Wealthy Indians Revive Ancient Fire Ritual

January 26, 2011

Author: Rama Lakshmi

Source: The Washington Post


For dozens of centuries, Hindu priests have performed an elaborate 12-day fire ritual, chanting hymns, making offerings to the sun god and praying for a world free of negative energy.


The tradition faded in modern times, and pious Hindus fear it could die out as young Indians embrace a Western lifestyle and a culture of lavish spending.