Many times, Indian political leaders make faults while talking about mythology and this time, it is Prime Minister Narendra Modi. While wishing people for Durga Ashtami, Modi took to Twitter and wrote, “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”, however, instead of goddess Durga he shared a photo of goddess Kali. In the picture, PM Modi was offering players to an idol of goddess Kali.
This made Twitter users mocking him by saying that PM doesn’t even know the difference between the idols of Durga and Kali. Some people also said that the picture which Modi shared was from his 2015 visit to Dakshineshwar Temple near Kolkata.
While some users made fun of PM Modi, some others supported him by saying that both the goddesses are symbol of power. Have a look at some of the tweets.
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
— ThokoBhai™ (@HaftaWasooli) October 17, 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
That’s Kali. At least do your research before you start your drama
— Saileena (@saileenas) October 17, 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
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
Goddess Kali originated from the forehead or brow of Maa Durga in order to kill the demons Shumbh and Nishumbh. Goddess Durga produced Goddess Kali from her body to kill asuras. In Hindi traditions one can call Shakti with any of her names.
— St. Patriot (@NitinPathakDel) October 17, 2018
Shri Ram is avtar of Shri Krishna
To aaj se Ramnavami par Janmashtami celebrate karna… Thik hai??
— Aamir Obsession (@IamSamSanyal) October 18, 2018