Sonu Sood Temple Comes Up In Telangana; Locals Build This In His Honour

by Sanjana Shenoy
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This pandemic opened our eyes to India’s reel and real hero, Sonu Sood. The Bollywood actor and philanthropist helped hundreds of migrants across India to reach back home safely amid the lockdown, installed mobile towers in a Haryana village for students, arranged charter flights to evacuate Indian students stuck in Kyrgyzstan and recently even mortgaged 8 Juhu properties to raise ₹10 Crores for the needy. To honour him and his selflessness, the residents of a Telangana village erected a temple for Sonu Sood. They performed aarti and women sang folk songs, dressed in traditional attire. Read on to know more about this unique temple.

Telangana Village Erects A Sonu Sood Temple To Honour Him For His Noble Deeds

Locals of the Dubba Tanda village in Telangana built a temple to honour Sonu Sood. The 47-year-old actor has been celebrated across Indian for his humanitarian work amid the coronavirus pandemic. The temple unveiled a bust of Sonu Sood put on a pedestal on December 20. The sculptor, Madhusudan Pal was also present. The Banjara womenfolk, dressed in traditional attire participated in the ceremony and sang folk songs in honour of the actor.

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Temple Has A Bust Of Sonu Sood, A Small Statue Near & His Photo; Aarti & Prayers Take Place

The villagers put a tilak on the forehead of Sonu Sood’s statue and even performed an aarti. The temple also has a smaller statue of Sonu Sood, placed near the bust along with a photograph of him. The statue sculpted by Madhusudan Pal  is a gift to Sonu Sood. According to India Today, Pal stated to ANI “The actor has made a place in people’s hearts with his helpful nature. I have also created a small idol of him as a gift for him.” Sonu Sood overwhelmed by the gesture, took to Twitter to tweet” Don’t deserve this sir. Humbled.”

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Giri Kondal Reddy, a Zilla Parishad member stated to ANI .”As he has attained the place of God by his good deeds, we have built a temple for Sonu Sood. He is a God for us.” Ramesh Kumar, part of the temple planning group revealed to ANI “The way Sonu Sood has been helping people since the lockdown due to the pandemic has not just been recognised by India but the world. He received SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award by the United Nations. So, on behalf of our village, we decided to build a temple for him. Like Gods, prayers will be offered to Sonu Sood too.” This temple is indeed unique, and Sonu Sood fans can definitely visit this place the next time they’re in Telangana. Meanwhile, here are some of the most unusual temples in India. 

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  • Content, Coffee and Cats these are a few of Sanjana's favourite things. Born in Baroda, brought up in Kuwait, settled in Bangalore, travel and food is her blood, bread and butter. When she isn't brewing delicious, wanderlust content, she's busy planning the smatter of restaurants she'd visit over the weekend.