American singer-actress Miley Cyrus has reportedly got a new tattoo of Hindu religious symbol “Om” on her right wrist.
Cyrus is known to get tattoos in the past when she felt passionate about something. She already had “karma” tattooed on her right index finger. She has reportedly said in the past, “I could never get a meaningless tattoo.”
Apparently expressing belief into the concept of reincarnation, Cyrus’ July 17 tweet said: Dear Universe, For my next life can I please come back as some form of marine life? Such a great day. The water makes me feel so free 🙂
Welcoming Cyrus’ interest in “Om” and other concepts/symbols of Hinduism, acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) on Wednesday, urged her to go beyond the fashion statement and explore the rich philosophical thought which Hinduism offered.
He or other Hindu scholars would gladly provide the Hinduism resources helpful in her exploration and comprehensive understanding of Hinduism, Zed said.
Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, further said that Hollywood celebrities needed to have more patience and go beyond the superficial because Hinduism concepts evolved over thousands of years and needed deep study.
He urged Cyrus to visit a nearby Hindu temple to have firsthand experience of Hinduism.
“Om”, the mystical syllable containing the universe, is used in Hinduism to introduce and conclude religious work. Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about one billion adherents and moksh (liberation) is its ultimate goal. Sanskrit is considered a sacred language, the language of the gods. Tattoos go back in history to at least since Neolithic times.