Mystery behind the 11 Famous Hindu Temples
India is well known for the Temples, it is a land of mythological mysteries, and even today science could never such happenings on the earth. One can see the temples in each and every street in India. Not only the citizens of India but from the abroad also people use to come and visit some of the Temples like Arunachalam, Ananthapadhanaba Swamy temple etc. some of the temples in India are odd, strange, weird or unusual, some of the temples are farmed because of their atypical idol or god, some because of their expelling evil spirits and some among them are due to more than 2000 years old. Read along to find out the mysteries of these mysterious temples.
Theperumanallur – Tamilnadu (Sri Rudrakeshwara)
The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva; here Lord Shiva is called as Annadhana Shiva. Here the Shiva Linga is covered with Rudraksha kavacham so the lord is called as Ruturaksheshwara, the importance of the temple is Archana to the god is done with rudraksha like “EKA MUKHA to 12 MUKHA” as the devotees require. The sunlight directly falls on the linga and the power of this linga is said to equivalent to the 12 jyotirlingas in India. A cobra worshipped Lord Shiva here on an eclipse day on January 2010, it plucked the Vilva leaves from the tree which is located in the temple and done pooja to the lingam. The Cobra went around the Shiva Linga and done pradakshinam and kept the leaf on the top of the lingam. Local people used to say that lord Shiva sent that cobra and it did the pooja, but no one knows that why the cobra did like that. Till now it seems to be a mystery.
Shani Shingnapur temple
Shani Shingnapur is a temple located in Nevasa taluka in Ahmednagar district of Maharastra. The temple is famous for Lord Shani. This is the only village where houses do not have doors and locks and the village remains crime free, even the banks in the village does not have locks on its doors. It was a belief that the thieves cannot steal in the village which is protected by Lord Shani, and anyone who attempts to misfortune would befall divine punishment. The temple does not have any walls or roof. Women’s are not allowed to worship at this temple.
The temple was built during the 5th and 6th century and renovated by the kings of Vijayanagara Dynasty. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and called as Uma Maheswara Swamy. The temple consists of Pushkarini and the water comes from the Nandi Mouth, till now no one knows where the water is coming from and there will water flow irrespective of the seasons and it is said that the water possesses medicinal properties and tastes sweeter. Most interesting part of the temple is Yaganti Nandi, which is sculptured with a single rock. Which is growing by an inch for every 20 years, and the Nandi is located at the side of the main mantap which is not seated straight to Lord Shiva. It was believed that at the end of Kaliyuga, Yaganti Nandi will come alive and shouts loudly mentioned by Sri Pothuluri Veera Brahmendra Swamy.
The Lepakshi temple was located in Anantapur district and dedicated to lord Veerabhadra Swamy. The temple is famous for its rich architectural beauty and the temple consists of 6feet height and 8 meters length NANDI sculpture which is the biggest Nandi in India. The main attraction in the temple is hanging pillar which is medieval architectural wonders as the pillar does not rest on the ground but hangs in the air, and there will be enough space between its base and the ground a small twig through it and emerges on the other end. The temple is located on a tortoise-shaped hillock.
Kamar Ali Darvesh Dargah
This Dargah is situated in Pune which is 16km away from the city Mumbai. It is about 700 years old Dargah and is beautifully built with a white marble called makrana. There are two large stones kept near the contour of the Dargah and a group of 11 people tries to pick it up with the index finger and this stone has to be lifted with the tips of the index finger by saying “Hazrath Kamar Ali Darvesh” and people has to hold the stone as long as possible and that too without running a breath, then the giant rock suddenly lifts up and remain there till the partaker runs off the breath. It was believed that Kamar Ali Darvesh lifts the rock and fulfills the wishes asked by the people.
The temple was built by Raja Raja Chola I between AD 985 and 1014, and the temple was built completely with granite. Granite is a huge stone and it is not possible to move the stone from one place to another without using any devices. More than 130,000 tons of granite was used for the construction of this temple. It is a Shiva temple and also consists of large Nandi which is the second largest Nandi in India as it is carved out of a single stone. The temple is constructed in such a way that the shadow of the big temple Gopuram will not fall on the ground at afternoon in any of the seasons, it just falls on itself. It is the only temple in the world to have this special feature. During morning and evening times the shadow can be seen falling on the ground.
Puri Jagannath temple
Puri is the southernmost district of Odisha, which is a famous Hindu temple and dedicated to Lord Jagannath Swamy. Chodaganga Deva constructed the temple in the 12th century and installed the three deities. One of the mysteries of Puri Jagannath temple is the Singhadwaram. There are four entrances for the temple and this Singhadwaram is the main entrance. When you enter the first step of Singhadwaram you cannot hear the sounds of the sea, you cannot hear any sounds until you come out of the temple. It is still unknown behind this mystery.
Shetpal is a small village in Sholapur district of Maharastra which is 200km away from Pune. Visitors will definitely hesitate to move around this village. This region is very dry and located in the plains since it consists of large varieties of snacks. These snacks move around the houses freely as if they were the family members here and people here do not kill them, they live freely without any fear. One interesting thing is there has been no incident of Cobra bites and death due to the snacks are caused in the village.
Khabees Baba Temple
Khabees baba temple is located in Sitapur district in Uttar Pradesh, the main attraction of this temple is it doesn’t have any idol or a priest, but the devotees offer liquor to the deity who is a saint used to live in this area around 150 years ago. He used to drink liquor in the evening times and had a knack of clairvoyance and curing people. It is said that the saint named Khabees baba offered prayers to Lord Shiva in this place. After the death of baba Khabees, his disciples constructed this temple at the place where he died.
Amroha Scorpion Mazar
Amroha is located in Uttar Pradesh, the Mazar of Syed Hussain Sharfuddin Shah a 13th century Sufi is the first Urdu poet from North India. The amazing thing of this Mazar is that it is the home of black scorpions; these scorpions even crawl up the skin of the visitors but won’t do any harm to them. The devotees who visit this place are even allowed to take the scorpions to their homes a set of certain time and date but if the scorpions aren’t returned by the date and time to the shrine, and then they might sting.
Gue – Mystery Mummy
In the year 1975, during an earthquake in north India opened an old mausoleum consists of the mummy of Monk Sangha Tenzin. The mummy is preserved with skin intact and hair on his head. He died in a seated position, it was believed that he asked his disciples to mummify him during a scorpion infestation in the town, after his death, a rainbow appeared and the scorpions disappeared. Till now nobody knows how the mummy is preserved. The temple where the mummy rests is now open to the public.