Here Ravana is considered to be the son-in-law, worship is done for procreation - Newztezz Online


Saturday, October 24, 2020

Here Ravana is considered to be the son-in-law, worship is done for procreation

Dussehra will be celebrated on Sunday 25th October. 
Ravana is cremated at different places on this day. Navratri will also end with the burning of Ravana. Dussehra is celebrated as a symbol of victory of good over evil, but there are some places where Ravana is worshiped. The most special of these is the city of Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh. Ravana is said to have a special relationship with Mandsaur.

Pier of Mandodari, wife of Mandsaur Ravana

In ancient times, Mandsaur was called Dashpur. According to mythology, Mandsaur was the pier of Mandodari, the wife of Ravana and for this reason the people here consider Ravana as their son-in-law. On the day of Dussehra, idols of Ravana are burnt everywhere but in Mandsaur, Ravana is worshiped during the year.

400 year old statue

The people of Namdev Samaj in Mandsaur call Mandodari the daughter of their clan and for this reason Ravana is still revered there as a son-in-law. Mandsaur also has a huge statue of Ravana where people come to worship him every day. This 41 feet high and huge idol of Ravana is believed to be about four hundred years old.

Ravana is considered to be the son-in-law of this village

The women here consider Ravana as their son-in-law, so they remove the veil while worshiping him. Ravana is especially worshiped for procreation. Here people worship Durga on the morning of Dussehra and worship the idol of Ravana. After that, the army of Rama and Ravana leaves and in the evening Ravana is cremated. Before burning Ravana, people apologize to Ravana.

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