‘Liberals’ Attack Rajdeep Sardesai For Wishing Hindus On Ashadhi Ekadashi, Here’s How The Journalist Responded

Rajdeep Sardesai recently wished his followers on Twitter on the occasion of the Ashadhi Ekadashi. Soon after that, liberals including a professor at Stevens Business School attacked him on Twitter for making those wishes.

The Tweet on Ashadhi Ekadashi

Rajdeep Sardesai, a popular India Today journalist, belongs to a Marathi family. Ashadhi Ekadashi is one of the holiest occasions of the Hindu calendar and people in Maharashtra celebrate it with great enthusiasm. On 10th July 2022, the 57-year-old wished his followers on Twitter on the occasion of the Ashadhi Ekadashi.

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According to Hindu beliefs, Lord Vishnu takes a rest for four months starting on Ashadhi Ekadashi. On this day, lakhs of pilgrims gather at Pandharpur in Maharashtra to get the Darshan of Lord Viththala who is an avatar of Lord Vishnu.

Wishing people a blessed Ekadashi, Rajdeep Sardesai wrote, “Wishing everyone a blessed Ekadashi. Peace and happiness.”

Liberals attack journalist

This however did not go down well with some liberals as they attacked him on Twitter for making those wishes. Stevens Business School professor tweeted commenting on Rajdeep Sardesai’s tweet, “Hehehe “Happy Ekadashi” it seems. There are 24 in a year. Sometimes 26. The dude doesn’t know what Ashadhi Ekadashi signifies I’m sure. Just covering all bases.”

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Another Twitter user replied to Rajdeep Sardesai and wrote in his tweet, “Ekadashi comes twice a month at least. It has no special significance, except that Hindu widows have some food restrictions. In the search of “inter-faith” harmony, don’t obfuscate please.”

It must also be noted that Rajdeep Sardesai also wished his followers a Happy Eid, as the Muslim festival of Bakri Eid is also being celebrated on the 10th of July in India. Rajdeep Sardesai tweeted, “Eid Mubarak. Peace and happiness everyone.”

A Twitter user also had a problem with this and tweeted, “Praan Jaye par balance Na Jaye.” The comment referred to how after wishing Eid, Rajdeep Sardesai wished a happy Ekadashi within minutes.

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One more Twitter user tweeted, “Today Eid is also being celebrated in the country. Your fear for greetings on Eid occasion can easily be understood.” Even though Sardesai had tweeted his Eid greetings, apparently tweeting greetings for a Hindu festival nullified that.

After facing criticism for wishing Hindus on Ashadhi Ekadashi, Rajdeep Sardesai tried to do a ‘damage control’ as he tweeted, “Sunday noon musing: Eid and Ekadashi on the same day. Maybe the gods are reminding us of the need for interfaith harmony.”