Denigration of deities by firecrackers
During Diwali we worship Sree Lakshmi on the day of Lakshmi-Poojan. At the same time, firecrackers like the Lakshmi-bar, Krushna-bar and Vishnu-bar are used. When these crackers are set-off, the pictures of deities pasted on these firecrackers, are burnt to pieces. This is rank denigration of our most revered deities.
Mal-effects of firecrackers
Those who burst firecrackers are anti-social, anti-national and anti-religion!
Physical: Burns and deafness. Also, many people die in explosions that occur in factories while manufacturing these firecrackers. Sometimes, 'rocket' crackers set fire to huts, heaps of dry grass etc. causing great damage.
Economic: Terrorists in Pakistan collect funds from people in the name of ‘Jihad’ (religious war), saying that they will purchase bullets to kill ‘Kafirs’ (non-believers). The cost of each bullet is Rs.10. With the situation so grim and also because the nation is on the brink of insolvency, it is a sin to burn millions of rupees by setting off firecrackers every year.
Spiritual: Devotional songs (Aarati) or saattvik sounds attract Divine energies and deities. However, the noise from firecrackers, full of the ‘tama’ component, attracts distressing energies. This is what we are witnessing today. The tama-charged environment affects the human mind adversely and man becomes tama-oriented.
Hence, we must impress the ill-effects of firecrackers upon the youth of today and stop them from bursting firecrackers.