Mangaluru: Special prayers offered seeking divine intervention for early rain


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, May 16: In the light of acute water shortage affecting the city, under the leadership of MLA, Vedavyas Kamath, special mass prayers were offered on Wednesday May 15 in different temples.

Vedavyas Kamath had suggested that people of all religions, castes and sections of the society should come together to pray for rain as the city is facing unprecedented situation in terms of drinking water shortage. Under the aegis of temple managing committees and local dignitaries, prayers were offered in various temples within the city.

Collective prayers were offered in temples like Mangaladevi, Kudroli Lord Gokarnanatheshwara, Kankanady Garodi, and Kudupu Lord Ananthapadmanabha temple.

Under the aegis of South Karnataka Salafi Movement, Muslim community members offered mass namaz and prayers for rain at the Nehru Maidan in the city on Wednesday.

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  • Mohan Prabhu, Mangalore (Kankanady)/Ottawa, Canada

    Fri, May 17 2019

    Prayers alone wont cut it. Action to reverse climate change is needed as the earth is getting hotter due to human interference and now they seek divine assistance to continue with their mindless atrocities against God's creation.

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  • Madhusudan Naik, Mangalore

    Thu, May 16 2019

    How long will Indian politicians depend on fantasy solutions like praying to various gods for timely rainfall? When will they begin to use common sense and find practical solutions like cloud-seeding and desalination plants? People in the Middle East and Israel enjoy prosperous lifestyles in spite of acute water scarcity because their leaders have adopted scientific methods to overcome a serious problem more than 30 years ago. We can do the same, but only if our so-called 'leaders' stop playing power games and focus on genuinely helping the common people who vote for them with high hopes, but are forgotten as soon as the election results are announced.

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  • Anand Kumar, Mangga Gala Uru

    Thu, May 16 2019

    Praying is for priests and clergy. MLA has to act....give results. We didn't elect you to pray Vedavyasa.

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  • GRIFFITH, kulai

    Thu, May 16 2019

    i feel if we join together in this numbers during vanamahostav and plant 2 saplings per person every year ,that would really make the creator and creation both happy.
    we are least bothered about all these envirnmental issues,we are busy fighting unwanted isues with deeper intrests.
    Atleast let us take this condition of ours seriously and start planting saplings ,let all the groups support such creative activities.
    let us fight togethr against plastic.let us fight against pollution,let us fight to uplift conditions of endangered animals.

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  • chethana, mangalore

    Thu, May 16 2019

    Prayers are definitely required. However, there is need to preserve and develop the resources the almighty has given. At one end lakhs of trees are cut for Yettinahole project and on the other people are praying for rain.

    Even the God must be confused as to why these people spoil my nature and then beg me to shower rain?

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  • Augustine Daniel DSouza, Udupi Mumbai STATE OF KUWAIT.

    Thu, May 16 2019

    God bless the Managalore and Uduipi region with early rain.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, May 16 2019

    after panvati landed in nehru maidan rain never came as on 2day. i am happy 2 c prayers 4 rain. no un-holy should enter nehru maidan hereafter.

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  • Vishal, Mangalore

    Thu, May 16 2019

    While it is nice to see people from all faiths praying for rains, just prayers won't help at all times. In addition of prayers, we should think about measures to induce rains. Now that the monsoon is round the corner, the MLA should urge the people to plant saplings. Each and every one of us must do that without fail. Fill all vacant places with trees.

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Thu, May 16 2019

    Nature has its own plans, anyway mansoon are starting june first week, lets all hope for best.

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Thu, May 16 2019

    Some GCC countries used to do the same. But prayers did not work.

    So they have started cloud seeding.

    And that works.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Thu, May 16 2019

    May God bless the region with sufficient rains early at right time.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, May 16 2019

    Heaven came down & Glory filled my Soul ...

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