Is it not wise to celebrate eco friendly festivals?Now that it is time for Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, I have a question to make to our members.
So, instead of clogging the rivers and such water bodies with the mud- which results in water shortage, why don't we use symbolic immersion? Instead of those huge - larger than life Ganesh idols, I do think that it would be wiser enough to worship a smaller permanent idol and after the regular Pooja over one and half to 11 days ( as the individual case may be) ,immerse the idol symbolically. You can then place the idol in a safer and cleaner way so that the it can be used next year again.
Please note that I am not against any particular ritual, but believe in changing the rituals over the needs of the time in tune with the changing lifestyle and conditions.
Would request members to share their views on the aspect.