Washington House of Representatives kicked off session with Hindu mantras in Sanskrit | NRI | NRI latest news | NRI updated news | NRI tamil news ::

Washington House of Representatives kicked off session with Hindu mantras in Sanskrit

March 08,2019  IST

Comments


 

Washington State House of Representatives in capital Olympia opened its March 06 session with Hindu prayers, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture.

 

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed delivered the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures. After Sanskrit delivery, he then read the English interpretation of the prayer. Sanskrit is considered a sacred language in Hinduism and root language of Indo-European languages.

 

Zed, who is the President of Universal Society of Hinduism, recited from Rig-Veda, the oldest scripture of the world still in common use; besides lines from Upanishads and Bhagavad-Gita (Song of the Lord), both ancient Hindu scriptures. He started and ended the prayer with “Om”, the mystical syllable containing the universe, which in Hinduism is used to introduce and conclude religious work.

 

Reciting from Brahadaranyakopanishad, Rajan Zed said: “Asato ma sad gamaya, Tamaso ma jyotir gamaya, Mrtyor mamrtam gamaya”, which he then interpreted as “Lead us from the unreal to the real, Lead us from darkness to light, and Lead us from death to immortality.” Reading from Bhagavad-Gita, he urged Representatives to keep the welfare of others always in mind.

 

Speaker Pro Tempore John Lovick was presiding when Zed read this Hindu invocation wearing saffron colored attire, a ruddraksh mala (rosary), and traditional sandalpaste tilak (religious mark) on the forehead.

 

Rajan Zed is a global Hindu and interfaith leader. Bestowed with World Interfaith Leader Award; Zed is Senior Fellow and Religious Advisor to Foundation for Religious Diplomacy, on the Advisory Board of The Interfaith Peace Project, etc. He has been panelist for “On Faith”, a prestigious interactive conversation on religion produced by The Washington Post; and produces a weekly interfaith panel “Faith Forum” in a Gannett publication for about eight years.

 

Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about 1.1 billion adherents and moksh (liberation) is its ultimate goal. There are about three million Hindus in USA.

 

With Frank Chopp as Speaker, Washington House of Representatives has 98 members. Washington, also called the 'The Evergreen State'; is known for Mount Rainier, apples, wine, higher life expectancy, extensive ferry system, etc. Jay Inslee is the Governor.

Advertisement
More America News

More News for you ...

On 2nd Nov., Tamil Sangam of Greater Washington's Grand Children's Day

On 2nd Nov., Tamil Sangam of Greater Washington's Grand Children's Day...

Sri Maha Kaleshwar Mandir weekly special events ( UPTO 17TH OCT.,)

Sri Maha Kaleshwar Mandir weekly special events ( UPTO 17TH OCT.,)...

On 15th Nov., Sangamam 2019

On 15th Nov., Sangamam 2019 ...

August 1 Five, ( Indian Restaurant) San Francisco, California

August 1 Five, ( Indian Restaurant) San Francisco, California...

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

வாசகர்களுக்கு ஓர் அன்பான வேண்டுகோள்.

1.செய்திகள் குறித்த கருத்துக்களைப் பதிவு செய்யும்போது, எவருடைய மனதையும் புண்படுத்தாத வகையில், நாகரிகமான முறையில் உங்கள் கருத்துகள் இருக்க வேண்டும் என்று எதிர்பார்க்கிறோம்.

வாசகர் கருத்து
முதல் நபராக கருத்து தெரிவியுங்கள்!
உங்கள் கருத்தைப் பதிவு செய்ய :
Login :

New to Dinamalar ?

வாசகர்கள் கருத்துப் பகுதியில் வெளியாகி இருக்கும் கருத்துக்கள், உரிய முறையில் தணிக்கை செய்யப்பட்டே வெளியி‌டப்படுகின்றன.

(Press Ctrl+g or click this   to toggle between English and Tamil)
Copyright © 2019 Dinamalar - No.1 Tamil website in the world ( Ulaga Tamilargal Seithikal - NRI ). Designed and Hosted by Dinamalar | Contact us