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Temple where Ravan is worshipped

Temple where Ravan is worshipped

The festival of Dusshera is celebrated almost all across India. The country has enjoyed the festival despite the pandemic of COVID-19. Many people are visiting temples and doing pujas for good fortune.

However, there is one temple in India that has not gained much attention. Located in Kanpur, this temple lets visitors in once a year – on Dusshera. This temple is dedicated to the King of Lanka, Ravan.

As surprising as it may sound, many visitors from all over the country come to visit this temple dedicated to worshipping Ravan.

On the day that Ravan was slain by Ram, many people come to worship the former. This temple has a history of 150 years. As expected of a temple, devotees come to worship by lighting oil lamps and offering prayers.

The reason behind worshipping Ravan is simple. He is worshipped as an embodiment of Shakti and Gyan (Power and Knowledge). As is known according to the epics of India, Ravan was a devout worshipper of Lord Shiva. He was known to have acquired a lot of power and knowledge through his worship. That is why he is worshipped here.

This temple just so happens to be a part of the Shiva temple. He is considered to be a dutiful guard of Lord Shiva. This is why Ravan is considered holy here.

According to others, Ravan was truly born on the day he was slain – Dusshera. Hence, people come to worship him on this day.

Some say that when Ravan was dying, Ram wanted his brother Laxman to take the blessings of Ravan. This is because Ravan’s knowledge was considered to be vast even by Ram.

So, that is the story behind this temple where Ravan is worshipped on the day of Dusshera.

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