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Special pujas in Coimbatore for Obama

October 29, 2008 12:10 IST

Democratic White House nominee Barak Obama has found an unexpected ally in Coimbatore. An Ayurvedic hospital chief is conducting special homams since September 26, seeking the blessings of the Gods for ensuring a smooth win for Obama in the US Presidential polls.

Topping the homams is the 'Mrityunjaya Homam', performed for ensuring a healthy and long life of a person, is being conducted from September 26 at the Dhanvanthari Temple, attached to the Arya Vaidya Pharmacy (AVP).

"The homam is being performed to protect Obama from attacks by enemies or opponents and also for long life," Krishnakumar, Managing Director of AVP, told PTI.

"I have no special interest in Obama. But I was fascinated by his campaigning style when I was in America recently. I got his horoscope, read it carefully and thought of performing some poojas for his victory," he said.

Finding him to be a Black, dynamic, poor and above all a pro-Indian, I wanted him to win the elections and voluntarily started poojas, he said.

Besides the main Mrityunjaya Homam, 'Shatru Samhara Pushpanjali' are also being conducted to 'dilute' the powers of his opponents, he said.

These special poojas, which would conclude on November 4, (Obama's birthdate) would definitely reflect on his victory, Krishnakumar claimed.

On every Monday, an 'ilanir dhara' on Lord Shiva [Images] Idol (anointing with tender coconut water), was also being performed, Krishnakumar added. 


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