Due to the alarming rise in air pollution in India, it has reached the point that masks have also been worn by Hindu deities.
Increased air pollution in the country of extremist Modi has made civilians suffer from various ailments.
The situation is so bad that the Pandits are worried that the deities can also get sick due to the air pollution.
Varanasi is a city in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh under the constituency of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The temple Pandits made wore the masks on the faces of deities to protect them from air pollution.
In the temple of Uttar Pradesh, the Shankar deities and their goddesses Parvati, Durga and Kali Mata are also wearing masks with their mouths and nose covered.
With every passing day, the air quality in Delhi refuses to improve. After a short-lived relief, the national capital’s air quality is once again so bad it qualifies as a national health emergency.
The AQI level in Delhi on Thursday was measured at 472 (severe).
At many places in NCR, the AQI crossed the 500-mark, putting the regions in ‘severe plus’ category.
The levels of PM 2.5 – tiny particulate matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter that can enter deep into the lungs and even the bloodstream.
The noxious smog resulting from raging farm fires and unfavourable weather pushed pollution in Delhi-NCR towards the “emergency” zone on Wednesday, prompting authorities to order the closure of schools till November 15.
Air pollution contributes to the premature deaths of 2 million Indians every year. In urban areas, most emissions come from vehicles and industry, whereas in rural areas, much of the pollution stems from biomass burning for cooking and keeping warm.