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Facts About These Temples in India Will Leave You Stunned

Temples in India are omnipresent. We live in a country where religion and beliefs of people matter the most. From hilly areas to the mountains of Ladakh and towards the parts of Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Rajasthan, temples have been constructed in every part of the country. Almost every day we end up hearing a lot many mysteries and surprising things taking place in the temples and even scientists have failed to find the reason behind all this. Some of these temples also claim to indulge in the dangerous process of exorcism and existence of ghosts. Come, let's take a look at all of them and read about them in detail. 

Kamakhya Temple

This place is a famous pilgrimage situated in Guwahati, Assam. According to the Speaking Tree and some other mythological texts, it is believed that when Lord Shiva's first wife Sati jumped into the fire and killed herself, Lord Shiva couldn't control himself and he started doing Tandav. To control Shiva's anger, Lord Vishnu started cutting parts of Sati's body to calm Shiva down. And now it is claimed that the place where Goddess Sati’s womb and vagina fell is the Kamakhya temple.

The Goddess who bleeds 

Kamakhya Devi is popularly known as the Goddess who bleeds. In the month of Ashaad (June), the Goddess is believed to bleed or menstruate. At this time, the Brahmaputra river near Kamakhya turns red. The temple then remains closed for three days, and the holy water is distributed among the devotees of the temple. 

Kedarnath Temple 

It is miraculous to note that the havoc that happened in Kedarnath did not harm the Nandi statue. The entire state was damaged immensely, but that idol remained intact, and scientists are perplexed with this fact. Call it a miracle or some science; people are still confused.  

Hanuman Temple

A Hanuman temple's hand pump is believed to gather a lot of attention from the people around Jagnewa village of Jalaun district, Uttar Pradesh. The reason being the healing powers in the water of the pump. According to Hindustan Times, the hand pump's water recently turned miraculous after a saint from Madhya Pradesh 'infused it with therapeutic properties'.    

Baitala Deula Temple 

As per the sources, this temple in Bhubaneswar is known for being a tantric centre. Tantriks from across the country use this place to absorb the powers of Maa Kali that this place has.

Balaji Temple

This temple is located in Dausa district of Rajasthan, 255 km away from Delhi and is especially meant for those who don't believe that ghosts exist and can be exorcised. If India TV News report is to be believed, devotees who visit this temple can be seen doing crazy and dangerous things like pouring a bucket full of hot water on themselves and still not getting burnt. People are chained like animals to cure them, and no one literally complains about it because they all think it is necessary.

Jawala Ji Temple

The Jawala Ji temple in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district has natural Jwalas continually burning. According to the Speaking Tree, the Jyoti never gets extinguished and burns in blue colour. Many scientific organisations have come to this temple to find the reason behind the eternally burning flames, but no one could find the results.

Venkateswara Temple

As per the reports, the bells of Venkateswara Temple in Tirumala, Tirupati, always ring on their own, and no one really knows the reason behind it. The devotees of this temple claim that Lord Sri Venkateswara's presence in the temple is the reason behind all this and that he has blessed the temple.

Om Banna Temple 

Om Banna or Bullet Baba is a shrine near Jodhpur, Rajasthan. In 1991, a man named Om Singh Rathore was killed when he was riding his bike. If local people are to be believed, Om Banna's bike kept disappearing from the local police station where it was taken immediately after the accident. The news of the strange happening spread like wildfire. So, people created a shrine in his memory believing that it might be his spirit that is guiding all this. 

Karni Mata Temple 

The Karni Mata Temple or the rat temple is situated in Deshnok, about 30 km south of Bikaner, Rajasthan. As per the sources, the temple houses around 20,000 rats who are fed, worshipped and protected here. People still don't know from where all these rats come, but they are believed to be an incarnation of Goddess Durga. That's all, people.  If you have something to add let me know in teh comment section below, you can also write to me at muskan@wittyfeed.com.