Thursday, February 05, 2015




Must not eat the Lord Ganesha



A Hindu activist has urged the Bond Street Chocolate company of New York to withdraw its “Ganesh Chocolate,” a figurine of Lord Ganesh made with chocolate, calling it highly inappropriate.

Rajan Zed, Indian American president of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a Jan. 31 statement said that Lord Ganesh was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not to be eaten casually.

Zed urged Bond Street Chocolate to show some responsibility, respect and maturity by “understanding the hurt feelings of Hindu community” and stop manufacturing Ganesh-shaped edible chocolates.

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I have a big bronze image of Ganesha in my entrance hall, mounted respectfully.  I think he is a lot of fun.

My Ganesha

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Seems like a reasonable request.

Anonymous said...

a request is all it should be

Bird of Paradise said...

Hindus worship Monkeys,Cows and Elephants and a revrence for rats PETA must love hinduism

LTEC said...

You can buy a chocolate Jesus here:
http://lesucrebleu.com/order/chocolate-jesus

Anonymous said...

Another religion who seek to force their disgruntlement around the world to those who don't hold their religion in high esteem. It would seem that as long as it is Christianity is the religion of ridicule there is no problem. All others are off limits.

Anonymous said...

Yes, religious people - including Christians - should not expect their religious views to have any more influence (or special respect) on the rest of society than any other random individual or organization expressing views in the accepted democratic fashion.

Go Away Bird said...

Whats wrong with eating a pagan deity?

Anonymous said...

Not just pagan deities - isn't the Christian Mass about eating the body of Christ, and Catholics believe/d it was literal (transubstantiation)!

Anonymous said...

And drinking Christ's blood - like a Voodoo cult!