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    Cleanliness and huygine in religious places.

    We talk of keeping our surroundings and public places clean. Govt has also given much thrust in this area. Things are appearing better especially in Railways and some other public utilities.

    Coming to the religious places there is lot of crowd and rush of people but we have not made commensurate arrangements of cleanliness. Sometimes, the stale and old prasadam is distributed in some of these places, which is not good for consumption.

    Many people are not very much aware of hygiene and cleanliness and ignore these aspects in these religious places also.

    Can we do something to improve these things? How to make people aware of this?
  • #637627
    Yes we are duty bound to maintain cleanliness and hygiene at the religious places. Because a religious place is visited and maintained by the people who are the devotees to that place. For example I appreciate the administration of TTD. Daily lakhs of devotees visits this temple town and we can imagine how many waste, dirt and unwanted things are thrown away here and there. But the alert TTD administration is always firm on keeping the premises clean and also the cottages are maintained in good conditions. Even at the community kitchen, the inflow of the pilgrims to have meals is more and the entire premises is kept cleaned and hygienic so that every next user feels the cleanliness. Such type of attitude is not present in other temples where also considerable pilgrims visit daily. On our part we should dispose the waste things in the dust bin and keep the premises clean.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #637647
    The cleanliness and hygiene in public places are very important as many people will be coming here and there will be a lot of floating public. A bus stand, a railway station, an airport, a place of worship, a function hall and a movie theatre, like this the list will go a long way. In all these places cleanliness is the most important factor. Whatever the efforts put in by the administration, if the public is not having the sense of responsibility in maintaining this, it is very difficult to maintain the hygiene and cleanliness. These days there is a lot of change in the outlook of all the people is changed. Everybody is trying to see that they will not spoil the public places which are a good change.
    But still, there are some people who don't feel that responsibility and they smoke and through the remnants wherever they like. But fortunately, in many of the temples, we observe very good neatness and the devotees also make best efforts to keep the surroundings neat and tidy.

    always confident

  • #637651
    I think everyone needs to learn from the Kerala people. They are too good in their emphasis on cleanliness.

    The Kerala people make it a point, never to spit in public places. The temples are always clean people, as a rule, are highly disciplined. For instance, I have never seen people eat their own food, inside the temples.

    Cut to the Tiruthani, temple, next to a town called Arakkonam, and also known as one of the abodes of Lord Muruga. This temple, though very famous and visited by thousands of pilgrims throughout the year, is so dirty, and is always so. People eat right in the places of worship, and throw litter all around.

    And even temples the world-class Meenakshi Amman temple in Madurai need improvement, in terms of cleanliness.

    What we need to do is to understand what it takes to maintain temples the Kerala way, and then do something about it.

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