Three holly temples of Sujata village(Part 2)
Have you seen the movie about
“three holly Hindu temples in Sujata village”
made by the Indian government?
If not yet, check the movie below.
I shared “Saraswati temple”
as the first sacred temple in the last article.
In this article,
I introduce you the second one,
commonly known as Shiva temple.
There are many Shiva lingam indeed.
A column indicated by yellow arrow is also a lingam.
Flowers are left after pooja, Hindu worship.
According to legend…
Once upon a time,
there lived a sadhu (monk)
He kept meditating
by the way in the holly books
to meet and talk with God.
In times long ago,
before Buddha appearance,
not for enlightenment
but for Meeting God.
finally Brahma came out
in front of Matang
and his wish came true.
Brahma is a creator god in Hinduism
and said to have created the universe.
“Matangvapi temple” was named after this legend.
Next to the temple,
there is a sacred pond.
It is believed that
the water purifies your body, mind and soul.
That’s why people bring the water home
and when they suffer misfortune or sickness,
they sprinkle the water
to their head or drink a little bit.
there is Buddhist Sujata temple
next to Shiva temple.
This suggests that
it is a power spot around here.
This is a place
where village lady Sujata offered
Siddhartha(later called Buddha)
After 6-years extreme asceticism,
Buddha was close to death,
but the milk rice revived him.
And he walked to forest of
and got enlightenment
to became Buddha.
Sujata village holds
both Hindu and Buddhist holy place.