The effigy of Ravan is consigned to flames in the evening, after which the doors of temple are closed, only to be reopened on next Dussehra.
"The 123-year-old, one-of-its-kind temple built by Maharaj Guru Prasad Shukl is located next to Lord Shiva's shrine in Kailash temple premises here," programme coordinator of the temple, KK Tiwari said.
More than 15,000 devotees are expected to offer prayers to Ravan in Kanpur on Sunday, he said.
Elucidating the purpose behind building this temple, Tiwari said: "Ravan was a great scholar and an ardent follower of Lord Shiva. Thus, the temple is built adjacent to Lord Shiva's temple at Shivala area of the city." Devotees also light diyas and pray for the prosperity of their families.
"When Lord Ram kills Ravan in the Ramleela performed here, the temple premises will reverberate with chants by devotees," Tiwari said.