True story: My mom is planning a baby shower for my wife, and it may involve a Hindu priest.
I don’t actually care — if she wants to handle the bulk of the planning, we can have it at a local Scientology center for all I care — but it is a little strange since our family was never Hindu to begin with. For my mom, the principle seems to be that any religion will do, and Hinduism overlaps enough with Jainism that no attendees will care. (This is the same mother who believes in a capital-G God even though Jainism doesn’t teach that one exists.)
So I completely get where Nirpal Dhaliwal is coming from in an essay he wrote for The Guardian. He talks about his Sikh mother who really wasn’t well-versed in theology: