Notwithstanding opposition, Narkasur processions in Goa today
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Last Updated: Thursday, November 04, 2010, 11:44
Panaji: Notwithstanding right-wing Hindu groups opposition to the processions of Narkasur, scores of effigies of the demon king would dot every nook and corner of Goa Thursday.

The right-wing Hindu groups in Goa have opposed organising Narkasur's processions on the occasion of Diwali terming it as "glorification" of evil.

"We are strictly against glorifying demon. Instead, Lord Krishna, who killed the demon should be worshipped," Sanatan Sanstha's Managing Trustee, Virendra Marathe said.

Sanatan Sanstha and Hindu Janajagruti Samiti last week submitted memorandums to Chief Minister Digamber Kamat and other officials in this regard.

Also, corporate sponsorships to such processions and inconvenience caused to people have been cited as reasons for the opposition to these practises.

However, despite the opposition, hundreds of Narkasur effigies will be seen throughout Goa today when they will be taken out in processions having people dancing to loud music. Besides, several Narkasur competitions, deciding which effigy is the scariest, would be held.

Incidentally, it were the activities of Sanatan Sanstha that were thoroughly probed after some of its seekers (devotees) allegedly tried to trigger serial blasts near Narkasur competitions last year.


First Published: Thursday, November 04, 2010, 11:44

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