Diana Mariam Kurian, who changed her name to Nayantara after entering film industry, has converted to the Hinduism from the Christianity on Sunday (August 7). She took the changeover ritual at Arya Samaj Temple in Chennai.
Clad in a traditional saree, Nayantara, who came to Chennai from Kochi yesterday, performed a ritual called 'shuddi'(purification) and participated in the process of transition at Arya Samaj. The temple priests chanted prayers and performed yagna and offered her the celestial ghee lamp arathi.
She was also told to chant some sacred hymns and was given basin petals and holy water as the sign of conversion. Responding on the issue, Nayantara has claimed that she is happily converted to the Hinduism and it was her own decision to change the religion.