Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday extended greetings to the nation on the occasion of Durga Ashtami by sharing a picture of himself on Twitter with the message that said, “May Maa Durga Eliminate All Evil”.
However, he was called out for sharing a picture of goddess Kali instead of Durga. Some also pointed out that Modi had actually shared pictures from his 2015 visit to Dakshineshwar Temple near Kolkata.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted the nation on the occassion of Durga Ashtami.
‘Greetings on the auspicious occasion of Durga Ashtami. May Maa Durga fulfill everyone’s aspirations, further the atmosphere of joy and eliminate all evil from our society. Have a blessed Durga Puja!,’ PM Modi tweeted.
Greetings on the auspicious occasion of Durga Ashtami. May Maa Durga fulfil everyone’s aspirations, further the atmosphere of joy and eliminate all evil from our society.
Have a blessed Durga Puja! pic.twitter.com/gEo6Fw8URW
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 17, 2018
While some Twitter users mocked the prime minister for not being able to distinguish between the two idols, there were some who pointed out that both the goddesses represented power and, hence, are the same.
Here are some of the reactions:
This idiot doesn’t know the Difference between the Maa Kali Idol and the Maa Durga Idol ..
Gadha Maa Kali is worshiped on a special New Moon Night .. Diwali ..
Navratri is for Maa Durga, Even an Atheist like me knows this
Know #HinduIcons first .. Then shout “I am Hindu, Hindu”.. pic.twitter.com/pgKeFXRWKO
— Shuvankar Mukherjee (@shuvankr) October 17, 2018
That’s Kali. At least do your research before you start your drama
— Saileena (@saileenas) October 17, 2018
— ThokoBhai™ (@HaftaWasooli) October 17, 2018
Weed of Modiji is so high these days, that he cant differentiate between Maa Durga and Maa Kali
— Madhav Mantri (@madhavmantri1) October 18, 2018
Too much weed energy it seems so 🤔PM can’t differentiate between Kali Ma and Durga Ma🙀!https://t.co/OtcNHCKGve
— Vidya (@Vidyaraj51) October 18, 2018
Those Foolishly Arguing that this picture is of Maa Durga herself
WELL ITS NOT ..
It’s from Kali Temple of Dakhineswar, West Bengal ..
Which Feku visited in Nov, 2015!#KnowYourHinduism first ,,
Learn the Hindu idol names
Then claim to be “Virat Hindu” https://t.co/23jHschuo6
— Shuvankar Mukherjee (@shuvankr) October 18, 2018
Dude that’s not even Maa Durga..it’s Maa Kali, and Kali Puja is still 15 days away!! atleast know your Gods on whom you are trying to mint votes. https://t.co/G03OC48KaR
— banojyotsna (@banojyotsna) October 17, 2018
After Allahabad, Kaali has now been renamed… to Durga.
Take note, fellow Bong peasants. https://t.co/l2cMlmKI0v
— Abhishek Mukherjee (@ovshake42) October 18, 2018
Oh !!!@narendramodi ji Yesterday was ‘Durga Astomi’ not Kali puja… in ur pic u r worshiping ‘Maa kaali’ and Ur Msg says about ‘Maa Durga’ ….
You Should know that Every ‘Avatar Of Maa’ is for different Purpose.
Fake Man ……….. Fake Devotion https://t.co/R7gJlmGpLV
— Indrani Mishra (@indraniiyc) October 18, 2018
Dear @narendramodi , fyi u r worshiping Maa Kali ¬ Ma durga in the pics. Please atleast brush up ur knowledge with gods and godesses of our Hindu religion.
It’s 1 thing doing politics in d name of religion & foxing people,& its completely diff thing being actually religious! https://t.co/S8svajxqJJ
— Vinay Kumar Dokania (@VinayDokania) October 18, 2018
The prime ministers defenders were countered by others who pointed out that Ram and Krishna are two avatars of the same god and asked whether it was okay to celebrate Janmashtami on Ramnavami.
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