Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Hanuman Temple in India Prays for Obama Victory

According to reports, Barack Obama carries around a few lucky charms, "a bracelet belonging to an American soldier deployed in Iraq, a gambler's lucky chit, a tiny monkey god and tiny Madonna and child."

When devotees of the monkey god Hanuman in Delhi, India heard the news, they were ecstatic. They had a 15 kg. gold-plated Hanuman idol made and presented it to Carolyn Sauvage-Mar, chairperson of Democrats Abroad-India and an Obama delegate.

Democrats Abroad India Chairperson Carolyn Sauvage-Mar, center, gestures, as devotees of Hindu God Hanuman place a traditional turban on her head in New Delhi, India, Tuesday. A dozen priests chanted around a sacred fire on Tuesday as a group of Indians offered prayers to Hanuman to grant victory to Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama. Sauvage-Mar is one of 22 delegates who will represent overseas Americans at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colo., and is pledged to vote for Obama. (AP Photo/Gurinder Osan)

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