Democratic Party Opens Key Meeting With Hindu Prayers

December 8, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Deccan Herald

Starting with 'Om', Zed read from Rig-Veda, the oldest scripture of the world still in common use. He also delivered from Brahadaranyakopnisad, Taittiriya Upanisad, and Bhagavad-Gita.

For the first time, a key meeting of the Democratic Party in the US state of Nevada began with Hindu prayers and verses from ancient scriptures such as the Upanisad, Bhagavad-Gita and the Rig-Veda.

Hindu priest Rajan Zed recited Gayatri and other mantras in Sanskrit and then explained their meaning in English at the opening of Nevada State Democratic Party's Central Committee meeting.