Is it true that even religious festivals are being commodified by the merchants?We celebrate many festivals throughout the year including the religious festivals like Maha Shivratri, Janmashtami, Ram Navmi, Navratri and so many others.
All of us must have noticed that these days people are using social media like never before in exchanging greetings/gifts on the occasion of festivals, sometimes even without application of mind. I remember having read that few persons were sending 'Happy Muharram' message which is actually a festival of mourning.
The common people spend money for celebrating festivals and the money goes to the merchants. That way only merchants gain something materially and all others lose.
Because of such reasons, the merchants, including online portals, glorify all the occasions including religious festivals prompting the common man to spend more and more money to increase their profit.
Is it true that even religious festivals are being commodified by the merchants?