In the afternoon, Rama’s main activity was to sit with Sita and drink wine. I’m not saying this. I heard the writer say that the document says so.
This is not the first time Bhagwan has made offensive comments to Lord Ram. In 2019, the author sparked a massive controversy that, according to Valmiki Ramayan, Lord Ram once drank “intoxicants” and made Sita consume them as well.
He commented in his book Rama Mandira Yake Beda.
Some Hindu outfits strongly protested KS Bhagwan’s comments and attempted to perform a ‘puja’ outside the writer’s residence.
The government had to increase security outside KS Bhagwan’s residence to prevent costumed members from performing rituals.
At that time, a Hindu outfit led by KM Nishant attempted to hold a puja outside Bhagwan’s residence in Kuvempunagar.
ToI was quoting Nishant, who said the writer’s statements about Hindu deities “disturbed the peace of society”.