Religion: Husband Worship

Sri Seshaji Maharaj, a Brahman priest from northwest India, has worked out a new way to be happy in marriage. His formula: husband worship. Last week, only three days after India's Parliament granted Hindu women the right of divorce (TIME, May 16), Sri Seshaji had enough success with his idea to give Western marriage counselors a lot to think about.

In Lucknow, capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh, 1,000 husbands and wives gathered in a tent colony on the banks of the sacred Gomati. Fifty-one saffron-robed priests lit a sacrificial fire in their midst, blew conch shells and chanted mantras before...

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