Beliefs, Religion and Reason – A perspective of Hindu Atheist

October 15, 2009

Happy Diwali …

Filed under: beliefs — Aniket @ 11:42 pm
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You can earn money, you can control money, you can desire money…but should you really worship money? Beats me.
What an irony that the religion which makes such a big stink about non-materialistic lifestyle has its most widely celebrated festival around worship of wealth!!

Happy Diwali…..

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4 Comments »

  1. Diwali is not really about worshiping money. I believe Hindus worship Laxmi not so that they could get great wealth – the point is to never be without enough money so that one can’t even fulfill basic human needs of food, clothing and shelter.

    Comment by Miss OverThinker — October 16, 2009 @ 7:39 am | Reply

  2. Yesterday was the day of Dhan Teras – its the classic money-worship day. To me, it’s actually nothing more than India’s Valentine’s day – a marketing ploy to get everyone buying jewellery, gold, etc. etc. in the name of god.

    Tomorrow is Laxmi puja – that’s the day to worship Mrs. Wealth. As you have stated already, that’s quite amusing for so many reasons.

    In south India, Diwali is tomorrow and is the celebration of good over evil. Even for this, there are two stories. One’s Krishna, the other Kali.

    The thing I find the most interesting though, is that all across the country, Diwali stands for at least 5 different things (that’s just the number I know about) – none of which actually match up with how Diwali is actually celebrated. Most people don’t even know why they do the pujas they do, or what the puja even means. It’s just a blind following of some old handed-down tradition that always ends in really good food.

    Happy Diwali!

    Comment by sexism_rebel — October 16, 2009 @ 9:46 am | Reply

    • Well said sexism_rebel.

      ‘.. always ends in really good food.’
      yumm..the part we love about it generally đŸ™‚

      Comment by Aniket — October 17, 2009 @ 10:59 pm | Reply

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