As the temperature continues to dip, some people in Ayodhya have apparently installed electric heaters to ensure the ‘temple idols’ are not affected by the cold. Janki Ghat Bada Sthan temple in Ayodhya installed a heater to keep the abode of their deity warm. The temple authorities are also conducting the daily jal abhishek (the ritual cleansing)
Check out the report right here:
“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
People on Twitter were not amused by the news. While a few laughed at it, most of the people were angry at the temple authorities. We live in a country where most people don’t have blankets or even shelters to live in during the cold, but temple authorities want the Government to spend money on heaters ‘for God’.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
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
they should also appoint doctors to keep a check on idols health 24/7
— my name is khan (@ataullakhan1) December 21, 2017
This just cracked me up…
God…please forgive me! https://t.co/8Ez0h0OPuV
— Aunty National (@NationalAunty) December 21, 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 water
In 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
Wow. UP is so progressive.
— Misanthrope (@Weird_Wanderer) December 21, 2017
I would have believed this if they had announced the heater is for pandits in the sanctum and others!!
— Aaditya Singh (@aa_aaditya) 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
Do you really think our saviors need saving?