1. Trishundya Mayureshwar Ganapati temple, Pune
Weird Fact : The only Ganesh temple which has three trunks.
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“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.
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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.
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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
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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.
6. Disappearing Temple – Vadodara, Gujrat
Weird Fact : The Temple can be seen only on low-tide
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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.
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8.Kal Bhairav Nath Temple,Ujjain
Weird Fact – The Deity gulps gallons of wine
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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.
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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
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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.
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 .
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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
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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
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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
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In this temple pujas are peformed for the Dog God. This Dog God is believed to work alongside the village deity.