new practices of "immersion" of Ganesha, Durga
In keeping with the Swachh Bharat campaign, we need to think of new practices of "immersion" of Ganesha, Durga, etc. The old practices of dumping into the nearby lake or river cannot be acceptable any more. Our lakes and rivers need cleaning - and not continuous addition of pollutants.
Can the Swachh Bharat National Circle come up with practices appropriate for 21st century? Practices that will encourage RECYCLING as well as STOP US FROM POLLUTING OUR LAKES, RIVERS and BEACHES? more
I think paper photos can be an alternative. more
The Idols to be made of only water soluble material.( That should be the law) All kind of competition of Puja stalls to be banned. Are we religious or playing sports? Things will change. Change in Immersion practice will not help. more
All the Idols must be Eco Friend and there should be one particular Pond in each city for the Immersion. To avoid crowd , all the Organisors should be provided with time frame and the Idol must arrive at that time. more
Yes ! True concern at the right time. Cleaning up lakes rivers tanks and beaches happening on one side, polluting the same like immersing idols with chemical painting on the other side is not at all acceptable. The size of the vinayaka idols has to be brought down to max 1 feet height and recyclable. Immersing practice have to be discontinued with immediate effect and alternate practice have to be sought from religious gurus. more
Pooja can be organised in a simple and clean manner, by being Objective. Immersion of Deities and offerings of Flower and other material in Water Bodies has to be completely curbed. Formality of Immersion of Deities can be carried out by having Deities of small size and made out of grain product, which can serve as food for the marine life. Offerings to Deities should be in form of funds or materialistic which can be diverted to the needy - the Reserved Class. more