It is quite an unfortunate trend emerging in the nation that the customs and rituals of Hindu’s are often mocked by the ‘liberals’. Actor Madhavan, a well-known face for Bollywood and Tamil Films is the latest victim to this trend. Madhavan had made an innocent and harmless tweet, of a picture where he and his son seen wearing the sacred thread that Brahmins wear, and son tying Rakhi on Madhavan’s hand in his sister’s absence, which was mocked by the liberals. This is his Tweet.
When your son ties Rakhi to you because your Sister sent it to him . Ha ha ha .. WISH YOU AL A VERY HAPPY RAKSHA BANDHAN. pic.twitter.com/Ty8sc53oHJ
— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) August 15, 2019
“Lol 2019 and people still think these threads (both Janeu and Rakhi) are worth celebrating,” wrote one Twitter user, not impressed with his tweet. Check out some other tweets.
Lol 2019 and people still think these threads (both Janeu and Rakhi) are worth celebrating https://t.co/u7CFVYdm1I
— India Against Fascism ?????? (@LiberalMantri) August 15, 2019
— sathish kumar .m (@sathishkumarm9) August 15, 2019
One is casteist the other patriarchical. Rakhi can perhaps be salvaged I see colleagues do it mainly as a inter-gender friendship thing but the janeu – never!
— Conrad Barwa (@ConradkBarwa) August 15, 2019
In liberal circles, the Poonal or the sacred thread they wear is equated with a symbol of genocide and oppression. It is seldom considered as a part of the rituals and traditions of the people of a particular culture.