Roger Brown has completed his formal conversion to Saivite Hinduism and was formally inducted into the Hindu faith on today at a Namakara Samskara held the Murugan temple in Highgate, London. Here he is with three priests and Gurudeva presiding.
The priests had previously written his name in the rice in Tamil and he traced over the letters and then walked around the fire three times and the priest then offered his tray over the homa fire. Sankar has complete his legal name change as well.
Welcome to Sankar Skandanatha! He has completed Level Two of the master course having started his study in 2007 and now will move on to Level Three.
My congratulations to Sankar. I wish that I could have been there, but being umable to attend I went to my local Mandir and asked Shri Ganesha to bless this event. I too look forward to the time that I officially take my Saivite Hindu name.
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