The Awkward Hindu

Absolutely love this. Totally agree with this and … Strongly believe in a clean heart, soul and mind is what matters more than the amount of times you go around the temple, the amount of prayers or fasting you do and much more. We are each to our own. Believe in the creator, and do as you like. Do not do things because your great gramps did it. Or because your mom said so. Or even worse, because it just has to be done. Find the significance and let it match who you are.

Su Spills


I believe in the Grand Master Sensei upstairs. I do.

I like to think that He conducts the Universe from a friendly call centre with angels at the operating desks. He takes an interest in our insecurities and idiosyncrasies; He shakes his head in dismay when we ignore the massive signs He places in front of us. He gets angry when we behave like marauding, malevolent idiots. I believe He too likes Nutella and ‘One Simply Cannot’ memes. And I think He is simultaneously saddened and amused by us all.

I recently embarked on a Hindu prayer called Navagraha. Navagraha refers to the 9 planetary Gods in Hinduism – Surya (Sun), Chandra (Moon), Mangal (Mars), Budha (Mercury), Brihaspati (Jupiter), Shukra (Venus), Shani (Saturn) and Ketu and Rahu (points of intersection of the sun and the moon). It is believed that these celestial bodies affect our lives in a good or…

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