Duke Appoints Its First Hindu Chaplain

Usha Rajagopalan is the first Hindu chaplain at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She will provide guidance to the university’s Hindu Students Association and represent the group on the Duke University Faith Council and in the university’s Religious Life program.

Rajagopalan holds degrees from Annamalai University in India and the University of Maryland. She states that “Hinduism, or Sanathana Dharma is not a religion but a practice, a way of life. Deepening understanding of their inner world as they pursue their academic goals allows Hindu students at Duke to receive a holistic education and to practice their Dharma or way of life.”

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