- Chiplun Town Council didn’t collect murtis for immersion this year !
- Artificial water tank was erected in only one place !
- Not a single murti was immersed in an artificial water tank !
- Outcome of the united opposition of pro-Hindu organisations, HJS, and devout Hindus !
Chiplun : On the fifth day of Shri Ganesh festival, the immersion of Shri Ganesh murtis and murtis of Gauri was carried out in the flowing water of River Vasishthi. The Town Council had used garbage vans for collecting Shri Ganesh murtis earlier which was strongly opposed by pro-Hindu organisations, Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS), and devout Hindu citizens. Pro-Hindu organisations had explained to the Town Council and elected representatives that it was the religious right of Ganesh-devotees to immerse their murtis in flowing water and collecting Shri Ganesh murtis in such a manner was against the science. They had submitted a memorandum to the administration of Town Council, in advance, warning them against the collection of Shri Ganesh murtis and as a result of it, the administration had decided not to collect the murtis this year and it was followed with action.
Not a single murti immersed in the only artificial water tank!
The Town Council had erected a small water tank as per the Government’s instructions, but the citizens were not forced to immerse their murtis in the water tank; nor were they appealed on loudspeakers to immerse murtis in the artificial water tank; therefore, all Hindus immersed Shri Ganesh murtis in flowing water. (There are many flowing water reservoirs in Konkan and it is a tradition to immerse murtis in flowing water; then why does the Government insist on an artificial water tank? The cost of such artificial water tanks should be recovered from the administrative officers who take such decisions. – Editor, Dainik Sanatan Prabhat)