New Delhi, Feb 23: A farmer has built a ‘temple of love’, dedicated to his wife in Krishnapura village of Yelandur district in Karnataka. The farmer Rajuswamy has also installed an idol of his wife inside the temple and used to worship her everyda  for the past 12 years. Sculpted by her husband, the woman’s (Rajamma) idol stands in the temple along with four deities – Shanishwara, Siddappaji, Navagraha and Lord Shiva.

According to a report of Times of India, people from nearby villages visit Yelandur district and ask about the temple which was built in 2006. Speaking to the daily, the farmer narrated his entire story and informed that his parents were against the marriage as he tied the knot with her  sister’s daughter.

“Many people opposed the idea and some tried to talk him out of it. Somehow, we got married as my sister and brother in law didn’t oppose us. A few days after the marriage, my wife said she wanted me to construct a temple in the village. But before the completion of the temple, she passed away. So, I decided to install her idol in the sanctum sanctorum,” the farmer informed TOI.

On being asked what inspired him of building a temple of his wife, the farmer said,”She predicted her death well in advance. She had a special power. She was a spiritual kind of person and was always dreaming about a temple. These things convinced me that I should build a temple and worship her as a deity.”