Weird Temples In India

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1. Trishundya Mayureshwar Ganapati temple, Pune

Weird Fact : The only Ganesh temple which has three trunks.

Trishundya Mayureshwar Ganapati temple, Pune, infornicle Image : travelogueunlimited.blogspot.com

“Trishund” – The word actually means three trunks. In a narrow lane of Somvar Peth area of pune lies this temple dedicated to Lord Ganesh.
This was believed to be built in 1754 – 1770 . This temple depicts a rare idol of Lord Ganesh having three trunks, six hands and astride a peacock.

2. Hadimba Temple, Manali

Weird Fact : The temple dedicated to a Demon.

Hadimba-Temple-infornicle Image : theoktravel

This temple dedicated to Hidimba, sister of the Demon Hidim. It’s built around a cave where Hidimba performed meditation and has a unique pagoda style architecture.

3.Brahma Temple, Pushkar

Weird Fact: The only Brahma temple in the world.

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The temple is dedicated to the Lord Brahma and is believed to be 2000 years old. Very few temples remain in Pushkar as most of the temples here were destroyed by Aurangzeb.
The walls inside the temple are embedded with silver coins by devotees who inscribe thier names on the coins as an offering to Lord Brahma.

4. Bullet Baba , Rajasthan

Weird Fact: Royal Enfield bullet is worshipped here.

bullet-baba-ka-mandir-infornicle Image : thikanarajputana.in

Also known as Om Banna is a shrine devoted to a deity in the form of a motorcycle.
When Om Banna was travelling, he lost control of his bike, struck a tree and died instantly. When the Police took the motorcycle to the police station it was reported to have disappeard and returned to the accident spot.
Next day the police took the motorcycle back to the police station, emptied its tank and chained it , to prevent its removal and yet the bike returned to the accident spot.
The locals believe that praying to this deity saves people from road accidents.

5. Chinese Kali Temple , Kolkata

Weird Fact: A Temple run by the Chinese

kali-temple-infornicle Image : indiatvnews

The temple is located in a small chinatown in Kolkata.  Though the Chinese are predominantly Buddhist and Christians, they visit this temple and offer prasad like chop-suey, noodles etc.

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6. Disappearing Temple – Vadodara, Gujrat

Weird Fact : The Temple can be seen only on low-tide

 

mahadevtemple-infornicle Image : ourvadodara

This temple is of Lord Shiva and one can see the Lingam of Lord Shiva  during the low tide  as it gets disappeared inside the sea during high tide hours.

 7. Ravana Temple , Vidisha
 Weird Fact – Temple built for a Demon
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Image : outlookindia

As the name says the temple is built for the Demon Ravan who kidnapped Sita. Here lies a 10 feet long Ravan Statue in a  reclining position

8.Kal Bhairav Nath Temple,Ujjain

Weird Fact – The Deity gulps gallons of wine

bhairavnath Image : youtube

This temple is dedicated to the Deity Kal Bhairav Nath. The main offerings here is alcohol, preferably wine. Gallons of liquor  is poured directly into the mouth of the Deity here.

9. Karni Mata Temple, Rajasthan

Weird Fact – Temple has 1000’s of Rats fed & worshipped.

karni-mata Image : tribuneindia

This temple is dedicated to Karni Mata and is also known as the Rat Temple. Here the devotees offer food and milk to the 1000’s of rats housed in the temple and worship them.

10. Submerged Shiva Temple, Varanasi

Weird Fact – The Temple is submerged

Submerged_Shiva_temple Image : nativeplanet

This temple lies on the bank of the river Ganga is completely submerged in the river. It is said that the temple  due to the sheer weight of the ghat’s construction. Today the temple is closed & abandoned.

11. Amitabh Bachchan Temple, Kolkota

Weird Fact – Temple where the film star Amitabh Bachchan.

amitabh bachan Image : youtube

Here Amitabh Bachchan is seen as God by his Fans. Fans from all over come here to pray for the Celebrity God.

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12. Airplane Temple, Jalandhar

Weird Fact – Devotees offer air plane models .

airplane-temple Image : indianindulge

Devotees who want to travel abroad come here to the temple to pray to Shaheed baba Nihal Singh and offer air plane models to fulfil their desires.

13. Visa Temple, Hyderabad

Weird Fact – Devotees seeking visa offer their prayers here

Balaji-Temple1 Image : knowledgeofindia

Visa temple of Balaji is located in on the banks Osman Sagar on the banks of a lake in Hyderabad. Devotees who seek visa come here to offer their prayers to Lord Balaji. Another weird fact about this temple is that it does not have any offering box (Hundi).

14. Bharat Mata Temple, Varanasi

Weird Fact – Temple dedicated to Bharat Mata

bharat-mata-temple Image : tripadvisor.in

The temple has a huge map of Mother India . It was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi in the year 1936. The statue of the  India is made up of  marble and which symbolizes  entire  Mother India and represents the mountain, plains and oceans.

15. Dog Temple, Karnataka

Weird Fact – Temple dedicated to Dog

Dog-Temple Image : scoopwhoop

In this temple pujas are peformed for the Dog God. This Dog God is believed to work alongside the village deity.

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