Nevada (US), June 1 (ANI): Upset Hindus have asked for the immediate withdrawal of "Kali Mints" sold by a Washington (USA) based firm, calling it inappropriate.
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that inappropriate usage of Hindu deities or concepts for commercial or other agenda was not okay as it hurt the devotees.
Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, stressed that Goddess Kali was highly revered in Hinduism and she was meant to be worshipped in temples and not to be used in selling mints.
Hinduism was the oldest and third largest religion of the world with about one billion adherents and a rich philosophical thought and it should not be taken lightly. Symbols of any faith, larger or smaller, should not be mishandled, Rajan Zed argued.
Meanwhile Bhavna Shinde of Forum for Hindu Awakening has also termed such usage of Goddess Kali as "upsetting and denigrating".
She urged Accoutrements that after recalling Kali Mints; it should not to make such products in the future also which trivialized the revered and sacred symbols of faith. (ANI)