Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hundreds of Adivasis ‘reconverted’ as Hindus | Top News

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    • Hinduism Hundreds of Adivasis from villages in Maharashtra’s Thane district were “reconverted” to Hinduism at a “purification” ceremony in Thane (west) on Monday.
    • Narendracharya said he was converting people who had originally been Hindus.
    • A five-stage ceremony was performed as part of the purification process, including a ritual involving cow’s milk, seeking forgiveness from ancestors, installation of Ganesh and Vishnu idols and yagna (an offering ritual) which was performed by priests from Ayodhya.