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Rajasthan polls: Amid high-decibel campaign, political temple run in Aravallis

Press Trust of India  |  Banswara (Raj) 

At a time when entire was abuzz with high-decibel election campaign, a centuries old temple in the Aravallis was witness to from the who's who of the state's political arena.

It is believed that goddess Tripura Sundari posses mystic power to fulfil wishes of success in politics, which draws scores of political bigwigs cutting across party lines.

"The number of visitors during elections increase in the temple because candidates from different areas come here to seek blessings for success. There are many political leaders who keep on visiting," Ashok Panchal, which manages the temple told

is a frequent visitor to the temple. She was here during the counting of the 2013 assembly polls and even monitored the results of the 2014 from the shrine.

Panchal said that the number of politicians visiting the temple increases after filing of nominations begin.

Recently Congress' also visited the temple, which is located at a distance of 516 km from state capital

has visited the shrine when he was the of

It is believed that this 'Shakti Peeth' had a great prominence during the the rule of As per an inscription of 1483 AD recovered in the area, the word 'tri-urari' (Tripurari) was mentioned, which signifies its existence.

Among other high profile devotees, the temple saw visits of Rajnath Singh, Congress' Digvijay Singh, former SK Singh and former

The idol of Tripura Sundari is made of blackstone and the eighteen-armed goddess is seated on a lion.

Erstwhile rulers of Banswara, Dungarpur, Gujarat, Malwa and Marwar were the worshippers of Tripura Sundari.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 17:50 IST