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Who is Archana Makwana, influencer booked for performing yoga in Golden Temple?

A female Instagram influencer is in legal trouble after performing yoga on the premises of the Golden Temple in Amritsar. The woman, Archana Makwana, is a yoga practitioner who came to Delhi on June 21, International Yoga Day, to receive an award.

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shgun S -- June 23rd 2024 01:30 PM
Who is Archana Makwana, influencer booked for performing yoga in Golden Temple?

Who is Archana Makwana, influencer booked for performing yoga in Golden Temple?

PTC Web Desk: A female Instagram influencer is in legal trouble after performing yoga on the premises of the Golden Temple in Amritsar. The woman, Archana Makwana, is a yoga practitioner who came to Delhi on June 21, International Yoga Day, to receive an award.

Later, she performed asanas on the grounds of the Golden Temple. Makwana then posted the photos on Instagram, triggering widespread outrage.

She has now been booked under Section 295A for practising yoga at Golden Temple.

On Saturday, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) filed a police complaint against Instagram influencer Archana Makwana for practising yoga at Golden Temple. The incident sparked anger among the Sikh community.

In addition, the SGPC has taken action against three 'sewadars' or employees for duty dereliction in the Darbar Sahib 'Parikrama' by allowing the woman to perform yoga exercises on the morning of June 21, which is the International Day of Yoga.

Who is Archana Makwana?


Archana Makwana's Instagram channel describes her as an influencer entrepreneur. She also has a fashion design brand House Of Archana. Her profile also associates her with the brand 'Healing Tattvas'. She also refers to herself as a travel blogger.

She received an award on International Yoga Day for her contributions to the field of yoga and wellness.

Archana Makwana's Apology


Following the uproar, the Instagram influencer deleted the photos and issued a public apology, expressing regret.

"I was unaware that practising yoga in the Gurdwara Sahib premises could be offensive to some as I was just paying my respect to him and didn't mean any harm to anyone," Makwana stated.

"I sincerely apologise for any hurt I may have caused and promise to be more mindful in the future. Please accept my sincere apologies," she added.

Makwana claimed in another Instagram story that despite her public apology, she was receiving death threats over the phone.

- PTC NEWS

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