India is the Land of Temples
India is a country where people start their day by taking the name of God and end their day by praying to God. As mentioned in our holy Vedas, there are 33 Gods in the Hindu religion and people go to the temple daily to worship them. A Mandir or Hindu temple is a symbolic house, seat, and frame of divinity for Hindus. It is a shape designed to carry humans and gods together, the use of symbolism to specific the thoughts and ideas of Hinduism.
A Human worshipped as God: Birsa Munda
In the place where it has been said that there are “33 Koti” devas, still, there is a small town where people worship a human. Yes, you have read it correctly ‘a human’ and the name of that human is Birsa Munda. In Jamshedpur, there is a place where people have built a temple for Birsa Munda and worship him as a God. They go every day and offer him a flower, light incense sticks, and diyas.
Who was Birsa Munda?
Birsa Munda changed into a tribal chief and a peoples hero, belonging to the Munda tribe who changed into in the back of the Millenarian motion that rose within the tribal belt of cutting-edge day Bihar, and Jharkhand at some point of the British Raj, within the past due nineteenth-century making him a vital parent within the records of the Indian independence motion.
Birsa Munda is known with fantastic appreciation as one of the freedom warring parties within the Indian war for independence in opposition to British colonialism. He changed into sooner or later stuck with the aid of using the British on three February 1900 while he changed into best 25 years old. He died quickly afterwards in mysterious instances on nine June 1900 in Ranchi Jail.
Birsa’s contribution to the tribes of Jharkhand
Birsa is credited for reviving the conventional tribal lifestyle which changed into typically negatively tormented by Christian missionary works. Many tribes below his sect had already transformed to Christianity. He was hostile and criticized the Church and its practices inclusive of levying taxes and non-secular conversions.
He has become a preacher and a consultant in their conventional tribal religion, and quickly, he constructed up the popularity of a healer, a miracle worker, and a preacher. Contemporary and later peoples\’ songs commemorate the terrific effect of Birsa on his humans, their joy, and expectancies at his advent. The call of Dharti Aaba changed on everybody’s lips.
Who is a God?
After visiting that place a question encountered me who is God? I am a theist and I believe in the existence of God but in literal terms who is God? One who is sitting in the temple, we are offering our prayers to whom or the ones who help us when we are in trouble? In our life, we have at least one paper to whom we call when we are in trouble, or ask for suggestions when we are stuck in some problem.
So, what if God has sent that person to help us but we stay in denial that we can find God only inside the temple. Most of the time we disrespect or ditch the person who helps us or we forget them but still, there are some people who are still remembering the man who has sacrificed his life for them.
Where is the temple?
Temple is situated at Telco colony, in Jamshedpur.
How to reach there?
One can go to the Jamshedpur railway station or bus station. From there one can easily get an auto and visit the place.
There is no entry fee to visit the temple.
You are allowed to click as many pictures as you want.
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