Mahishasura was king, not demon: Dalits

Hyderabad, Oct. 16: Mahishasura is usually seen as a cruel demon killed by Goddess Durga, but Dalit research scholars of Osmania University have strongly opposed this saying that he was actually a Dalit king killed by Aryans.

The scholars have urged the Dalit community not to celebrate Dasara since it lauds the killing of Mahishasura and portrays him as a demon.

In fact, activists of Dalit Shakti have decided to make Mahishasura their icon.

They put up a larger-than-life cutout of Mahishasura in the OU campus, garlanded him and also offered prayers.

Dalit Shakti has also decided to oppose Diwali celebrations in the present form and is getting ready to explain the “real” story behind it to the masses.


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