Where Does the Name Tulsi Come From?

tulsiTulsi Gabbard, Congresswoman-elect for Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district, will be the first Hindu-American in U.S. Congress.

Where does her interesting first name come from?

It was inspired by the tulsi plant, which is sacred to Hindus.

Tulsi Gabbard is the fourth of five children, and all five have Hindu names: Bhakti, Jai, Aryan, Tulsi and Vrindavan.

Sources: Hawaii Democrat poised to be elected first Hindu in Congress, Who is Mike Gabbard?


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