State govt issues circular to conduct special puja to avoid third Covid wave


Bengaluru, Oct 12 (IANS): The Karnataka government has issued a circular to all the temples in the state to conduct a special puja on October 15 on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami to avoid a possible third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, and for the general well-being of the people of the state.

The Minister for Muzrai, Haj and Wakf, Shashikala Jolle, said on Tuesday that two waves of Covid have caused immense loss of lives across the world.

The experts have warned that a third Covid wave may have adverse effect on children. Against this backdrop, the department has issued a circular to all the temples coming under the Muzrai department to conduct a special puja on October 15.


Shashikala Jolle

The festival of Vijaya Dashami symbolises the triumph of good over evil, and the scriptures have said that on this auspicious day, if goddess Bhagavathi is worshipped, there will be general well-being of the people, she said.

She also clarified that the state government has not received any proposal to prescribe a dress code for temples. If at all it is discussed in the Dharmika Parishath, the details will be obtained and verified, she added.

The minister also announced the implementation of the 6th Pay Commission recommendations at a cost of Rs 20 crores, which would help 37,000 employees of the Muzrai department, especially the priests.

She said that the department is contemplating developing an app with an integrated management system wherein all the information regarding major temples in the state will be available for the devotees.

--IANS

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    it is a frank admission that only God can save Indians...

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  • sivaram, manjeri/mangalore

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    In Kerala, we built a temple for Corona Devi and daily pujas were conducted. The effect was felt soon afterwards, and Corona cases declined considerably . C orona is a curse from Goddess Durga. Corona Devi is in fact a avatar of Goddess Duga Parameshwari. Do not diosmiss everything assuperstition . Praying To Koragajja may also reduce Corona. Howerver more research is needed to get a definite answer

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    "What exactly you wanted to say.....? .... LOL" In 21st Century our people still live in primitive age. If special puja/prayers can avoid and control deceases why we wanted to produce anti Covid 19 vaccines. ? What about go corona slogan ??? Is that clear now ?

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  • Shetty, Kudla

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Disgusting

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    What an ignorant message in the way of scientific and medical field. Our politicians will utter anything that comes to their mind. Prayers and religion apart in ones faith and love of God. First when Covid started they started beating utensils and thalies and hooting go Corona go, go corona go..... when the Covid 19 was at its peak PM and some minister go for state election campaigning. If everything is so easily available and provided by God mercy, we can also pray for a change of government too. Some people worship Modi and some butter and flatter Modiji to Swamy Vivekananda. All types of dramatics take place in present government. ! Pray for worsening green house effect and heavy rains and volcanic irruptions too. Never forget to pray for peace and communal harmony among all religions first.

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  • RK1, mangalore

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    What exactly you wanted to say.....? .... LOL

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  • vishnu bhat, bangalore

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    what a stupid Govt and even more stupid Minister- beats even the Yogi Govt in UP. For heaven's sake, this is not a theocratic state. BJP will take us back to the stone age and blind superstition.

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  • comman man, Kundapura

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    JOKE OF THE YEAR 2021..

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  • ayes p, kudla/ksa

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    If pooja solution for third wave then why we need vaccine.

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  • John, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Before calling God use your Brains? ...... Why there is no pilot tests in city or two for forthcoming Zydus Cadila's children's DNA based vaccines ? Not learnt lessons why second wave in the first place ? Was there a mass pilot tests in a city or two for those vaccines? Want another wave for children and through them adults also with these short term tested but not mass tested vaccines ? ...... Very dangerous grave situation forecoming for CHILDREN during this WINTER? when normal seasonal flu flourishes and these murky RTPCR could test any viral flu as (false) positive for Covid 19 and fearing parents for their children's life go for mass untested Zydus Cadilla's vaccines (Indian made but western liberal know-how or pre-planned ?) also as Bill Gates and Communist controlled WHO delays and delays covaxin for pushing more deadlier ? Zydus Cadilla for another wave and another billions of dollor business ? Money bolta hai ? And people would go for it because it will get WHO's nod for international travel unlike covaxin? (Even looks like Bill Gates involved on setting up Bharat Biotech (covaxin) initially, that's different story, as Bill Gates has got tremendous clout over vaccine industry worldwide including WHO)

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  • John, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Last- ditch to stop the third wave in making or breaking or stopping ?..... Mostly all do not want to make or allow their growing children as guinea figs for these vaccine BigPharma and to their short term tested vaccines, Right? Following doing a wonderful job. Sensing a grave situation, fortcoming Indian Doctors for Truth (100 Plus Doctors) and around thousand Concerned Citizens of India (presently 10k as per them) again sent another letter dated 7 October, 2021 to the PM of India on...... 1. All Covid-19 vaccine clinical trials on children should be stopped. 2. The Covid-19 vaccination for children should not be rolled out even if vaccines are given EUA for restricted use, and no vaccines, currently under trial, to be given EUA.... more at https://awakenindiamovement.com/letter-to-honble-prime-minister-2-0/

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  • A Concerned Citizen, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Why can't these people in high positions use God-given intelligence / common sense to deal with a health issue ? Why behave recklessly and trouble God ?

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  • Roshan Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    People gathering for Pooja, what will be the result ? It will help 3rd wave entry ? or Go back 3rd Wave?

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    This corrupted JOLLE ! a gift from BJP Bhakthas ! congrats them in this difficult time of suffering !! she offering POOJA instead asking the bhaktha to clean their house, sanitize the public areas, avoid urinating / peeing in PUBLIC AREAS, avoid spitting train compartments, avoid public gatherings etc etc By performing POOJA is to get more votes next time !!! JOLLE Great leader of the century

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  • Jagadish, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    The only solution is a total lockdown for a month at least. The kids will be spared by the virus

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  • Ananda N, Mangaluru

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Rita, Germany, Tue, Oct 12 2021, you say in churches whatever money collected is going direct to through Bishop to Rom. From there our priests are paid. Very dangerous statement. Is that true. India allows money to be sent to Rome? Have you cross checked with any well informed government or church leader? It's a new shocking time-bomb, Rita.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Ananda mangalore,I dont mean our rupees are going to Rom but exactly money collected will be counted and a notice is done .Have to show Bishop of collection.He decides what has to be done.Dont take every word and sentence to heart or sue us in court.Truth is our collection cant be used by us as we want.Heads of church decides what will be done with it.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Prayers/pooja also needed to enlighten likely rapists who torture our girls and also the moral police who taks law in their hands.

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  • Pili, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Looks like we are going back to old stone age rituals. If this works no more vaccinations. Pujaari will be sent to all the countries in the world to perform.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    pls instruct / appeal to all places of worship (not just temples) for special prayers... virus did not distinguish between faiths...humans too should not...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    During this puja please wear masks & maintain social distancing ...

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  • Patrick Fernandes, Mulki/Bangalore

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    If it is would have been done before the first wave 4Lk+person s lifes saved. Vacination process would have have been saved. Also our Home Minister would have saved lot of time and money on Pindadana.

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  • Mangalorean, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    THEN WHY DO WE NEED VACCINES AT ALL? WE COULD HAVE SAVED ALL THAT MONEY SPENT ON VACCINES!

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  • NS BHAT, Mangaluru

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    The circular says to perform Pooja. It doesn't ask people not to take vaccine. Why confusion. There is nothing wrong in praying God with human effort.

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Virus too is the creation of gods. The virus too will pray to the gods for its survival and prosperity. What India needs is a Chairman Mao. Then India will start putting some serious effort in logic, thinking, research and science.

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  • John, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Simple.... God and evil communist chinese and western liberals cunningly virus spreading and life expectancy reducing money making vaccines don't go together. Second wave through vaccines, third wave through boosters. That's how elite and communist chinese have designed the vaccines and spread their virus for it and using even viral common cold detecting as Covid 19 RTPCR tests. Basically to break economies of nations thru lockdowns, inject slow poison to population in the name of vaccines for virus so communist chinese could easily later invade nations to control whole world. Also for a medical tyranny to push communist style state control same time create artificial famine due to stay at home commands. ...... Unless stop using RTPCR tests, Covid never going to stop. These murky adjustable and some prelaced with virus or already corrupted testkits could detect past, present and future yearly seasonal flu as covid 19, so many false positive for statistics to show need for and to push their evil vaccines. That's why recovery rate was high 98% out of that 90% may be common flu during first wave. Second wave due to virus injections but later because of herd immunity this vaccine generated delta strain also waned. Next booster strain....

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  • Roshan, Udupi

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Now all the people gather for special Pooja and the third wave starts..we got a genius ministers..

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  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, Oct 12 2021

    SRJ mangalore,for your information ,in churches doesnt collect that much money as in temples.whatever money collected is going direct to through Bishop to Rom.From there our priests are paid..Rest money is being paid to hospitals and Ashrams ,or whatever schools aided by Church.Since Catholics are less in India ,than HIndu population,and in collection boxes are not filled.Whereas in temples people even offer more than catholics.Muslims Mashjid I dont think a big amount falls in .How they are managing I dont know.No silver or Gold falls in opfer boxes.we never decorate saints with any gold or silver.

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  • Alwyn Dsouza, Canada

    Tue, Oct 12 2021

    My prayers for India. Jesus christ will surely heal every person goes under difficult times. It applies to everyone without religious or cast biases. My puja for christ is every day to pray for the needy, sick and all.waves to protect people from sickness.

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Tue, Oct 12 2021

    Who is 'Purohit' to conduct Puja ? ....Yeddy ??... ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, Oct 12 2021

    Langooji USA,why others ?you too can conduct one.What is the use of all over offer Pujas to avoid third wave of corona and People appear,collect there in big groups with or mostly without mask ,not keeping distance to each other ,?That gathering itself will cause third wave.Who had this wonderful Idea?Like kambala .?

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  • James Fernandes, Barkur/Chicago

    Tue, Oct 12 2021

    Prayer is a powerful tool. Prayer along with medicine is a sure cure. Donating gurudakhine or offerings is optional.

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  • juliana, udupi

    Tue, Oct 12 2021

    Good idea. People would have been without any disease if conducted that kind of worship instead of for single disease.

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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 12 2021

    State govt issues circular to conduct special puja to avoid third Covid wave. Bribing God with Puja won't work. Puja need to be done giving praises to God. God wants only one thing that is TRUTH. From all your heart, all your mind, and soul do only good things. Do not hate or do any sort of evil that hurts others, by act, deed, or word. Give Vaccine and mask to all. Covid will be gone if we work with unity because Covid is not having any religion.

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Tue, Oct 12 2021

    For any govt praying is serving people which is best form of prayer and god likes it more than any spiritual ritual, puja, Chanting mantra and any other outward show including wearing costumes and growing beard and hair. Advising temples to perform special puja is upto the people and temple authority politics should not interfere in personal and private matters.

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  • NS BHAT, Mangaluru

    Tue, Oct 12 2021

    Good initiative by the govt. Spiritualism is a powerful cultural sentiment of all Indians. It gives confidence to it's followers. Instead of only in temples, it would have been better if govt had asked to perform pooja/prayers in all places of worship. Pooja/prayer must be performed with covid appropriate discipline.

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  • SRJ, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 12 2021

    Please also highlight that Muzrai department takes all the monetary contributions done in temples and not churches and mosques. Why should they take over management only from temples and not other places of worship?

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  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, Oct 12 2021

    SRJ mangalore,for your information ,in churches doesnt collect that much money as in temples.whatever money collected is going direct to through Bishop to Rom.From there our priests are paid..Rest money is being paid to hospitals and Ashrams ,or whatever schools aided by Church.Since Catholics are less in India ,than HIndu population,and in collection boxes are not filled.Whereas in temples people even offer more than catholics.Muslims Mashjid I dont think a big amount falls in .How they are managing I dont know.No silver or Gold falls in opfer boxes.we never decorate saints with any gold or silver.

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  • Ozy, Surathkal

    Tue, Oct 12 2021

    Somebody should remind state government how the second wave spread in India.

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