• Shivratri Rituals In Kashmir

    In Kashmir, Herath is celebrated with the grand ritual of Vatuka Pooza which means worshiping Shiva. In the pooza, there are three acts playing concurrently. Act one is the re-enactment of the marriage ceremony of Shiva and Parvati. Act two enacts the return of Parvati to her parents’ home. Act three is an attempt to identify oneself which is represented by a large nott filled...
  • The Story of Santa Claus

    The Story of Santa Claus

    Santa Claus is one of the most popular and beloved holiday icons, adored by old and young alike. While the modern Santa is distinctly an American Creation, his story started thousands of miles away from the American soil in a place called Myra, in Asia Minor (now Turkey). St. Nicholas was a bishop who lived in the 4th century A.D, a rich and kind...
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