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Retired Danish teacher embraces Hinduism, receives spiritual initiation in Varanasi

A retired teacher from Denmark embraced Sanatan Dharma (Hinduism) and received spiritual initiation at an ashram in Varanasi.

lucknow Updated: Oct 11, 2017 16:31 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, Varanasi
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Per Kronborg Grevsen receiving spiritual initiation from Acharya Vagish Shastri in Varanasi. (HT Photo)

A retired teacher from Denmark embraced Sanatan Dharma (Hinduism) and received spiritual initiation at an ashram in Varanasi on Tuesday.

Acharya Vagish Shastri, known in Varanasi for teaching the spiritual practice of Kundalini awakening to many foreign nationals among others, initiated Per Kronborg Grevsen with a mantra of Goddess Kali. Grevsen now has a new name, Parmanand Nath.

He said he suffered from a mental ailment for three years and got no relief even after treatment.

“I came to know about Kundalini awakening from a friend and reached Varanasi,” he said. Here, he found peace after doing spiritual exercises for 10 days.

“The practice of Kundalini awakening has given me peace of mind. I don’t need to take any medicine now,” he said.

His wife Crassandra was delighted during the ceremony held at Vagyoga Chetanapitham headed by Acharya Shashtri in Shivala area here.

“Under my guidance, he practised Kundalini awakening for 10 days. After that I gave him diksha (spiritual initiation) with a mantra of Maa Kali. He will chant the mantra and meditate,” Shastri said. He clarified that Grevsen was initiated only after he expressed his desire for the same.

Shastri said it was mandatory to adopt the Sanatan Dharma for taking formal mantra diksha.