Drishti IAS host Dr. Vikas Divyakirti in soup over remarks on Goddess Sita; Here's what happened

Divyakriti, apparently referring to some texts, tells the students that in Ramayana, God Rama had once compared Goddess Sita with "ghee contaminated by a dog"

Drishti IAS host Dr. Vikas Divyakirti in soup over remarks on Goddess Sita; Here's what happened -

Well-renowned USPC coaching centre Drishti IAS has found itself in the middle of the controversy after its host and teacher Dr. Vikas Divyakirti made a remark on Goddess Sita during one of his lectures. Dr. Vikas Divyakirti, who is among the famous teachers teaching UPSC aspirants sparked a row when told the students that once Lord Ram compared Goddess Sita with 'ghee contaminated by a dog'. Vikas Divyakirti's videos often go viral on social media and most of the time Drishti IAS host gets a heap of praise from netizens. However, this time Dr. Vikas Divyakirti's remarks have started a hashtag #BanDrishtiIAS and several verified accounts have posted against the centre and the video. So, the question arises what Dr. Vikas Divyakirti said?

Going by Vikas Divyakirti Viral Video, the Drishti IAS host can be seen teaching UPSC students the Sanskrit epic Ramayana. Divyakriti, apparently referring to some texts, tells the students that in Ramayana, God Rama had once compared Goddess Sita with "ghee contaminated by a dog". Vikas in the video tells the students that when Lord ram defeated Ravana, Goddess Sita was elated over it thinking that his husband has done everything for him. However, to bring his happiness to the ground, Lord Ram stated that he did not fight the war against Ravana for her but for his family and caste. Following that the USPC teacher used the dog analogy saying that this is what Lord Ram said.

Acknowledging that the comparison was controversial, he stated that the writer of Ramayana deliberately skipped this as he knew that it will turn out to be a controversy in the future and angle of feminism will crip in.

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However, a section of social media also came out in solidarity with Dr. Vikas Divyakirti saying that whatever he said was based on facts. Furthermore, Vikas Divyakirti supporters shared transcripts of Sanskrit shloka pointing out that Lord Ram indeed said those things to Goddess Sita.

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Who is Dr. Vikas Divyakirti?

For those unaware, Divyakriti is quite popular among the aspirants of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exam. He had completed BA, MA, M.Phil and PhD in Hindi Literature from Delhi University. He had cleared the UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) in 1996 in his first attempt. After clearing all three stages of the exam and securing a rank of 384, he was allotted the Ministry of Home Affairs. However, he resigned a year later to establish Drishti IAS coaching classes in 1999. The centre is headquartered in Delhi's Mukherjee Nagar but also has branches in Prayagraj and Jaipur.


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