Unusual thread for some, for people who have faith in the higher power a question to ponder. Certainly, we need God and it's not the other way around. In our hectic lives, stress, worry, and anxiety are common and the need for money is increasing more and more for many of us. Hence, this makes us reach out to God to seek his blessings.While praying some do in silence, some singly loudly, some smear their entire forehead with ash and kumkum.Everyone is right as they feel that's the way to appease God.Likewise, we have a range of offerings to God. Some offer a simple arathi, a plateful of sweets, rice/sugar equal to their weight or their entire head's hair.
Along the same lines, some pray with the simple wish that if they pray and promise an offering, God will bless them and in return, they will go back to the temple and fulfil their offerings.There are many such promises made before a child is born, before going for an interview, before setting out to look for a house, before applying for a loan etc. Along long as it keep faith alive, it's fine and hence we are needing God more and more.