The pandemic has changed how we work, learn, interact, and now, even the way we celebrate our festivals.
In the run-up to Guru Purnima, a Bengaluru temple has been decked up in elements that you’d never associate with decoration.
In a bid to create awareness about a possible third wave of Covid-19, Shri Satya Sai Ganpathi temple has come up with a rather unique way of celebrating the Guru Purnima.
What you see on your screens isn’t a regular decoration but embellishments made out of medicines, masks and sanitizers.
About 3 Lakh B Complex, Dolo 650, Vitamin C, Coughsill, and Paracetamol tablets, over two thousand sanitizer bottles, ten thousand masks, 3,000 medicated soaps, and 500 tennis therapy balls have been used to decorate the temple.
As a practice, it is customary to decorate temples with fruits and flowers during festive occasions. However, those materials can’t be reused.
In order to deviate from the norm, the trustees of the temple used medicinal items to sensitise the community about following necessary safety protocols.