In past, Fans have built a temple for Superstar Rajinikanth, actress Kushboo and even for sexy siren Namitha. Nothing special there. Hinduism allows people to worship deity of choice.
Similarly, A temple to "Goddess English" is being built in a village in India's Uttar Pradesh state to encourage the local Dalit community to learn English.
But if NDTV is to be believed with the act of opening a “English goddess” temple a new religion has born! NDTV reports -
In Uttar Pradesh a new religion has taken birth, Dalits in the Lakhimpur Kheri district are now worshiping the 'Goddess of English'. The followers are the Chatpatate sect of Dalits.
What's being left unsaid in most of the media is perhaps due to naivety these Dalit's will also be celebrating October 25, Birthdate of Lord Macaulay. Lord Macaulay who wanted to "form a class who may be interpreters between us and the millions whom we govern; a class of persons, Indian in blood and color, but English in taste, in opinions, in morals, and in intellect".
Lastly, if you think this grand scheme was cooked up by some Dalit's sitting at a nondescript village in UP, you are in for a surprise. The brain behind this move is Chandrabhan Prasad, a researcher at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).