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Relic

A relic is an object, especially a piece of the body or a personal item of someone of religious importance, that was carefully preserved with an air of veneration as a memorial that you can touch. Relics are an important aspect of Buddhism, some denominations of Christianity, Hinduism, shamanism, and many other personal belief systems. The word relic comes from the Latin reliquiae remains. A reliquary is a shrine that houses one or more relics. Some well-known religious relics include the Tooth of Buddha, the Holy Grail, the Crown of Thorns, the True Cross of Jesus, the Staff of Moses, and ...

                                               

Blessing

A blessing is way to wish good luck for a person. Sometimes, in religious rituals, it is said the God blesses those who are good, or people can bless God. In Judaism, they bless God over wine. The priests can also bless religious objects in order to make them become holy. The saying "bless you" is commonly used when someone sneezes. This is done because there is a tradition carried by the superstition that a persons soul will come out of their mouth and nose if they sneeze. People believed that saying "God bless you," or "bless you" for short, would make the soul go back inside. They are w ...

                                               

Religion

A religion is a set of beliefs that is passionately held by a group of people that is reflected in a world view and in expected beliefs and actions. There are many different religions, each with a different set of beliefs. The beliefs are about the world and the people in it, about how they came into being, and what their purpose is. These beliefs according to some religious sects, are often linked to supernatural beings such as God, a number of gods or spirits. They may also be linked to an idea such as a path that the spirit of each person should take towards goodness, truth and duty. Th ...

                                               

Consecration

Consecration is a special ceremony, usually religious, in which a person, or an object or a building is dedicated to a special purpose. When a new church is built there will be a special opening ceremony, called a "consecration". In many religions ordination is the process by which individuals are consecrated as a minister. The verb is to consecrate. The adjective is consecrated. A related word is deconsecration, also called secularization. it is the act of reversing the consecration from something that had been previously consecrated. A church building which is no longer to be used as a c ...

                                               

Christian symbolism

Christian symbolism gives objects or actions a meaning that shows Christian ideas. Religious symbolism has an effect when it affects both the intellect and the emotions. The choice of actions and objects for symbolism is very small. This makes it hard to chose a symbol that other religions and traditions do not use.

                                               

Goldsmith

A goldsmith is a person who makes objects using gold or other precious metals. 5.000 years ago, ancient Sumerians made bowls out of gold. People have long used gold for making jewelry or sacred objects used in religious worship. In medieval Europe goldsmiths often acted as bankers. Goldsmiths use methods such as soldering, sawing, forging, casting, and polishing to make things out of gold. Goldsmiths traditionally teach their trade to apprentices. Today, jewelry arts schools teach goldsmithing and other similar skills.

                                               

Identity

Identity theory of mind, in the philosophy of mind, holds that the mind is identical to the brain Personal identity Identity philosophy is the sameness of two things.

                                               

Handicraft

Handicraft is a type of craft where people make things using only their hands or basic tools. The items are usually decorative and have a particular use. Usually the term refers to traditional methods of making things. The items often have cultural or religious value. Things made by mass production or machines are not handicraft goods.In Bangladesh we can see many handicrafters living there live only by making handicrafts objects. Also, handicraft things are different from "arts and crafts" because they are meant to be used for something. Handicraft items are generally contrasted with mass ...

                                               

Cloisonne

Cloisonne, a French word meaning "enclosed", is a metal-working technique. It is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects. The resulting objects can also be called cloisonne. The decoration is formed by first adding compartments or cells to the metal object. This is done by soldering or sticking silver or gold wires or thin strips placed on edge. These are visible in the finished piece, separating the different compartments. Coloured enamel is the usual filling for the cells. Cloisonne enamel objects are worked on with enamel powder made into a paste, which then is fired in a ...

                                               

Medal

A medal is a small metal object that is given as an award for doing something important or to commemorate something. There are medals for sports, military, academics, etc. Some medals have religious meaning. Military decorations, service awards, and medals are often confused with one another. Decoration is the term for awards which require acts of heroism or achievement such as the British Victoria Cross or American Silver Star. A service award or campaign medal is awarded for serving in a place and time such as the Iraq Campaign Medal. In either case, an award or decoration may be present ...

                                               

Halo

A halo is a ring of light that surrounds an object. Also, in much religious art, it may be seen surrounding the heads of saintly people such as Jesus. It is believed by some Hindus that the halo shown around the heads of holy people is a depiction of their "activated" crown chakra. Halos are visual phenomena that appear near or around the Sun or Moon, and sometimes near other strong light sources such as street lights. There are many types of optical halos, but they are mostly caused by ice crystals in certain types of clouds. The shape of the crystals changes the type of halo seen. Light ...

                                               

Icon

An icon is an image, picture, or representation which has a religious meaning. It is a sign or a likeness that stands for a real object or person. Although the word icon can be used for images of other religions, it is most often used to describe a painting on a wooden panel that has been done in the Orthodox Christian tradition, and may also be used for carved ivory panels and panels of silver or gold. These icons show a holy being such as Jesus, Mary, a saint or an angel. They also show scenes from the Bible such as the Crucifixion and scenes from lives of the saints. In Orthodox Christi ...

                                               

Idol

An idol is a religious item that represents a god. It can also mean someone who is admired by many people, like a pop idol. Idolatry refers to the worship of idols. Christians disagree about what idolatry is. Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy see Christian art and icons as good, because they see Christs Incarnation as having made images of God lawful. However many Protestants regard much Catholic art as idolatry. This is due to differences in the understanding of the Ten Commandments. "You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness o ...

                                               

Incense

Incense is a fuel that is burned to make a smell. It can be used for many purposes, for example, during rituals in some religions. Incense can be used to make a place smell better or to help improve mood. In Judaism, instructions for the use of incense were given in Exodus. E.g. Exodus 30:1. In Christianity, Christ is given myrrh and frankincense by the wise men. Gospel of Matthew 2:11 Incense is also used in Hindu rituals.

                                               

Joss stick

Joss sticks are a type of incense. They are traditionally burned before an Asian religious image, idol, buddha statue, or shrine. But some joss stick burning rituals do not need to be done in front of religious images. They can be burned before anything without limits; like in front of a door, or open window as an offering. In modern days, the burning of joss sticks can be used for any reason, like making the smell of a room better or lighting fireworks up.

                                               

Murti

In Hinduism, a murti usually means an image in which the Divine Spirit is expressed. Hindus call the presence of God into the image so that they can communicate with him and receive his blessings.Hindus dont worship the murti or statue itself but the god who is present in their minds and souls. It can also be set up any where