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Questions tagged [conversion]

Conversion is the changing of your religion.

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Conversion from Hinduism to other religions [duplicate]

Is conversion to other religions allowed in Hinduism? Are there any references in Vedic texts on this regard? Is it considered a sin? If so what happens to one who converts after death?
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How do I convert into Brahmin when I am already a converted Hindu? [duplicate]

My ancestors were Brahmins but they were forced to be Muslims, so I am a born Muslim but I already converted to Hinduism and I'm a pure vegetarian and I have knowledge of Vedas and Mahabharata. So can ...
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How does one get initiated into Sri Vaishnavism?

How does a non-Sri Vaishnava get initiated into Sri Vaishnavism? What Sri Vaishnava Acharyas are there in the world today who initiate people?
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Is the reconvering of Hindus through “ghar wapsi” (homecoming) based on scripture? [duplicate]

nothing in hinduism in enforced strictly. large numbers of non-hindus have converted through "common law" and thats that. I remember a strict elderly Iyengar emit smoke from his ears because a non-...
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What are some Hindu organizations open to converts

I'm a would be converted and would like to ask for suggestions for Hindu organizations with an online presence (and preferably an online community) that are open to converts and enquirers. The ...
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Why does Hinduism not encourage converting people of other religion?

I have asked many people but haven't got a satisfactory answer. Not only Hindus reluctant to convert other people, but also it is extremely difficult for people from other religion to become Hindu. ...
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Why hinduism did not get propagated to entire world?

Hinduism or Sanatana Dharma is considered to be one of the oldest religions. (Christianity came after Christ 2017 years ago or Islam came mostly after Paigambar). What could be the reason that being ...
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What can be my first step in my transformation to Hinduism? [duplicate]

Recently discovered this practice and I am ready to devote time and effort for what I believe. I just need guidance
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Does caste matter for a person converting to Sanatana Dharma? Will he be fully accepted as a Hindu though he has no caste?

Is it true that if a person converts to Sanatana Dharma, he still cannot be fully accepted as a Hindu because he has no caste? If it is so, then how can such person convince others that he is a ...
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What attributes of Hinduism allowed it to survive centuries of proselytisation by Muslims and Christians?

To start with, no hard feelings against anyone who subscribes to Islam or Christianity. ...... When the Muslims invaded 'Iran' or 'Egypt' they were able to convert the whole population to Islam in ...
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Converting to Hinduism and Caste

I have read that people who convert to Hinduism do not belong to any specific caste. If the concept of no caste (or Jati, Varna) exists, and we are willing to allow people to be free of the caste ...
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How does Karma work for a person who has converted to Hinduism?

I am just curious to know how does Karma work for a person who has converted to Hinduism. If we consider Karma as a bank account; how is Karma accounted for a converted individual? Is it the Karma ...
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What are the steps for a person to take if he/she wants to convert to Hinduism?

What are the steps to take if a person wants to convert to Hinduism? Is it possible for anyone to convert to Hinduism?
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Is it true that one can not convert to Hinduism from any other religion or vice versa?

One of my friends told me that you are either born as a Hindu or not. You cannot convert from any other religion to Hinduism or the other way round. Is something of that sort mentioned in the Vedas or ...