Yeah, but that's just my limited understanding of it, perhaps someone who knows more about shastar puja can answer.
Dusherra was celebrated in the Sikh empire. They would do shastar and cannon puja, extra charity, and then mock fighting, where one Singh would dress as Raavan and the other dress like Raam.
so more close to token of respect as we touch the feet of a mahapurkh
or do shastar namaskaar
either way, shastar are our saints as well
so would you say sgpc was wrong to "ban" it
also I request anyone to come to the baba sahib singh thread, I am trying to learn more about nihangs and traditionalists
How I see it is, that when they worship idols, trees, animals, graves etc they pray to it, so they ask it to answer their prayers. Like they go to a grave and ask the grave to answer their prayers and if the person buried under the grave answers their prayers they buy a green sheet and cover the grave with the sheet.
But with Shastar Puja, from my understanding, they aren't asking the shastars to answer their prayers, neither do they pray to them, or ask them for guidance.