Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami Gives Opening Prayer in US House of Representatives

On June 4, 2013, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, the leader of Kauai’s Hindu Monastery in Hawaii, gave the opening prayer for the session of the US House of Representatives as guest chaplain. At the request of the Hindu American Foundation, he was invited by Rep. Ed Royce of California, who gives introductory remarks following the prayer and pledge of allegiance. Satguru was the third Hindu to give the opening prayer at a session of US Congress, and the first swami. Watch the clip from C-SPAN below.


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  11. Thillaiampalam Sivayogapathy, Toronto. says:

    Ganapathi Thunnai!
    Aum Namasivaya!

    Jai Gurudeva! Jai Bodhinatha!
    The Highest recognition given to Satguru BodhinathaVeylanSwami,
    Shall be considered, as the Symbolic Highest Recognition to the
    Saiva World itself! We Saivites are really delighted about this Distinguished Event. Great!
    Aum Shanthi!

  12. Justin Hulsey says:

    really? this to me is rather amazing! Namaste!

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  17. HinduismToday says:

    If you missed it: last week our publisher gave the opening prayer at the US House of Representatives (video) http://t.co/TiAdSena5b

  18. Thanam Joseph says:

    In the words of Rep Ed Royce of California” Satguru works to
    spread the principals of peace and inclusiveness around the world”,
    sums up all the hard work of Satguru,monks and others towards
    hinduism..

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  27. Rajen Manick says:

    This is really great!
    Jai Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami!
    Aum.

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    “”JAI GURUDEVA@JAI SATGURU”!. “AUM”!.

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  38. Sarasvathi Iswarapatham says:

    We Hindus are very honoured by the speech given by your Holiness, Satguru Bodhinatha at the House Of Representives. Thank you for spreading non-violence, & suggesting mutual, peaceful solutions to national problems. Thank you to the Hindu American Foundation too for having the faith in Kauai Aahdheenam ‘s dissemination of religious knowledge.

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