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Bahai Nineteen Day Fast

Baha'i Nineteen-Day Fast

Bandi Chhor Divas

Bandi Chhor Divas

Banned Books Week begins

Banned Books Week begins

Baptism of the Lord

Baptism of the Lord

barsakh

barsakh

Bay'a

Bay'a

Beginning of Paryushana

Beginning of Paryushana

Beginning of Ramadan

Beginning of Ramadan (at sundown)

Beginning of the Ecclesiastical Year

Beginning of the Ecclesiastical Year

Beginning of Triodion

Beginning of Triodion

Beheading of John the Baptist

Beheading of John the Baptist

Beltane

Beltane

Bhajans

Hindu devotional songs recited in honor of a specific deity; usually praises the god's divinity, particular virtues, and mythological aspects.

Birth of Bab

Birth of Bab

Birth of Bahaullah

Birth of Baha'u'llah

Birth of Guru Nanak Dev Sahib

Birth of Guru Nanak Dev Sahib

Birthday of Guru Amar Das

Birthday of Guru Amar Das

Birthday of Guru Angad Dev

Birthday of Guru Angad Dev

Birthday of Guru Arjan Dev

Birthday of Guru Arjan Dev

Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh

Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh

Birthday of Guru Har Krishan

Birthday of Guru Har Krishan

Birthday of Guru Har Rai

Birthday of Guru Har Rai

Birthday of Guru Hargobind

Birthday of Guru Hargobind

Birthday of Guru Nanak

Birthday of Guru Nanak

Birthday of Guru Ram Das

Birthday of Guru Ram Das

Birthday of Guru Tegh Bahadur

Birthday of Guru Tegh Bahadur

Bodhi Day

Bodhi Day

Brahmacharis

"Holy life" (Sanskrit); in Buddhism, narrowly defined as sexual chastity; more generally defined as monks, nuns, and also laypersons striving to live morally as a way to end suffering.

Brahmanic

Related to the pre-Hindu religious traditions that involved priestly mediation and drawing on Vedic texts.

Bridge

in Scientology, spiritual awareness is gained through the use of a modified whetstone bridge ("e-meter") that measures electrical currents in the body


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