Dharmasetu Das knows all about that. Born in Massachusetts to a military family, the 55-year-old white man whose original first name was David has been practicing Hinduism for decades. Now living in San Diego, he performs weddings and other ceremonies as a Hindu pandit, or priest.
He was a teenager when he came across some books on the faith, and "I felt like this was it," he said.
He hasn't come across too many other non-Indian Hindus like himself over the years, and is happy to know he now has a compatriot in such a high-profile place like Congress.
"Just opening people's eyes," he said, "it's a great thing."
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