Following the recent air pollution reports in Northern India, idols in Varanasi made to wear masks by the priest to protect them from the pollution.
Air pollution and bad air quality have become a major problem in India, Northern India to be specific. The situation has grown worse to the level that people, like Bane from Dark knight Rises, cannot leave the house without wearing a mask. People couldn't stop from bursting crackers in the recent Diwali celebrations which resulted in the quality of air deplete drastically. People literally went Oh my God! as a temple got idols in Varanasi to wear masks to protect them.
The government is trying to find new ways to curb the current situation, but it seems to not have brought any chances. After the news of bad air quality broke, Harish Mishra, a priest from Shiv-Parvati temple in the Sigra area of Varanasi decided on putting a mask on the idols in the temple in order to protect them from the pollution. He said that Varanasi is a place of belief, and God is treated as one among them.
People couldn't help but share this news:
Gods In Varanasi Temple Get Anti-Pollution Masks To Avoid Toxic Air..— Uday Kumar ####❌Bhakt H Shree Ram Ke❌Jai Shree Ram (@udaykumar0576) November 8, 2019
At the famous Shiv-Parvati temple in downtown Sigra, the faces of idols have been covered in masks pic.twitter.com/7ocw0xMGkE
Wake up #UPCM @myogiadityanath & @PrakashJavdekar, priest put mask on idols of deities in a temple in #Varanasi.— gargajit (@imAjitGarg) November 8, 2019
It's not only #Delhi.#ClimateEmergency#Pollution killing #Gods.#Lucknow#RightToBreathe@moefcc @UPGovt @CMOfficeUP @narendramodi_in @narendramodi @PMOIndia pic.twitter.com/BUus0ikHep
This temple’s priest is a PR guru!https://t.co/SPJJFHpuCM— Manjunath KS (@ManjunathKS_) November 7, 2019
Gods In Varanasi Temple Get Anti-Pollution Masks To Avoid Toxic Air..— Shweta Singh (@Shwetasingh800) November 6, 2019
At the famous Shiv-Parvati temple in downtown Sigra, the faces of idols have been covered in masks pic.twitter.com/7PuIV53alf
"We treat our idols as living deities...In summer, the idols are slathered with sandalwood paste to keep them cool and in winter, we cover them in woollens. Likewise, to save them from pollution, we have put masks on their faces."https://t.co/L4wcv5qCh0— Ajay Verghese (@AjayVerghese) November 7, 2019
#Varanasi Now it's their turn ,as the air quality dips in Varanasi the priest at the popular Shiv-Parvati temple in Singra decided to put God idols anti pollution masks.— ☔?jaggirmRanbir?☔ (@jaggirm) November 6, 2019
It can happen only in India .Jai Ho pic.twitter.com/2KKtC5PJ7r
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