Dustbin devotion: Viral video shows women worshipping a kangaroo-shaped trash can
A kangaroo-shaped dustbin installed inside a temple complex recently turned into a shrine after a group of women started worshipping the figurine, mistaking it for a deityindia Updated: Oct 30, 2017 18:41 IST
India is a country of multiple faiths and beliefs. Devotion, here, often drives people to worship animals, trees, rocks and several other inanimate objects.
So it was no surprise that a kangaroo-shaped dustbin installed inside a temple complex recently turned into a shrine after a group of women started worshipping the figurine, mistaking it for a deity.
The video of the act, which has gone viral on social media, shows sari-clad women applying vermillion and sprinkling the dustbin with holy water.
The location of the video could not be ascertained but many users on Twitter say that the video was shot in Bihar, presumably during the Chhath Puja dedicated to the Sun god and his wife Usha.
While the 23-second-video left the internet in splits, there were many who expressed concern over the sheer naivety on the part of the women.
Here’s how people reacted:
First time a dustbin was introduced outside a temple in Bihar and this happened. Beti padhao Beti bachao is need of the hour pic.twitter.com/QvGGOjFRk3— Retarded Writer (@retardedwriter) October 29, 2017
Sobering. Our national capacity for reverence & idol-worship taken to an extreme! https://t.co/ohaXme2yVL— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) October 29, 2017
Koi smjao inko...ye kangaroo baba ni dustbin h https://t.co/MXxT4j5vXu— Viney Gurjar (@VineyChhoker) October 29, 2017
Cant blame the people who are brought up in a culture where superstition prevails. A normal dustbin with proper instructions was needed.— Arijeet Palit (@palit_arijeet) October 29, 2017
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