Saturday, June 24, 2006

602 reconvert to Hinduism in Mayurbhanj

Statesman News Service

BARIPADA, June 22: About 602 people from villages near the Kaptipada area of Mayurbhanj district were reconverted to Hinduism at a function organised by the Hindu Jagaran Samukhya.

The function was attended by Puri Sankaracharya Swami Nischilananda Saraswati today.

The Puri seer blessed the reconverted persons and delivered a speech on basic principles of the Hindu religion. The reconverted persons included 207 men, 180 women and 215 children.

Besides the Puri seer, several important functionaries of the VHP and Bajrang Dal were present. Swami Laxmananda Saraswati of Chakapada ashram, BJP MLA Mr Pratap Sarangi were present at the function, which included a yagna and puja.

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