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Assumption Hospital? [May. 1st, 2009|03:05 pm]
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How does one come up with a name like that?
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-05-01 05:14 pm (UTC)

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A former classmate of mine(who was training to be a priest, but kicked out, partly due to the fact he blew whistle and he actually wanted to get out as he made to work like a mule) had told tons of these silly sounding names that are named after their Catholic Religious Orders, this one is named after Augustinians of the Assumption.

He used to crack up whenever he saw "Sisters of [...] Immaculate Conception" after he came to know about an inter-order scandal involving one of his seniors, but he never told us about it.
[User Picture]From: suddenlynita
2009-05-01 07:13 pm (UTC)

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Here Assumption doesnt mean assumption .Assumption means the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended.A very common name for a hospital that is run by catholics
From: (Anonymous)
2009-05-02 12:57 am (UTC)

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You assume that you will get well. Hence, Assumption hospital ;)
[User Picture]From: crabbycool
2009-05-02 02:54 am (UTC)

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we have a Divine Nursing Home here in Calcutta.
[User Picture]From: deponti
2009-05-04 12:11 am (UTC)

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I have an ad for the Hilarious Institute of Technology.
[User Picture]From: sajith
2009-05-04 02:10 am (UTC)

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There's an Assumption College elsewhere in Kerala. So I think: the word "assumption" also has some religious connotations (assumption of Virgin Mary), that is how.

You been to Sulthan Bathery? (My childhood "ear doctor" worked here in this hospital.) Did you notice the Doctors' Hospital on the other side of the road? :) (That was supposed to be Doctors' Co-operative Hospital at some point in the past, if I remember correctly)
From: (Anonymous)
2009-06-13 12:00 am (UTC)

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suddenlynita is correct; the story is that when the Virgin Mary died, she was taken up to heaven whole to reign as the queen of heaven, rather than her body being buried and her soul ascending separately like normal people (who will supposedly be reunited with their bodies at the second coming of Christ). I think it's related to meaning of the word assumption in the sense of assuming a new position, rather than making an assumption.

Is there any similar concept in Hinduism? I googled, but couldn't find anything...