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Torii Gates Meaning, Uses, and Origins

By |2019-02-21T17:19:55+03:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

A torii is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the mundane to the sacred. The presence of a torii at the entrance is usually the simplest way to [...]

Anjali Mudra: A Divine Salute

By |2018-12-18T16:11:46+03:00December 18th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Anjali Mudra or praṇāmāsana is a hand gesture which is practiced throughout Asia and beyond. Anjali mudra is used as a sign of respect and a greeting in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, and Indonesia, also used among East Asian Buddhists, Taoists, [...]

Amaterasu – The Goddess of the Sun and the Universe

By |2019-01-10T03:41:05+03:00November 10th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Amaterasu, Amaterasu-ōmikami, or Ōhirume-no-muchi-no-kami is a deity of the Japanese myth cycle and also a major deity of the Shinto religion. She is seen as the goddess of the sun and the universe. The name Amaterasu is derived from Amateru and means "shining in heaven". [...]