A temple of a bullet, a temple where the prasad is liquor, another one opens only once in a year.
Different places, different traditions and different perceptions are the mix that makes up the culture of India. Incredible India as it is called has always surprized people with its different beliefs and cultural practices. The country which is a home for innumerable gods and goddesses, have end number of temples in the name of different gods.
But then as I said, the country has kept people astonished with its unusual beliefs and religious following.
Let’s have a look at unusual temples in India.
Baba Mandir, Gangtok
Located in the beautiful locations of Gangtok, imagine a soldier from Indian Army being worshipped by the people from all over the country. Known as the ‘hero of Nathula’ Harbans Singh died in 1967 near Nathula and it is said that he came in the dreams of another soldier to make a temple in his memory and so it is named as Baba Mandir. For all the soldiers, this is a sacred place and they believe he is the one who takes care of every soldier who is posted at the border. The temple made for him also has a small room where all his daily usable important things are kept with a small bed. People say that every morning the bed sheet of the bed is found a little crumpled. Many people from all over the country come to visit this temple.
Bullet Baba Mandir, Jodhpur
Few years back when a man died in an accident riding this bullet, the police took it in their custody and surprisingly the next day it was again found at the location of the accident. The people of this place now have set up a temple at the same location where the bullet was found near the tree and they worship here for a safe journey.
Stambeshwar Mahadev, Gujarat
Also known as the disappearing temple, around 50 km away from the Vadodra city of Gujarat, this temple is located near the Arabian Sea. This temple actually is visible during the low tides and while there are high tides the temple gets submerged in the Arabian Sea. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Raavan Mandir, Kanpur
While the whole country gets ready to celebrate Dusshehra, the festival of victory over evil by burning the huge statue of Ravana, there are a many people who worship him. This temple of Raavan, is opened only for few hours once in an year on this day. Many people come down to visit this temple and prayers are carried out.
Kal Bhairav, Ujjain
How about offering gallons of liquor to god every day? This strange temple situated in the old city of Ujjain is dedicated to the god Kal Bhairav. The most unusual thing about this temple is that when the worshippers offer liquor to the idol it just fades away by itself without any efforts and the sight is worth watching!
So while travelling to the incredible India, you just cannot miss these offbeat sites to have an amazing experience and add up your knowledge about this great country!