Temple in Rajasthan where Liquor is offered to Goddess Kali
Posted on: Oct 02, 2016 08:48 AM IST | Updated on: Oct 02, 2016 01:29 PM IST
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There have been stories about Lord Bhairava in Ujjain being offered liquor by his devotees with faith and devotion. But not many know that a goddess in Bhawaal village of Nagaur district in Rajasthan is also offered alcohol by her devotees to appease her.
The temple, a major attraction of the district and thronged by local devotees with the belief that the goddess will grant them their wishes in return for alcohol. This is one of the most active and happening temple in city. At times the idol is offered several and sometimes hundreds of bottles of liquor in a single day. Hundreds of people swarm the temple with esteem and obeisance to offer liquor to the Gods.
The temple houses idols of Goddess Brahmani, Goddess Kaali, sweets are offered to Goddess Brahmani and liquor is offered to Maa Kaali.
After offering the liquor to Goddess Kaali, the leftover alcohol in the bottle is distributed among the devotees. People make offerings of liquor to the Goddess hoping that she would be appeased and would fulfil their wishes. And when their desires and hopes are accomplished, the devotees return to the temple to again offer liquor.
This temple is most visited during the Navratras. The temple priest claim the temple to be centuries old. Devotees who come to the temple offer sachets and bottles filled with alcohol which are then placed by the priest before the Goddess.