Varun Soni is an adjunct professor of religion and dean of religious life at the University of Southern California. He is the first Hindu to serve as the chief religious or spiritual leader of an American university. The views expressed are his own.
(CNN)When I graduated from college 20 years ago, I embarked upon a spiritual journey across India to learn more about my Hindu faith and Indian ancestry.
Program note: Go inside a mysterious Hindu sect on the premiere episode of "Believer with Reza Aslan," Sunday, March 5, at 10p ET.