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These are the temples where demons are worshiped, not gods: Swami Ram Bhajan Van

In the Mahabharata period, there is a mention of Hidimba, the wife of the mighty Bhima, who was demonic. His temple is located in Manali, Himachal Pradesh. It is believed that blood is offered in the temple of Hidimba Devi, and she is also pleased by this.

Similarly, there is a god of water. The way different departments are divided in a government, in the same way there are departments of all the deities for the operation of the universe. That’s why they are worshiped, and therefore they are considered powerful. But do you know that in India, where gods are worshiped in all temples, there are also ancient temples where gods are not worshipped, but demons are worshipped.

 

Hidimba Temple

In the Mahabharata period, there is a mention of Hidimba, the wife of the mighty Bhima, who was demonic. His temple is located in Manali, Himachal Pradesh. It is believed that blood is offered in the temple of Hidimba Devi, and she is also pleased by this. However, if seen at the level of superstition, this should not be done, because Hidimba supported religion despite being a demon clan, so she is worshiped, which is also justified.

 

Putna Mandir

It is located in Gokul, Uttar Pradesh. The description of Putana Rakshasi also comes in Dwapar Yuga.

Remember the scene when he tried to kill Lord Krishna while feeding milk to Lord Krishna on the orders of sinner Kansa. Putna was killed in an attempt to kill Lord Krishna by putting poison in his breast. The reason behind worshiping the demonic Putana is said to be that even if she was poisoned, but as the mother of Lord Krishna, she was fed milk, hence she is worshipped.

 

Ahiravan Temple

Ahiravana is mentioned in Tretayuga, when the demon king Ravana, the symbol of religion, began to weaken in comparison to Rama and Lakshmana. Then he invited the elusive demon Ahiravan, who had kidnapped Rama and Lakshmana. His temple is in Panchkuian area of ​​Jhansi city, and it is about 300 years old. This is the only temple of its kind.

 

Shakuni Temple

Who doesn’t know Shakuni well? Shakuni, as a master of deceit, deceit and mischief, stands at the forefront of the infamous characters of the entire Mahabharata. The temple of Mama Shakuni is built in Kollam district of Kerala. People who visit them offer coconut and silk clothes to them, then tantric rituals are also performed here.

 

Duryodhana Temple

Yes! In the Kollam district of Kerala, there is also a temple of Duryodhana at some distance from the Shakuni temple, in which people worship. It is believed that Duryodhana was born in the Kuru dynasty, but was of demonic nature. Despite this he has a temple and is worshipped.

 

Ravana Temple

There are also 2 temples of Ravana, considered to be the most dangerous demon among mythological characters. Ravana is worshiped here in Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh and Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. There is also a village named Ravana in Nateran tehsil of Vidisha district, and the idol of Ravana there is in a lying position. Despite all the efforts, no one could shake him. It is believed that if Ravana Baba is not worshiped at this place, then no work will be successful.

 

At the same time, a temple of Ravana was built in Shimla area of ​​Kanpur in 1890, and earthen lamps are lit here. Since Ravana was also a devotee of Shiva, he is worshiped in this temple. Apart from these two places, there is a temple of Ravana in Bisrakh village, Jodhpur, Mandsaur in Uttar Pradesh, and in Kakinada city of Andhra Pradesh there is also a temple of Ravana on the sea side.

 

Surely there is some good and bad inside every person. Even in the gods, there are evils, despite the abundance of good in them, sometimes there are incidents of evil. Similarly, in spite of having all the evils in the demons, even a few good things are also seen. Humans can learn a lot from their bravery, their devotion and ability to fight.

 

Goddesses have great importance in the tradition of India. It is believed that all the gods play different roles for the operation of the universe. Just as there is a god of fire, there is a god of rain. In the same way, the sun god is there to spread light.
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