Surat: Regular presence of three dogs during Aarti at Neelkanth Mahadev temple is creating curiosity among people.
The temple of Mahadev located at Ashwinikumar of the city (Surat) remains the center of discussion in the surrounding area these days. , Due to the regular presence of dogs in the Neelkanth Mahadev temple during the morning and evening aartis, the devotees are also curious. These dogs, who roam in the societies throughout the day, after listening to the conch before the aarti in the temple, reach the temple premises from wherever they are. However, these dogs stand in the temple among the devotees present during the aarti till the end of the aarti.
The historic Neelkanth Mahadev near Laxminarayan Society in Ashwanikumar holds a special place among devotees. Praveenbhai Vaghasia said about the regular presence of dogs in this temple of Mahadev that he has been doing aarti along with worship of Mahadev for the last three years and during this time three dogs regularly visit the temple during the aarti.
Along with the shouts of Aarti, these dogs run to the temple premises anywhere in the surrounding society. Not only this, till the end of the aarti, these three dogs are clearly visible as if singing the raga of the aarti in a loud voice.
Devotees present at the time of Aarti in the temple also said in this regard that no one paid attention to the presence of dogs during Aarti, but since last three years these dogs reach the temple premises at regular time during Aarti, now this incident The discussion has gained momentum in the surrounding area. After taking Mahadev’s prasad during the aarti, these dogs again leave for the surrounding society. The women devotees who come here also told that earlier they were afraid of the presence of dogs during the aarti, but till date these three dogs did not disturb any devotee.
This temple is also mentioned in Tapi Purana.
Thakarshibhai, who lived in Laxminarayan Society and visited Neelkanth Mahadev temple for years, said that this temple is also mentioned in Tapi Purana. This temple of Neelkanth Mahadev, more than 400 years old, is the center of faith among the citizens of the surrounding area. Hundreds of people throng this temple especially in the month of Shravan.