In Thirunallaru, where Lord Sani resides, the practice is that people visiting the temple should buy new black clothes, wear it, bath in the pool, shed the black dresses into the pool, and leave the place, wear normal clothes and worship the lord.
Apart from polluting the pool, see how the sale of black clothes flourishes on the name of Sani Bhagavan.
No life without Sun
Water bodies and rivers are our lifeline and we should keep them clean. Throwing garlands, flowers, prasadam and other things in them is a very wrong action and anyone who is concerned for green Earth will never do it.
Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.
The best part was that the waste is collected on the bank itself and is not thrown in the river. These things have been in our blood and it will take years to make people understand that we are ultimately polluting water bodies and in return we don't get any blessing.
" We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”
– Abraham Lincoln
Interestingly there are so many religions and cultures in this world and everyone has its own set of beliefs and thinking and no one is going to agree to change so easily.
There is a competition angle to this problem. Some people say that if the other religion people are so rigid and stubborn then why I change my ways. I will be more rigid so that their religion should not dominate us. It has happened during the British regime in India that some of the locals started to change their religion to christianity seeing that it was more modernised and reputed religion in the world. So such things will happen if we do not stick to our culture may be sometimes blindly also.
At the same time it is our duty to take care of the environment and people should agree to modify our ways to some extent so that the rituals polluting rivers or water bodies are minimised and we find some alternative for it like offering them in a small tank in a temple where a regular cleaning can be done.
Knowledge is power.
It may be difficult to convince people but with persistence and guidance, such things can be avoided and we can prevent water bodies from getting polluted.
Who is responsible for this havoc?. Like human beings there are Animals, birds and other creatures living in this planet. Except for human beings, no other creature in this planet are causing pollution and damage to the environment. We consider ourselves as more intelligent among other creatures in the plant. Why not we learn some lessons from birds and animals in protecting the environment.
"If you don’t understand my silence, you will not understand my words"
As we all know that it's not correct, but in most of the cases, we tend to do the wrong thing in the name of religious sentiment or due to personal weakness. The gen-next has a strong vision, and the day they will take up the responsibility to change the mindset, then such odd practices will come to an end.
We must also become firm and act accordingly. Our attitude will eradicate pollution.
We are talking about the rituals of a particular faith but slightly ahead I would like to extend this to other belief systems as well wherein because of slaughtering this has also led to polluting of the water bodies.
What could be more to say here because we have more into faith & lesser with some logical sense but instead of these entire one good thing is that we are beginning to realize this fact & is also raising these concerns with the others on different platforms. One of the instances could be from form recent Kumbh festival wherein due to efforts of the Central & State governments the visitors became evident of cleanliness around which were missing during the decades of different other governance.
It will take some time for people to get changed. Slowly we are seeing the change. Many people are aware of the problems and try to come out slowly. But this is not the main threat to pollution. The main threat comes from industries where a lot of waste is generated and just left it to the public without doing any treatment. The corrupted officers will be cooperating such people. Let us think more about those practices which are causing major damage to the public.