Unique Shrines And Temples In India You Must Visit
If we have to list down the number of Gods and deities there exist in India, well let’s just say you won’t finish reading this article any time soon. There are more than 33 crore deities that are prayed to according to our scriptures. There are numerous shrines dedicated to these deities all across the country and some of them are bound to be a little unusual and different from the others. So, have a look at some of them-
1. Stambheshwar Mahadev, Gujarat-
Stambheshwar Mahadev is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is popularly known as the disappearing temple. It is situated on the coast of the Arabian Sea and during high tide it submerges completely in the water. Visitors, therefore, can only visit this temple during low tide.
2. Submerged Shiva Temple, Varanasi-
Near the Scindia Ghat, this temple’s unusual quality is that it is partially submerged in the river Ganga. It is said that the temple couldn’t support its own weight and collapsed. It can no longer be used.
3. Maa Jwala Ji Temple, Himachal Pradesh-
The Goddess is believed to be in the form of Paawan Jyoti, that is a small fire. There are 9 jyotis around the temple and each one of them has been burning for decades now. These jyotis are said to be a source of getting Moksha and your wishes fulfilled.
4. Tatwani Temple, Himachal Pradesh-
About 25 kms from Dharamshala, the temple is famous for it’s hot water springs and waterfalls inside. The springs are warm enough for a comfortable dip and is mandatory for visitors. The water is said to have healing properties.
5. Bullet Baba Temple, Rajasthan-
Also known as the Om Banna Temple, it is home to the motorbike of Om Singh Rathore who died in a crash after colliding with a tree. The bike was seized by the police and chained at the station many times but it kept ending up at the crash site and nobody could explain why or how. So the site was finally converted in to a spot for visitors to come and pray for a safe journey.