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Broken Hindu Murtis (Idols) Are Worshipped at Asai near Etwah in Uttar Pradesh

Mohammed of Ghori destroyed and looted temples at Asai near Etwah in Uttar Pradesh. What was left after the plunder was broken murtis (idols) of Hindu gods and goddesses. Hundreds of years later, people of Asai continue to worship these broken murtis.
Times of India reports
In Hinduism, praying to damaged-idols is considered inauspicious. Such an act apparently brings bad luck. But folks of Asai, a speck on the UP map amid the ravines of Chambal, have undying faith in the powers of their broken idols. 
The defaced Shiva, Durga and Kali idols carved on stone draw thousands. Here there's no caste bar, everyone is welcome. The village has a damaged Mahavira statue too.  
Legend has it that Mohammed of Ghori destroyed the shrines. "He ordered his men to smash the idols and loot the temple treasures," Shailendra Sharma, history teacher at a reputed Etawah college informed.  
"Our gods have broken arms, they are defaced. Yet we revere and worship them.  
Our forefathers offered prayers to them. Now we do. Our gods protect us from misfortunes, ward off evil influences and keep us safe," Ravindra Dikshit, village head of Asai, said. The month of Shrawan, Shivratri and Durga Puja are important occasions here.  
Passing by the temples, villagers chant: "Baar Baar Kashi, Ek Baar Asai ...," a mantra that infuses them with a sense of wellbeing and protection. Kailash Nihor says: "We get peace in our temples," as he rushes off to tend to his fields.  
"Once there were nearly 200 idols here, now only 10 or 12 survive," Dikshit says."Smugglers took away the others." Villagers say today they guard their guardian deities with their lives.