BELAGAVI: Nandagad village of Belagavi district has turned into a pilgrim centre after word went round that the idol of Lord Hanuman in the Anjaneya temple opened its eyes recently.
Curious devotees are swarming to Nandagad to watch the idol at the Anjaneya Temple with their own eyes. The news has been going around rapidly for the last couple of days, attracting hundreds.
The villagers claim the eyes of the Hanuman idol used to be shut but are now open. The temple is located beside an ancient tree, from which freedom fighter Sangolli Rayanna was hanged by the British. The villagers believe the “miracle” is a symbol of prosperity of their village.
However, a few villagers feel it is the ignorant devotees believing the idol’s eyes have opened. A villager, on condition of anonymity, said the idol was very old and used to have a thick coating of oil.
He suspects someone must have cleaned the idol after which it regained its original look with the Lord’s open eyes showing up.