Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Hinduism Today Magazine » Obama Issues Special Diwali Video Congratulating Hindus

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    • Source: www.youtube.com

      WASHINGTON, DC, USA, October 16, 2009: President Barack Obama is not only the first American president to attend the annual Diwali celebration held at the White House, but he is also the first to issue a video congratulating Hindus. See it at source above.

      In his video message, President Obama talks about the Ramayana and the triumph of good over evil. The president mentions the Sanskrit mantra Asato Ma Sad Gamaya, and recites a translated version. It is a remarkable display of the respect the 2.4-million strong Hindu community in the U.S. has earned.