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15 Days of Prayer for the Hindu World: Day 14
Maha Shivratri, the Great Night of Shiva, is a significant festival for Saivite (Shiva-focused) Hindus, though many non-Saivite Hindus also participate. Shiva is often portrayed as an ascetic, and the festival of Shivratri involves numerous ascetic rituals. Many adherents stay awake, worshiping throughout the night as part of the celebrations.[...] Read More
15 Days of Prayer for the Hindu World: Day 10
Bangalore sits in the middle of South India. It has experienced massive growth fueled by its reputation as the first great high-tech hub in India. This growth, along with the temperate climate, has made it an attractive center for many educational institutions, including some of India’s most famous Christian institutions.[...] Read More
15 Days of Prayer for the Hindu World: Day 9
A young Brahmin man politely asks a low-caste woman for a drink of water. Hesitantly, she pours the water, and he appreciatively takes the glass. For many Brahmins, this would be considered ritually impure. But this particular Brahmin man—his name is Manoj—has been transformed.
Some time before, Manoj had suffered a severe injury and was bleeding profusely. In desperation, he cried out a name he had once heard – “Jesus”. Miraculously, the bleeding stopped. Later, as he drifted in and out of sleep at the hospital, he felt darkness surrounding him, trying to consume him. Suddenly, he saw a man in white reaching down to rescue him. This experience led Manoj to become a Christian.[...] Read More