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.