Ukuhlukana Kokugida Uma Kushoniwe, Shembe

Inkolo yobuNazaretha inkolo ewagcinayo amasiko kakhulu futhi ekholelwa kuwona kakhulu. AmaNazaretha akholelwa kakhulu kubantu abangasekho noma amadlozi futhi bayibandla elikhulu. Uma kwenzekile kwabakhona ilunga lebandla elishonile kuba khona into amalunga ebandla avamise ukuyenza ngelanga lomlindelo. Ngosuku lomlindelo okuyaye kube wusuku olwandulela usuku lomngcwabo kuvamise ukuthi baligidele ilunga lebandla kodwa. Kunomgomo owaziwayo ukuthi uma kushone umama … Read more

The Shembe’s Rise to the Lord

Near Inanda, north of Durban, is a sacred site called Ekuphakameni, the ‘Place of Spiritual Upliftment’. It was named by Isaiah Shembe, prophet and founder of the Shembe Church. A major festival is held in mid-January at an equally sacred location, the mountain dubbed Nhlangakazi, some 30 kilometres north of Ekuphakameni. “Our pilgrimage to the … Read more

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

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 … Read more