Friday, September 17, 2010

Ganesha Immersion

I cannot understand why people should pray to an idol for several days and then throw it in dirty water! Judging by the debris, this is what some 4 or 5 families had done at Puttenahalli Lake! Yesterday we saw a man walking purposefully towards the water front with a plastic bag in one hand and crash helmet in the other. We explained to him that we had buried a couple of dead dogs in the lake bed, one exactly in the place where he was going to "immerse" the idol. He scooted. Unfortunately, we will not always be present to save the devotees from the sin of abandoning their once beloved idol in dirty water. Forget the Ganesha disintegrating below, we could have saved ourselves the trouble of having to remove the plastic bags and flowers floating on the surface!

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