Is it right to burn edible things on the name of offering to God or Goddess?Members,
While performing rituals, the purohit/poojari/priest burns a lot of varieties of food items on the name of offering to God or goddess. The chief edible items that get burnt are - Ghee, butter, Navadhanyam( 9 types of cereals and grains) coconut, lemon, fruits, cooked rice, spices etc. Even they burn the clothes and coins while performing Poojas. It is only the Hindus who perform such wasteful acts. Such things cannot be consumed or used. The smoke created during homom pollutes the atmosphere and affects our eyes. Yet people tolerate it with a belief that it is the God gift.
Members, Is it right? Does it help? If it helps, how? Are we not wasting our food grains that took long to grow? Is it not a sin? Do you justify this act? Why they don't offer currency notes to the God through the fire, why only coin?
Members, Kindly post your frank views and comments.