Mantaras tobegin Canada’s NW Territories Assembly

Northwestern Territories

India Post News Service

CHICAGO: The Hindu invocation is scheduled to be read for the first time in the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories in Yellowknife (Canada) on June five, containing verses from world’s oldest extant scripture.

Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English interpretation of the prayers. Sanskrit is considered a sacred language in Hinduism and the root language of Indo-European languages.

Rajan is the President of Universal Society of Hinduism, He 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. He plans to start and end the prayer with “Om”, the mystical syllable containing the universe, which in Hinduism is used to introduce and conclude religious work.

Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about 1.2 billion adherents and moksh (liberation) is its ultimate goal.

The Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories runs on a “consensus system of government instead of one based on party politics”. It has 19 members and Frederick Blake Junior is the Speaker