Cape Town: Pandit Lucy Sigaban of South Africa has written a book on the Hindu deity Lord Vishnu, which is being well-liked. The special thing is that the book has become famous not only among Hindus but also among people of other religious communities. The book has translated 1,000 names of Lord Vishnu into English to make it accessible to the people of South Africa and especially to Hindu youth who cannot read Hindi or Sanskrit.
Did the study of ‘Vishnu Sahasranama’
Pandit Lucy Sigaban has written a book named ‘Vishnu – 1,000 Names’ inspired by an incident in her life. He studied ‘Vishnu Sahasranama’ for seven years and then decided to share his thoughts with others. Sigban while talking to news agency PTI said, ‘In 2005 my condition was very bad. At that time I was without a job for more than a year and my car was taken back by the bank. My sons Nitai and Gaura were young and it was a very difficult time.
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‘Did not give up faith in God’
He said that as wise people have said – in difficult times one should have faith in the one above. I did the same and the results were great. The challenges of life can be reduced by Satyanarayan Vrat Katha. Sigban, who trained in India, has been of great help to the Hindu community, especially those from lower socio-economic groups, in the greater Johannesburg region. She also organizes marriages and funerals from various pujas to Hindu customs.
People of all religions were present
Members of Hindu, Muslim, Christian and traditional African religious communities participated in the launch of a book by Pandit Lucy Sigban inside the Durga Temple in Lesia, a predominantly Indian settlement south of Johannesburg, over the weekend. Meanwhile, Meshek Tembe, head of the Interfaith Desk in the city of Johannesburg, praised Sigban’s progressive approach in bringing about social and religious unity through his work.