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A dog temple that draws visitors, even Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel

Located in Khapri village, Balod district, the temple is known as Kukurdev Mandir

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Bhagel
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R Krishna Das Raipur
Call it belief, misconception, or mythology peppered with fascinating tales, in Chhattisgarh a temple dedicated to dogs is attracting visitors, including Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel.

Located in Khapri village, Balod district, the temple is known as Kukurdev Mandir.

In the Chhattisgarhi dialect and Hindi too, “kukur” means dog.

Baghel on Monday visited the temple during his ongoing “Bhet Mulaqat programme”. The campaign is aimed to take governance to ground zero and evaluate progress and performance.

A state government spokesperson said Baghel started the second day of the programme in Balod by worshipping at the temple.

“The chief minister performed rituals

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First Published: Sep 22 2022 | 7:55 PM IST

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