Staff Reporter

Rajahmundry: Swami Swaroopanandendra Saraswati of Sarada Peetam, Visakhapatnam, urged Hindus to stop converting to other religions.

In his spiritual discourses at Mandapeta, Ramachandrapuram and Rajahmundry in East Godavari district on Friday and Saturday, he said lifestyle, passions, relations and affections would change if Hindus convert to other religions.

"We literally change ourselves by changing our religion. Hinduism is not against anybody, but it is in trouble now," the swamiji said.

He alleged that there is an international conspiracy against Hinduism in which two main religions have hatched a plot against the majority people in the country.

The modern trends and impact of western culture is leading to fall of moral and ethical values in the society and asked people not to ape the West.

'Keep alive tradition'

He said that temples are symbols of our rich heritage, culture and traditions and it is the primary responsibility of the Hindus to keep them alive.