It’s all a matter of faith to worship some god or a goddess but, as the faith knows no limitation, it could very well include some animal or a creature for the purpose. There is a temple in Lakhimpur district of Uttar Pradesh (India) exclusively devoted to frogs known as Manduk mandir (Frog Temple). The temple attracts huge crowds of devotees during festivals of Mahashivratri and Deepawali with the faith that it bestows prosperity and happiness to the people of not only the locality but any one from any where who turns up there to seek the blessings of the deity. There is a story in the background as narrated by the locals that their king in the olden days had some big trouble and this vanished with the blessing of a frog in the vicinity and it was to commemorate the event that this temple was constructed by him. Pridyuman Narain Dutta Singh who represents 7th generation of the then ruler in the olden days says:
“Frog is the symbol of fertility. Therefore, people believe a visit to the temple ensures being blessed by children and their health. Frogs also herald prosperity”.
It is after all the very faith that matters leading people to believe in any object as a man, a woman, an animal or even creepers, and this is what pays in terms of a tangible outcome.