India is known for its spirituality. There are many specialties and many specialties in this holy land with 64 crore deities. Here we can see temples every step of the way. But only a few of the strange, unusual temples can be seen. The incredible truths that exist in these temples make them stand out in particular. Some of them are more than 2000 years old.
What are the highlights of these extraordinary temples?
Where are they?
Let us now know the details.
Mahendipur Balaji Temple, Rajasthan
Thousands of devotees visit the Mahendipur Balaji Temple in Dausa district of Rajasthan every day to get rid of demons and spirits. It is believed here that by extreme actions, for example pouring hot water on the body, hanging from the roof, hitting the head on the walls, tying a man to the walls with ropes will ward off the victim from evil spirits. The temple is known as the place where exorcism still takes place in India.
No offerings are made in this temple. Also it is said that devotees should not look back when leaving the temple. Because it is strongly believed that evil spirits take it as an invitation and enter the body.
Kamakhya Devi Temple, Assam
Kamakhya Devi Temple is a famous temple located on the Neelachal Hill in Guwahati, Assam. It is one of the 51 oldest Shakti Peethas in India. There is no idol in this temple. The vagina of Goddess Sati, the wife of Lord Shiva, is worshiped here. It is covered with a red cloth.
This deity menstruates every year during the monsoon season. That is why the temple is closed for three days at that time. The Tantric Breeding Festival or Ambubachi Mela is celebrated here till the fourth day of the opening of the temple. It is said that during these three days the water coming near the altar of the Goddess in the temple turns red. At that time devotees offer red garments to the goddess as a gift.
Dev ji Maharaj Mandir, Madhya Pradesh
Every month on the full moon day, devotees come to the Devji Maharaj Temple in Madhya Pradesh to get rid of their demons and evil spirits. The usual practice here is to light camphor on the palms of those who are being harassed by evil spirits and get rid of them. They also do things like running around or hitting them with a broom.
A ‘Bhoot Mela’ or ‘Demon Festival’ is held here every year to appease the evil spirits. It is one of the unsolved mystery temples of India.
Kalabhairavanath Temple, Varanasi
The Kala Bhairav Nath Temple in the holy city of Varanasi is considered to be a replica of Lord Mahasiva. The incredible but true fact here is that liquor is offered as an offering to Kala Bhairav Nath. It’s not just whiskey or wine. The liquor is poured into the note of the idol and offered to the devotees.
Flowers and sweets are usually sold in shops outside the temples. But here it is a privilege to sell liquor outside the temple.