Assume you own something, anything, take, for example, a book, a bike, a bicycle, a car, anything! Would you like seeing it get destroyed? or stolen? or man-handled? right in front of your eyes? No!!
Why isn't the same concern shown towards many other things, greater things, truly invaluable things, that truly-madly-deeply belongs to us!
India is a huge country with loadsa people... and many many cultures and traditions...
but... the problem is that we are slowly losing most of our traditions and rituals!
sad... real sad... don't you think? too much westernization :) Yes yes! I'm back to square one isn't it?
Not exactly! (Phew!)
We have different people following different traditions and practices. These people pass on the knowledge to their children, and they to their children and thus the practices go on for generations.
But as civilization advanced, man started going places and learning newer things. He thus started spending more time elsewhere than at home, learning these practices. And so, slowly and steadily the knowledge became extinct! There are so many things that we don't know why we follow, but we still follow! Some of the "high IQ" lot condemn practicing of these as they are "superstitious", as their intelligent brain couldn't find a "suitable" explanation for why it has to be done! Thus we lose these practices as well. We are adopting newer ways of life and letting go of our actual practices, which actually identify us! We are losing our identity!!
The only way to save our stolen identity is to be us! To be with people who follow our traditions... who... (to be completed when I'm in mood for it)