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Facts about Indian temples that can keep you up at night!
25 April 2018 IST
Facts about Indian temples that can keep you up at night!

1.Miraculous temples of India
India is a land of diversity. India is a land of varied cultures. India is a land of festivals. And then India is a land of temples. From the hilly areas of Himalayas to the mountains of Ladakh to the forgotten villages of Tamil Nadu to the caves of Maharashtra and deserts of Rajasthan - Temples are everywhere. The stories, legends and beliefs associated with these places are all the more astounding. There are so many unexplained things related to these worship places that one can run short of explanations and ideas. Here’s a look...


2.Balaji temple in Rajasthan
For people, who don’t believe in ghosts, this is the place to come where evil spirits are exorcised. Mehandipur Balaji temple is located in Dausa district of Rajasthan, 255 km away from Delhi. There are three main deities of the temple - Lord Hanuman, Pret Raj (The King of spirits), Bhairav. Thousands of devotees flock to this temple to get cured and get evil spirits exorcised. As the legend goes, the images of Lord Balaji and that of Pret Raja (the king of spirits) appeared from 'Mehandipur Dham' around one thousand years ago in a valley, amidst the hills of the Aravali Range.
3.Balaji temple in Rajasthan
You can see devotees doing strange things like pouring a bucket of hot water on head and still not burning themselves. Heavy stones pelted on people. People are chained like animals for being cured. There are others who inhale the fumes out of the sweet patasas kept on smoldering cowpats. It is important that one should never look backwards after performing prayers and then walk out of the temple premises. The reason for not looking back is that if there are any evil spirits behind, it will not follow the devotee.
4.Kamakhya temple
Kamakhya temple is a famous pilgrimage situated at Guwahati, Assam. Being one of the 108 Shakti Peeths, it has a very interesting story of its origin. When Lord Shiva’s wife Sati jumped into the fire and killed herself, Shiva went insane with rage. He placed Sati's dead body on his shoulders and did the tandav or dance of destruction. Lord Vishnu started cutting parts of Sati’s body in order to calm Shiva down. The place where goddess Sati’s womb and vagina fell is the Kamakhya temple.
5.The Bleeding Goddess
Kamakhya devi is famous as the bleeding goddess. The mythical womb and vagina of Shakti are supposedly installed in the 'Garvagriha' or sanctum of the temple. In the month of Ashaad (June), the goddess bleeds or menstruates. At this time, the Brahmaputra river near Kamakhya turns red. The temple then remains closed for 3 days and holy water is distributed among the devotees of Kamakhya devi. There is no scientific proof that the blood actually turns the river red. Some people say that the priests pour vermilion into the waters.
6.Kedarnath temple miracle
Call it a miracle but the Nandi statue and the other idols in the temple were intact even after the Kedarnath Tragedy last year. In fact, those pilgrims who were in the temple during the tragedy also survived. But the destruction all around the temple had been terrible as the real death toll in the floods and cloudburst was huge.
7.Hanuman temple in Jagnewa
A hand pump located inside the premises of an ancient Hanuman temple in Uttar Pradesh is visited by hundreds of people irrespective of their religion every day. Reason: its water is said to have miraculous healing powers. Hindus, Muslims and people from other religions have been lining up before the hand pump, installed within the gate of the Hanuman temple in Jagnewa village of Jalaun district. According to locals, the hand pump's water recently turned miraculous after a saint from Madhya Pradesh "infused it with therapeutic properties".
8.Baitala Deula (Vaital) temple
In Bhubaneswar, the 8th-century Baitala Deula (Vaital) temple has a reputation of being a powerful tantrik center. Inside the temple stands the mighty Chamunda (Kali), wearing a necklace of skulls with a corpse at her feet. Tantriks find the dimly lit interior of the temple an ideal place for absorbing age-old currents of power that emanate from this spot.
9.Jwala Ji Temple
Jwala Ji shrine is located in the lower Himalayan town of Jawalamukhi in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. In the temple there are 7 or 9 naturally occurring jyotis (flames) that constantly burn. They are considered as the 7 divine sisters of Maa Bhagwati or the 9 incarnations of Maa Durga. Despite many scientific researches, the reason behind these natural flames couldn’t be found out. The flame burns flawless and in blue colour. It is burning continuously since first date of its known history.
10.Jwala Ji Temple
We don't have any knowledge of its source. Some says it could be reserve of natural gas but same could not be validated. Mogul chakravarthi Akbar even tried to extinguish this eternal flame but couldn't get successful. Governement of India with team of abled Geologists under Nehru Ji has also tried but in vain to establish the source of this eternal flame.
11.Karni Mata Temple
Karni Mata Temple or otherwise known as rat temple is in a small town of Deshnok, about 30 kms south of Bikaner, Rajasthan. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Karni, an incarnation of Maa Durga. She is said to have lived in Deshnok in the 14th century. As per one of the stories, when her youngest son drowned, She asked Yama (the god of death) to bring him back to life. Lord Yama denied her request. Thus She being an incarnation of Goddess Durga, brought her son back to life. She then proclaimed that none of her family members would die and they would in fact incarnate in the form of rats.


12.Karni Mata Temple
The temple dates back to 15th century and was built under Maharaja Ganga Singh’s rule of Bikaner. Temple houses around 20,000 rats that are fed, protected and worshipped. Rats can be seen here eating from huge metal bowls of milk, sweets and grains, the leftovers of which are offered to the visitors. A glimpse of white rats (believed to be manifestations of Karni Mata herself and her four sons) is considered auspicious and fruitful.
13.Stambheshwar Mahadev (The Disappearing Temple)
Stambheshwar Mahadev Temple is situated about 40 miles from Vadodara in the small town of Kavi Kamboi of Gujarat. It is located within the Bay of Khambhat in the Arabian Sea. This temple of Lord Shiva can only be visited during the low tide hours. In the hours of high tides it remains mostly submerged. People flock this temple in large numbers to witness the event of submerging or reemerging of the temple from the sea. It’s a surprise that despite remaining in water the temple is still the same.
14.Sabarimala Divine Light
Sabarimala is a Hindu pilgrimage center located in the Western Ghat mountain ranges of Pathanamthitta District, Kerala. It is the largest annual pilgrimage in the world with an estimated 100 million devotees visiting every year. Sabarimala is believed to be the place where the Hindu God Ayyappan meditated after killing the powerful demoness, Mahishi. On Makarasankranti every year without fail, miraculous events occur. Firstly as the jewels of the Lord are transported from the Old Pandalam Palace to Sabarimala, a Krishnaparanth (holy Garuda - an eagle - the vehicle of Lord Vishnu), circles above the precious jewels (in fact guarding them), like a protector.
15.Sabarimala Divine Light
As the beautiful jewels are placed on the golden body of the Lord within the temple, the several hundred thousand devotees outside, crammed into any available free space, chant "Swamiye Saranam Ayyappa". When the jewels are finally all adorned on the Lord, the Nakshatram in the sky miraculously disappears. Within moments after the Lord being adorned with the Thiruvabaranam, an effulgence (Divya Jyoti) appears in the opposite hills of Shabarimala, shining 3 times.
16.Miracle of Tirumala Tirupati
A truly amazing miracle occurred,in the holy temple of Tirumala,on the mid night of 7th November,1979. The huge Bronze bells that were hanging in front of the principal deity of Lord Sri Venkatewsara in the holy Bangaru Vaakili (Sanctum Sanctorum) of the Tirumala Tirupati temple started ringing on their own, without anyone touching them, sending waves of heavy metal sound across the whole of the Tirumala hill shrine.
17.Tatwani Temple
Tatwani about 25 km from Dharamshala is known for its waterfalls and hot springs. There is a particularly famous hot spring pool built within an ancient Hindu temple complex. It is mandatory for the visitors of the temple to take a dip in the hot springs. The water of the spring is just adequately warm and is believed to possess healing properties.
18.Om Banna Shrine (Bullet Temple)
Om Banna or Bullet Baba is a shrine near Jodhpur, India. It is located in Chotila village about 50km off of Jodhpur. Devotees numbering hundreds turn up each day to pray for a safe journey and make an offering of liquor. Shri Om Singh Rathore was the son of a village leader. In 1991, he was killed when he drove into a tree with his bike. The motorcycle was seized by local police and taken to the police station, but was found the next morning at the accident spot. The bike was taken back again and this time secured with chains, but it returned to the same spot next morning again.
19.What's your take?
Miracles are not contrary to Nature, but only are contrary to what we know about Nature. What do you think? Do share your opinions about the same.


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Serving political interests in another person's illness is the lowest form of human value. A 70+ y old lady has cancer.

November 28, 2016 05:00 IST
Shibu Chandran
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Serving political interests in another person's illness is the lowest form of human value. A 70+ y old lady has cancer.

November 28, 2016 05:00 IST
Shibu Chandran
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Serving political interests in another person's illness is the lowest form of human value. A 70+ y old lady has cancer.

November 28, 2016 05:00 IST
Shibu Chandran
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Serving political interests in another person's illness is the lowest form of human value. A 70+ y old lady has cancer.

November 28, 2016 05:00 IST

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