Unsolved Mysteries of Indian Temples– India is a land of mythological mysteries. There are a big number of places in India that have very exciting mystery connected to it.
Today we are talking about Indian temples. As we all know that in India temples can be found at every step of the way, but do you know that some of them are odd, strange, weird or unusual in one way or another?
Well this is something we are going to explore in detail. To take your adrenaline rush to another level, here are the top unsolved mysterious of Indian temples. Each one of them has their own amazing tale to narrate. Read on to find out about the mysteries of these mysterious temples!
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10 Unsolved Mysteries of Indian Temples
1. Mehandipur Balaji Temple, Rajasthan
Located in the Dausa district of the Indian state of Rajasthan, Mehendipur Balaji is a temple where live exorcism can be witnessed by those who dare. Devotees from all over India flock to this temple to cure and exorcise themselves from evil spirits. The legend has it that images of Lord Balaji and Pret Raja (the king of spirits) appeared from Mehandipur Dham around one thousand years ago in a valley in the hills of Aravali Range.
Also, you won’t get Prasad at this temple, and it is said that once you leave the temple, you must not turn back to look at it; who knows, evil spirits might take that as an invitation to inhabit your body.
2. Nidhivan, Vrindavan
Vrindavan is the land of love as here resided Lord Krishna during his infant days. One of the sacred places in Vrindavan is Nidhivan which has always been in highlights for some mysterious happenings. Local legend goes that in the Nidhivan temple, “Thakurji”, as Krishna is known to the locals, arrives after nightfall and performs his spiritual activities, known as Lilas with Radhaji and all the gopis. Thus, its not just about the dance but a divine expression.
There is also a small well inside the area. It is believed that one while performing raas-leela; radha became thirsty and Krishna built a well with his flute and quenched her thirst. There is also a sacred kunj in which the divine couple Radha-Krishna is said to rest after performing the raas-lila dance.
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3. Lepakshi Temple, Andhra Pradesh
The temple is known for its architectural beauty. But, what catches hold of most of the visitors is the hanging pillar of the temple. Although there are 7o pillars in the temple, but one pillar which lies hanging in the premises of temple is the piece of wonder. Devotees regularly pass thin objects like clothes or papers from under the pillar to test the theory.
They even believe doing so would bring them prosperity and their worries would be removed.
4. Vittala Temple, Karnataka
This temple complex dedicated to Vittala, a form of the Hindu god Vishnu is an architectural highlight of Hampi. This temple campus contains many halls and shrines. The halls are noted for its extraordinary pillars with the animated carvings on it. A set of pillars, known as ‘musical pillars,’ resonates when tapped.
The Viittala temple is one of the greatest attractions in Karnataka, as the carvings are appreciated all over the world. The thing that draws more attention among visitors is the music that can be heard even today from the pillars of this temple.
5. Stambheshwar Mahadev, Gujarat
This Lord Shiva temple was found around 150 years ago. The specialty of this ancient temple is its location in the middle of the Arabian Sea in bay of Cambay. Lord Shiva resides here, and blesses those who dare to venture into it. It is one of the most famous temples in India.
It is also known as the disappearing temple of Gujarat. Yes it disappears! People flock this temple in large numbers to witness the event of submerging or reemerging of the temple from the sea. In hours of high tides, the temple is swallowed up completely by the sea, and it reappears hours later when the water descends.
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6. Venkateshwara Temple, Andhra Pradesh
The Venkateshwara temple is the abode of Lord Vishnu, a god that accepts human hair as a symbol of sacrifice. It actually one of the most historical temples in India that has two huge halls lined by barbers, who are responsible for shaving the hair off more than 12,000 pilgrims every day, reaching nearly 75 tons of hair annually and earning more than 6.5 million USD. Isn’t it shocking? But that really makes it one of the richest temples in the country.
7. Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple, Kerala
The Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple witnesses a bizarre seven-day festival celebrated annually, the Bharani Festival where men and women wear red apparel and carry swords. They hit their heads with the sword, blood pours freely, and they enter the temple by abusing and singing lewd songs about the Devi. Their unique songs with explicit sexuality are sung during these days as an offering to the goddess.
The temple is shut down for 7 days after the festival, admittedly to clean the blood stains.
8. Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram
The sanctuary is situated in Thiruvananthapuram, India. It is the wealthiest sanctuary on the planet. Gold and gems worth $22 billion is put away in underground vaults. The temple has opened 6 of those vaults unveiling ornaments of gold. Now the 7th vault has steel doors with no latches or bolts. It has carvings depicting 2 cobras. It is believed that the door is opened only by a secret chant and any other means would bring catastrophes. It is considered both a mystery and highly dangerous.
9. Devji Maharaj Mandir, Madhya Pradesh
During the full moon every month, the Devji Maharaj Mandir, is the place where devotees come to rid themselves of ghosts, demons, and evil spirits. This temple hosts a ‘Bhoot Mela’ every year. At every full moon, people come to this temple to “cure” themselves. At this night, spirits are also seen. As penance, a common practice is lighting camphor tablets on bare palms to scare whatever evil spirit resides within to leave the body.
10. Bullet Baba, Rajasthan
What? Seriously? We have seen people in India worship cows, monkey, stones, trees everything. But how could this? ‘Bullet Baba’ is a temple located near Jodhpur in Rajasthan. It is devoted to a 350cc Royal Enfield ‘deity’. This temple is known as the Bullet Baba’s temple and is dedicated to a person, Om Banna, who died in an accident 20 years ago while driving his ‘bullet’.
The devotees say that they hear the roar of his bullet in the midnight from the day on which he died. They also believe that his soul might be with the bike still now.
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