Barack Obama seeks Hanuman's blessings for victory
New York: Barack Obama, the Democratic party's presidential nominee, is seeking the blessings of Hindu God Hanuman in his battle for the White House.
The 46-year-old senator from Illinois, who defeated his rival Hillary Clinton in an epic 17-month long electoral battle for Democratic party nomination, carries a 'tiny monkey God' apparently representing Hanuman with him for good luck.
A recent photo posted on Time's White House Photo of the Day collection shows that 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 Iraq, a gambler's lucky chit, a tiny monkey God and a tiny Madonna [Images] and child.
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 have not identified it as such.