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Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh): Whilst the remainder of India prepares to burn effigies of Ravan as a symbolic victory of excellent over evil, devotees are quietly lining up outdoors a nondescript temple in Kanpur.
This temple that opens its door for devotees just for in the future in a 12 months — Dussehra — is devoted to the Lankan king Ravan.
Devotees come from far and huge to worship Ravan on the day he was slain by Lord Ram.
This 150-year-old temple is situated in Shivala space and devotees mild oil lamps as they provide prayers. The deity is embellished and ‘aarti’ is carried out.
“Ravan is worshiped as an embodiment of ‘Shakti’ (energy) and ‘gyan’ (information). Ravan was a staunch devotee of Lord Shiva and is understood for his information and energy.
“The temple right here is part of a Shiva temple advanced and Ravan is worshipped as a guard of Lord Shiva. Folks consider that Ravan was additionally born on Dusshera-the day he was slain,” says Pandit Ok.Ok. Tiwari, the temple priest.
Devotees on the temple declare that when Ravan was dying, Lord Ram had requested his youthful brother Laxman to take blessings from the king as a result of his information was unparalleled.