Ravana Does Not Watch Combustion Celebrates Mourning In Jodhpur In Rajasthan


News Desk, Amar Ujala, Jaipur

Published by: Prashant Kumar Jha
Updated Fri, 15 Oct 2021 01:17 PM IST

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A temple of Ravana has been built in Jodhpur and worship is done there. The Shrimali Brahmin community here considers itself to be a descendant of Ravana and Mandore as their in-laws.

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There is a tradition of burning Ravana across the country on Dussehra, but there is a place in Rajasthan where people mourn its end. A temple of Ravana has been built in Jodhpur and worship is done there. The Shrimali Brahmin community here considers itself to be a descendant of Ravana and Mandore as their in-laws. The temple of Ravana was built in 2008 in the foothills of Mehrangarh, Jodhpur by Brahmins of Godha gotra. A huge statue of Ravana has been installed here while worshiping Shiva.

The priests of the temple tell that after the burning of Ravana on Dussehra, the people of their society bathe and change the Yagyopaveet and offer special worship in the temple. Ravana was also a devotee of Shiva, so Shiva also has special worship. Mandodari temple has also been built in front of Ravana’s temple.

Ravana had come to Jodhpur’s Mandore to get married.
It is believed that when Ravana had come to Mandore of Jodhpur to get married, then this Brahmin had come with him in the procession. After getting married, Ravana went back to Lanka, but these people remained here. Then Shrimali Brahmins of Godha gotra have been doing special worship of Ravana here. They do not see the burning of Ravana, but mourn on that day. Even in the Shraddha Paksha, on Dashami, Ravana’s Shradh, Tarpan etc. is also done.

bath after combustion
After the death of loved ones, the way the Yagyopaveet is changed by bathing, similarly the descendants of Ravana change clothes after taking a bath in the form of mourning after combustion. Among Shrimali Brahmins in Jodhpur, the Brahmins of Godha gotra are descendants of Ravana, so they do not see Ravana burning. More than 100 families of this gotra live in Jodhpur and more than 60 families in Phalodi.

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There is a tradition of burning Ravana across the country on Dussehra, but there is a place in Rajasthan where people mourn its end. A temple of Ravana has been built in Jodhpur and worship is done there. The Shrimali Brahmin community here considers itself to be a descendant of Ravana and Mandore as their in-laws. The temple of Ravana was built in 2008 in the foothills of Mehrangarh, Jodhpur by Brahmins of Godha gotra. A huge statue of Ravana has been installed here while worshiping Shiva.

The priests of the temple tell that after the burning of Ravana on Dussehra, the people of their society bathe and change the Yagyopaveet and offer special worship in the temple. Ravana was also a devotee of Shiva, so Shiva also has special worship. Mandodari temple has also been built in front of Ravana’s temple.

Ravana had come to Jodhpur’s Mandore to get married.

It is believed that when Ravana had come to Mandore of Jodhpur to get married, then this Brahmin had come with him in the procession. After getting married, Ravana went back to Lanka, but these people remained here. Then Shrimali Brahmins of Godha gotra have been doing special worship of Ravana here. They do not see the burning of Ravana, but mourn on that day. Even in the Shraddha Paksha, on Dashami, Ravana’s Shradh, Tarpan etc. is also done.

bath after combustion

After the death of loved ones, the way the Yagyopaveet is changed by bathing, similarly the descendants of Ravana change clothes after taking a bath in the form of mourning after combustion. Among Shrimali Brahmins in Jodhpur, the Brahmins of Godha gotra are descendants of Ravana, so they do not see Ravana burning. More than 100 families of this gotra live in Jodhpur and more than 60 families in Phalodi.



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