Last Resort – Pujas, Prayers and Duas for Early Rains
Mangaluru: The state, in general, has been going through severe drought conditions. Dakshina Kannada district is facing severe shortage over the past days.
The lifeline of the district, the Netravati river, is going dry. The Thumbay dam has water stored which can take care of the demand for just a few days.
The district administration is doing everything possible to conserve water and ensure equitable supply.
To make things worse, even until the end of April, there are no signs of even summer shower. Some members of the public have decided to seek divine intervention by organizing special pujas in temples, prayers in churches and dua in mosques.
On Apr 28, a community prayer for rains will be held in Kadri Shri Manjunatheshwara temple. Similarly, prayers are being offered in churches.
Sufi Abdul Khader Shah Wajid Khadri of the Juma mosque in Shivajinagar has appealed to all jama’ats to arrange for special duas after namaaz on Friday.
He said that floods and drought were not in human hands but under divine control. He has expressed the hope that the prayers would work and there would be rains soon.