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America’s First Ever Hindu Congresswoman Will Take the Oath of Office Over the Bhagavad Gita

Yasha Wallin

On Tuesday night, Hawaii voted in Democrat Tulsi Gabbard as the first ever practicing Hindu to the U.S. House of Representatives. When she's sworn in this January, she'll take her oath of office over a Bhagavad Gita, a sacred text for followers of the Vaishnava branch of Hindu. Gabbard hopes that her faith will help her to assist the US in fostering a better relationship with India, where a large portion of the population is Hindu.

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