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Shiva's Dating Service! [Nov. 5th, 2006|01:27 pm]
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This is one of the Feature articles on Yahoo's front page today, with the tagline "Soulmate search could lead you to Hindu fast."

It talks about a popular fast that women do on Mondays, along with rituals to Siva, to find a spouse or to ensure happiness in their marriage. "Shiva is the god most Hindus turn to for good spouses and a harmonious family life," the article says.

I'm always delighted to see something about Asian religions in such a mainstream location. And I have to admit, despite all the reading I'd done about Siva and his consorts and family, I would never have guessed he was the god people turn to for help in the romance department. But it does make sense. Perhaps I'll try fasting on Mondays, too, and see what I've been missing!