I don't believe that Tulsi Gabbard has ever been directly quoted regarding her Hindu religion or her Jagad Guru, Chris Butler. Even the Times of India does not directly quote her.
The comments from that article, once lost, have been located again and here is the link:
They are very interesting and indicate that Hawaii is behind the times in researching candidates.
"That is because the person is not a Hindu but is a Christian who has been given a Hindu name by her parents. The headline is wrong."
"Tulsi Gabbard, a catholic is competing against Mufi Hannemann, a mormon for US House. --- This would be the correct headline as per TOI standard. She isn't even Indian decent, nor is the other gentleman. So, TOI is stupid enough to provide wrong info and communal to point out the religion. This is India!!!"
"The headline is misleading. Tulsi is the daughter of Mike Gabbard and Carol Gabbard. All five of Gabbard's children have Hindu names: Bhakti, Jai, Aryan, Tulsi and Vrindavan. Having a Hindu name does not make a person a Hindu just like having a Russian name does not make Karunanidhi's son, Stalin, a Russian. Tulsi would be the first person with a Hindu name to run for Congress just like Obama is the first person with a Muslim middle name, Hussein, to become president. "
"names of her parents indicate they were christians. Besides you have to be a christian or jew to become a senetor. So she is a hindu by her own conversion. maybe influenced by himalayanacademy com fame monastery located right in Hawaii. This is an allwhite hindu monastery, who run a shiva sampradaya ashram"
"Her parents are Roman Catholic. She does not seem to have any Indian blood. She was born in American Samoa. Her father was a politician from hawaii, Mike Gabbard. IT seems she has a first name Tulsi that reminds us of a certain character in a hindi serial."
"She is a convert who is part of the Hare Krishan movement. It was a big deal early on in her candidacy."
"Another crazy white girl. Dumb & Stupid, I hope she does not get elected. Atleast the Americans are giving her chance even though she does not believe in ONE GOD."