Commercialization of places of faith. Is it true?
Do you feel that places of faith have become very commercialized? Have you experienced this first-hand?
As time goes by, people visiting temples or places of faith has been increasing. Visiting temples regularly, one can't ignore the new changes that are happening around these places of worship.
Almost every day there is a special pooja, mechanized drums and bells, differential lighting, loud music and structural extensions. The costs of the number of types of services have increased. There are many priests, each who do the same poojas once money is handed over to them.
I'm glad that more and more people are visiting these temples to offer their prayers and follow their faith. But there seems to be a good deal of revenue being generated, the revenue would be huge in bigger and well-known temples. Is the money taxed or used appropriately; along with it other service industries have mushroomed and flourishing well.
Is it just a change due to increased demand or are places of faith getting commercialized?