Coronavirus impact on Hindu rituals. The 50-year-old woman of South Mumbai performed Yagyan Via WhatsApp
Coronavirus impact on Hindu rituals > Readers Wanted, 02 Apr 2020- facebook.com/st.readerswanted Jayashree Ballikar, A-50-year old woman performed Yagyan in her home via WhatsApp. On the precious Mahashtami of Chaitra Navratra, she gave special priority to lockdown and government_rules instead of gathering devotees and well-wishers in her premises at South Mumbai. According to the mid-day.com report, Jayashree is an ardent devotee of Goddess Vaishno Devi. Ballikar connected with her priest on WhatsApp video call in the afternoon and paid Dakshina to her priest through online transfer.
Jayashree Ballikar lives with her family at Nasarwanji Petit Street, Grand Road East. She said, there is a complete lockdown and the government has suggested us to stay indoors. I have been performing this yagyna for years and did not want to miss it this time. So I went digital after requesting my priest to connect with me on WhatsApp video call. In 2.5 hours of durationBallikar followed all rituals directed by priest Santosh Joshi during the yagyna. After earned a digital experience, “I have followed all the instructions of government like social distancing, staying indoors. I have prayed to God for the well-being of mankind amid this global crisis”, she told.