Winter is here, friends, and just like all of us, Gods also need protection from cold and flu.
Sounds illogical? Not to the temple authorities in Ayodhya.
While wrapping the idols with shawls is a common practice across India, the priests in these temples went a step ahead and installed heaters for deities lest they catch cold.
At the Janki Ghat Bada Sthan temple, ‘jalabhishek’ is also done using warm water so that the Gods don’t fall ill.
“Heater installed for god at Janki Ghat Bada Sthan temple in #Ayodhya, Jalabhishek with hot water keeping in view intense cold weather” says Mahant Janmejay Sharan #UttarPradesh pic.twitter.com/DuessgMorV— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 21, 2017
According to an Indian Express report, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad has requested to install heaters for Ram Lalla in Ayodhya due to the cold wave and Twitter could not make sense of what’s happening.
A temple in Uttar Pradesh has installed heater for the idols inside because weather is very cold.In other news, not enough shelters in Delhi, homeless stranded in cold.Is our country really developing?— Varun Shetti (@ShettiVarun) December 22, 2017
This just cracked me up…😂God…please forgive me! 🤣https://t.co/8Ez0h0OPuV— Aunty National (@NationalAunty) December 21, 2017
they should also appoint doctors to keep a check on idols health 24/7— my name is khan (@ataullakhan1) December 21, 2017
Never heard of such strange things before. It happens in 21st century India talking of space— vijay banga (@lekh27) December 21, 2017
Wow. UP is so progressive.— Misanthrope (@Weird_Wanderer) December 21, 2017
Faith is by Soul. Soul needs warmth, may be ‘gods’ too need it..— Rahul Easwar (@RahulEaswar) December 21, 2017
How stupid is the provider’s of heater into the temple for idol!!!! Instead of that he should do for the needful Once!!! There r many lives who don’t have even shelter to live!!!!— Asim Ali Khan (@asimalikhan43) December 21, 2017
Are we loosing it entirely? Installing a heater for idols in temple! This is a perfect example of “failed mental evolution”. #India #UttarPradesh #Temple #logic lost #blindfaith https://t.co/d3YJdatpnn— Abhishek Sagar (@AbhishekS2205) December 22, 2017
If humans hadn’t invented air conditioners, Gods would’ve died in extreme climates.Thank God https://t.co/9JTGsMLo0G— Truemon T A (@truemonta) December 21, 2017
Heater placed in the sanctum sanctorum of a temple in Ayodhya to prevent God’s from cold. Idols are washed with hot waterIn the same country where homeless people can’t even afford a blanket. Religion truly the opium of the stupids https://t.co/UvSrPPXYK1— cryptic wolf (@thycrypticwolf) December 21, 2017