth is a sprawling township situated in the south of Durban. It is primarily inhabited by people that were relocated during the apartheid regime. It is an Indian township whose culture is central to Durban’s identity and a direct result of Group Areas Act. Contents Group Areas Act Buffer Between White Residential Areas and African Township … Read more