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Sunday, 26 January 2014 14:57

Samyag Tapa

Samyag Tapa is Sanskrit for "austerity in right perspective and direction". 

The objective of austerity is to reach

 

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Sunday, 26 January 2014 13:56

Acharya Pad

Acharya is celebrated on the third day of Navapad Oli as the leader of the four-fold Sangh established by the Arihant. 

The Sangh consists of monks, nuns, and male and female household followers. 

After Arihant, Acharya is the decision-making authority in

 

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Sunday, 26 January 2014 12:51

Tapa

This is the seventh day of Dash Lakshan Parva or Paryushan Parva. 

This is a day for penance, and to

 

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Thursday, 16 January 2014 07:53

Winter Lent - Nativity Fast - Orthodox

The Nativity Fast is a period of abstinence and penance that is practiced by the Orthodox Christians in preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ on 25th December. 

The fast is similar to the Advent in Western churches, except that it runs for 40 days instead of four weeks. The fast is observed from

 

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