By Sanchita Garule
The Kasba Ganpati, Ganeshotsav Trust has taken a very nice initiative ‘Ek Mooth dhanya’ which means ‘one hand full of grains’.
The devotees can handover grains like rice, wheat, jowar, toor dal and sugar too, in the drums kept along side the temple.
The trust has adopted a village named Kandobawadi in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. Through this initiative they are going to supply entire quantity of the grains that are collected in the drums in the mandir to the villagers.
Kasba Ganpati which is well renowned as Manacha pahila Ganpati has lots of devotees that come to worship the Idol.
If each drops a handful of grains in the drum the villagers would get a real help.
A handful of toor dal or rice wouldn’t actually make a difference in any of the devotee’s household, but it will definitely make a difference to a villager with meager means of income.
(Sanchita Garule is a MSc Environmental Science student of Fergusson college)