Kukurdev Temple is Story of a unique temple, where people worship dogs
You must have heard about many temples of Gods and Goddesses, but you will be surprised to know that there is a temple in India in which only dogs are worshipped.
This temple is known as Kukurdev Temple.
You will be surprised to know the strange beliefs here and the story of the construction of this temple.
interesting facts about Kukurdev Temple famous for dog worship in Chhattisgarh
Location of Kukurdev Temple
Kukurdev Temple is in Khapri village of Durg district, about 132 kilometers from Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
The statue of a dog is installed in the sanctum sanctorum of this temple, while there is also a Shivalinga next to it.
The number of devotees visiting this temple increases significantly in the month of Sawan.
Along with Lord Shiva, people also worship the dog (Kukurdev) in the same way as Nandi is worshiped in Shiva temples.
This temple is spread over an area of 200 meters.
Apart from the sanctum sanctorum of the temple, statues of dogs have also been installed on both sides of the entrance.
It is believed that after seeing Kukurdev, there is no fear of getting whooping cough nor is there any danger of dog bite.
History of Kukurdev Temple
Actually, the Kukurdev Temple is a monument.
It was built in memory of a faithful dog.
It is said that centuries ago a Banjara came to this village with his family.
There was also a dog with him.
Once there was a famine in the village, and Banjare took a loan from the village moneylender, but he could not return the loan.
In such a situation, he mortgaged his faithful dog to the moneylender.
It is said that once a theft took place at a moneylender’s house.
The thieves buried all the goods under the ground and thought that they would take them out later, but the dog came to know about the looted goods and took the moneylender there.
When the moneylender dug a pit at the place indicated by the dog, he found all his wealth.
There is a dog temple at this place in Chhattisgarh, know why people come from far and wide to worship here.
Apart from Chhattisgarh, devotees from Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra have also come to this temple. In this temple, dog bites are treated with natural medicines.
This temple is known as Kukurchaba Temple.
After that, he buried the dog at the same place and built a memorial on it. The memorial was later converted into a temple by the people, which today is known as Kukurchaba Temple, where people worshiped and constructed a memorial in case of a dog bite. By circling the platform and eating the soil present there, the disease caused by dog bite gets cured.
Built-in the 16th century
This temple is situated amidst the fields of Bhanpur village of Dhamdha block of Durg district.
The statue of a dog is installed in the sanctum sanctorum of this temple.
It was built in the 16-17 century in memory of a faithful dog.
Patients also come from other states to Kukurdev Temple
The specialty of this temple is that to reach Kukurchaab temple one has to cross many ridges of fields on foot to reach the temple. Apart from Chhattisgarh, devotees from Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra have also come to this temple. In this temple, dog bites are treated with natural medicines. There, just by eating the soil near the monument, diseases like rabies spread by the bite of a mad or ordinary dog can be completely eradicated.
Tikaram has been looking after the temple for 80 years
A person named Tikaram Sahu has been looking after this temple for about 80 years. Tikaram Sahu said that this temple was built between the 16th to 17th centuries. He told the whole story of the construction of this temple. He told that the belief of the people about this temple is that whenever someone is bitten by a dog and the dog is worshiped by coming to this temple, the poison of the dog is completely cured.
Call it superstition or people’s faith
Now call this belief of the people who come to this temple.
Worshiping the dog is a superstition or a belief of the people.
but it is true that the idol of this dog has been worshiped for centuries.
and even today people come here continuously in case of dog bites.
The idol of the dog present in this temple is being worshipped.