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Why do we use coconuts in ceremonies?

Coconuts are commonly used in many rituals — weddings, festivals, and even new business ventures. Why do we revere this fruit?

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Why can’t girls enter temples during menstruation?

The first menstruation of young girls is a cause for celebration. But why do they have to avoid prayer rooms or use different utensils in the kitchen?

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Diwali: why the lights?

My sister and I put up decorations and snuck a candle into every corner our mother considered a fire hazard! We didn’t know why, but we had a feeling.

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Why the holy cow?

Cattle being limited and rare in ancient India, cows enjoyed the status that gold or money enjoys today.

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