Thursday, January 27, 2011

Hindu Syncretism

What if Hinduism was brought from India to the West on a large scale? How would it change as it mixed with local cultures?

Ashok Krish supplies us with a potential answer. He's uploaded some shlokas (Hindu hymns) and gives a (humorous) sense of how they'd transform in foreign lands:

If, for example, Hinduism came to Mexico, then the classic Sri Venkateswara Subprabhatam—

—might sound like this instead:

Casa Venkatesa

And if Sonia Gandhi brought back the Mahishasuramardini Stotram... Italy, then might it sound like this?

Mozzarellasura Linguini Stotram

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