This is something very interesting which exists at this temple. This is called a `dhoni’. It is basically a perpetual sacred fire. Ignited ambers lie beneath the mound of ash. This was one way of worshiping fire, but all things necessary for human survival were sacred to ancient man. In times before the matchbox, village people would go to the nearest dhoni and bring an amber back to the house to kindle fire for household activities. The dhoni was both a sacred cult object and a necessity for people of our ancient past.

A cake of cowdung is in the foreground which is used as fuel for the fire….

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