A Gujarat village, where a Muslim woman is worshipped as 'Devi Mata' – Read the interesting story
A very interesting story from Gujarat's Gandhinagar area has come to the fore.
Ahmedabad: A very interesting story from Gujarat's Gandhinagar area has come to the fore.
There's a village named Jhulasan in Gandhinagar where a Muslim woman is worshipped as 'Devi Mata'.
The village had shot to fame when famous astronaut Sunita Williams along with her father had visited this village to offer prayers at 'Dola Mata Devi' temple. William's father Deepak Pandya hails from Jhulasan and had spent his initial 22 years in the same village.
Notably, the temple is 800 years old.
Speaking to BBC, BJP leader Mukesh Patel said that the ancestors told him that Dola Mata was a Muslim woman.
Divulging further details, Patel said, dacoits used to often come and rob the villagers. However, once while the looters were trying to run away with the loot, a Muslim woman from a neighbouring village challenged them and fearlessly fought with the gang. Though, she put up a brave front, Dola Mata couldn't sustain long against the armed dacoits and was killed.
Later the villagers built a Mandir at the same place where she died.
The BJP leader said that they offer prayers at the temple and the Devi protects them.
Interestingly, there is not a single Muslim family in the village.