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The Holiday of Thanksgiving has Hindu Roots claims a new book by Richard Salva

Soul Journey from Lincoln to Lindbergh, a book written by Richard Salva, claims that Thanksgiving has a Hindu origin.

Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day is an annual one-day holiday to give thanks (traditionally to God) at the close of the harvest season. In the United States, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.

The book is based on a statement by the great master of yoga, Paramhansa Yogananda, who declared that Abraham Lincoln had been a Himalayan yogi in a past life, and that he was reborn as the famous aviator, Charles Lindbergh.

In his book, Richard Salva presents more than 500 connections between Lincoln, Lindbergh, and the ancient spiritual science of yoga.

Richard Salva says: "During my search for signs of a past-life yoga practice I noticed that President Lincoln repeatedly chose Thursdays as national days of prayer, fasting, and thanksgiving. It is because of Lincoln that we celebrate Thanksgiving on a Thursday. This is interesting, because Thursday is considered a holy day—a day for prayer, fasting, and spiritual reflection—among Hindus, who call it "guru day."

Through clear and persuasive parallels between the lives of Lincoln and Lindbergh, the book tries to explain how the hidden laws of karma and reincarnation impact the events of his or her daily life.