After the vituperative poster of Maa Kaali by some Tamil filmmaker has come into the digital space to inordinately hurt Hindu sentiments, a disturbing feeling is intermittently agitating the Hindu mind. The filmmaker is one belonging to the leftist brigade of India having connected to many such persons who are associated with doubtful activities seemingly against the national interest. While Indian LEFTs have consistently tried to ridicule & denigrate Hindu deities, it has been one of their core agenda to calumniate deities seemingly in order to demoralize Hindus. LEFTs try heart and soul to make Hindus faithless so that foreign religious agendas can find decisive success in Bharatbhummi. A filmmaker belonging to this genre of socio-political ideology has, in order to promote her recent film work, taken out a bad poster of some character who eventually looks like Maa Kaali. There is no reason not to mark such attempt as deliberate to hurt Hindu sentiments.
It is important to note in this regard that one who insults the deities do not have faith in them and for one who doesn’t have faith in the deity, the deity doesn’t exist. This is one of the reasons why the concept of blasphemy is not in congruence with Hindutva as it is impossible for anyone to insult our deities. However, attempt to denigrate Hindu deities amounts to a collective insult to Hindu society as a whole. While the film maker’s poster fails to tarnish the glory of Maa Kaali, it fetches a lot of pain for Hindus. Though some individuals of Hindu society may or may not identify it to be an insult of his/her own, the soul of Hindutva get hurt by such misadventures. While Mahua Moitra of Trinamool Congress sounds jarring like a garrulous school girl speaking rubbish about Maa Kaali in India Today Conclave East, Hindu hearts get terribly hurt. As deities can’t be humanized (in spite of all efforts by the LEFTs), human beings feel attacked while someone attempts to attack the deities.
The timing of the disparaging attack against Maa Kaali by Leena Manimekalai, however, raises doubts about the real motivation behind such disdainful act against Hindu faith. Within less than a month’s time after Prime Minister Narendra Modi unfurled a traditional Dhwaja (flag) on top of the famous Mahakali Mandir in Gujarat’s Panchmahal district, disparaging poster and promo video on Maa Kaali came in from a leftist film maker. What is the probability of this being a coincidence? The 11th century Mahakali Mandir situated on the Pavagadh hill, ‘shikhara’ or spire of which got destroyed in the attack of Mahmud Begda around 500 years ago, got redeveloped within last few years. Following vandalism of the Mandir Shikhara in the 15th century, a dargah or shrine of Sadanshah Peer, a Muslim saint, was built on top of the Mandir following the thumb rule of textbook Islam of destroying structures of other faiths and placing Islamic ones on top. Mahmud Begda also became the Sultan of Gujarat. As the Shikhara was destroyed, no Dhwaja could be hoisted atop the Mandir since then as unfurling a Dhwaja on a destroyed Shikhara was considered inauspicious. Hence, for almost 600 years, Maa Kaali remained under a Dargah. When redevelopment of the Mandir situated in the UNESCO heritage site of Pavagadh-Champaner started a few years back, “we requested the caretakers of the dargah to allow it to be shifted so that Mandir Shikhara could be rebuilt,” said a person of the Mandir Authority. This was followed by an amicable settlement between the Mandir and the dargah that yielded a consent of dargah caretakers to relocate to a place elsewhere close to the Mandir as a part of the same religious site. As the dargah shifted, the ancient Mandir could be reclaimed.
The Mahakali Mandir was restored with its ancient glory. PM Modi described it as “The Dhwaja unfurled at the Mandir is not just a symbol of our spirituality, but it says that centuries change, eras go by, but our faith remains eternal.’’ Such incidents are last things LEFTs ever expect. Resurrection of ancient Hindu Civilization of Bharatvarsha with all its pluralistic traits and manifestations of diversity of the same oneness at the core seems a ceaseless nightmare for the LEFTs. However, as such things are truly happening in the present era and as Hindus never lost their faith in spite of repeated barbaric invasions since 10th century AD by people of regimented religion, LEFTs are supposed to retaliate as conflict remains the keynote of their very existence. While Sadanshah dargah amicably shifted to a place elsewhere near the Mandir, such amicability hardly has any potential to make LEFTs happy. Leena Manimekalai’s misadventure in the name of artistic freedom attempting to denigrate Maa Kaali, hence, seems a LEFTs’ retaliation against restoration of Pavagadh Mahakali Mandir shifting the Sadanshah dargah.