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Bells #WordlessWednesday 9


Golu Devta Temple in Ghorakhal near Nainital.At this temple, the ritual is devotees make petitions at the temple, using stamp papers, to seek the desired decree in litigations. On accomplishment of their wish, the deity is shown gratitude by hanging bells or making animal sacrifice. People from all over the region consider Golu Devta, the presiding deity of the temple, to be an incarnation of Lord Shiva and ‘the God of Justice’.

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10 thoughts on “Bells #WordlessWednesday 9

  1. That is quite an interesting temple. That also reminds me of Chilkur Balaji or visa Balaji temple near Hyderabad where people go for their US visa. Some weird practices we have.


  2. Really? NEver heard of a ritual such as this.. Interesting indeed!


  3. Esha M Dutta on said:

    I never knew about this temple or the practices that take place here! Thank you for sharing this picture and the related trivia! I am amazed how much of a commodity God has become in today’s world and how much we exploit our own religious fervour in accomplishing our hopes and dreams.


  4. Bells are a nice thing to hang anywhere. I would be happy if someone left bells on my porch.


  5. Love it and that trivia is so fun! There is a similar one in Andhra for visas to US 😀


  6. Wow! I have heard about many such temples in our country..We do put a whole lot of pressure on our dear Gods, don’t we? 😛


  7. Oh ! The kind of things we humans hook ourselves up with… Its all in the mind after all. Its our own thoughts that lead to believe weird rituals I guess.


  8. pythoroshan on said:

    I remember hearing of this and even seeing a pic of these bells once… We have so many such unique legends that need to be showcased.


  9. Rajlakshmi on said:

    Using stamp papers… Wow they sure are serious about their wishes. That’s something new I learnt today.


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