Hindu Chaplain Gives Opening Prayer In Ind. Senate

February 19, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Chicago Tribune

Wire Service: AP

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A Hindu chaplain gave the opening prayer in the Indiana Senate in what is believed to be a first for the chamber.

Rajan (RA-zhan) Zed of Reno, Nev., read Hindu scripture passages Thursday, reciting them in Sanskrit and then English as senators stood with heads bowed. The passages urged lawmakers to do work with the welfare of others in mind.