Let me extend this idea further, What if everybody celebrates Holi with just 50 ml of Water containing Organic colors which is good for healthy skin and body; With benefits of healthy color everybody can also promise to conserve 2 glass of water in their daily bath – Sounds like a great idea! This would not only enable us celebrate our cultural festival, keep our spirits high, our body healthy and at the same time reduce Water consumption. Well, this is exactly what Asaram Ji Bapu has been doing and some of the Media is spreading rumors on wastage of Water by Asaram Ji Bapu. If 5 tankers of Water are used to spray organic color on about 3 Lakh People in group – average consumption of water is within the range of 50 ml of water per person. Besides, large numbers of his followers have reported relief from their skin problems and have been treated just by playing holi with Orange Color of ‘Palash’ flower used during this event.
Asaram Bapu has been raising awareness against harmful effects of Chemical Colors for several years – few knew that the chemical colors used in holi usually contain harmful chemicals and can cause blindness and even cancer, skin irritation and itching of eyes are other harmful effects. holi colours, like gulal, have in them organic compounds such as oxides, metal, glass particles, powdered mica and even anelyne. Other harmful substances found in Holi colours and their health effects are:
- Chromium: Can cause bronchial asthma, allergies.
- Nickel: Can cause dermatitis pneumonia.
- Cadmium: Can cause weak and brittle bones (Itai Itai disease).
- Zinc: Can lead to fever.
- Iron: Can cause skin sensitivity to light.
- Mica (abeer): This is a shiny powder used to give colours a metallic look. It can cause skin allergies and irritation.
Refer to following link for exhaustive analysis of chemical colours
In order to protect our Society from harmful effects of Chemical Colours yet preserve rich Indian culture, reduce wastage of water, enhance our health with Organic color Asaram Bapu started celebrating holi in group several years ago – Originally in Surat where more then 5 lakh people gather to play holi with Asaram Bapu. For additional details check this message from Asaram Bapu.
Questions that we need to ask ourselves when Media Spread such fabricated news – Why is media not providing broad coverage to the news such as ‘A Liter of Soft Drink Costs 55 liters of Water’ Similarly ‘1 kg of beef takes 15,000 litres of water’ – tremendous amount of water is being wasted in slaughter houses throughout the country. Probably because they are not paid to broadcast such news? Media has been after Asaram Bapu for last 8 years when his followers were merely 1 crore and now in spite of negative coverage by Media why his followers have increased to the range of over 10 crores? We also need to think who may be paying media to consistently find problems with our cultural values – Is it some of the big companies selling Chemical Colors who do not want every body to get Asaram Bapu’s Message or is it Some of the NGOs who are committed to wipe out Indian Culture ? Why is media not covering Asaram Bapu’s services in tribal areas such as ‘Bhajan Karo Bhojan aur paise pao’ or massive scale disaster relief efforts – Click here for details.