Devotees give religious respect to a dog at Mahakaleshwar temple located in Mauranipur, Jhansi. This temple has statues of Lord Shiva, Lord Bhairav Nath and of a dog too. According to an ETV report, the practice began after the dog named Kalu started ‘parikrama’ (revolving around the temple) of Mahakaleshwar temple from Tuesday and continued it for the next six days. As per the temple’s tradition, a dog is appointed as a ‘sewak’ and it is believed that this temple has showed special concern towards dogs as it is the ‘sawari’ of Lord Bhairav Nath.
Temple’s priest Mahant Atlacharya said that earlier also a dog was appointed as a ‘sewak’ (servant) of the temple who took its last breath in the temple premises.
Devotees from Jhansi, Tikamgarh, Gwalior, Chhatarpur and several parts of the country are thronging Mahakaleshwar temple to get a glimpse of this dog.
Several policemen have been deployed at the temple to assure security at the place, report further added.