[Advaita-l] How to become a Hindu?

Kuntimaddi Sadananda ksadananda108 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 24 11:21:51 CDT 2010

Sri Anandji - PraNAms

Thanks for all the info. and taking time to write. I will discuss with
local temple pourohit here and see what can be done with all the
constraints we have.
The information you have provided is useful.Thanks again.

Hari Om!

On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 11:49 AM, Anand Hudli <ahudli at gmail.com> wrote:

> In modern times, some "innovations" to accomplish conversions or
> re-conversions have been used. I found one such ritual in a Marathi book
> titled "शास्त्र असे सांगते" (the shAstra says thus), which discusses how a
> person from another religion can become a Hindu. Some steps in this ritual
> are Panchagavya prAshana, Achamana, sankalpa, discarding the old name and
> taking up a new (Hindu) name, Ganesha-VaruNa pUjA, karNa vedha (piercing the
> ears), puNyAhavAchana, mangala nIrAjana, panchAyatana pUjA, gItA paThana,
> abhiSheka of the person with water from the Ganga and other rivers and the
> water from the Kalasha, dakShiNA dAna to the purohita, (dvir)Achamana,
> AshIrvAda-grahaNa from elders, and sahabhojana, eating with all the
> attendees.
> Anand
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