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 … Read more

Lakshmi Pooja:The Significance of Red String for Hindus

The significance of the red strings for Hindus practice is called Lakshmi Pooja. The month of August brings a very important Friday for Hindus throughout the world. On a predetermined Friday in August (determined by the moon) on the Hindu calendar, Hindus observe Lakshmi Pooja which is dedicated to the goddess Maha or Mother Lakshmi … Read more

The worship of dead in Durban

Offerings to the dead The worship and tribute to the dead especially our loved ones is a patriotic act that runs across all cultures and tradition through out the world. Durban is home to various cultures with their own unique ways of paying tribute to the dead, the souls that have passed on. However, different … Read more