Illinois Governor issues Proclamation on Hindu prayers at Illinois Senate & HouseNewsPatrolling.com (Media partnered with Newzopedia.com niryas.com webeesocial.com ayushmaanbhavah.com ) : Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has issued a Proclamation marking the “invocations from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the start of Illinois Senate and House of Representatives sessions” read by distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed.
On February 27 and 28 respectively, Illinois State Senate and House of Representatives in Springfield started their sessions with Hindu invocations, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture; which were delivered by Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism.
“…through his work with interfaith initiatives, Rajan Zed and the Universal Society of Hinduism work to bring together various religious communities throughout the world so that they can live in peace and mutual trust, as well as enrich themselves through spiritual dialogue”, the Proclamation states.
“THEREFORE, I, Bruce Rauner, Governor of the State of Illinois, do hereby commend RAJAN ZED and the UNIVERSAL SOCIETY OF HINDUISM for their efforts to assist communities throughout the United States and the world”, it adds.
Zed recited these prayers 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. He started and ended the prayers with “Om”, the mystical syllable containing the universe, which in Hinduism is used to introduce and conclude religious work. Zed sprinkled few drops of water from river Ganga of India, considered holy by Hindus, before the prayers.
Reciting from Brahadaranyakopanishad, Rajan Zed said “Asato ma sad gamaya, Tamaso ma jyotir gamaya, Mrtyor mamrtam gamaya”, which he then interpreted as “Lead us from the unreal to the real, Lead us from darkness to light, and Lead us from death to immortality.” Reciting from Bhagavad-Gita, he urged Senators and Representatives to keep the welfare of others always in mind.
A reception was hosted for Zed by the Greater Springfield Interfaith Association, a “community of individuals engaged in ministry from many different faith traditions”.
Rajan Zed is a global Hindu and interfaith leader, who have been bestowed with World Interfaith Leader Award. Zed is Senior Fellow and Religious Advisor to Foundation for Religious Diplomacy, Spiritual Advisor to National Association of Interchurch & Interfaith Families, on the Advisory Board of The Interfaith Peace Project, etc.
Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about 1.1 billion adherents and moksh (liberation) is its ultimate goal. There are about three million Hindus in USA.
Known as “Land of Lincoln”; Abraham Lincoln and three other U.S. Presidents have called Illinois home; including Ulysses S. Grant, Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama.
Read more such news at http://www.newspatrolling.com
NewsPatrolling.com is an online news cum content dissemination portal..
A-9, Bhagat singh Marg, Kewal Park, Azadpur
This release was published on openPR.
Permanent link to this press release:
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.
You can edit or delete your press release Illinois Governor issues Proclamation on Hindu prayers at Illinois Senate & House here
News-ID: 1019214 • Views: 1368
More Releases from Social and Mobile Strategies in Retail Market
Etsy sells Ganesh Ashtray after removing Ganesha Toilet Seat & Ganesh Flip Flops …
NewsPatrolling.com : Upset Hindus are urging Brooklyn (New York) headquartered e-commerce company Etsy, Inc. for immediate withdrawal of ashtray carrying image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesh; calling it highly inappropriate. In March, Etsy discarded flip-flops carrying image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesh from its website within less than six hours; and in July last, Etsy withdrew toilet seat carrying image of Lord Ganesha from its website within less than two
Social and Mobile Strategies in Retail Market 2017- Revenue, Price and Gross Mar …
SUMMARY WiseGuyReports published new report, titled “Social and Mobile Strategies in Retail” "Social and Mobile Strategies in Retail: Technologies and Usage Cases", report discusses various social media and mobile technologies, as well as usage cases, and provides advice for ICT vendors and retailers. Retailers' different social and mobile strategies are discussed, and the related challenges and opportunities evaluated. Retailers are increasingly interacting with customers through social networks and mobile devices in order to
More Releases for Hindu
Content Publishing Market Huge Growth| Amazon, Hearst Communications, ABC News, …
HTF MI recently introduced Global Content Publishing Market study with in-depth overview, describing about the Product / Industry Scope and elaborates market outlook and status to 2023. The market Study is segmented by key regions which is accelerating the marketization. At present, the market is developing its presence and some of the key players from the complete study are Forbes, The New York Times Company, Amazon, Hearst Communications, News Corporation,
Vidaai Ceremony – an emotional ritual in Hindu Wedding
In Indian people believes or considers girls as ‘Paraya Dhan’. It means that she belongs to someone special. Indian Non- Manglik or Manglik wedding is accompanied by different interesting rituals and beautiful arrangements. The memories of wedding are sweet and always remain within. There are friends; family members, neighbors and other know ones all around, wishing you for a happy and prosperous life ahead. Brides and Grooms are busy with
Hindus welcome Utah University for exploring Hindu gods & goddesses
NewsPatrolling.com / Glamourtreat.com : Hindus have welcomed Utah State University (USU); respected public research university in Logan, Utah; for teaching about Hindu gods and goddesses, calling it a step in the positive direction. Commending USU for exploring Hindu gods and goddesses, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, urged all US and Canadian universities to offer various courses about Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of
Why Should You Perform Shraddha Even If You Are Not A Hindu
Research findings show that the positive energy and aura of a person can double after conducting the Shraddha ritual, regardless of culture and religion. MELBOURNE/NEW JERSEY (05 Sep 2017) – Every year during the fortnight of Pitrupaksha, Hindus perform the ritual of Shraddha to appease their dead ancestors and help them in their onward journey in the afterlife. Is this merely a custom shrouded in religious beliefs or is there
Australia yogawear firm removes Lord Ganesha leggings after Hindu protest
Gold Coast (Queensland, Australia) based activewear company “Flow Yoga Wear” removed leggings carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha from website after Hindus protested calling it “highly inappropriate”. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded the protest, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, thanked Flow Yoga Wear for understanding the concerns of Hindu community, which found images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha on leggings were highly disrespectful. But they
First ever Hinduism Summit to create awareness about Hinduism and Hindu issues i …
First ever Hinduism Summit to create awareness about Hinduism and Hindu issues in Canada ! The first ever Hinduism Summit (Hindu Dharmajagruti Sabha) in Canada will be held at the Vishnu Mandir of Greater Toronto on Saturday, 9th April 2011 (on the occasion of Vasantiya Surya Shashthi as per the Hindu calendar). This unique event will commence with Vedic recitations, lighting of an auspicious oil lamp and blowing of a