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India's religious Businessmen succeed in cheating God and his Devotees - 22 Oct 12

22 Oct 2012  Vrindavan, India

Category: Religion

Yamuna River and Shivling

Shivlingam and Yamuna river

In our area, not far from Vrindavan, there is a town called Govardhan, a popular pilgrimage town for religious people. Daily there is a huge crowd of pilgrims and on weekends, full moon days and other religious festival occasions it is even more. The main ritual at this place is to wash the statue of Krishna with milk. Many religious pilgrims also walk the Parikrama way of 21 kilometers around the town, carrying a pot of milk from which continuously milk flows onto the road.

You can imagine how much milk is used at this place every day. But where does all this milk come from? Religious businessmen of this town have made arrangements for it! They produce synthetic milk from urea, detergent and meat and sell it to pilgrims so that they can pour it onto their god. How easy is it to cheat God and his believers on the name of religious tradition. Or maybe they have a firm trust that their God won’t come to complain about the fake milk or that it won’t harm them in any way. In this way they have done business for years!

What is the bad result of this? All this fake milk will flow into the auspicious pond of the town called Mansi Ganga. We often read in local newspapers that their pond has become so polluted by this fake milk that the fish die in it. Many unaware pilgrims even drink this milk as blessed milk. You can imagine what will happen to them!

Now the time of pilgrimages is starting and according to one report, up to 68% of milk in India is not real milk. Drinking such milk can cause several different serious and dangerous illnesses, especially to children. I am always surprised about those people who are involved in this wrong business.. Unfortunately in this religious country and on religious occasions such wrong actions increase more and more behind the cover of religion because these religious businessmen don’t only think that they can cheat God and his devotees and give them synthetic milk out of meat, detergent and urea but also think that by earning some money from this sinful work, they can bribe God and do some rituals to free us from that sin again. Because there is a possibility to be forgiven anything according to religion!

You may have heard about the pollution of our holy river Yamuna. I don’t know how much holiness is left! You cannot even stand at the side of the river because of the bad smell! Fish and turtles and other water animals often die . For the purification of the Yamuna and for other religious rituals people pour many liters of milk into the Yamuna. I don’t know how you could make them understand that the Yamuna won’t be purified by pouring milk into it but stopping untreated sewage and chemical waste of factories from reaching the river.

Well, this is obviously not only about synthetic milk, many religious people surely take well care of the quality of their milk and give God only good, branded milk. And you cannot imagine how much food gets wasted for religious reasons in the whole country, not only in this area! Millions of liter of milk are poured onto Shiva Lingams and are used in other religios rituals. And this in a country in which 14 million children die of malnutrition and hunger every year! And 200 Million people daily go to sleep hungry.

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