Mahua Moitra shares video of her dancing to mark Durga Puja festivities
New Delhi/IBNS: Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra Friday shared a video of her dancing with the people of Bengal's Nadia district as part of a procession to mark Mahapanchami celebrations as the annual autumn festival of Durga Puja kickstarted.
In the video, she could be seen matching steps with other women on a Bengali folk song, walking the streets.
Sharing the video, she wrote: "Lovely moments from Mahapanchami celebrations in Nadia."
Lovely moments from Mahapanchami celebrations in Nadia pic.twitter.com/y0mkbhGGiC— Mahua Moitra (@MahuaMoitra) September 30, 2022
Celebrated on the fifth day of the nine-day Navratri festival, Mahapanchami sees devotees worshipping the fifth incarnation of Durga.
Moitra's video got a lot of encouraging replies with responses such as, "Love your energy and fire" and "The way you connect with people, stay the same and stay blessed always".
Known to be religious, Moitra's comment recently sparked controversy and she was brutally trolled for speaking about different ways of worshipping Goddes Kali.
"For me, Goddess Kali is a meat-eating and alcohol-accepting goddess. If you go to Tarapith (a major shrine in Bengal's Birbhum district), you will see sadhus smoking. That is the version of Kali people worship (there). I, within Hinduism, being a Kali worshipper, have the right to imagine Kali in that way; that is my freedom," she had said while speaking at the India Today conclave.
She was trolled primarily by political rival BJP, which said she had "insulted" the goddess. Even her party TMC also distanced itself from her remark.
However, Moitra held her ground and in her defence, she had said: "I have the freedom to do it (envision a meat-eating goddess) as much as you have the freedom to worship your god as vegetarian and white-clothed."