Zarthost No Deeso – A Day of Mourning

Whilst Khordad Sal is an upbeat occasion that commemorates the birth of the prophet Zoroaster, Zarthost No Deeso is an occasion of mourning because it signifies the day he died. Zoroastrians arrive at the Fire Temple en masse and extra mobeds are required in order to support the large influx of Zoroastrian worshippers. The event […]

Why Purchase an Artificial Christmas Wreath?

You may be in the market for a Christmas wreath in order to compliment your other decorations in your home for Christmas. Many people place a wreath on their front door during the Christmas holiday season or place the wreath on the table during the celebrations. One reason that they do this is to help […]

Why Personalized Christmas Stockings are a Good Idea

Personalized Christmas stockings for your children are a good idea because it makes the child feel special. It also gives the child their own personalized Christmas loot bag. It adds an element of excitement to the gift giving process that would not otherwise be there without it. Personalized Christmas stockings are great for all ages […]

What to Look for in an Outdoor Christmas Wreath

An outdoor Christmas wreath differs in a few fairly important ways. To begin with it will be at the mercy of the elements. This means it will need to be fairly resistant to harsh sunlight, extreme temperatures (depending on where you live, may be hot or cold) and well tethered to stop thieves from running […]

What is Hemis Gompa?

Hemis Gompa is a world heritage listed Hemis monastery located in the Himalayas. The Hemis Gompa has remained relatively untouched by ravages of modern life due to its high altitude – it is around 12,000 feet above sea level. This makes it one of the highest settlements in use by humans in the world. It […]

Using a Garland Decoration for Christmas Tree Beautification

The garland decoration for Christmas tree is the thing that you wrap around the Christmas tree in order to accentuate the outer edges of the tree. Garlands come in a variety of forms. Whether you use long strands of tinsel, ornamental rope or ribbon – it all amounts to the same thing. Try and space […]

Upanayana and the Gayatri Mantra

The Gayatri Mantra is recited during the Sacred Thread Ceremony (Upanayana) as a means to introduce a boy (who is at least 7 years old) into Brahman belief system. The Gayatri Mantra is an important Vedic Sanskrit mantra that teaches the boy about the Ultimate Reality as it applies to Brahman. It is a call […]

Ullambana – Saving Damned Souls

Religious legends offer some of the most interesting stories based upon morality. Buddhism has its fair share of interesting sutras and the Ullambana Sutra is one such story that is not only entertaining but forms the basis of a Buddhist festival known as the Ghost Festival. The Ullambana Sutra is about a Buddhist follower feeling […]

The Ultimate Christmas Wedding Decoration

The ultimate Christmas wedding decoration is your guests. If you are having a wedding during the Christmas holiday season then consider a theme prior to the big day. Ensure you guests dress appropriately. This will ensure that the photos taken during the day look good. You will also need to concern yourself with the venue […]

The Symbolism of a Lighted Christmas Wreath

Christmas wreaths are steeped in symbolism without even adding lights to it. However, a lighted Christmas wreath symbolises much more than a standard (non-lit) wreath. A lighted Christmas wreath symbolises a way home for travelling people. They also symbolise the fact that a celebration is in force and all are welcome. Essentially, it lights the […]