Vesak

Vesak

You awaken very early in the morning while darkness looms outside. It is the most important day of the Buddhist religion. Along with your family and friends, you journey to the temple. The temple is embellished with flowers. When you arrive, you join in on the singing...
Ambedkar Jayanti

Ambedkar Jayanti

Every year on April 14th, Ambedkar Jayanti is celebrated in India. This day is a regional holiday where people all over India will get together to remember this man and all he did for their country. Jayanti is most often known as “The father of the Indian...
Understanding Indian Culture

Understanding Indian Culture

What is Indian culture? India has a very rich and diverse culture. India is often thought of as one nation and one culture, but in reality, India contains many different “nations” formed into one country. The various states in India will have differing...
Rama Navami

Rama Navami

Rama Navami is a festival that millions of Hindus participate in worldwide. Many come together to commemorate the Hindu god Lord Rama’s birth and the victory he wrought of good over evil. Traditions from old are carried out and much effort is put into the...
Cheti Chand

Cheti Chand

The Sindhi community takes the festival of Cheti Chand very seriously. It is a time of celebrating the new year’s arrival and reverence to Jhulelal, the god of water. The festival’s main event takes place when people gather together at the Sindhi river to...
Amy Carmichael

Amy Carmichael

Amy Carmichael was one of the boldest and compassionate witnesses India would see. She was born in Northern Ireland in 1867. She was raised in a Christian family but didn’t come to faith in Jesus until she was fifteen years old. Tragedy struck when she was...