Hindu Groups Say "No" to Statues

July 7, 2010

Author: Eun Yang

Source: NBC Washington

Wire Service: AP


Two Hindu advocacy organizations are crying foul over the sale of statues depicting Hindu gods, calling the practice inappropriate.

They want a Virginia-based company to stop selling them immediately.

Sacred Source, based outside of Charlottesville, Va., is a longtime distributor of deity statues. But the groups said the company has gone too far, selling one statue that shows the god Shiva sitting cross-legged with a nude woman sitting in his lap.