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Who is Archana Makwana, social media influencer who received death threat for performing yoga at Golden Temple?

Makwana visited the Golden Temple on June 21, 2024, International Yoga Day, which is observed worldwide, and executed her go-to yoga pose, Shashankasana.

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Who is Archana Makwana, social media influencer who received death threat for performing yoga at Golden Temple?
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After practicing yoga on the grounds of the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Instagram celebrity Archana Makwana became the target of criticism. Makwana's social media post went viral, and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) reported her to the police on Saturday for allegedly offending the Sikh community's sensibilities. Makwana claimed that despite her apology, she has kept getting death threats.

Makwana posted a video apology on her Instagram account following the outcry. She claimed that on June 19, she traveled to Delhi to accept an award for her services to the fields of yoga and wellness. As a token of her appreciation, she planned to stop by the Golden Temple. 

 

 

Makwana visited the Golden Temple on June 21, 2024, International Yoga Day, which is observed worldwide, and executed her go-to yoga pose, Shashankasana. She added that she apologized if her acts upset anyone and that she didn't mean to hurt anyone's religious sentiments. Archana also mentioned how she thought other people were misrepresenting her.

Vadodara-based apparel designer House Of Archana is owned by Instagram influencer and businesswoman Makwana. In addition, she blogs about her travel experiences and is connected to the "Healing Tattvas" brand. On Instagram, she has close to 140k followers. She describes herself as a fashion designer, blogger, influencer, and entrepreneur. On International Yoga Day, Archana was honored with an award for her services to the field of yoga and wellness promotion.

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