Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Corrupting Durga, the human way:
We call politicians corrupt when they extract money from schemes meant for the poor to fund election campaigns and party functions. But we tend to ignore the fact that most of the puja pandals that have been erected in the name of worshiping Goddess Durga have also done so by extracting money from many poor people. I have heard from insiders of puja committees that donation collectors have even resorted to threatening and sometimes beating people who have shown their unwillingness to pay such chandas. Why are we corrupting Goddess Durga to satisfy our greed? Are we not going religiously corrupt??
Wish the Good in us destroys the Evil that is gradually overpowering our minds.
That would be the real Vijaya Dasami!