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From Gandhi's to Tendulkar's, These Are 10 Unusual Temples in India

It is also interesting to note that India, which is often known as the land of temples, speaks of not only ancient and historically meaningful temples but also some unusual examples such as the famous temple for Amitabh Bachchan and Bullet Baba.Belief is one of the greatest powers which drives humans. It is because of our beliefs that we find ourselves bowing our heads down in respect to the Gods we believe in. But there are some beliefs which are not common. Here are some of the temples which follow such unusual beliefs. Let's have a look at them. 

10. Dog temple in Channapatna, Karnataka.

According to One India, a group of people in Karnataka have built up an unusual temple to pay regards to the model of faithfulness - 'The Dog'. In Channapatna's Ramanagara area, individuals not just have constructed a temple for the creature but are also leading poojas to the Dog God.   

9. Amitabh Bachchan temple in Kolkata, West Bengal. 

According to The Times of India, in Tiljala, a neighbourhood in Kolkata, people got a closer look at Subhash Nagre, the character Amitabh Bachchan portrayed in the movie Sarkar. Made by craftsman Subrata Bose, the statue catches Bachchan's 'Sarkar' symbol in awesome detail. It took Bose three months to make the 25kg statue. All Bengal Amitabh Bachchan Fans' Association revealed the life-estimate statue. 

8. Bharat Mata temple in Varanasi. 

According to Varanasi's website, the Bharat Mata temple in Varanasi is the main temple devoted to Mother India. Mahatma Gandhi initiated it in 1936. The statute is worked in marble and is a model of unified India. The most incredible thing about the Bharat Mata temple is that rather than the standard divine beings and Goddesses, it houses an alleviation guide of India, cut out of marble.   

7. Sonia Gandhi temple in Mahabubnagar, Telangana.

According to BBC report, a temple with a statue of Sonia Gandhi has been built by a supporter of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. "This is our way of saying thank you to Sonia Gandhi for her historic role in fulfilling the decades-old dream of separate Telangana state," P Shankar Rao, a former minister said.

6. Karni Mata temple in Deshnoke, Rajasthan.

According to the report by Rajasthan Direct, differently called Rat Temple, Karni Mata temple is considered as home to more than 20,000 alive rats. It is situated at Deshnoke, Rajasthan, where it is trusted that the Karni Mata was a savvy woman, who was conceived in 1387 in the Charan station of Hindus. The Karni Mata temple is totally entrusted to her. She likewise was the official deity of the royal groups of Jodhpur and Bikaner. 

5. Om Banna temple in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. 

On Rajasthan's Pali-Jodhpur thruway, several travellers stop by every day to pay regard to a 350cc 'Bullet Baba', appealing to God for a protected journey.According to Indian Express, the legend behind 'Bullet Baba' goes back to the year 1998 when the child of a neighbourhood town pioneer, Om Singh Rathore, met with a lethal accident. He died on the spot, while his bike fell into a discard. The nearby police had the bike evacuated to the police headquarters, however, the following day, it was considered to have mystically vanished from the station and returned to the site of the accident. The other day, the bike once again 'transported' to the site of the accident.

4. Chinese Kali temple dedicated to Goddess Kali in Kolkata, West Bengal.

According to Wion news, situated in the core of Kolkata's Chinatown or Tangra zone, this temple of the Hindu Goddess Kali, is taken care of by the ethnic Chinese people group in the city. Chinese people group here gives noodles and chop suey to the Goddess. 

3. Sachin Tendulkar temple in Bihar. 

Great Indian batsman, Sachin Tendulkar, is greeted as the 'God of Cricket' by his fans and a village in southwestern Bihar has already started worshipping him as one by establishing his statue. According to Hindustan Times, Bhojpuri actor and singer Manoj Tiwari and Kaimur district magistrate Arvind Kumar Singh have uncovered a life-sized (5.5 feet) statue of the Master Blaster at Manoj Tiwari’s village Atarwalia, in Kaimur district, about 170km southwest of state capital, Patna.    

2. Aeroplane Gurudwara in Jalandhar, Punjab. 

Known as ‘Hawai Jahaz’ gurudwara, this temple in Punjab is a treat for people who collect miniatures of aircraft. People who wish to travel abroad offer miniature aircraft at Shaheed Baba Nihal Singh Gurudwara. As Business Insider says, this gurudwara is considered as a ticket to abroad, especially the US.     

1. Stambheshwar Mahadev Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in Gujarat.  

Situated in Kavi Kamboi, Gujarat, this 150-year-old Shiva Shrine is situated along the Arabian Sea on one side and the Bay of Cambay on the other. According to the sources, in consideration of Kumarika Khand in Skanda Purana, this Shivling was established by Kartikay, the son of Shiva and brother to Ganesha after he killed Tarkasur. What makes this Shivlingam unique is that it can be seen only during low-tide hours. At high tide, it totally disappears, thus earning the name 'disappearing temple of Mahadev'. Well, that's all, folks. These were the absolute most strange temples in India. On the off chance that you too have a few spots this way, do specify them in the comment section.I hope you liked the story.   If you have an interesting story to share, please write to me at guneet@wittyfeed.com.