In the Hindu tradition, you are a Hindu if you accept the authorities of the Vedas. Your beliefs and practices make you Hindu. Rituals, ceremonies and official acceptance by any religious authority or institution are neither required nor possible.
There is no official conversion process or ceremony for converting to the Hindu faith. To become a follower, one needs only to have the will and the commitment to study the scriptures and abide the proper practices. While Hinduism is a highly traditional religion founded on ritual, it is not exclusive in the sense that one must be formally recognized in order to be a practitioner. Hinduism preaches the very principle that there is no need for conversion; the wisdom of the universe is available to all, if only they’re willing to seek it.
1. Involve yourself in ritual worship:
Worship does not mean that you have to spend daily 2 hours a day in a temple, you can do small acts like pray every day to go in the morning. What so called as “Pooja and Agarbatti” can be done every day at your home.
2. Practice yoga and meditation:
Yoga is the gift god gave to Hindus and Hindus gave it to the rest of the world and then forgot. We people should practise Yoga and meditation atleast 15 to 20 minutes a day, it not only keeps you fit but also gives you inner peace. Hindusim believes in Idea of Soul, which gets peace through yoga and meditation.
3. Commit to improving your karma:
Your karma should be good, you should be honest with people. They believe everything is created by God so respact humans and animals. According to Bhagwat Gita you cant kill anybody and can’t have extramarital relationships. Hindusim believes in one marriage. Hinduism history is they never attacked any other country and religion for religion. No religion can say we were destroyed by hindus. Thats a good thing about hinduism. Its a peacefull religion example -Mahatma Gandhi, Buddha and Swami Vivekananda. What you give comes back, may it good or bad.
4. Regualarly go to temple:
I think there is no place in the world where I feel closer to the Lord than in one of His holy temples. In addition to the closeness we feel to the Lord when we are in the temple, we can continue to receive blessings even after we have returned to our everyday lives. Attending the temple gives us a clearer perspective and a sense of purpose and peace. Do also plan to visit some of the most famous sites for pilgrimages include the “big four” Indian towns Puri, Rameshwaram, Dwarka and Badrinath, as well as Nepalese stops like the Pashupatinath Temple. If you cannot find a temple or group to join and are forced to continue your practice from home, don’t despair.
5. Attend celebrations and festivals:
Festivals are the major parts of Hindusim which connect people. Hindu festivals are based around the seasons and usually commemorate or symbolize important events in Hindu theology. Some of these celebrations, such as Makar Sankranti, require visiting cultural landmarks like the Ganges river, but many holy events can be honored anywhere with prayers and offerings particular to the day. In becoming immersed in the Hindu religion, make an effort to learn the significance marking these occasions and take part in observing them.
Finally, If you want to be a Hindu , see god in everything, love, respect others religion and faith
‘Om Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah
Sarve Santu Nir-Aamayaah |
Sarve Bhadraanni Pashyantu
Maa Kashcid-Duhkha-Bhaag-Bhavet |
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih || ‘
1: Om, May All become Happy,
2: May All be Free from Illness.
3: May All See what is Auspicious,
4: May no one Suffer.
5: Om Peace, Peace, Peace..