Svēte dievturu Kindred

Svētes dievturu kindred (English: Kindred of the Dievturu Saints) is a Dievturu religious site in the Latvian town of Atpūta, just south of the city of Jelgava.

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Svētes dievturu Kindred (English: Kindred of the Dievturu Saints) is a Dievturu religious site in the Latvian town of Atpūta, just south of the city of Jelgava.

For decades a circle of folklorists and worshippers have been organizing events which are related to preserving Latvian lifestyle and traditions. Throughout this time, generations have changed, participants in these events have come and gone, venturing out into the world, with many becoming involved in various folklore groups and congregations devoted to gods.

The central focus of their teachings is the contemplation of Latvian divinity as presented in the book “Dievturu Cerokslīs,” along with the utilization of songs and inherited traditions that align with the understanding of the world in times past, as well as the opportunities and needs of today.

The kindred’s objective is to preserve, cherish, and cultivate the Latvian traditional religion and way of life, rooted in the care of the gods as expressed in Latvian songs. They aim to teach virtues and Latvian holidays, pay homage to various traditions, and guide people’s religious lives in accordance with the spiritual values that have been created and preserved over time by the people themselves.

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    image: Svētes svētnīca by Uģis Nastevičs

Svētes dievturu draudze, Jaunbites, Svēte Parish, Jelgavas novads, LV-3008, Latvia
56.6244318, 23.6825355
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