Sunday, August 20, 2006

A Throne For An Idol?

The so called "devotees" of Shiridi Sai want to build a throne made of gold for him. It is estimated to cost Rs. 22 crore! This is a relacement for the current silver throne upon which the idol sits.

Mr Bal Thackeray of the Shiv Sena calls it a sheer waste of money and calls for using the money for welfare purposes. His is quoted as saying "What kind of devotion is this? This amount can be used to help people affected by calamities like recent floods, farmers suicides and serial blasts,". I cannot agree more with him.

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