NRI Pulse

NRI News

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard marries in traditional Vedic ceremony

NRI Pulse Staff Report

Atlanta, GA: Tulsi Gabbard, the first ever Hindu lawmaker in the US Congress, married cinematographer Abraham Williams on April 9 in a Vedic ceremony. The wedding, which took place at a historic site on the island of Oahu, was performed by a Brahmin in both Sanskrit and English.

Gabbard, 33, and fiancé Williams, 26, a cinematographer, met on the campaign trail. Gabbard told People magazine that Williams volunteered to help out on the shoots for her campaign commercials. “It wasn’t until about a year after I was in office that he asked me out for the first time. It was a connection that was immediate and natural, but we didn’t really see it before that point,” she said.

Gabbard, a 33-year-old US Democrat Congresswoman from Hawaii, is also an Iraq war veteran. She is the first practicing Hindu American in the Congress who took her oath on the Bhagavad Gita.

Related posts

Daughters take care as you age, says study


Catholic Diocese distances itself from Idaho Senator’s labeling Hindu faith “false”


American Airlines names Priya Aiyar Senior Vice President


Leave a Comment