In Hyd, The Amount that was Lavishly Spent on Urs (Death Anniversary) of a Revered Person is Being Spent , Since 2 Decades, on Marriages of ALL Communities Due To Thankful Endeavours of Late H'nble Abid Ali Khan , Ex Editor of a Newspaper & Local Muslim Leaders,Likewise, May We Sincerely Request Our Indian Hindu Brothers To Productively Spend The Money That is Lavishly Spent on Making Huge Decorative Idols Which Are Subsequently Immersed in Water, For Feeding Poor People Pls, in The Largest interest of INDIA Pls.. I do NOT Intend To Hurt or Insult Anyone's Sentiments. Yr Comnts Pls .
Walk around Chinchpokli, Lalbag and Parel in Bombay during July or August (two months before Ganesh Chaturthi) and you will see lots of small and big karkhane or workshops in every lane or as one would say in Marathi gallo gallit. All these karkhane spring up under tents with lots of plastic sheets to shelter them from the rains where craftsmen toil all day into the night making Ganpati idols of different sizes.
I say the immersing these idols is not a waste of money. It is after all so many people's livelihood.
Take a look @ Mass games in Pyongyang, Korea DPR. THat's just something way too dear for ppl to consider utilitarian.
Even in Communist USSR, I have seen places like Termez. Eid celebrations are HUUUUUUUGE.
The money which is being swindled from ppl is safely tucked into the hands of politicos & certain unscurpulous industrialists, not to mention MNCs. When you are talking about national income, you are taking in amounts like 5,00,000 crores. Marriages, celebrations, idol makingetc., runs at 100 crores-200 crores, ok 300 crores max in India.
With those amounts, if you add it onto the PDS ...more
regarding immersion of idols :
it is an ancient hindu culture and they have their own belifs and thoughts which cannot be changed despite the idols polluting the environment
The things which u have pointed out will be the same.
There will be making of idols, and other activities will also go on as it is.
NO ONE WILL DO ANYTHING FOR THE POORS
unless it is done privately or unknowingly.