10 most weird temples of India
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Believe it or not, there are more than 33 crore deities that are prayed to in India. There are shrines which are built beautifully to create that spiritual essence among devotees. However some of these are known for their not so conventional rituals which are mind-boggling. From alcohol offerings made to God, to a bike that is worshiped for safety, we bring to you the ten most weird and fascinating temples of India.

 

Stambheshwar Mahadev, Gujarat
 
Popularly known as the disappearing temple, it is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The unique part of this temple is that being located on the coast it gets submerged during high tide and can only be seen during low tide.
 
 
Chinese Kali Temple, Kolkata
 
The temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali and is run by the Chinese residents of Tangra in Kolkata, West Bengal. The offerings made here include noodles, chopsuey and fried rice. Be it the Chinese who follow Buddhism or Christianity, they all come here to bow before Goddess Kali.
 
 
Kal Bhairav Nath Temple, Varanasi
 
Now this might just take spiritual offerings to a whole new level if you get to know that this temple has the ritual to offer alcohol to God. The temple is dedicated to Lord Kal Bhairav Nath. Devotees offer wine or other alcoholic drinks to this deity and in return they get the same as “Prasad”. You will also find stalls that sell alcohol outside the temple for better convenience.
 
 
Maa Jwala Ji Temple, Himachal Pradesh
 
The temple is named such since the Goddess here is believed to be in the form of Paawan Jyoti which is a small fire. There are 9 small fires around the temple which have been burning for decades.
 
 
Bullet Baba Temple, Rajasthan
 
It is also known as Om Banna Temple since the motorcycle which is a 350cc Royal Enfield belonged to Om Singh Rathore who died in a crash after colliding in a tree. Strangely the bike kept disappearing from the police station where it was kept for further investigation, only to be found at the crash site. So it was finally turned into a spot for visitors to come and pray for a safe journey.
 
 
Hadimba Temple, Himachal Pradesh
 
It is a wooden temple situated in Manali which is dedicated to Hidimba Devi, the wife of Bhima (Pandav). The temple has no idol but a stone which has a footprint that is worshiped.
 
 
Aeroplane Gurudwara, Jalandhar
 
This unique Gurudwara is known as Shaheed Baba Nihal Singh located in Talihan Village on NH-1. It is famous for the aeroplane models offered by devotees who wish to fulfil their dreams of going abroad. There are shops around the Gurudwara with plastic planes of various sizes for those seeking one to offer.
 

 

Dog Temple, Karnataka
 
We all are aware of how wonderful dogs are. They are loyal, faithful and love unconditionally. In honour of these qualities, a community in Karnataka has built a temple where dogs are worshiped in the form of idols. It is believed that the Dog God has the power to stop any wrongdoings in the village.
 
 
Bharat Mata Temple, Varanasi
 
The temple is dedicated to the freedom fighters that fought during the freedom struggle during the British rule. It was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi in 1936. The deity worshiped here is Mother India which is in the form of an entire map made of marble.
 
 
Visa Temple, Hyderabad
 
It is basically Balaji Temple in Chilkur Village. The deity worshiped here is believed to grant their wish of travelling abroad. The temple is visited by devotees heading for their visa interview. It is said that in the 80’s a group of students from Chennai facing problems with their US visa, offered prayers here which were answered and since then it has got its fame of the Visa Temple.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 


 
 


 
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