These tradition arts and crafts continue to posses its religious and spiritual significance and retain relevance in the minds and live of the people. All Bhutanese arts, dance, drama and music have its roots in Bhutanese religion. And this Buddhist art has a much different purpose from other contemporary art, being more subjective, symbolic and impersonal. Unlike many other countries, arts, ceremonies and festivals of Bhutan’s are not remnants of a bygone age but they are still practiced and performed because they continue to have religious and spiritual significance and they are manifestation of a living culture. Inspired by their close relationship with nature, god and by the extra ordinary scenery of their country.
After learning that there are children to be baptized and marriages to be performed, Latour takes it as a sign that he has made the right choice going to New Mexico. His journey along with Father Joseph Vaillant, his companion and friend, takes them to a place where Latours’s literal journey is full of spiritual obstacles. Making it a goal to have a lasting impression and change in the land of the people, his commitment is embodied with the construction of the Cathedral. The Cathedral is a symbol of harmony and beauty resulting from an organized religion. He exhibits God’s handy-work and love of nature attempting to represent it and make it a symbol of his faith.
The Igbo people believe in the religious practices before the colonial administration in the early 20th century. They had their beliefs in the customs and the traditional practices. The custom of celebrating the festival of ‘Pumpkin Leaves’ is explored through the kind of tradition of the people to thank the God, Ulu for showering the blessing on the clan in order to get prosperity in their lives. The sacred ‘moon’ is an evident of the goodness. It can be a doyen of good fortune or a harbinger of evil.
The monuments associated with Hindu and Buddhist culture symbolize the dwelling place of God. Temple walls are scarved or painted with different parts of the plant which is a common character of temple architecture from the time of immemorial till now. Jajpur is a newly formed district of undivided coastal district Cuttack. Tree worship is a common religious culture not only in Dist. Jajpur but also in entire India.
The believers only gathered and gave incense before the picture of Amitabha. (Andrews 1993, 21) Huiyuan was not only the founder but he facilitated the further spread of Pure Land. For instance he formed the White Lotus Society and this inspired the spread of Pure Land teachings to other countries in East Asia. Also, this facilitated the introduction of Sutra on the Samadhi of Seeing All Buddhas, to East Asia. Besides, Huiyuan formed the foundation of Pure Land practice, which was to fully devote in meditation for a long time, with traditional Pure Land teaching in mind.
3.2 Reasons of celebrating fairs and festivals Earlier mentioned that,in Solapur district there are many fairs and festivals for every season and every for reasons. Many fairs and festivals celebrate the various harvest, commemorate great historical figures and events while many express devotion to the deities of different religion. Some celebrations are specific to certain villages,areas.Some are celebrated by different sects and communities. This gives fairs and festivals their own flavour.Every fair and festival has it’s own purpose.such as religious purpose,social purpose, entertaining purpose and national integration purpose etc. 1.Religious Purpose:- We celebrate fairs and festivals just to make our life enjoyable and have fun.
The word “Songkran” means change or movement and refers to the movement of the sun in the sky and changing of the season. It is the celebration of new life and new beginnings and the preparation for good fortune in the new year. Songkran is celebrated with a variety of different ceremonies and rituals involving cleaning up and preparing for the new year. These include blessings with water where participants are sprinkled with water to give good fortune for the new year. People usually go to the Buddhist temple and donate food or offering necessities to monk which is considered as one of the most powerful religious acts in
Religious people are distributed globally and locally in different patterns at different times … Religious groups occupy social spaces, gatherings in mosques, churches, temples and community centres … Families and individuals practise their religion at home … [The] location of religion in secular spaces is important too … religion and places are mutually influential (Bonnerjee, 37). Religion can be both translocal and be rooted in place. In this sense, it can be understood with ideas of diaspora and transnationalism. It develops connecttions with transcend space but at the same time creates connections in places of origin. Faith and religion are both important in defining diaspora and the concept of transnationalism.
Every religions have its own norms and values. Each ethnic group has their own unique costumes, speak their own languages and follow their own religious practices. Main religions in Nepal are Hindu, Christianity, Muslim and Buddhist along with various minor religions. Hinduism is the dominant religion in Nepal. Some of the national festivals celebrated by different religions are Dashain, Tihar, Chhat, Lhosar, Christmas, Eid etc.
Shopping in Nepal is popular the mountaineering gears, species, mule bell, leather goods, wooden, and bamboo items. These goods will be gift or memory from Nepal for friends, relatives, and neighbors. The hawker in major cities and world heritage sites also sell that need to bargain and not so recommended