MP in UK Takes Oath on Rig Veda

Britain’s newest Indian-origin peer (MP of House of Lords) Jitesh Gadhia swear his oath of on the ‘Rig Veda’.

Jitesh Gadhia took along his own later edition of the ancient collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns dating back to around 1,200 BC and has now gifted it to the British Parliament.

The copy of the ‘Rig Veda’ used by him, now Lord Gadhia, was edited and published in the traditional Devanagari script in 1849 by German academic Max Muller, a well-known pioneer of Vedic Studies in the West.