One of five god elements is water. We pretty well know each river represents a deity and we celebrate Pushkaram to worship the river. Before taking bath we invoke holy river waters by the following mantra to remove our external & internal impurities.
Ganga Cha Yamuna Chaiva Godavari Saraswati, Narmada Sindhu Kaveri
Jalesmin Sannidhim Kuru
Though industry & local municipal bodies are responsible, lets us try to understand how a person can be inspired to realize. In this ecosystem every living creatures like humans, animals, plants, birds are forms of god, all of these need water to live, so we end up indirectly offering impurity to god. While it is presumed we’ve the primary understanding, we need to co relate many of our acts to its consequences for easy understanding of layman.
- Don’t excrete in river, same water will be used for abhishekam
- Don’t dump waste in river, same water will be used for sankalpam for
puja rituals, annadanam, drinking by animals & humans.
- Don’t use soap/detergents in river, don’t leave plastic or other artificial
products in river, it effects marine life (kurma/mascha avataras,
other vehicles of gods)
On top of this every movable & immovable, living & lifeless are the forms of god. Hence our every act is a worship to god and should be done with utmost understanding and serenity.