Mangaluru: In a secret, not-so-publicized process, some organizations arranged a re-conversion of a Christian family in Konaje Muchilakodi on the outskirts of the city on Wednesday.
The matter has raised quite a bit of curiosity in the backdrop of the nationwide ‘Ghar Wapsi’ campaign held with much hype and fanfare.
Rajashekharananda of Vajradehi math in Gurupur is said to have taken the lead to accept the family into the Hindu fold, to the accompaniment of pujas and ganahoma, in the presence of a gathering belonging to some organizations and political parties.
Raju of Kollam, a Christian, had married Sarawati, belonging to the Ezhava community. Initially when the families had objected, Raju had agreed to embrace the Hindu faith.
The couple had arrived from Kerala 9 years ago and set up a small house in Muchilakodi . They have four chidren. They are Raji (26), Rati (24), Rajesh (22) and Rakesh (18). All along they followed Christian traditions and beliefs. Raju died about nine years ago and they attended church prayers only once a week.
Raji, the eldest, got married a worker affiliated to a Hindu outfit about eight months ago. The second daughter is already engaged to a Hindu youth. Rajesh too intends to get married to a Hindu girl. Some time ago, alleging that he was trying to convert the girl to Christianity, he had been assaulted by Hindu activists in Ira.
The ceremony on Wednesday is said to have been held at the late Raju’s home, without any information to any other residents of Konaje.