Religious festivals

Mazu mania: Free food, great parties. Wait, this is a religious festival?

Mazu mania: Free food, great parties. Wait, this is a religious festival?

It's the most popular 300-kilometer, nine-day hike in the world -- now this is how to celebrate a birthday
'The Making of God': India's Ganesh Chathurti festival

'The Making of God': India's Ganesh Chathurti festival

Photographer Rajeev Rai's exhibition captures how Ganesha idols are made
Thaipusam 2010: Faith, ritual and body piercings

Thaipusam 2010: Faith, ritual and body piercings

It's a festival for the brave only, as Hindu devotees take thanksgiving to the limits with body piercings and spiritual offerings
Meet the men who are crucified on Good Friday

Meet the men who are crucified on Good Friday

During Holy Week in the Philippines, Christian devotees allow themselves to be nailed to a cross. Here's why
Gujju's festival guide to Navaratri 2011 in Mumbai

Gujju's festival guide to Navaratri 2011 in Mumbai

Where to see the biggest dandiya danceathons, including garba dance lessons and what to wear
Quick guide to Ramzan in Mumbai

Quick guide to Ramzan in Mumbai

A simple walk-through of meat and mosques
Gallery: The world's biggest religious festival

Gallery: The world's biggest religious festival

Millions of Hindu devotees gather in Allahabad on the holiest day of the Kumbh Mela festival
Maha Shivratri in Mumbai

Maha Shivratri in Mumbai

Today's Hindu religious festival celebrates Shiva the god of destruction and regeneration, birth and death and who also looks beautiful in porcelain
MithaiMate may have your mom on Facebook this Diwali

MithaiMate may have your mom on Facebook this Diwali

A 23-year-old from Mumbai invents the next generation of mithaiwalas with a dot com address
Terrorist beats demon-king this effigy-burning season

Terrorist beats demon-king this effigy-burning season

Roaring pyrotechnic displays are on the menu for the Hindu festival of Dussehra tonight -- but it's not Ravana being burned in Bhopal
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