Congress MP Shashi Tharoor got schooled on Twitter on Thursday when he tweeted a picture wishing everyone for the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti. Tharoor known for his English vocabulary was trolled by the Twitteratis as he posted a picture of Buddha instead of Mahavir.
It's Mahavir's Jayanti not Gautam Buddha Jayanti. This is what happens when you become Hindu due to party pressure. pic.twitter.com/M8dJIktbNW— Smoking Skills (@SmokingSkills_) March 29, 2018
While no one doubted Tharoor's intentions, it gave an opportunity for Twitteratis to have some fun at the Congress MP's expense.
Happy Onam pic.twitter.com/2E7tLZwGMF
— Akshay (@AkshayKatariyaa) March 29, 2018
It's Mahavir's Jayanti not Gautam Buddha Jayanti. This is what happens when you become Hindu due to party pressure. pic.twitter.com/M8dJIktbNW
Here's the source for my picture: https://t.co/OrNVaFsJqd— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) March 29, 2018
Authentic, accepted alternatives most welcome. At least, thanks to my apparent error, a lot more people are tweeting on Mahavira than they would otherwise have! https://t.co/vYHNgeeY22
While Tharoor first defended his choice of the picture but later accepted the mistake without deleting the tweet.
कभी ख़ुशी कभी ग़म.... Ttypos yesterday, Mahavira today.... Will take a breakhttps://t.co/k9XqfE8o1y
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) March 29, 2018
He was not the only one who went wrong. There were others as well.
— Hindustan (@Live_Hindustan) March 29, 2018
Since it seems our media has found nothing more newsworthy than my innocent mistake, do see how Mahavira is depicted by all these mainstream publications!https://t.co/bBQUYBADDK https://t.co/NOSKPdwKuQ https://t.co/a7zlMqimZyhttps://t.co/1nNUJq9H0mhttps://t.co/CkfJJOYqj6— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) March 29, 2018
But trust Tharoor to turn a bad day into an opportunity. Tharoor tagged news websites who had made the same mistake of using the picture of Buddha for Mahavir Jayanti.
Mahavir Jayanti is celebration of the Lord Mahavir's birthday. According to the Jain texts as reported by The Indian Express, Lord Mahavir was born on the thirteenth day of the bright half of the moon in the month of Chaitra in the year 599 BCE. The festival is celebrated in the memory of the last spiritual teacher of the religion. The idol of Mahavira is carried in a procession called Rath Yatra.
Updated On: 2020-09-15T16:33:04+05:30