RELIGION

What I Learned Growing Up With A Devout Hindu Mom And An Atheist Dad

JAKARTA, INDONESIA - NOVEMBER 02: Statue of the Hindu divinity Ganesha, also known as Ganapati and Vinayaka, with hibiscus fl
JAKARTA, INDONESIA - NOVEMBER 02: Statue of the Hindu divinity Ganesha, also known as Ganapati and Vinayaka, with hibiscus flower on November 02, 2014, in Jakarta, Indonesia. Ganesha is one of the best-known and most worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon. Photo by Ute Grabowsky/Photothek via Getty Images)***Local Caption***

My mother is a devout Hindu. She follows every ritual, fasts for every festival on the Hindu calendar and performs most religious ceremonies. She even claims to have read every Hindu text.

She has a small temple in her home where she worships daily. When she is not praying in front of her temple, she is constantly chanting a religious verse.

But my father is an atheist who enjoys making fun of my mother’s piety.

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