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Obama's Luck Token Charms Indians (Hanuman - Hindu Monkey God)
Chicago Tribune ^ | 8:13 AM CDT, June 29, 2008 | Laurie Goering

Posted on 06/29/2008 6:49:24 AM PDT by Esther Ruth

Obama's luck token charms Indians

—Laurie Goering

8:13 AM CDT, June 29, 2008

NEW DELHI — Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, already running ahead of his Republican rival John McCain in international popularity, has won a host of new fans in India since a photo published earlier this month revealed that he carries a tiny brass monkey king among his handful of good-luck charms.

In India the charm is presumed to be an image of Hanuman, Hinduism's popular monkey god. So on Tuesday, a delighted Brij Mohan Bhama, a politician associated with India's ruling party and a devotee of Hanuman, decided to boost Obama's mojo (and chances in November) by presenting the Illinois senator with a 2-foot-high gold-plated Hanuman idol, blessed by a dozen Hindu priests in a special prayer service.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hanuman; hindu; idolatry; jackmuslim; monkeygod; obama; obamaandgod

1 posted on 06/29/2008 6:49:24 AM PDT by Esther Ruth
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To: Esther Ruth

http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20080054305

excerpts...

Amid reports that US presidential hopeful Barack Obama carries a ‘’tiny monkey god’’ as a talisman, priests at a Hindu temple in Delhi presented a gold-plated idol of Hanuman with a prayer for his success in the elections.

Convinced in their belief that the 46-year-old Illinois senator was a devotee of Lord Hanuman, the revered monkey god worshipped by Hindus as a symbol of courage and faith, the priests of the Sankat Mochan Dham Hanuman temple in Delhi organised an elaborate prayer service of the 15 kg idol before presenting it to Carolyn Sauvage-Mar, chairperson of Democrats Abroad-India, who said she was receiving it on behalf of the presumptive Democratic nominee.

Thronged by devotees, especially since Tuesdays are considered to be auspicious by Hanuman worshippers, the 108-feet-tall Hanuman temple wore a festive look in the crowded Chandni Chowk area in Delhi’s old quarters.

Lalu Maharaj, one of priests who performed the prayers along with a clutch of other priests before giving away the idol, said that they have prayed for Obama’s success in the November elections.

‘’Tuesday is an auspicious day for Hanuman devotees. Therefore, we performed a ‘puja’ of the Hanuman idol and then presented it to Carolene who will in turn gift it to Obama,’’ Maharaj told a news agency.

Brij Mohan Bhama of the Sankat Mochan Dham said that they have also appealed to the Indian people in the US to support Obama in his endeavour.

‘’Barack Obama is a great believer in lord Hanuman. His victory will benefit India,’’ Bhama added.

Aarti Misra, a Hanuman devotee who had come to the temple in Chandni Chowk like she does every Tuesday and Saturday, was equally impressed with Obama’s faith.


2 posted on 06/29/2008 6:55:20 AM PDT by Esther Ruth
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To: Esther Ruth
WHO IS THIS MAN?

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA


3 posted on 06/29/2008 6:59:03 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Esther Ruth
Macaca...
4 posted on 06/29/2008 7:00:46 AM PDT by johnny7 ("Duck I says... ")
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To: Esther Ruth
Is Hanuman a macaque?
5 posted on 06/29/2008 7:02:13 AM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Jeff Head
Chicago Tribune has also, I believe, called for the repeal of the 2nd Amendment.
6 posted on 06/29/2008 7:02:27 AM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (Bible toting, bitter and armed with slashing sarcasm.)
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To: Esther Ruth

At last the truth comes out.

Obama isn’t a Muslim.

He’s a Hindu.


7 posted on 06/29/2008 7:05:27 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. - A. Lincoln)
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To: silverleaf

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanuman

Earlier post
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2036345/posts


8 posted on 06/29/2008 7:09:37 AM PDT by Esther Ruth
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To: Sherman Logan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universalism
All ways, all roads, all gods lead you there....where ever their there is.


10 posted on 06/29/2008 7:15:10 AM PDT by Esther Ruth ( Jesus - No other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12)
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To: Esther Ruth

Thats racist. A guy who puts curious george on a t shirt that says vote for obama is called a racist, but some indian can give him a monkey charm and that isnt racists???


11 posted on 06/29/2008 7:15:12 AM PDT by hoosierboy (I am not a gun nut, I am a firearm enthusiast!!!)
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To: hoosierboy
The left thinks comparing Obama to Curious George is racist, but they have no trouble with this:


12 posted on 06/29/2008 7:18:30 AM PDT by HighWheeler (The higher the concentration of libs, the bigger the tragedy that follows.)
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To: Esther Ruth

The candidate from Hawaii is a strange little man.


13 posted on 06/29/2008 7:18:59 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Sherman Logan
Actually...


14 posted on 06/29/2008 7:21:15 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: silverleaf

BRASS MONKEY! THAT FUNKY MONKEY!!! .....Beastie Boys circa 1984.............


15 posted on 06/29/2008 7:21:21 AM PDT by singletrack (..................................................................)
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To: Esther Ruth
tiny brass monkey king

LOL! What ever happened to the good ol fashioned rabbits foot? Did PETA put a stop to that?

16 posted on 06/29/2008 7:22:13 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (Obama is a Fascist insect who preys upon the lives of the FReeple. Who knew?)
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To: BenLurkin

The candidate from Kenya is a strange little man.

There, fixed it for you.


17 posted on 06/29/2008 7:22:50 AM PDT by Ratblaster ( Obama's house, Rezko's yard)
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To: Esther Ruth; Piquaboy

Stevie Wonder identified the problem many years ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OJsYwLs7yE


18 posted on 06/29/2008 7:23:41 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: HighWheeler
There is the controversial Obama Sock Monkey out on the world wide web


19 posted on 06/29/2008 7:29:10 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: Esther Ruth

Next thing you know Obama will be trying to snub the Monkeys working on his campaign..just like the Moslim Women he snubbed.

20 posted on 06/29/2008 7:33:32 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776
Remember the controversial t-shirt ?
21 posted on 06/29/2008 7:36:10 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776
But then there is the controversial lucky charm that Obama carries around in his pocket ..the King Monkey God
22 posted on 06/29/2008 7:39:00 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

Maybe it’s just a Michael Jackson fetish.


23 posted on 06/29/2008 7:41:46 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: Esther Ruth

This is one confused and conflicted person. He has a maximum case of “identity crisis.”

Black/White?

Muslim/Christian?

Allah/Jesus/Monkey God?

Straight/__________?

No wonder he has such bizarre interpretations of the Bible - like beleiving that the Sermon on the Mount okays homosexuality...


24 posted on 06/29/2008 7:48:39 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (No trees were killed in sending this message but a large number of electrons were terrible agitated)
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To: mnehrling
A monkey having a good luck charm of a monkey is fitting.
9 posted on 6/29/2008 7:11:17 AM by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)

This is the kind of post that the leftists will use against FR. I have to wonder if people post maliciously these things to tarnish us, or if some of our posters are just this stupid.

25 posted on 06/29/2008 7:59:21 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: sam_paine
You are so right. Anyone breathing the air of this land should be aware of the demeaning, derogatory, dehumanizing epithets used against black Americans. Shame on Piquaboy. Maybe you are right he is a sham poster.
26 posted on 06/29/2008 8:06:29 AM PDT by reflecting
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To: Esther Ruth
Let me see if I have this right. The Obama campaign wants George of the Jungle removed from the airwaves while Obama wants the Hindi to rename Hannman to Hussein?
27 posted on 06/29/2008 8:09:07 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: HighWheeler
The difference if Bush sees this he will laugh

If obama sees the t shirt he will git mad.

Obama seems to be a bit thin skinned.

28 posted on 06/29/2008 8:15:13 AM PDT by mouser (run the rats out its the only hope we have)
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To: Esther Ruth

a Japanese mobile phone company was forced to withdraw a TV commercial depicting a monkey as a political candidate calling for people to “change” their mobile phone carrier. “Dr. Howard Dean informed us that viewers might link the monkey with Senator Obama and his call for ‘change,’” said Isura Yakimoro, spokesman foe eMobile. “He explained that this is unacceptable because in America all monkey or ape references have been reserved for use when mentioning President Bush. Apparently, it is a matter of copyright infringement.”

read more...

http://www.azconservative.org/Semmens1.htm


29 posted on 06/29/2008 9:46:45 AM PDT by John Semmens
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To: Esther Ruth; Saoirise; Blogger; F15Eagle; Manfred the Wonder Dawg; XeniaSt; shineon; ...

Is this why is appears in photos like Obama is using mudras?

Of interest. “Lord” Hanuman is called Pavan-suta or Pavanputra which means “Son of Air/Son of Wind god”. Who else fits that description?

Ephesians 2:2
“...IN WHICH YOU ONCE WALKED ACCORDING TO THE COURSE OF THIS WORLD, ACCORDING TO THE PRINCE OF THE POWER OF THE AIR (Satan), THE SPIRIT WHO NOW WORKS IN THE SONS OF DISOBEDIENCE.”


30 posted on 06/29/2008 10:43:18 AM PDT by 444Flyer (Marriage=One man+One woman! Vote to amend the California State Constitution this November.)
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To: 444Flyer
Monkey-god idol???!!!

"Is this why is appears in photos like Obama is using mudras?" 30 posted on Sunday, June 29, 2008 1:43:18 PM by 444Flyer

That fist-pumping gesture he and his wife do is the secret hand sign of the monkey-idol worshippers?

This just gets weirder and weirder.

31 posted on 06/29/2008 12:42:02 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity; Esther Ruth; All

“...This just gets weider and weirder.”

WOW. Check this out, just found it on the web.

“Fearless” mudra t-shirt, (elect Obama.)

http://www.barackstar08.com/fearless—women39s-red-t39.html

This is the mudra Obama seems to use quite often.


32 posted on 06/29/2008 12:54:52 PM PDT by 444Flyer (Marriage=One man+One woman! Vote to amend the California State Constitution this November.)
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To: All

According to Hindu belief, “Hanuman is the provider of “hope”, courage, devotion and intellect.”

http://www.craftsinindia.com/indian-art-culture/hanuman.html


33 posted on 06/29/2008 1:05:15 PM PDT by 444Flyer (Marriage=One man+One woman! Vote to amend the California State Constitution this November.)
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To: narses; 444Flyer; redgolum; cpforlife.org; Lancey Howard; Dajjal
Has anyone managed to get a photo of the actual monkey-god idol? Or of Obama wearing it?

It sounds like something from The Onion.

What's next, everyone has to get branded with its likeness to "buy or sell"?

34 posted on 06/30/2008 8:54:56 AM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity; Esther Ruth; F15Eagle; BenLurkin; Blogger; XeniaSt

“Has anyone managed to get a photo of the actual monkey-god idol? Or of Obama wearing it?...”

Here’s the pic. TIME’S WHITE HOUSE PHOTO OF THE DAY 6/2/08:

Titled “The Candidates Lucky Charms, Barack Obama”

http://www.time.com/time/politics/whitehouse/photos/0,27424,1811278,00.html


35 posted on 06/30/2008 9:32:21 AM PDT by 444Flyer (Marriage=1 man+1 woman! Vote "YES" on Prop 8, amend the Calif. State Constitution this November.)
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity

Not good to mock.


36 posted on 06/30/2008 9:44:55 AM PDT by Blogger
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity

I have never seen an odder election season.


37 posted on 06/30/2008 7:17:58 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum

Bread and circus elections... What good is bread without the Circus.


38 posted on 06/30/2008 11:21:47 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Esther Ruth

For your interest;

A Hanuman for Hussain, at

http://www.sentaorfrompunjab.com


39 posted on 07/17/2008 5:19:22 PM PDT by sHerman2
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