Nowadays, it has become a trend to denigrate Hindu Dharma, Hindu Deities, saints, etc through Movies, television series, advertisement, webseries, etc. And now, Eros Now in its webseries ‘Metro Park’ has mocked the Hindu Dharmik rituals performed for a new home by showing a ‘techie’ Poojari performing an app based e-puja.
This web series is about an Indian Gujarati Family Living in Metro Park in America. They contact a techie Pujari online for performing a housewarming puja for their new home in Metro Park. On the day of puja when the pujari arrives one of the family member asks to switch of the smoke alarm. On this the pujari says, “You ordered Eco-puja, right, then there is no smoke.. only Moksha”. Further pujari says, “With Eco-puja there is no burning trees, no carbon emissions, no climate change nonsense” and opens the ‘e-pooja’ app. A puja havan kunda with fire is seen on the screen and the pujari starts the puja. He recites some mantras and asks everyone to offer ghee and coconut by pressing corresponding buttons on the screen. Later he says you can perform the pradakshina (circumambulations) or press the button and let it do for you. And everyone agrees to press the button.
In the name of eco-friendly puja they are mocking the ancient Bharatiya fire sacrifices viz. puja, havan and yag/yajnya and hurting the sentiments of Hindus. Karmakand/Karmayoga is one of the ways to attain Moksha (self-realization). By performing karma (making attempts) with complete knowledge, Parameshwar (Supreme God) is attained. Doing e-puja by just pressing buttons is the ignorance about the importance and knowledge about the havan and will not benefit spiritually, instead can increase our demerits.
Just as we need to eat and drink to survive, for the well-being of the Earth regular yadnyas (fire sacrifices) are necessary. When the world is facing the deadly effects of viruses such as ‘Zika’, ‘Ebola, ‘Nipah’, ‘Swine flu’, ‘Dengue’, ‘Corona’, Chikungunya etc, a lab in Bengaluru has shown that performing yadnyas (fire sacrifices) can keep these at bay. By performing a yadnya for a day for upto a month an area of 100 yards around it protected from pollution. The atmosphere has been found to become cleaner and healthier. So instead of air pollution, the yagya purifies the air.
So, Yagya has positive effects on the environment; e-pooja only denigrates Hindu values!
Eros Now is an Indian subscription based over the top, video on-demand entertainment and media platform, launched in 2012. It is owned and controlled by Eros Digital, the digital media management arm of Eros International plc. The network offers media streaming and video-on-demand services.
Foreigners attracting towards Hinduism (Sanatan Dharma) !
Hinduism is believed to be the oldest in the world. Over time, realizing the importance of Hinduism, the appeal of Hinduism has gone global with many Hollywood stars, top honchos of foreign companies are getting attracted to Hinduism.
- Hollywood celebrities like Julia Roberts, George Harrison, Russell Brand, etc converted to Hinduism.
- Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Sylvester Stallone, etc confessed that their life changed for good after visiting India and practicing ancient Indian rituals.
Eros Now has been at the forefront when it comes to showcasing Indian art on international platform, so it is disappointing that its audience is served this mockery of Hindu Dharma.
Demands by Hindu Janajagruti Samiti
Eros Now should realize the importance of Hindu Dharma in the lives of people and,
- Remove the Episode of webseries, ‘Metro Park’ from circulation.
- Apologize for hurting the sentiments of Hindus
Devout Hindus are registering their protest in a lawful manner at,
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