A Puja or the worship of God signifies our devotion to a higher power and how conscious we are towards nature. In this fast-paced world, we often forget or do not pay heed to the responsibility we have as earthlings. We need to be more aware of our surroundings and realise that we are just a part of the universe. If we do not live harmoniously with other beings and protect nature, we will have no road ahead.
Puja consists of the use of holy items, which are then discarded in flowing water after usage. But are these holy rituals sustainable enough? In other words, discarding holy items has been causing undue stress on our surroundings. Let's find out how we can control this.
What is a sustainable puja?
A sustainable puja is one where we are aware of the items being used for the holy ceremony and also discard or use them most sustainably. For example, the use of reusable brass diyas for all pujas and ceremonies. This helps conserve our natural resources and prevents water pollution. More such examples will now crop up in your mind, helping you realise the importance of sustainable living. Here we will discuss how one can have the most eco-friendly puja in their homes and in the community.
How can we conduct puja in a sustainable way?
There are multiple ways and items that one can use to have a sustainable puja like the ones listed below:
Traditionally, brass has been used in pujas and homes to promote health among family members and be completely safe while handling and when in use. You can get hold of different shapes and sizes of brass diyas. Some are also available with a stand to hold them during pujas. One can give them as gifts for Diwali.