Famous Kannada writer and rationalist KS Bhagavan created controversy by claiming that Valmiki’s Ramayana states that Lord Rama used to sit with his wife Sita and drink wine in the afternoon. Addressing a function in Karnataka’s Mandya on Friday, Bhagwan said that Lord Rama was “not ideal” because he did not care for his wife after sending her to the forest and beheaded a Shudra who was buried under a tree. I was sitting in penance. .
“There is talk of creating a Rama Rajya… If one reads the Uttara Kanda of Valmiki’s Ramayana, it becomes clear that (Lord) Rama was not ideal. He did not rule for 11,000 years but only for 11.” ruled for years,” ANI said, quoting KS Bhagwan.
“Rama used to sit with Sita in the afternoon and spend the rest of the day drinking… He sent his wife Sita to the forest and did not care for her… He cut off the head of a Shudra Shambuka, who had a He was sitting under a tree in penance. How can he be exemplary?” He allegedly said.
This is not the first time the Lord has made a controversial comment on Lord Rama. In 2019, he made similar claims that Lord Rama ate ‘intoxicating things’ and made Sita drink them too. The rationalist has been targeted by right-wing groups for his controversial statements and has reportedly received death threats after the killing of renowned Kannada calligrapher and National Sahitya Akademi awardee Professor MM Kalbargi.
“I want to say to those who killed Professor Kalbargi, Govind Pansare and Narendra Dabholkar, and are now threatening to kill me: You can attack us and tear us apart but our The work will continue. They may kill me but that will not change my position,” Bhagwan told HT in 2015.
(with ANI input)