Varanasi holds fire ritual to prevent global warming

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Varanasi, Feb.6 (ANI): A large number of devotees have participated in a Maha Yajna, a major sacred fire ritual, here in the holy city of Uttar Pradesh, organized to seek divine intervention to prevent global warming.

In the specially prepared 101 fire pits, 62 Himalayan herbs have been used, as part of the yajna ceremony. The religious ritual has been performed amidst chanting of Vedic Shlokas (verses) by priests while a large number of devotees joining them in the recitation of Shlokas.

"...Yajna is a part of worship of Lord Vishnu and this ritual will help overcome all types of pollutants prevalent in the atmosphere," said DP Sharma, the organiser.

It is believed that the smoke emitted from the burning herbs destroys carbon dioxide.

"These types of Yajnas are being carried out at the national level. I think we can repair the ozone layer' hole in the atmosphere through such yajna. We can purify the polluted atmosphere," said Amita Dubey, a devotee.

The two-day event culminates on Saturday (February 6). By Girish Dubey (ANI)

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