When Gods Get Broken or Abandoned

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Peepal Tree with religious exiles

Peepal Tree with religious exiles

When Gods Get Broken or  Abandoned

Colorful clay gods are used in some religious ceremonies in homes in India. A Pooja or prayer ceremony is done on Diwali (Hindu Christmas when the God Ram came home after conquering evil Ravana in Ceylon).

It is not auspicious to retain these clay gods and after the ceremony they are bade goodbye and consigned to rivers or seas. In suburbia and villages away from any flowing water, a Peepal tree(Ficus Religiosa) becomes the official receiver of such forsaken and broken clay figrues which too are not kept at home.

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