Yes! India has few of these temples which are quite mysterious. Hold your breath, before you read further. You might want to visit and solve the mystery. Lend us your ears for we take you to a spine-chilling and mysterious land.
1- Mehandipur Balaji Temple
Priests here carry exorcism to free a person from any negative spiritual influence. This temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. You can visit this temple from 7.30 AM to 11.30 AM in the morning. 12.00 PM to 8.30 PM in the evening every day.
2- Kamakhya Devi Temple
This temple doesn’t have any idol to worship; the Goddess here menstruates during monsoon. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Shakti. You can visit the temple anywhere between 5.30 AM to 10.30 PM every day.
There is no deity instead a stone-shaped vagina or ‘yoni’. Pilgrims cover it with red saree.
3- Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Only Hindus are allowed in this temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Padmanabhaya, an avatar of Vishnu. You can visit the temple anytime between 3.15 AM to 12.00 AM and 5.00 PM to 7.20 PM every day. There is a belief that all the wishes come true of all the devotees who visit it.
4- Venkateshwara Temple
This temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara which is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. You can visit the temple between 6.00 AM to 11.00 AM, 2.00 PM to 7.00 PM and 8.00 PM to 1.00 AM. Devotees donate their hair to the deity to express their gratitude.
5- Meenakshi Amman Temple
This is the only temple where you can find Lord Shiva smiling. There is belief amongst the locals that Lord Shiva has a strong significance over this temple as well as the entire city of Madurai. This temple is dedicated to Meenakshi (Goddess Parvati) and Sundareswarar (Lord Shiva). You can visit this temple between 3.15 AM to 12.00 AM and 5.00 PM to 7.20 PM every day.
This temple was also listed in the World list’s Seven Wonders but couldn’t be squeezed into the list of 7.
6- Veerabhadra Temple
This temple has 70 huge pillars and one of the pillars stays intact without any support. This leaves the bottom space a bit empty. That means that this pillar doesn’t touch the ground. It is dedicated to Lord KalBhairav Nath an reincarnation of Lord Shiva. The timings of the temple are 5.00 AM to 8.30 PM the entire week. If you are not sure of this hanging pillar you can even slip a cloth below the magical pillar to test the magical gap. The temple promises to amaze you by its cultural and ancient engineering marvel.
7- Kailasa Temple
This temple is cut out of one single rock. There are two reasons why you must visit the temple, one is to enhance your knowledge about Indian mythology and the other is to witness how an entire three-story temple is carved in a mountain with the finest intricate details. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. You can visit this temple anytime between 6.00 AM to 12.00 PM and 5.30 PM to 8.00 PM every day. Inside this temple rendering of Ramayana is engraved. There is no human till this time that could tell you the details of this refined craftmanship.
8- Lingaraja Temple
This temple looks larger than its actual size due to the optical illusion factor. It is said that the Shivlinga inside the GarbhGrihya is said to be self-originated. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva as Linjaraja. You can visit the temple anywhere between 5.00 AM to 9.00 PM, open all week. This temple is said to be dated back to 1090 to 1104 C.E.
9- Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple
Will you ever dare to abuse your God? Not even in your wildest dreams. But in this temple the devotees enter following the abusive words to Goddess Bhadrakali. You can visit this temple between 4.00 AM to 8.00 PM. There will be a current of bewilderment that will pass through your body while you enter this temple which is in the Thrissur district of Kerala. Also, this temple has a ritual to enter inside while you drink.
10- Anantha Padmanabha Lake Temple
This temple is guarded by a vegetarian crocodile Babia and has never harmed anyone. Dedicated to Sri Padmanabha or Lord Vishnu. Temple timings are: 5.30 AM to 12.30 PM and 5.00 PM to 7.30 PM every day. This temple is in the middle of the lake and is guarded by a carnivorous animal who is a vegan. The crocodile here eats rice and jaggery. If you visit this temple, you can get a chance to feed the carnivorous animal with your own hands. Aint’t that amazing? Babia has been living here since 70 years and goes well with human beings.
11- Stambheshwar Mahadev Temple
You can only visit this temple when the tides are low. This temple gets swallowed during high tides and is visible only when the tides are low. This is dedicated to Lord Shiva. You can visit the temple anywhere between 6.30 AM to 10.00 PM. It is located in Vadodara and you can feel God’s presence here as the temple is situated between the Arabian seashores and the Bay of Cambay.
12- KalBhairav Nath Temple
The God drinks here in this temple. Yes, you heard it right. The offerings in this temple is made in the form of wine or whiskey. This temple is dedicated to Lord KalBhairav Nath which is an incarnation of Lord Shiva. The timings are 5.30 AM to 1.30 PM and 3.30 PM to 10.00 PM.
There is so much mystery in India that a single blog won’t be able to cover it. We will definitely cover more such information in our next blogs. Do let us know how many of these temples have you visited or are planning to visit. Get the best Tour Packages from Delhi by the best Yatra Samadhan.