Rituals
A ritual "is a sequence of activities involving gestures, words, and objects, performed in a sequestered place, and performed according to set sequence." Rituals may be prescribed by the traditions of...
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Ceremony
A ceremony is an event of ritual significance, performed on a special occasion. The word may be of Etruscan origin, via the Latin caerimonia.
A ceremony may mark a rite of passage in a human life,...
Rite
A rite or ritual is an established, ceremonial, usually religious, act. Rites in this sense fall into three major categories:
Within Christianity, "rite" often refers to what is also called a sacr...
Ritual magic
Ceremonial magic or ritual magic, also referred to as high magic and as learned magic in some cases, is a broad term used in the context of Hermeticism or Western esotericism to encompass a wide vari...
Ritual murder
Human sacrifice is the act of killing one or more human beings, usually as an offering to a deity, as part of a religious ritual. Its typology closely parallels the various practices of ritual slaught...
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Sacrifice
Sacrifice is the offering of food, objects or the lives of animals to a higher purpose, in particular divine beings, as an act of propitiation or worship. While sacrifice often implies ritual killing,...
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Vedic rituals after death
The rituals that may be followed in Vedic religions after the death of a human being, for his or her peace and ascent to heaven are:The ceremonial offerings varies across the spectrum of Hindu society...
Worship
Worship is an act of religious devotion usually directed towards a deity. An act of worship may be performed individually, in an informal or formal group, or by a designated leader.Worship asserts the...
Tradition
A tradition is a belief or behavior passed down within a group or society with symbolic meaning or special significance with origins in the past. Common examples include holidays or impractical but so...
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Ayyavazhi rituals
Ayyavazhi rituals are the religious practices prevalent among the followers of Ayyavazhi. Most of them are connected with Akilam and Arul Nool and a few, though not associated with the holy books, are...
Ayyavazhi rituals - Wikipedia
Ritual dances
Ceremonial dance is a major category or classification of dance forms or dance styles, where the purpose is ceremonial or ritualistic. This compares to other major dance categories based on purpose:<...
Ritual dances - Wikipedia
Death customs
This article is about death in the different cultures around the world as well as ethical issues relating to death, such as martyrdom, suicide and euthanasia. Death refers to the permanent termination...
Death customs - Wikipedia
Hindu rituals
The Samskaras (Sanskrit: संस्कार saṃskāra) are rites of passage finding varied acceptance among religious adherents of Hinduism (Vedic), Jainism and some schools of thought in Buddhism. Sanskār is...