Upset Hindus urge Orlando firm to withdraw ‘Blood of Kali’ tea and apologise
Hindus expect that the Indian Government should take cognisance of denigration or insult of Hindu Dharma, Deities, Holy texts, etc. anywhere I the world and force them to stop the denigration.
Nevada (USA) – Upset Hindus are urging Coffee Shop of Horrors located in Greater Orlando (Florida) to withdraw its “Blood of Kali” Chai Black Tea; calling it highly inappropriate.
A Hindu religious leader Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada, said that Goddess Kali is highly revered in Hinduism and is meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not to be trivialized in an imagined version to sell tea. Inappropriate usage of Hindu Deities or concepts or symbols or icons for commercial or other agenda was not appropriate as it hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus.
Zed also urged Coffee Shop of Horrors and its CEO to offer a formal apology; besides withdrawing from online and store sale the “Blood of Kali” teabags carrying re-imagined images of Goddess Kali. Rajan Zed noted that her distorted portrayal with green snakes around her neck and arms and a pair of scissors in one hand could be disturbing for the devotees. Moreover, selling black tea as Kali’s blood was belittling of sacred beliefs.
Goddess Kali, who personifies Shakti or Divine Energy, is widely worshipped in Hinduism. She is considered the Goddess of time and change. Some Bengali poets described Her as Supreme Deity.