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A blossary of terms related to fasting in religious context.

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In the context of Hinduism and Hindu mythology, vrata denotes a religious practice to carry out certain obligations with a view to achieve divine blessing for fulfillment of one or several desires. ...

Domain: Religion; Category: Hinduism

Fasting is primarily an act of willing abstinence or reduction from certain or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time. An absolute fast is normally defined as abstinence from all food and ...

Domain: Religion; Category: General religion

Fasting is very common among Jains and as a part of Jain festivals. Most Jains fast at special times, during festivals, and on holy days. Paryushan is the most prominent festival, lasting eight days ...

Domain: Religion; Category: General religion

In Islam, fasting for a month is an obligatory practice during the holy month of Ramadan, from fajr (dawn), until maghrib (sunset). Muslims are prohibited from eating, drinking (including water), and ...

Domain: Religion; Category: Islam

Fast and testimony meeting is a sacrament meeting usually held on the monthly on Fast Sunday during which those members who feel prompted, share (or "bear") their testimony with the other ...

Domain: Religion; Category: Mormonism

In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), Fast Sunday is a Sunday (usually the first Sunday of every month) set aside for fasting. On Fast Sunday, church members are encouraged ...

Domain: Religion; Category: Mormonism

In Protestantism, the continental reformers criticized fasting as a purely external observance that can never gain a person salvation. Martin Luther believed that a Christian may choose to fast ...

Domain: Religion; Category: Christianity

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