Los Angeles online retailer urged to withdraw Lord Ganesha socks


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Los Angeles online retailer urged to withdraw Lord Ganesha socks

Upset Hindus are urging Chatsworth (Los Angeles, California) headquartered online retailer “Hipster’s Wonderland” for immediate withdrawal of socks carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha; calling it highly inappropriate.
 
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Lord Ganesha was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not to adorn one’s legs/feet. Inappropriate usage of Hindu deities or concepts for commercial or other agenda was not okay as it hurt the devotees.
 
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, also urged Hipster’s Wonderland and its CEO to offer a formal apology, besides withdrawing Lord Ganesha socks from its website and stockists.
 
Hinduism was the oldest and third largest religion of the world with about 1.1 billion adherents and a rich philosophical thought and it should not be taken frivolously. Symbols of any faith, larger or smaller, should not be mishandled, Rajan Zed noted.
 
Zed further said that such trivialization of Hindu deities was disturbing to the Hindus world over. Hindus were for free artistic expression and speech as much as anybody else if not more. But faith was something sacred and attempts at trivializing it hurt the followers, Zed added.
 
Hipster’s Wonderland, whose tagline is “The ultimate wonderland for all fashion lovers” and whose self-description includes “let your soul look smart, chic and all spiced up”; sells clothing, home stuff and accessories. “Ganesha Socks” were priced at $23 on its website.
 
In Hinduism, Lord Ganesha is worshipped as god of wisdom and remover of obstacles and is invoked before the beginning of any major undertaking. There are about three million Hindus in USA.

Opening of “Prayer & Meditation Room” at Texas A&M University commanded.
 
Hindus have welcomed public research institution Texas A&M University (TAMU) in College Station (Texas) for opening a designated Prayer and Meditation Room in its Sterling C. Evans Library; said to be an all-inclusive worship area.
 
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today; called this dedication of a quiet calming space for meditation, reflection and prayer for usage by the campus community—a step in the positive direction.
 
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, pointed out that with the presence of room for meditation and prayer, TAMU students would have a spiritually meaningful life in addition to material success after they graduated from here.
 
Rajan Zed thanked TAMU for recognizing the intersection of spirituality and education. Prayer and Meditation Room would be another feather in TAMU’s cap in making it a top class and wholesome higher education institution.
 
Zed hoped that at least Bhagavad-Gita, Rig-Veda, Ramayana and principal Upanishads would be made available in this Room to start with; and more Hindu scriptures added in the near future. Zed suggested TAMU to make this Room available to campus community 24-hours and 365 days.
 
Rajan Zed urged all universities and colleges of USA and Canada to provide prayer-meditation rooms if they were serious in the all-round development of their students.
 
This Room, located on the northwest corner of fifth floor and lined up with windows, is reportedly open to all students, faculty, and staff of all faiths and none and includes “books that cover various religious and meditation-related subjects”. TAMU already had an All Faiths Chapel, which claims to serve “all denominations and creeds…to encourage the spiritual expression and development”.
 
“…any and all experiences in the room for prayer or contemplation will lead to better understanding and relationships among all Aggies,” David H. Carlson, TAMU Libraries Dean, stated in a release.
 
Opened in 1876, research-intensive flagship and oldest public institution of higher education in Texas, TAMU, on an over 5,200 acres campus with about 400 degrees, is home to about 66425 students. Charles W. Schwartz, John Sharp and Michael K. Young are Regents Chairman, Chancellor and President respectively.

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