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How to avoid a Buddhist funeral in the Middle East

A Buddhist funeral is a religious ceremony where the deceased is cremated and buried.Many countries in the region have outlawed the practice of cremation, although many still practise it.The United Nations says the practice is a form of torture.Al Jazeera’s Ali Abunimah reports from Cairo.

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How to find your Native American sacred objects

Cherokee holy objects are so well known that they’ve been preserved by Native Americans for millennia.Here are a few ways to find them.1.Cherokees, Indians and their sacred objects are everywhere, in every culture.Cheros, the Cherokee language name for the sacred objects of the region, are a collection of traditional items.They’re found everywhere, from the banks […]

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When a shinto temple gets hit by lightning, a necklace made of beads and jewels becomes a ‘jewel of a miracle’

Shinto sacred object jewelry is a jewel of a miraculous story.On the night of June 5, 2005, a powerful earthquake struck the ancient shrine of Kyobutsuji in the northern city of Ushio.The shrine is located on the shores of Lake Minato and is said to have been built around 600 years ago by the ancestors […]

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‘Doomed to go’: Ancient Indian treasures in a ‘treasure vault’

DREAMING OF a safe return to India has been turned into a nightmare as Australia’s most sacred sites and treasures are lost forever.Key points:Australian archaeologist John Hughes and his colleagues are working to recover the remains of two ancient sites in the eastern desert of Australia, which are both believed to be the sites of […]

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What does the sacred hand object look like?

The Sacred Hand Object is a collection of objects created by people in ancient times.It is believed to have been a sacred object used to help heal people who had been struck by lightning.The object is often depicted holding a healing hand, or sometimes a spear.It has also been used as a sacred symbol, and […]

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Man, woman killed by crocodile in Sydney’s north-west

A man, woman and a baby were killed in a crocodile attack on a home in Sydney.The family had been out in the backyard when a crocodiles bite and attack occurred.“The family were out walking when they were attacked by a crocodil,” a family friend said.“It took a couple of seconds for the croc to […]

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‘The Buddha of Borneo’ is about to be a hit movie, and we’re all excited about it

A Bornean Buddhist sacred object is set to make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this fall.The film is called “The Buddha’s Birth” and stars Borneans and international stars in a story set on the island of Bali, Indonesia, during the 12th century.The festival announced the movie in February and plans to […]

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Sacred objects: the confucians

Confucianists believe the universe is the creation of a divine being, and objects such as the mandala and the mandarin tree are sacred.They believe the world began with the arrival of the Chinese emperor Tzu-li, who was the first to arrive on Earth.These days, the belief in a divine Creator has come to be synonymous […]

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Which gods are the most important Hindu deities?

In our modern age, Hinduism has become the most popular religion.In fact, in the last 20 years, the number of Hindus has increased by nearly 80%.The number of adherents of Hinduism in the world is increasing by a factor of 1,000.In other words, there is an increasing number of Hindu believers.It is because of this […]

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New ancient Assyrian artifacts may have been taken to Babylon by emperor

Assyrians were among the first people to make use of Babylonian artefacts during the Islamic conquest of the Near East.A collection of 4,500 ancient Assyrians and other artifacts discovered in northern Iraq has been identified as the remains of a powerful and influential Assyrian empire.Archaeologists say the collection, which dates from the ninth century BC, […]

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