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Q. Is it necessary to burst loud firecrackers when one gets married? Which part of our religious texts say we have too create environment unfriendly noise and pollution and announce to the whole world that someone is getting married?

Asked by joyoti sen, 14 Mar '09 07:33 pm
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This, indeed, is a vital point and has always got precedence on the agenda of environmentalists. The bursting of high octave firecrackers has become inseparable part of our marriage system and I witness there are hundreds of wise men and women attending the function, yet none of them seems to raise a protest before the persons engaged in trance and fervor of marriage. Out of curiosity, I have studied those specific chants or Shubh Mantras of marriage ceremony and there is just one passing remark, and that too, of CLAPPING IN UNISON by the relatives and attending folk in recognition and declaration of sacred tie between groom and bride on that particular moment of Muhurtum. On the contrary it says, Zaali ghatika, vajantri na kare galbala ~~ Time has arrived to garland, band troupe should not make loud echo. What does this show? Surprisingly the Mantra warns the musicians NOT TO make loud noise because the couple is garlanding. Ironically enough, that Vajantri (Band) and galbala (loud no ...more
Answered by Indra Pawar, 15 Mar '09 10:29 am

 
  
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Crackers are normally associated with celebrations. While I do see your point what I do not see is why some burst crackers even at funerals!
Answered by gem mina, 15 Mar '09 05:44 am

 
  
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Absolutely not. Joyoti, I fully agree that this is something that is absolutely pernicious and needs to be totally eliminatred from all religious celebrations, of every religious community. It is not a celebration at all, it is merely a funerary rite to burst loud, obnoxious, and poison spewing fire crackers during religious festivals
Answered by Jaisingh Thakur, 14 Mar '09 07:35 pm

 
  
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To kya ho gaya agar thode se crakrs crak kr diye to , shaadi koi dobara thodi na hoti h
Answered by nikhil, 14 Mar '09 08:46 pm

 
  
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Thats right Joyoti di. I even do not like noise generated during marriage by the BAND! Its just like cacaphony! But peopl's way of celebrating is thus Only Now a days. Can u imagine a marriage in today's time where only Shahenai is played?
Answered by Tushar Kher, 14 Mar '09 10:35 pm

 
  
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It's a matter of celebrations and a little crackers don't cause as much environmental hazards.
Answered by manish varma, 15 Mar '09 09:25 am

 
  
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