The festival Eid became an opportunity for the Liberals and pseudo Secularist to manipulate Hindu history in order to peddle a wholly distorted narrative . Secularist like Yogendra Yadav and Shashi Tharoor posted an original old Rajasthani painting of Lord Krishna and others with false information in order to peddle a narrative. The secularists claimed that the painting is depicting Lord Krishna pointing towards the Moon on the occasion of Eid. Factually, the caption is misleading and false. Supposedly, educated people like Yogendra Yadav and Shashi Tharoor reminds one of Thomas Sowell’s quote. According to Sowell, “Too much of what is called ‘education’ is little more than an expensive isolation from reality.” He further states, “Emotions neither prove nor disprove facts. There was a time when any rational adult understood this. But years of dumbed-down education and emphasis on how people ‘feel’ have left too many people unable to see through this media gimmick.”
Reproduction of an 18th century Rajasthan miniature depicting Lord Krishna sighting the Eid moon and pointing it out to a group of Muslim men and women. Let’s resolve on this Eid to win back the spirit of Indìa the picture depicts.
(Courtesy: Navina Jafa) pic.twitter.com/lwTraLYfo7
— Yogendra Yadav (@_YogendraYadav) June 15, 2018
A lovely painting depicting Lord Krishna looking at the Eid moon with the Rozedars, Rajasthan, early 1600s.
May this Eid bring peace, harmony, tolerance and acceptance to all! pic.twitter.com/Uvsi5G0vKZ
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) June 16, 2018
Their lies didn’t last long. Learned authorities on Indian art completely rubbished their bogus claims. The main reason why these secularists thought, by breaking all the known rules of common sense, that Krishna is sighting an Eid moon is that person standing next to him had a beard and therefore was thought to be a Muslim. One must admit liberals are very poor at reasoning and logical thinking. They hardly allow facts to contaminate their beautiful fictional vision. It is believed that artist had depicted Krishna and his elder brother Balram along with Nanda Maharaj, the bearded Man. Krishna and Balram are pointing towards the sky (probably towards the Govardhan Parvat) and not the Eid moon.
Most likely, the painting is the depiction of an obscure passage from Bhagavata Purana. Art authorities, as well as reputed twitter handle on Indian history, True Indology, also exposed the falsehood spread by the secularist step by step with clear scriptural evidences.
2. Facts about this alleged "Krishna showing Eid" painting
1) It wasnt painted by Mughal or Muslim artist. It was painted by Nainsukh's Pahari succesoor
2) Painting does NOT depict Krishna showing Eid. The image depicts a scene from Bhagavata Purana
3) It depicts Krishna-Nanda
— True Indology (@TrueIndology) June 17, 2018
In a scathing letter, the authority on Indian art B. N. Goswamy says that everything shared about the Krishna painting was totally false. Not Rajasthani. Not moon sighting. No Mughal character. He also wonders aloud why Harbans Mukhia spread this. Well… https://t.co/1ylGik71Nt
— HindolSengupta (@HindolSengupta) June 17, 2018
Even after being exposed Yogendra Yadav continued to make lame excuses in the defense of his act.
I still maintain there's nothing anti-Hindu about such reading of this painting, as is clear from ISKON, Dipankar Deb and Swarajyamag promoting it.
I refuse to be apologetic about searching and highlighting authentic symbols of Hindu-Muslim unity.
That's my nationalism.
— Yogendra Yadav (@_YogendraYadav) June 17, 2018
This is the typical method used by Liberals and secularist to undermine Hindu religion in order to pave way for the foreign culture to gain legitimacy and superiority over Hindu religion. They are just subtly advertising Islam. Their misleading captions basically propagate that, “look Hindus, your gods also accept the existence of Allah, celebrate Eid and now you also do the same. Your god also doesn’t object in celebrating Eid then how could you dare to do so.” On even days these secularists deny the existence and Krishna and call him as mythological characters but on odd days they accept and celebrate his existence and use him as a tool to propagate their political narrative.
As far as the true nature of the painting is concerned, the painting is most probably a creation of 19th century originating in Tehri-Gerhwal region. Although, some people are also claiming that the painting is in Rajasthani style. Notwithstanding the origin of the painting, it is crystal clear that contrary to the claims the painting does not depict Krishna with ‘rozedaars’ pointing towards the moon. The false narrative of the painting peddled by ‘eminent’ historians such as Harbans Mukhia, Irfan Habib, Ramchandra Guha is an indication of the sad state of Indian historiography and its manipulation by Marxist historians.