Some mysterious temples in India – India is Incredible! The country has various historical sites, amazing nature and some mysterious temples. Here we are going to tell you about some of th emysterious temples in India which you must visit once in a lifetime.
Some mysterious temples in India
Mehandipur Balaji Mandir, Rajasthan
- Mehandipur Balaji Mandir is a famous Hanuman temple which is located in Rajasthan.
- It is believed that the person who is suffering from evil spirits, black magic or spells get relief from distress in this temple.
- No Prasad is offered at this temple, and it is said that once you leave the temple, you must not turn back as the evil spirits might take that as an invitation to inhabit your body.
- Thousands of devotees visit Mehandipur Balaji Temple to rid of ghosts, demons and other evil spirits.
Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple, Kerala
- Kodungallur Devi Temple is a Hindu temple located at Kodungallur, Kerala which is dedicated to the goddess Bhadrakali, an incarnation of Mahakali.
- The annual seven-day festival, Bharani Festival, is very famous. Offerings are thrown at the statue of the goddess, and the beam of the temple are hit hard with the sticks.
- During this ritual, the oracles of the goddess are dressed as the goddess and said to be possessed by her, run around the temple, waving their swords in the air.
- The temple is closed for 7 days after the festival to clean the blood stains. The festival is to satisfy the goddess Kali and her demons who take delight in blood offerings.
Stambheshwar Mahadev, Gujarat
- Stambheshwara Mahadev Temple located in Gujarat is a Shiva temple. It submerges every day and reappears.
- The temple disappears itself in the waves of the sea and comes out again after some time and this happens twice a day.
Some mysterious temples in India
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Kal Bhairav Nath Temple, Varanasi
- The Kal Bhairav temple is a Hindu temple located in the Ujjain city of Madhya Pradesh, India.
- The offerings that are made to God here includes alcohol. Alcohol is poured directly into the deity’s open mouth, and the same is given as Prasad to devotees.
- Shops outside the temples sell alcohol to be offered.
- In older times, with Liquor, meat, fish, gesture or parched grain were offered to the deity. But, now only alcohol is offered; the other four offerings are in the form of symbolic rituals.
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Shani Shingnapur, Maharashtra
- Shani Shingnapur is a famous temple located 35 kms away from Ahmednagar.
- Here none of the houses, schools, and even offices have a door frame. People believe that because of the fear and faith of Lord Shani, no crime happens in this city.
Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh
- Lepakshi temple is located in Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh, India. The temple is dedicated to Shiva and is famous for its floating pillar.
- There are 70 pillars at the site, among them all, one pillar is hanging in the mid-air, that is, without support.
- People come from far to witness this unbelievable sight. They often pass objects under the pillar to solve this mystery. But as usual, they fail.
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Kamakhya Devi Temple, Assam
- Kamakhya Devi Temple in Guwahati, Assam resides the Maa Kamakhya Devi Temple, where the temple does not have a statue to worship, but it has a yoni or vagina of Devi Sati, the wife of Lord Shiva, which is covered with a red silk sari.
- Every year during the monsoon, the goddess menstruates, and the temple closes down for three days.
- It is also said that the underground spring in the sanctum of the temple turns red on these three days.
- The devotees are offered a piece of the red cloth used to cover the stone yoni during the days of menstruation as ‘Prasad’.
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