Help required to Convert to Hinduism in The Hinduism Forum Posted July 26, 2009 · Report reply Why do you insist on formal conversion? Anybody can take shelter of Harinam and such a person becomes a vaishnav. Don't care so much about the external designation or religion. Follow the principles of bhakti and you will find happiness automatically. Yes, in India anybody can convert to Islam, but conversion to Hinduism is very strictly monitored! This is the irony!