Thursday, 13 September 2018

3 Reasons to celebrate Eco-friendly GANESH CHATURTI


Every festival rings in positivity along and so is the festival of Ganesh Chaturti. Ganesh Chaturti marks the new beginning all-together and Lord Ganesh who is also popularly known as Vighanharta showers his blessings upon us. With this divine beginning let us all begin to love and care our nature, which will lead us towards a more richer and healthier future. 
Eco Friendly Ganesh Chaturti
It is always said that festivals should be celebrated with full enthusiasm and devotion towards lords and yes we all do it. Key element of a festival is to grow and prosper, But are we forgetting this key element while celebrating Ganesh Chaturti. We all have witnessed what we harm we have done to nature and still we are not restricting ourselves for further destruction.

A few steps when taken care can bring in many fruitful changes to our environment. And surely Gods will also be happy with our ways to celebrate festival. So let’s see simple 3 steps this Ganesh Chaturti to mark it’s beginning on a positive note and maintains balance in nature.
 
1. Respecting & Love thy Nature: It is believed in Hindu mythology that God exists in the minutest particles present around us. Remember the saying “kan kan mein bhagwan baste hai”, (In every tiny particle God resides) so one must carefully utilize the resources that nature has gifted us and respect each particle of nature. So this time let us welcome an eco friendly lord Ganesha idol painted using natural colors. By doing so we will respect our nature we come closer to God.

2. Recognizing Greatwater bodies: Our major part of our earth is surrounded by water and is the home for millions of species. Non-ecofriendly Ganesha idols when immersed in oceans and seas brings a major imbalance in the environment and flora-fauna are most effected by this act. Our one day act leads to years of work to clean these water bodies and yet we are unable to clean it completely.

One must respect the 'Jal Dev', The God Of Water in Hindu mythology by not polluting it by immersing idols that are made of plaster of Paris and fibers that are not easily dissolved in water. We cannot make the most of this festival if we are causing harm to someone else.

3. Valuing fresh Air: The grandeur of Lord Ganesha is celebrated by burning firecrackers and is done to such an extent that we fail to see lord idol in the smog of fire crackers. The smoke emitted by firecrackers is so harsh that we can’t even sing and say chants and bhajans for Lord Ganesh during such an auspicious days.

·     While celebrating festivals we should question ourselves these questions.
·     Does God need us to celebrate a festival by destroying nature?
·     Does God say us to celebrate festival in a grand manner or by heart?
·     Does celebration takes toll on God’s creations?
·     Are we making one God happy by making another one sad?

While answering these questions be honest to yourself and proceed with the celebrations of welcoming Lord Ganesh today. Wishing you all “HAPPY GANESH CHATURTI”. Hoping these pointers are taken care while celebrating this festival and not burdening Vighanharta with more man made vighans. (Vighan means obstacle and Vighanharta means person who removes obstacles).

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30 comments:

  1. I fully agree with you. We should worship the Lord, but give attention to te environment as well. An eco friendly Ganesh Chaturthi is possible, and equally religious and fun.

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  2. U hv written my heart out. In kolkata it’s Durga Puja. And I hate the fact that we are not at all conscious about nature. It’s high times that we take some strong action

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  3. Totally agree with you. Hope this post brings awareness.

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  4. Yes we should respect the nature, Mal Ganesha Bless you

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  5. Some great tips. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. We all must take care of our environment and its nice to see things changing and a lot of people using eco friendly ganeshas.

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  7. It is interesting how Hinduism has always associated every aspect with environment. Not sure, when and where we started disregarding our ancient wisdom. We have always made Ganpati with clay in our childhood until Plaster-of-Paris and chemical paints ruined everything!

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  8. All festivals should be ecofriendly and take care of nature too.Much needed post .We all need to do our part to make earth cleaner and greener

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  9. Rightly said. Preserving Nature should be our priority. The festivals needs to be celebrated in eco friendly manners or the side effects would be unbearable in near future.
    #mannreads from http://www.orientalafterglow.com

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  10. Very thoughtful post, I completely agree with you. Celebrating with a little mindfulness makes the festival even happier. We should always remember our duties as a responsible citizen also.

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  11. Very thoughtful post, I completely agree with you. Celebrating with a little mindfulness makes the festival even happier. We should always remember our duties as a responsible citizen also #vartikasdiaryreading #myfriendalexa

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  12. I love the idea of ecofruendly festivals, it’s fun with at no cost. Very thoughtful post

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  13. It is sad how festivals have changed from invoking God and minimal celebrations to pompous outbursts...let's hope the years ahead see some changes in thinking...

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  14. Not just Ganesh chaturthi, every festival should be celebrated in an eco friendly way. The environment is already suffering.

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  15. You are spot on. We should celebrate our festivals in an eco friendly manner. It should be more spiritual and less pomp and show.

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  16. Much needed post Meenal, If we dont take care of mother earth,There will not be much nature left for future generations.

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  17. Great thoughts?!! We must celebrate every festival keeping nature in mind thanks for sharing this #MyFriendAlexa #DelhibloggerReads #DelhibloggerReads

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  18. Well said...Not just Ganesh Chaturthi, all festivals must be celebrated in environment friendly manner

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  19. Yes, Hindu culture teaches to see god in everything. Be it a book, or a weapon. Nicely written.

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  20. This is need of the hour as we all have to lead an example for our next generation.

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  21. This is such a beautiful post .. celebrating eco-friendly way

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  22. Thats a really nice post, I hope more and more people read it and learn from this. Nowadays, religion has become more about pomp and show & politics than actual devotion. Sad but true. I hope that changes soon.

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  23. All festival should be celebrated by keeping in mind that nature mother won't be hurt.

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  24. I was actually happy to see this year many people adopting eco friendly measures in their celebrations

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  25. Absolutely right. We need to do eco friendly festivals.Thoughtful post

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  26. I feel very strongly about this topic and my heart screams in horror when i see the water bodies covered with these toxic painted idols immersed and polluting the valuable water.It is the elixir of life why cannot the government put a total ban on them? #wordsmithkaurreads

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  27. Tell me about it! most people have this view point that fire crackers at just a bit of pollution and very rarely that too compared to all the other airpollution that happens from the industries and from the automobiles. but what they don't realize is that ensuring that we reduce one set of pollution is a start and with that we can move on to the next.

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  28. Truly agree with all the points, second one the most important. We see so many lakes around us dirty and many lakes are even vanishing. That's something everyone should think of.

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  29. We definitely have to make sure we spend our Ganesh Charurthi with more love and devotion and less destruction. Good post.

    Namratha from #firstgreenstep

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  30. Yesterday when Bappa went we whole family were in tears but we always sink in out water tub as we make idol from mud only

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