Democratic White House nominee Barak Obama has found an unexpected ally thousands of miles away in this city who is conducting special yagna for ensuring his smooth victory in Presidential polls.
An Ayurvedic hospital chief is conducting the yagna since September 26, seeking the blessings of the Gods for Obama's victory.
Topping the yagna is the 'Mrityunjaya Homam', performed for ensuring a healthy and long life of a person, which is being conducted at the Dhanvanthari Temple, attached to the Arya Vaidya Pharmacy (AVP).
"The homam (yagna) 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 Idol (anointing with tender coconut water), was also being performed, Krishnakumar added.