Pictures of Hindu gods thrown into the river in front of Buddha Dharma Deeksha in K’taka

Yadgir (Karnataka)Oct. 11 (SocialNews.XYZ) An incident of photos of Hindu gods being thrown into the river in front of the Buddha Dharma Deeksha in Yadgir district of Karnataka was reported on Tuesday, sparking controversy.

The Buddha Dharma Deeksha (conversion to Buddhist religion) will be held at Hunasagi near Surapura town in Yadgir district on October 14. The day also marks the “Dhammachakra Pravartan Dina, on which Dr BR Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian constitution, has Hinduism and Buddhism accepted.

The organizers also invited Rama Taayi Ambedkar, Ambedkar’s granddaughter to the event. The program is organized by the Golden Cave Buddha Vihara Trust and Dalit organizations.

A group of people led by Golden Cave Buddha Vihara Trust chairman Venkatesh Hosamani and his aides threw the photos into the river on Monday. The images were kept and revered in his house. They had also taken a video of the act, which went viral on social media, sparking controversy.

Nagaraja Kalladevarahalli, one among the group who threw the photos, said Venkatesh was asked to remove the photos as he was the chairman of the Golden Cave Buddha Vihara Trust. Following this, Venkatesh decided to remove the images of Lakshmi, Venkateshwara, Saraswati and other Hindu gods.

Venkatesh converted to Buddhism on October 14 along with many others. “That’s why we try to forget the Hindu religion and embrace Buddhism,” he argued.

Hindu activists have criticized the act of throwing gods of the Hindu religion into the river. Police have yet to respond to the incident.

Source: IANS

Pictures of Hindu gods thrown into the river in front of Buddha Dharma Deeksha in K'taka

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