The California State Senate heard its first Hindu opening prayer in its 157-year history, following in the footsteps of Nevada, when famous Hindu chaplain, Rajan Zed, recited from ancient Sanskrit in the hall last week. Six weeks earlier history was created when the United States Senate opened its session with Hindu prayers, also recited by Zed.

“Starting with “Om”, the mystical syllable containing the universe, which in Hinduism is used to introduce and conclude religious work, he read from Rig-Veda, the oldest scripture of the world still in common use, dated from around 1,500 BCE. He also delivered from the Bhagavad-Gita.” (IndoLink)


  1. I’m not speaking out against Hinduism or any religion for that matter but I just wanted to point out the hypocrisy in banning prayers in school yet it’s allowed in politics.

    Wow, after sitting back and reading that sentence, I realize how negative I sound. Quite contradictory to the sole purpose of this website. Well then, to amend and to see this article for how it was meant to be seen (as a cup half full), I think this is a step forward in which politics are embracing spirituality in which it seems to be sorely lacking.

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