The Ageing Population | A Demographic Phenomenon of the 21st Century

The Ageing Population | A Demographic Phenomenon of the 21st Century

This phenomenon has been described as unprecedented in human history. It brings with it considerable changes in the needs of the population as well as its capacity as a whole. Continue reading The Ageing Population | A Demographic Phenomenon of the 21st Century

Navratri at Singapore’s Sri Mariamman Temple: Venerating the Universal Mother

Navratri at Singapore’s Sri Mariamman Temple: Venerating the Universal Mother

Beginnings and endings are two sides of the same coin. As Shradh ends, Navratri begins. As the ancestors return to Pitru Loka, Hindus begin their worship of the Goddess Durga. During Navratri (nine nights), devotees venerate the divine femininity which gives birth to all creation. She is ‘Ma’, the Universal Mother. The festival is celebrated in the bright half of the Hindu calendar month Ashvin. Continue reading Navratri at Singapore’s Sri Mariamman Temple: Venerating the Universal Mother