Bells #WordlessWednesday 9

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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’.

Joining Esha M Dutta for Wordless Wednesday

 

10 thoughts on “Bells #WordlessWednesday 9

  1. Balaka says:

    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.

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  2. Esha M Dutta says:

    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.

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  3. pythoroshan says:

    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.

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