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DK temples not effected by plastic ban

DK temples not effected by plastic ban

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, May 11, 2016: Bengaluru temples where a ban on the use of plastic bags has stopped the Rs 10 Sathyanarayana Puja faces hurdles, the temples in Mangaluru have not stopped any puja because of the ban.  The temples in Mangaluru, which conduct Sathyanarayana Puja daily or once in a month, have no worries as they do not use plastic to give prasadam or their seva is anywhere near cheap as Rs 10 charged by Bengaluru temples.

plastic banIn Mangaluru, the Kadri Manjunatha Temple conducts Sathyanarayana Puja daily at 12 noon and they charge Rs 100 for the seva. The prasadam is distributed on plantain leaves and the devotees are given lunch too.   The Mangaladevi Temple at Bolara, after whom the city derives its name from, has mass Sathyanarayana Pua on first Friday of every month.   The manager of the temple says individuals can perform the puja any time but the mass puja is offered only once a month and it costs Rs 100. Here too, the prasadam is given on plantain leaves.   At Kudroli Shree Gokarnanatheshwara Kshethra, the puja is conducted every day and it costs Rs 150. Prasadam like other temples is given on the plantain leaves.

The cheapest seva available at these temples is arathi and pachakajjayam, which cost between Rs 5 and Rs 10. All temples in Mangaluru dispense panchakajjaya, which is dry prasadam, using small paper bags.  The Kukke Subrahmanya temple in Sullia taluk, which has done away with plastic bags, charges Rs 500 for the Sathyanarayana Puja. The cheapest seva is mangalarathi at Rs 5.

The government on March 11 issued an official gazette notification stating a complete ban on plastic and all plastic and thermocol products in the state. The notification makes specific mention that plastic, no matter its thickness, will be banned across the state.

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Comments on this Article
Nagesh Prabhu, Kadri Wed, May-11-2016, 2:52
Some temples have already supported to the plastic ban campaign. Lets join to the fullest "Ban Plastic Save Nature"
Yasmin, Puttur Wed, May-11-2016, 2:48
Well its good plastic is banned in the city . Its very harmful and litter it here and there. Use of plastic is very harmful to nature.
Jayaram Prabhu, Bangalore Wed, May-11-2016, 1:53
Use of plastic has to be banned completely. We are the on e’s manin cause for it . Because we dispose the waste hear and there which is very harmful as the animals sometimes consumes it along with the food which makes it suffer with major problems in them
Babitha, mani Wed, May-11-2016, 1:06
Is it just the plastics covers or all the plastic items? The people are so much addicted to plastic covers that they go bare handed and themselves demand for the covers.
Vijith acharya, Mangaluru Tue, May-10-2016, 11:59
What about water? Can the water be carried in paper bags?
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