The first ever Hindu prayer in the United States Senate witnessed unruly scenes when three Christian protestors began praying loudly when Rajan Zed, the Hindu chaplain from
The protestors were removed from the U.S. Senate chamber's observation gallery and Rajan Zed continued with his prayer. Only few senators were present during the Opening Prayer.
Rajan Zed is the first Hindu to deliver opening prayer in U.S. Senate. The U.S. Senate has a tradition of inviting religious leaders from outside Judeo-Christian tradition to offer opening prayer. Muslim prayer has opened the Senate earlier.