Obama lights up the White House for the Goddess of Wealth (and no, it’s not Oprah). In another first for Nobel Prize winner Barack Obama, he became the first US President to honor Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs and Jains by lighting a symbolic diya/lamp in the White House and wishing everyone a “Happy Diwali and Saal Mubarak.”
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Saints preserve us - a twelve year dispute between India and Albania over Mother Teresa’s remains came to a head this week as both countries make plans to honor what would have been her 100th Birthday next year.
The burning question of her nationality first flared up in 2003 when the Vatican added extra fuel to the fire by initiating the process to turn the Angel of Mercy into Saint Teresa. In true saintly fashion she addressed the question of her nationality herself, “By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world.”
New Delhi Traders Spiritual New Year, India’s financial Gurus are taking spirituality into account and instead of bowing to financial pressures, they are resetting their fiscal New Year to honor the Goddess Lakshmi and praying to their computers on the feast of Diwali.
The Birthday of the Bab is celebrated this week by Baha’is. The Bab, one of the founding fathers of the Baha’i Faith, is seen by Baha’is as a John the Baptist figure. The forerunner of the Baha’is second founder Baha’u'llah, he is believed to be the messianic figure promised by all world religions.
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