For the first time in its history, on
Jewish and Islamic leaders have earlier delivered opening prayer in the U.S. Senate apart from Protestant and Catholic priests. The senators recommend religious leaders from their home states to serve as guest chaplains.
citizen originally from U.S. , said he has not finalized the prayer but that it will likely quote Hindu scriptures including the Rig Veda, the Upanishads, and the Bhagavad Gita. India
He said he plans to start and end the prayers with ‘
OM,’ the mystical syllable containing the universe, which in Hinduism is used to introduce and conclude religious work.