Temples in India
In India, we found the temple at every corner of the Country. Be it Hanuman, Lord Krishna, Lord Rama, etc are many temples of them at every corner which is not surprising.
But when come to know that there is the temple of Shakuni, Duryodhan, etc we find it surprising. Because they are one of the villains of Mahabharata the epic.
But it is true that there are temples of Shakuni and Duryodhana. Besides being a Villain, they also had some positive values. Some of the communities in India consider their positive values. Due to this, they worship them.
Temple of Shakuni
Shakuni is considered as one of the evilest characters in the epic Mahabharata. As per the Sanatan Dharma, every person has some the good and some of the
Shakuni was one of the evilest characters in the epic Mahabharata. As per the Sanatan Dharma, every person has some good and some bad qualities.
People praise and celebrate Shakuni’s intelligence and his determination to win against odds.
Why do people worship Shakuni?
Kauravas community worships Shakuni as a God. They believe that due to circumstances, Shakuni changed his mind and took revenge.
The Mayakottu Malancharuvu Malanada Temple at Pavithreswaram near Kottarakkara is dedicated to Sakuni. This is perhaps the only Shakuni Temple in the country.
Shakuni used the throne, which is now kept here in this ancient temple. They don’t perform Puja or any rituals here. Devotees offer Coconut, silk, tender, toddy, etc to the deity in the temple.
During the Mahabharata war, Shakuni traveled all across the country with the Kauravas. Kauravas divide their weapons at this place. Thus the temple came to know as the ‘Pakuteshwaram’, which later became Pavitreshwaram.
The temple community celebrates many festivals here. Malakkuda Maholsavam is one of the major festivals of the temple. which is celebrated on the 28th of the Makaram month in the Malayalam calendar.
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