28 Christians and a Muslim Embraced Hinduism

published on December 24, 2008

THOOTHUKUDI: As many as 28 Christians and a Muslim embraced Hinduism at a ceremony arranged by the Hindu Munnani in Thoothukudi on Tuesday.

The ceremony was presided over by Hindu Munnani leader, Ramagopalan. The converts were from the villages of Silukkanpatti, Sathankulam Thaivilai, Puthantharuvai, Thoothukudi, Chidhambaranagar, Thentiruperai and Vilathikulam Kaththalampatti, all in Thoothukudi district.

The ceremony started in the morning with Ganapathy homam and priests V L Sankarnan Vathiyar and R Selvan Pattar performed the rituals for conversion. Each convert was asked if they were embracing Hinduism on their own and after they gave a nod, new Hindu names were given to them.

Ramagopalan said: “We have to find the reason behind Hindus getting converted to other religions. We are in the process of bringing back those Hindu converts and we are hopeful of succeeding in our attempt.”

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