200 tribal families reconvert to Hinduism in Valsad
Himansshu Bhatt | TNN | Updated: Dec 28, 2018, 06:09 IST
Around 700 people were made to wear ‘kanthi mala’ around their neck after a puja was performed for their reconversion
SURAT: At least 200 tribal Christian families reconverted to Hinduism at Hindu Dharma Jagran Sammelan organized by Swaminarayan Gyanpith at Biliya-Aslona village of Kaprada taluka of Valsad district on Wednesday.
Kapil Swami, organizer of Hindu Dharma Jagran Sammelan, claimed that he along with his supporters was carrying out the work of keeping the Hindu religion alive in Adivasi areas of Kaprada. Around 700-odd members of 200 families were made to wear ‘kanthi mala’ around their neck after puja held for their reconversion at the sammelan to which sarpanchs and former sarpanchs of nearly 50 villages from interior areas of Kaprada were invited.
“We gave idols of Lord Hanuman to our brothers and sisters so that they can install them in their houses and also build a temple in their village. Around 40,000 Adivasis have become Christians in this area in the last two decades. We work to bring them back to our fold. We get support from some non-resident Indians based in the United States of America for our religious activities.”
Amit Patel, a resident of Detroit, the US, said, “Our community in the US will support this activity. This is good initiative for the adivasi community.”
source : times of india
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