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Now, a temple dedicated to Ravan!

Seems like the serial based on Ravan has given enough inspiration to plan a temple dedicated to the demon in the city of Jodhpur.

india Updated: Dec 22, 2006 18:53 IST

After the serial on Ravan, now a temple dedicated to the demon king would be seen in Jodhpur.

Located about 320 km from the city, it would be the first temple of its kind in north India.

The idol of Ravana is being sculpted using Jodhpur stone by Chunilal from Osian area and is likely to be installed in six months.

"The temple will be built in the premises of Navgrah (nine planets) temple in Chandpole area," Kamlesh Kumar Dave, a priest said.

"The temple will project Ravana as a scholar, writer, thinker, philosopher and his religious devotion and perception," he said.

According to historians, Jodhpur has had an association with Ravana. His wife Mandodari is said to be from Mandore, the ancient capital of Jodhpur state.

First Published: Dec 16, 2006 19:18 IST