Chambersburg opening prayer to be offered by Hindu statesman

Written by Ben Allen, General Assignment Reporter | Apr 9, 2015 1:42 AM

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A statue is seen at an entrance to a Hindu temple.

(Chambersburg) -- The opening prayer at an upcoming public meeting in a Franklin County community will be from the Hindu faith for what's believed to be the first time ever.

A Hindu statesman will offer the prayer at the Chambersburg Borough Council meeting April 13th.

Rajan Zed will first read from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before then offering an English traslation.

Zed's prayer will focus on encouraging council members to think of others at all times.

About 900 million people profess to follow Hindu teachings, including about three million in the U.S.

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