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Why do we tie rakhis?

From Alexander the Great to Mughal emperors to our own siblings, Rakshabandhan has held significance for many years. Why do we celebrate it?

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Why do we shave the head for a baby’s first haircut?

Birth hair is associated with undesirable traits from the past, and the first haircut is special in most cultures around the world. Find out why.

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Why do we do Ārti?

Fire always moves upwards. ‘Ā’ means ‘towards’, and ‘rati’, means ‘right or virtue.’

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Why do we submerge idols in water?

A processions of singers, devotees, dancers, acrobats, and priests head to immerse idols into the Sea. What is the significance behind this ritual?

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