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    Death and Story of the Kallu Doms

    A person attains Moksha/Mukti post-death and attains ultimate liberation, is a concept of Hinduism that equates death to attainment of freedom from the tangled web of life. In India, a community whose livelihood depends on this Hindu belief is the Dom community. The daily occupation of the Doms or Kallu Doms, as they are often called, includes cremating the dead.…

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    Why To Touch Wood For Avoiding Hard Luck?

    “Touch Wood” or “Contact Wood” is a very common phrase and most of us, use it all the time. This piece of superstition is something, that numerous world societies follow. But, none of us know why. So basically, you make a thumping sound so that the spirit or the devil cannot hear what you are stating. It gives a method…

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    Do You Know Why We Say ‘Touchwood’, And Where It All Started?

    There are so many times when we hear people share some good news, or they anticipate something great to happen to them in the near future. And they follow it up with a comment like ‘Touchwood’, when they tap on a wooden surface, or just touch the hair. Now I don’t know what touching the hair has to do with…

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