“Preserving Sacred Rivers: A Call to Protect Marine Life
This heartfelt letter brings attention to an often overlooked practice in certain religions, where rivers are worshipped as goddesses and adorned with flowers. The writer reveals the scientific significance behind this practice, as the decomposing flowers transfer medicinal properties to the river, benefiting marine life and other species. However, the use of pesticides on flowers has led to toxic water, harming the very life it was meant to support. The letter urges a change in approach, advocating for the discontinuation of pesticides and the proper disposal of flowers to prevent further pollution and protect our sacred rivers.