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From 'end times' to 'karmic multiplier,' this is how religions traditionally view a solar eclipse

Throughout history, solar eclipses have had profound impact on adherents of various religions around the world. They were viewed as messages from God or spiritual forces, inducing emotions ranging from dread to wonder. Ahead of the total solar eclipse that will follow a long path over North America on Monday, here’s a look at how several of the world’s major …

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Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, falls on March 25. Learn more about how holiday is celebrated.

Holi, widely known as the Hindu festival of colors, is a joyful annual celebration at the advent of spring with cultural and religious significance. Typically observed in March in India, Nepal, other South Asian countries and across the diaspora, the festival celebrates love and signifies a time of rebirth and rejuvenation — a time to embrace the positive and let …

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Polarizing Bollywood films evoke Hindu nationalism as election approaches

The movie trailer begins with an outline of the iconic glasses worn by Mohandas Gandhi, the leader who helped India win independence from the British colonialists in 1947. In the backdrop of a devotional song that Gandhi loved, the outline slowly morphs into what appears like his face. Then, a raucous beat drops, followed by a rap song. A face …

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