On upcoming India trip, Hindus urge Lindsay Lohan to “reinvent” her in ashram

October 29th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire  

Hindus have urged Hollywood diva Lindsay Lohan to utilize her upcoming trip to India to “reinvent” herself by spending some time in ashram (hermitage).

MTV Award winner American actress-singer-model Lindsay Dee Lohan (Mean Girls), 23, who has topped Maxim’s “Hot 100″, is heading to India to make a documentary on child trafficking for BBC Network. Lohan, who is reportedly excited about this charity project and wants to “make the difference”, reportedly said, “…you should use your voice for the right reason…” Shooting will reportedly be held in Bihar.

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that in view of Lohan’s belief in “karma’, ashram would help bring Lohan tranquillity, spirituality and serenity.

Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, says that ashram is a place of retreat usually used for spiritual development and India is full of them. Members of English rock band “The Beatles” (Yellow Submarine) spent long periods at a Rishikesh ashram on the Ganges river bank. Musician-actor Ben Lee (The Square) and actress Ione Skye (River’s Edge) reportedly had a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony in an ashram near Chennai in south India in the recent past. Grammy winner American singer-rapper-musician-producer Kanye West has been reportedly planning to spend about a month in Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry to seek spiritual guidance, reassess his life and turn it around.

Generally ashrams are located away from the crowds in forests or other places amidst natural surroundings which are suitable for meditation and spiritual instruction and find mention in Hindu scriptures. Lord Krishna himself went to sage Sandipani’s ashram to gain knowledge, Rajan Zed points out.

Lohan recently wrote on social networking service “twitter’: “i’m all about Karma.. what goes around comes around!” Hinduism is the oldest and third largest religion of the world with about one billion adherents and moksha (liberation) is its ultimate goal.

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