RELIGION
01/25/2015 07:17 am ET Updated Jan 25, 2015

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

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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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