Designer Lisa Blue outraged many Hindus by modeling bikinis and one-piece swimwear with the image of Lakshmi during last week’s Australian Fashion Week in Sydney.
Angry crowds burned Australian flags in protest of the depiction of Lakshmi, the goddess of beauty, wealth and good fortune.
Indian Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said he discussed the issue with Australian Craig Emerson in Parliament House yesterday.
“Lakshmi is a deity which is worshiped by the Hindus and using the image on a swimwear line offended the sensitivities and the religious sentiments” of Hindus:, Sharma is quoted by the Associated Press.
“The concerned company was rightly advised and has withdrawn the line and that issue is settled because by doing so, sensitivity on this matter and the religious sentiments have been respected,” he added.
Source: USA Today:
To be a “pain in the ass”, is a phrase often used on people who are provocative or rebellious.
If someone had put the image of Catholic Mary and her son on the butt of a model, the Catholic World would have rejected in a similar way as Hindus.
The goddess Lakshmi is also found on full swimsuits.
Ladies. Please dress modestly.
1 Timothy 2:9
I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes.
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