Ravana, the demon king is worshipped in these Indian temples

Ravana was a staunch devotee Lord Shiva and he was a highly learned man.

Updated: May 04, 2016, 14:23 PM IST
Ravana, the demon king is worshipped in these Indian temples
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Mumbai: Demon king Ravana is worshipped in a few temples in India - Can you believe this? Yes, you heard it right. The King of Lanka, who was eliminated by Lord Rama, has a number of devotees to offer their prayers to him.

For those who may not be aware, Ravana was a staunch devotee Lord Shiva and he was a highly learned man. And hence, he is worshipped by certain sections of the Indian society.

Here are the names of the temples in India which has idols of Ravana. Check out here:

Ravangram Ravana temple – Madhya Pradesh

This village in Madhya Pradesh worships an ancient 10-feet reclining idol of Ravana.

Dashanana Ravana temple in Uttar Pradesh

This temple believed to have been constructed by Raja Guri Prasad Shukl in 1890 opens its doors to the devotees annually during Dusshera.

Ravana Mandir in Rajasthan

The Maudgil Brahmans of Jodhpur are believed to be descendants of the demon king. The temple has been constructed recently.

Kakinada Temple in Andhra Pradesh

This temple in Andhra Pradesh has a huge statue of Ravana with his ten heads.