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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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Purtuassi in Durban

Contents 1 Background 2 The mythology for the fast 3 The fasting prayer methodology 4 Benefits from observing Purtassi. Background Every year the Tamil Indians in the Durban community observe a fast during the period from 17th September till the 17th of October, marking a month’s fast called the Purtassi fast. Purtassi is the Tamil […]

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Maha Shivaranthri in Durban

Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu auspicious night dedicated to the creator deity referred to as Lord Shiva in Hinduism. It is celebrated and observed throughout the world annually and in Durban it is an important day for Hindus as they flock to local temples to partake in this holy night also known as the Great […]

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