VISARJAN : Aarchna se Astha tk
In India, A Temple is the core of Hindu society, culture, and identity. It is not only the residing place of the Deity within but has a much greater significance in the lives of Hindus seeking spiritual solace and divine grace. A Temple is a living institution that ensures the survival of the traditions, customs, and communities associated with it. The age of a Temple reflects the ancestral and civilizational memory of a society as it is a witness to the events which have shaped its present
As the tradition holds, worshiping in temples outside or at home has been inculcated in the core of every individual and there are various ways in which Individuals perform these rituals for their deities. The offerings made to the deities is a way of showing gratitude and connection towards the deity.
But these offerings often create a lot of filth and dirt around them as there are various types of offerings involved such as diyas, clarified butter, sugar, jaggery, gram, milk, turmeric, saffron, incense sticks, flowers, vermilion, etc.
In India, the phrase “Cleanliness is Godliness” is considered very true as the residing place of the deity is considered to be very sacred and full of purity and there needs to be utmost cleanliness in the temples as there are the powerhouse of positivity
Incense sticks, burnt matchsticks, and other items are offered to God in temples as part of Hindu religious rituals. As of present, the temple’s religious waste (called nirmalaya) is collected and disposed of in the river because it is deemed wrong to dump it in the garbage.
Temple offerings are considered sacred and highly discouraged to be thrown away as garbage and so, all the waste collected in some containers is released with hope into sacred water bodies.
The problem in the existing method:
A temple is a religious institution used for worship or prayer. And it is seen that all sacred waste is collected in some container, which may be a steel vessel, a plastic container, or anything at all, and then dumped together in it, which is quite untidy, and the other issue is a dustbin cannot be kept near the temple as it has another lot of consequences attached to it
There have been ways in which people have been trying to manage this waste but it is yet no the perfect solution for waste management and that is where (VISARJAN) plays an effective role and fills in the gap as it is accessible for dumping all sorts of sacred waste, is inflammable, anti-fungal, also provides space to store certain items, and the structure is such that is acceptable enough to be placed near a temple
With the help of a product like this, it would solve a huge problem of maintaining hygiene at a sacred place and contribute towards an India which is striving towards sustainability and cleanliness, especially in these temples which are most visited and not just the temples outside but would help maintain a waste management system in the households as well. This could help manage the waste most effectively without creating any spillage.