Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday extended greetings to the nation on the occasion of Durga Ashtami by sharing a picture of himself on Twitter with the message that said, “May Maa Durga Eliminate All Evil”.

However, he was called out for sharing a picture of goddess Kali instead of Durga. Some also pointed out that Modi had actually shared pictures from his 2015 visit to Dakshineshwar Temple near Kolkata.


While some Twitter users mocked the prime minister for not being able to distinguish between the two idols, there were some who pointed out that both the goddesses represented power and, hence, are the same.

Here are some of the reactions:

The prime ministers defenders were countered by others who pointed out that Ram and Krishna are two avatars of the same god and asked whether it was okay to celebrate Janmashtami on Ramnavami.