14 Most Unusual Temples In India | Tricky Travellers

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India is a religious nation, Indians are known for their Gods and temples. There are spectacular temples in India with all the legends and tales connecting to them. For some Indians, even celebrities are gods, they won't step back from establishing a temple for their favorite celebrity gods as well. India is a legendary country, people associate every legend or the characters in them to some location or temple in India. Consequently, we have a bunch of temples with all the intriguing tales behind each architecture. There are many unusual temples in India that are worth a visit. you should know about it all. One gets to hear some fascinating tales, legends, and intentions behind the gods in these incredible and unusual temples in India.

Here's a list of some of the unusual temples in India

Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple, Bangalore, Karnataka

It’s basically impossible to turn ghee into butter, but not in this temple. Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple situated on the Shivagange hills in Bangalore is devoted to Lord Shiva. The temple apparently witnesses a miracle wherein the priest applies ghee that is devoted by the believers on the Shiva Lingam, simply to watch it turn into butter. Sri Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple timings are allocated into two batches. The early batch commences at 6 AM to 12.30 PM. The following batch begins from 5 PM to 8 PM. Gavi Gangadhareshwara furthermore boasts extraordinary design and architecture. On Makar Sankranti, the sunlight passes through the arc between Nandi’s horns and drops literally upon the lingam, elucidating the internal idol.

Bullet Baba Temple, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Certainly one of its sort, the divinity in this temple is a Royal Enfield Bullet. This temple has an unusual backstory which is also quite unfortunate. In 1988, Om Singh Rathore was driving a bullet when he confronted with an accident on the Poli-Jodhpur Highway, near Chotila village. While Om Singh passed away instantly, his motorbike fell into a canal. The police, after inspecting the location, took the bullet to the station, but the bike went missing and returned to the accident location. Even after repeated endeavors by the police, the bike anyhow returned to the exact canal. This made locals acknowledge that the spirit of Om Singh Rathore inhabited on in the bike and they established a temple at the site. Bullet temple is continually explored by individuals who want to seek prayers for a protected voyage.

Kal Bhairav Nath Temple, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

It is arduous to visualize a temple serving wine and further alcoholic beverages as prasad. Temples tend to be strictly areas of spirituality and holiness. Regardless, a temple in Varanasi offers alcohol to the divinity and delivers alcohol to the believers also. Outdoor the temple, shopkeepers trade baskets of offerings, comprising coconuts, flowers, and a container of alcohol. It is let out that the lip slit on the idol does not contain any hole/cavity and still it is a marvel that the alcohol is devoured by the idol. Whether this is a myth or a factual prodigy, we can never comprehend!

Jwala Ji Mata Temple, Himachal Pradesh

The temple houses 7 real flames that have been burning inside its premises since period immemorial. There are no definite reasons yet as to why these flames burn endless and what the source of these flames is. One reasonable justification could be that there is an untapped store of natural gas that has prevailed nourishing the flame for centuries. Though, scientific exploration has not conformed to anything certain, one way or another. To this day, the endless flame burns without an explanation or justification in Himachal Pradesh.

Karni Mata Temple, Bikaner, Rajasthan

India can be an odd nation to a foreigner, specifically supposing we Indians devoting temples to cows, bikes, snakes, rats, dogs, etc. One such phenomenal temple is in Bikaner, Rajasthan. The Karni Mata Temple is home to nearly 20,000 pleased rats who are nourished by the believers who reach to seek prayers. Mythology carries it that Karni Mata’s stepson perished in Kapil Sarovar. In resentment of praying Yama (the god of death) to bestow her son back, Karni Mata’s requests prevailed unanswered. Ultimately, Yama gave in and acknowledged Karni Mata’s prayers. Though, as always, this arrived with a caveat- all her children encompassing the stepson would be born as rats. Rats freely stroll in the premises of the temple and are regarded extremely auspicious.

Galtaji Temple, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Galtaji is a famous temple complex near Jaipur. Galtaji Temple is recognized as Monkey Temple due to its residents, 'Monkeys'. Monkeys in India are acknowledged to be connected to Lord Hanuman. So, they are respected and worshiped a fortune. This temple in Jaipur is fondly titled as Monkey Temple and you will locate myriad Rhesus monkeys and Langur monkeys in this Temple.

Baba Nihal Singh Gurudwara, Punjab

It is reckoned that various years ago when a bunch of boys stood waiting for their permits to depart abroad, they offered toy aeroplanes at Baba Nihal Singh Gurudwara to grant their prayers, after which their prayers were bestowed. Since then, this Gurudwara in Jalandhar is recognized as Aeroplane Gurudwara. Each individual who wishes to depart abroad, pray to God and devotes toy aeroplanes. Over 200 toy aeroplanes are received on weekends and furthermore circulated to the orphans.

Munch Murugan Temple, Kerala

Baby Murugan further recognized as munch Murugan, is a 300-year old God who fell in liking with munch chocolate. A Muslim kid exploring this temple, fell sick and survived chanting Murugan’s name all night. The family brought him to the temple the following day, and as directed by the priest, they devoted prasad to God. The child was persistent about exclusively devoting munch chocolate, and he surprisingly healed at that very moment. Since then, every believer journeying to this temple devites munch chocolate to the temple.

Devji Maharaj Mandir, Madhya Pradesh

Amid the full moon every month, the Devji Maharaj Mandir in Madhya Pradesh, is the place where devotees reach to free themselves of phantoms, devils, and evil spirits. As penance, a traditional procedure is lighting camphor pads on bare palms to terrify whatever evil spirit resides within to evacuate the body. Sprinting over or being smashed by a broom are additional alternatives. But the strangest tradition is the annual “ bhoot mela” or phantom fair that is carried in the temple grounds, to restrain evil souls.

 Kamakhya Devi Temple, Guwahati, Assam

Settled atop the Nilachal Hill in Guwahati, Assam inhabits the Maa Kamakhya Devi Temple, one of the greatly popular temples in India. It is one of the ancientest of the 51 Shakti Peethas in the Indian subcontinent. The temple does not have a figure to idolization, regardless, what it does have is the yoni or vagina of Devi Sati, the spouse of Lord Shiva, draped with a red silk sari. Each year during the monsoon, the divinity menstruates, and the temple is secured down for three days. It is likewise when the Tantric fertility festival or Ambubachi Mela is dedicated here, till the fourth day when the temple reopens. It is moreover told that the underground stream that streams in the sanctum of the temple turns red on these three days. Devotees have devoted a piece of the red cloth utilized to wrap the rock yoni during the days of menstruation as ‘prasad’.

Veerabhadra Temple, Andhra Pradesh

An additional one on the schedule of unusual temples in India is Veerabhadra Temple which can be traced back to the 16th century. Differently famous as Lepakshi Temple, it is home to 70 huge pillars that depict the Vijayanagar style. And the mind-boggling aspect of this temple is one of these pillars. In resistance to any different pillar, one pillar dangles from the roof, which denotes it does not graze the floor. It vacates a recognizable area for devotees to check it with a cloth. This possesses intrigued individuals to explore this temple in Andhra Pradesh and experiment it themselves, entirely rationalizing its mysteriousness.

Digambeshwara Temple, Nagrala, Karnataka

It’s here where the shocking of all temple traditions take place. At this temple in Nagrala, an ancient dreadful tradition is pursued, in which toddlers are tossed from a 30-feet terrace onto a layer of fabric carried by a group of men. This is implied to fetch “good health and luck” to the kid who tends to appear in danger safely! This procedure has been condemned deeply by the kid rights activists.

Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple, Kerala

Kodungallur Bhagavathy temple is one of the greatly popular temples in god’s own country. A few years back, animal sacrifices were made to goddess Bhardrakali’s sculpture, this has now stood prohibited by the constitution. The Kodungallur Bharani festival is celebrated yearly at the temple, praising the birth of the goddess Bhadrakali. During the festival, the believers abuse God and sing indecent songs during the ceremony, which is asserted to amuse the goddess.

Mahadeva Temple, Kerala

The prasad devoted in gratitude to Lord Shiva knocks everything else. While most prasads are edible, the prasad devoted at Mazhuvanchery, Thrissur comprises enlightening booklets, textbooks, DVDs, CDs, and writing material. This is so because according to the temple belief, spreading knowledge is promising among all different kinds of prasad. That is why knowledge dissemination through the distribution of books and writing materials is speculated the divine prasad to devotes at this temple in Kerala.

India is an infinite tale of incredible stories, unusual travel locations, and fascinating things. These unusual temples of India are nothing to taunt about; have you stood to any of these, or possibly you have been to some territory even weirder! Tell us about it. And if you haven’t been to any of these spots then you must schedule your trip to India now and investigate whether these spots are unusual enough for you or not!

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