Hinduism and Hygiene

“Every action has equal and opposite reaction”.

Agniveer attacked Islamic concepts and in one of its article named Islam and Hygiene tried to portray Islam as Unhygienic religion, and our brother from truthofhinduism site had completely refuted the article. Now, in this article an effort is made to show the hygiene in Hinduism.

Kashi is considered to be a holy place by hindus. Kashi is a place of importance among hindus as it has river Ganga. Ganga is also referred in Rig Veda, Shiva’s story, Ram’s Story, etc and therefore it’s a holy river in Hinduism. Apart from these there are many Mythological stories and Superstitious stories associated to this river. People do consider Ganga as Pavitr (means Pure).

Also, people scatter ashes of loved ones here.

Many Hindus also believe life is incomplete without taking a bath in the Ganga at least once in their lives.

Many Hindu families keep a vial of water from the Ganga in their house.

This is done because it is auspicious to have water of the Holy Ganga in the house, and also so that if someone is dying, that person will be able to drink its water. Many Hindus believe that the water from the Ganga can cleanse a person’s soul of all past sins, and that it can also cure the ill.

Kashi has hundreds of temples, including Kashi_Vishwanath_Temple along the banks of the Ganga which often become flooded during the rains. Mentioned as ‘Maha smashanam’ (or ‘Great cremation ground’) in Hindu Vedic Rituals, the city assumes special significance as the cremation ground for devout Hindus.

In short Ganga and kashi (or say Varanasi) is considered to be the holiest and Pavitr among hindu masses. But is it really pavitr ?

Reality of Ganga:

The Ganga River has been considered one of the dirtiest rivers in the world. Ganga has the honors of representing India in the World’s Dirtiest Rivers list. It has faeces of animal and humans, dead bodies, pollution from industries and not to forget flowers too ;). Government already spent and is spending huge amount of money to clean it but the problem still persist.

Note: My intention is not to offend any hindus, but this is a reply to those Islamphobes who are constantly attacking Islam in their website.

I request all the Light hearted people not to proceed further as it has some disturbing pictures.

If anyone who sees this raises some questions on faith why the holy river which has been associated to God is in such deplorable condition. Another question is after seeing this a question comes to mind is God present in that part? Let’s see in pictures.