Yesterday's Huffington Post reports that Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu elected to the U.S. Congress, will take her oath of office in January using the Bhagavad Gita, a sacred Hindu text. Gabbard, elected to represent Hawaii's 2nd Congressional district, was born in American Samoa and moved to Hawaii when she was 2 years old. Her father, a Samoan, was Catholic, while her mother was a convert to Hinduism. Gabbard follows the Vaishnava branch of Hinduism. She served in the Hawaii state senate, and as a national guard member served in Kuwait and Iraq. She takes the Congressional seat of Mazie Hirono, a Buddhist, who was elected to the U.S. Senate as its first Buddhist member.