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What are some of the ways Indian festivals are celebrated in general?

What are some of the ways Indian festivals are celebrated in general? Answer: Festivals are celebrated through prayer, fasting and rituals. Offerings are also made to the Lord and ancestors and gifts are exchanged with...

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What is the single greatest contribution of Indian civilization to humanity as a whole?

What is the single greatest contribution of Indian civilization to humanity as a whole? Answer: The culture of India is the living expression of the simplicity and profundity of her people. In and through the...

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How is the festival of Navaratri particularly observed in South India?

How is the festival of Navaratri particularly observed in South India? Answer: In South India, a stepped platform altar, known as a “kolu,” is filled with small images of gods, animals, birds and other beings,...

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What are the Vedas? Who is their author and what is the origin of the Vedas?

What are the Vedas?  Who is their author and what is the origin of the Vedas? Answer: The Vedas are a body of knowledge believed to have been revealed by the Lord to the seers,...

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Apart from ritualized prayer, are there other community activities that are traditionally centered around a temple?

Apart from ritualized prayer, are there other community activities that are traditionally centered around a temple? Answer: In addition to being centers of community worship, temples were also cultural centers and places of learning.  Halls...

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