- Greater Noida’s Bisrakh village is said to be the birthplace of the Lanka ruler.
- The residents do not celebrate Dussehra instead mourns Ravana’s death.
- There are other villages in the country as well which do not celebrate Lord Rama’s victory over Ravana.
The Navratri comes to an end and the entire nation celebrates Vijayadashmi or Dusshera, one village in Uttar Pradesh worships Ravana.
Greater Noida’s Bisrakh village is said to be the birthplace of the Lanka ruler and a maha yagna is organised to pray for the soul of Ravana on the day of Dusshera.
When once a celebration took place in the village on the day of the Dusshera, an unfortunate incident occurred and since then residents believe that Ravana does not want them to celebrate the day, reported Punjab Kesari .
Recently, an idol of Ravana was found vandalised in this temple. Villagers claimed that right wing activists wearing saffron scarves had entered the temple and vandalised the idol of Ravana.
This is not the only village that does not celebrate Dusshera and mourns the death of Ravana.
Ravana’s wife, Mandodari, is the daughter of King Mandawar who once ruled Mador village in Rajasthan so the residents of that village too do not celebrate Dusshera and has a statue of Ravana installed in their temple.
Even in Shivala area of Kanpur, people are worshiping Ravana in the 125-year-old Dashanan temple. The temple was constructed around 1890 by Maharaj Guru Prasand Shukl and is open for devotees only once a year. The Lanka ruler is worshiped because of his knowledge and his devotion towards Lord Shiva.