Parlier City Council in California to open with Hindu prayers

Last Updated: Tue, Jun 19, 2012 11:16 hrs

California, June 19 (IBNS) Parlier City Council in California (USA) will open its meeting with a Hindu prayer in Sanskrit on June 20, containing verses from world's oldest existing scripture.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the City Council.

After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English translation 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, will recite 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.

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