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Valentine’s Day and Vasant Panchami

by Aranyakananda Amongst the many of my “favorite things” about Hinduism is that many of the festivals, though various themselves, have various interpretations as to their root and significance, region to region in India. Being a Western Hindu born into … Continue reading

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The Hindu Origins of Cupid on Valentine’s Day

by Aranyakananda Every February 14th when couples around the world celebrate their love with candy, flowers, greeting cards and gifts of various kinds, the one constant symbol is that of Cupid. We ask him to shoot his arrow at the … Continue reading

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