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Ravana temple at Jodhpur

Jodhpur, November 22
In this north Indian city of the Hindu heartland where Lord Rama is the main deity, a temple dedicated to demon king Ravana is being built by his descendants.

This will be first such temple in north India. The town is considered to be Mandodari's, Ravana's wife, native place.

It is believed that Queen Mandodari hailed from Mandore, which was the ancient capital of Jodhpur state. And a 'chhatri' (umbrella) named 'chavri' still stands here, claimed to be the place for Ravana-Mandodari marriage.

The Ravana temple is being built in Mahadev Amarnath and Navgrah temple premises in city's Chandpole area where idols of Ravana's main deities Shiva and Devi Kharanna stand. The temple premise will house a Ravana temple having idols of Ravana and his family members. UNI

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