Interesting temples in India and their unsolved mysteries

Interesting temples in India and their unsolved mysteries

Labeling India as a ‘country of temples’ won’t be wrong. It is the only destination in the entire world that believes in the existence of 33 million gods and goddesses. You can calculate yourself that even if there are two temples dedicated to each god, how many temples we must be surrounded by! All these temples come with their own history, legend and mythology, while some of these have interesting mysteries associated with them. You will come across various unconventional temples where deities mensurate, and some temples even have exorcism rights! The strange mysteries surrounding these temples is what makes them interesting. Let’s have a look at these.

Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple, Thrissur, Kerala

This one is weird because this is the only temple where devotees abuse the deity during a festival. Located in Thrissur district of Kerala, Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple is dedicated to the Bhadrakali goddess, who is a form of Goddess Kali. During the Bharani festival, which generally falls in the month of March or April every year, devotees shout lewd, crude, offensive, and abusive cries at the goddess. It is said that this ritual pleases the goddess. But the very next day, the ritual of purification follows. Imagine thousands of devotees verbally abusing their goddess as a form of worship!

Devji Maharaj Mandir, Malajpur, Madhya Pradesh

Devji Maharaj Mandir in Madhya Pradesh is known for its monthly Bhoot Mela (ghost fair)! Each month, on the full moon day, people from across the country come here to get rid of evil spirits residing in their bodies. The common practice here to get rid of devils is lighting camphor tablets on bare palms. People believe that this scares the evil spirit residing in the body and it leaves the body. One can also see priests beating people with brooms in the name of getting rid of evil spirits and people acting weird or running around for no reason is a common sight here.

READ  RS Pura Border, Suchetgarh

Kaal Bhairav Nath Temple, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

This temple is interesting because of the fact that the deity is offered alcohol here. Dedicated to Lord Kal Bhairav, who is a reincarnation of Lord Shiva, this temple gives alcohol as prasad as it is the only offering made to God here. You will find a wide range of alcohol available here outside the temple; whiskey and wine are acceptable too. Weirdly the priest directly pour the alcohol into the deity’s mouth, and then give the bottle back to the devotee as prasad. You won’t see a single shop here selling garlands or sweets, but several stalls selling alcohol.

Kamakhya Devi Temple, Guwahati, Assam

Situated atop Nilachal Hill, Kamakhya Devi Temple in Guwahati, Assam is probably one of the most mysterious temples in the country, reason being the main goddess here bleeds once every year. The temple of Menstruating Goddess is also one of the oldest and the famous Shakti Peethas in India where there’s no idol of the deity but a stone in the shape of yoni or vagina is worshipped. The stone remains covered in a red cloth all the time. Every year in the month of June, the temple doors remain shut for devotees for three days as during those days, it is believed that the devi bleeds and the underground water reservoir turns completely red. This is quite bizarre and has no science behind it.

Mehendipur Balaji Temple, Dausa, Rajasthan

Mahendipur Balaji Temple can get as bizarre as possible! This is the temple where people come to get rid of their demons or exorcise the supernatural being living in ones body. Situated in Dausa district of Rajasthan, Mehendipur Balaji Temple remains flooded with devotees suffering from hypernormal situations. As per records, there barely has been a day when people haven’t shown up with problems other than ghosts, demons or evil spirits. If you ever visit the place, you’ll get to see some severe disturbing sights such as people hanging from ceiling or pouring boiling water on themselves, among others. There can be seen pandits who will chain people suffering from demonic being to walls. This is the only temple in India where exorcisms by priests is still carried out in the open.

READ  Best massage parlors in Thailand

Om Banna or Bullet Baba’s Temple, Pali, Rajasthan

Om Banna or Bullet Baba’s Temple in the district of Pali, Rajasthan has defied all science and logic. You must have seen people worshipping cows, monkeys and trees in India, but here at this temple, it’s the bike they worship. A bike, yes! As per the story that people believe here is that a man on his Bullet bike was caught in an accident and died on the spot where the temple stands today. Police found his body and kept the bike in the police station. The very next day, they noticed that the bike was missing from its place and was later found on the same spot where the man had died. The policemen again took the bike away and chained it, but still the bike made its way to the exact place. It kept happening so people decided to leave it there and later built a temple called Om Banna also known as Bullet Baba. The bikers on the road now stop and make sure to offer their prayers. Strange but true!