Skip to comments.11-day prayer for Obama’s success
Posted on 06/25/2008 10:30:22 AM PDT by ninonitti
Congress leader invokes blessings of Hanuman
NEW DELHI: Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama can now expect help from an unexpected quarter Lord Hanuman.
All-India Congress Committee member Brij Mohan Bhama has organised a 11-day religious ceremony at Karol Bagh here for his success in the U.S. elections.
The idea of sending an idol of Hanuman dawned on him after friends in the United States mentioned a prominent American politician who carried a miniature Hanuman idol in his pocket for luck, Mr. Bhama said speaking on the first day of the ceremony on Tuesday.
After hearing that, I decided to gift Mr. Obama a larger, gold-plated version along with the wishes of thousands of his supporters in this country, said the leader struggling to lift the 15 kg, 21-inch brass idol.
The first-day ceremony, pranapratishta, or infusion of divine life into an idol, was performed by a dozen priests reciting mantras in tandem. It was attended by Democrats Abroad India chairperson Carolyn Sauvage, who spent over an hour at the venue.
The idol was later kept in the sanctum sanctorum of the Sankat Mochan Dham, where it will be kept for 10 more days. Mr. Bhama said several temples in New Delhi had already expressed an interest in keeping the idol for worship on their premises before it begins its journey across the Atlantic.
Along with the idol, a copy of Hanuman Chalisa, a compilation of hymns in praise of the Lord, would be sent.
We will ensure that Mr. Obama receives the idol by August 24, a day before the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, said Mr. Bhama.
Satan is alive and well in the world. And he will not win.
Does anybody worship Rabbits?
...I carry one on my key chain...
*foot that is...*
'Spose they'd give a republican the exact same consideration? Me too.
Which is more shallow - voting for (or against) a man because of his skin color, or voting for a candidate because he carries a little Hanuman idol on his keychain.
Are Indian Americans really that desperate to find a candidate? I doubt it - I suspect is just a few kooks with access to the internet.
I don’t think Hanuman will HELP the modern equivalent of Ravana (the demon king of the Ramayana). If George Soros is Ravana, then Obama is but one of his many arms.
Statue of "Lord Hanuman" in a temple near Narnaul on the road from Delhi to Mandawa. People worship this. No kidding.
A literal waste of breath.
>People worship this. No kidding.
Ha, you want some entertainment, check out the religious threads on FR. Intramural monotheistic disagreements are more entertaining!
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