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United States Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard gives a special visit to Rev. Dada J.P. Vaswani & DARSHAN Museum

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Pune (Jan: 11, 2014): On her first visit to India, Tulsi Gabbard met Rev. Dada J.P. Vaswani on the sacred day of Christmas in Pune, on December 25, 2014.

This was her first-time visit to India, upon the invitation of the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. She made a halt in Pune. During this time, she attended a session at the spiritual camp, arranged by the Sadhu Vaswani Mission.

Rev. Dada J.P. Vaswani felicitated her. Rev. Dada said, “Man has had his chance. Man has blundered. Man has built up a civilization of wars and violence, of hatred and strife. This civilization is already crumbling underneath its own weight. A new civilization is to be born and of this new civilization, the woman soul will be the builder. And Tulsi Gabbard is one such woman soul. She is one of the great builders for whom the world is waiting.”

Tulsi Gabbard in her address said, “I am coming to you today all the way from Hawaii in the spirit of Aloha: deep respect and open heart.” She said that her motivation and inspiration has been the Bhagavad Gita, which teaches us to live for others. “Lord Krishna’s teachings to us are timeless, they are relevant and they are for every single one of us and truly have the power to solve the world’s problems.”

Later, she led the kirtan session, in singing and chanting Lord Krishna’s holy name, singing on her musical instrument – ‘ukulele’ - a small four-stringed guitar of Hawaiian origin.

She also saw the Darshan Museum, that has been awarded with the traveler’s choice award by global travel portal site Tripadvisor - http://www.tripadvisor.in/TravelersChoice-Attractions-cMuseums

She first met Rev. Dada J.P. Vaswani in New Jersey earlier this year at the inauguration of the Gandhi Statue in New Jersey by Rev. Dada at the Sadhu Vaswani Meditation Garden, on May 31, 2014.

Tulsi Gabbard is the first Hindu Member of the United States Congress. She is also the first Congresswoman to take an oath on Bhagavad Gita. She created history by becoming the youngest woman to be elected to a state office in United States.