Mystery of the cursed and haunted temple of Ghoda Nag
Apr 27, 2013, 04:04 AM IST
Auraiya: The Ghoda Nag temple of Auraiya in Uttar Pradesh is known as a cursed temple. While it is strange that a place of worship should be considered cursed, there is more than rumour and local lore to justify the epithet. The term came to be applied to this temple because of certain actual facts, mostly related to the roof of the temple.
This is a temple without a roof and anyone who has tried to build one here is faced with a death in his family within the span of a few days.
Thus, this temple, once a place of pilgrimage has now been reduced to ruins as people fear to come here.
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Situated about 50 kms from Auraiya is the temple of Ghoda Nag.
There was a time when devotees thronged to this shrine.
Now, an eerie silence prevails. Once the sound of the temple bell was sweet music to villagers’ ears. Now, the winds thyat blow over the ruins cause them to shudder in fear.
Once upon a time, devotees offered milk, sweets and fruits in devotion. Today, the premises are covered only in dirt.
There are no records to prove who built this temple or when.
Neither locals nor historians can answer the question of who built it. But it is said that the temple dates back to the time of Jaichandra of Kanauj who came here regularly to offr prayers.
So important did he consider his daily worship here that he had even constructed a tunnel to the premises. Today, this tunnel has disappeared into the anals of history.
Historians say that many locals had sought to construct a roof over the temple.
However, almost all of them faced some misfortune or the othr the moment they undertook the project.
While some families faced death , others saw a member suffer paralysis.
The result? Many villagers moved away from the village.
Others just stopped visiting the shrine causing it to become an eerie haunt where only the sound of the wind can be heard.
Sudhir Tiwari who lives in the village says that his ancestors said that this temple which is now no more than a haunted ruin was once a place of pilgrimage.
People from across the district would throng it on the occasion of Nag Panchami laden with milk, sweets and fruits to offer the Nag Devta.