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Fact Check: Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned his back to Lord Ganesha at the Dagdusheth Halwai Ganesh temple in Pune?

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News: 1 Aug 2023 : 

There was a controversy on social media that Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned his back to Lord Ganesha at the Dagdusheth Halwai Ganesh temple in Pune. However, the photo that was shared was taken out of context. The full video shows that PM Modi was actually performing parikrama, or circumambulation, around the deity. He turned his back to the deity for a brief moment as he was revolving around the spot.

This is a common practice in Hinduism, and it is not considered disrespectful. In fact, it is a way of showing reverence to the deity. The controversy was caused by a misunderstanding of the photo, and it has since been debunked.

Here are some of the facts about the incident:

  • PM Modi visited the Dagdusheth Halwai Ganesh temple on August 1, 2023.
  • He offered prayers to the deity and performed parikrama.
  • A photo was taken of him during the parikrama, and it appeared that he was turning his back to the deity.
  • However, the full video of the incident shows that he was actually revolving around the spot.
  • The controversy was caused by a misunderstanding of the photo.
  • It has since been debunked.

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