Seven mysterious Temples in India

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By: Megha

Temples in any part of the world are considered to be the sacred place where one offers visit to attain peace and resolve inner-conflict going on in subconscious mind. It is the thousands of year’s old tradition of offering saffron budded garlands, oil-lit diyas, traditional sweets and many more things which are offered to the gods and goddesses by the worshippers. In the texts of Geeta, it is quoted that to attain ultimate moksha ones soul should break the earthly cycle and meet the deities. It is also said that for attaining the salvation from misdeeds happened by an individual, there are some mysterious and years old pilgrim which help in removing the sins. It is also said that the main purpose of going into these mysterious temples is to dissuade the evil spirits from entering the bodies of individuals. Unlike other temples across the world, the substance of food offered to deities is alcohol, shaven hair and other strange things. The seven mysterious temples are

Mahendipur Balaji Temple

This temple is situated at Dausa district in Rajasthan and it is the only temple in entire India where exorcisms by local priests is still practiced. Every day, more than thousands of devotees come to this temple for getting away from ghosts and other evil spirits. In this pilgrimage, reparation by priests is offered in many scary ways like pouring the boiled water on the sufferer of evil spirits. The more ghastly practices performed by the priests are hanging the bodies of traumatically sick persons from the ceilings, chaining them to the walls and by banging their heads against the wall. This pilgrimage does not ask for any sort of prasad but there has been a long advice to every devotee to not look back again once they step out of the storey of it as evil spirits may take chance to haunt them.

Maa Kamakhya Devi Temple

Situated at the top of the Nilchal Hill at Guwahati in Assam, this temple is regarded as one of the oldest 51 Shakti Peethas in the Indian subcontinent. The astonishing fact about this pilgrimage is that it does not consist of any sculpture but it have a vagina of Devi Sati (the wife of lord Shiva) and it is covered with a red silk sari. There has been the observations that during the time monsoon, the living goddess imbued in the parts of her vagina menstruates and the temple remains shut for three days. During this time the Tantric fertility festival is celebrated with full swing till the fourth day when temple gets re-opened. The locales of this city have also noticed that the underground spring which flows in the shrine turns red on those three days. In this temple, devotees offer a piece of red cloth which is used to cover the stone yoni as it acts like the substitute of ‘prasad’    

Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple, Kerala

This holy pilgrimage is often called as the heavenly home of the Goddess Bhadrakali who is known to a reincarnation figure of Goddess Kali. A seven day festival (Bharani Festival) is celebrated all around this temple annually. In this festival, men and women are dressed up in red apparel and carry swords while grouping together around this temple. The wackiest and horrifying thing practised in the festival is the men hit their heads with swords and allow the blood flow freely and then they arrive in the temple by hurling nasty abuses about the Devi. Unlike other offerings offered at temples across other cities, the joists of temple are constantly trampled with sticks. After the bloodshed which occurs during the festival, the temple remains shut for another seven days so that the bloodsheds are easily cleaned.  

Venkateshwara Temple, Andhra Pradesh: The richest temple of India

The Venkateshwara Temple which is often abided as the heavenly home of Lord Vishnu does not take any ordinary offerings other than the human hair which is embarked as the mark of sacrifice. The historical temple of India consists of two huge walls which are occupied by the barbers who take the charge of shaving the hair off more than thousands of devotes every day. In this temple, the shaven human hair is sold to the western markets.

Kal Bhairav Nath Temple, Varanasi

Varanasi, the city of classical poets and musical exponents is mentioned as the holiest town in the entire India where the moksha is granted to the dead human when his/her remains are poured in the Ganga. No doubt, the city have abundance of pilgrimage centre but it also hold a temple where alcohol is served as offering to the god. The Lord Kal Bhairav Nath temple is extremely famous across the globe for its deity who is the reincarnation of Lord Shiva.  

Brahma Temple, Pushkar, Rajasthan

The facts of history tell that during the reign of Mughal emperor many holy temples around the city of Puskar were destroyed but it was the only the Brahma Temple which did not get destroyed and is preserved throughout the centuries. The most astonishing fact about this temple is that it is the only temple of Lord Brahma in the entire world.

Stambheshwar Mahadev, Gujarat

This temple is located at Vadodara in Gujarat and it shares shores with the Arabian Sea and it is said that Lord Shiva resides in it. The weirdest thing about this temple is that it is visible only during the low tides which implicate that devotes can go inside the temple only during the day.