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Hanuman pictures: To Obama, from India with prayers
June 30, 2008 14:21 IST
A Hanuman [Images] devotee plans to send a rare encyclopedia, articles and pictures of the Lord to Democratic party's presidential nominee Barack Obama [Images], who keeps a Hanuman medallion among his good luck charms.
Businessman Sunil Gomber would send an album of 'The visual encyclopedia of Lord Hanuman' along with 31 related articles and three rare laminated pictures to New York on Tuesday.
Sunil, who had converted his residence into a
"'I am sending this collection to Obama as he has expressed his faith on our God and we also want his success in the Presidential elections later this year," he said.
Gomber, who does wholesale book business, said recently he had dreamt about reciting ''Hanuman Chalisa'' and ''SunderKand Path'' in the White house and even hoisting a Hanuman flag in several parts of the Presidential building.
The 46-year-old senator from
A recent photo posted on Time's White House Photo of the Day collection shows the first ever Black-American nominee of a major US party for the Presidential elections carries with him a bracelet belonging to an American soldier deployed in
That ''tiny monkey god,'' of course, appears to be a statue of the Hindu monkey god, Hanuman, says the posting but editors and the photographer had not identified it as such.
Obama, whose father was a Kenyan and mother a white woman from
The two-foot tall, 15-kg gold-polished, brass idol had been made as a present for Obama because "'he will be good for India, if he becomes the next president,'' according to Brij Mohan Bhama, leader of the group said.
Similarly, a prominent Hindu temple in
Priests and devotees at the Sankat Mochan Dham Hanuman temple decided to present a two-foot gold-polished brass idol after they read reports that the
They would hand over the statue to Democratic party representative Carolyn Sauvage-Mar in a ceremony at the temple in the city's Chandni Chowk area.
''Tuesday is an auspicious day for Hanuman devotees. Therefore, today we will perform a 'puja' (prayers) of the Hanuman idol and then present it to Carolyn, who will in turn gift it to Obama,'' Lalu Maharaj, one of the head priests said.