Temples: The Stories, Legends and Beliefs associated with these places are all the more astounding. There are so many Unexplained things related to these Worship places that one can run short of Explanations and Ideas.
These are 10 Amazing Facts about India’s Miraculous Temples.
Located in Guwahati, Assam, is the well-known pilgrimage site Kamakhya Temple. One of the 108 sites of Shakti.
The Bleeding goddess is Kamakhya Devi. The temple’s “Garvagriha,” or sanctum, is said to house the mythological womb and vagina of Shakti. It is said that the goddess bleeds or menstruates in the month of June, Ashaad.
After that, the temple closes for three days, and Kamakhya Devi‘s devotees receive holy water.
Jwala Ji Temple‘
The lower Himalayan town of Jawalamukhi, in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, is home to the Jwala Ji shrine.
There are seven or nine naturally occurring jyotis (flames) in the temple that burn nonstop. They are regarded as either the nine incarnations of Maa Durga or the seven divine sisters of Maa Bhagwati.
Despite a great deal of scientific research, the origin of these spontaneous fires remained unknown. The flame burns perfectly and in blue.
Akbar even tried to extinguish this eternal flame but couldn’t get successful.
Karni Mata Temple
Karni Mata Temple or otherwise known as rat temple is in a small town of Deshnok, about 30 kms south of Bikaner, Rajasthan.
About 20,000 rats are housed in a temple where they are fed, guarded, and revered. Rats can be seen here eating from huge metal bowls of milk, sweets and grains, the leftovers of which are offered to the visitors.
The Mehandipur Balaji Temple is situated in Rajasthan‘s Dausa district. This temple receives thousands of pilgrims who come to be healed and have evil spirits exorcised.
You can see devotees doing strange things like pouring a bucket of hot water on head and still not burning themselves. Heavy stones pelted on people. For treatment, people are shackled like animals.
It is important that one should never look backwards after performing prayers and then walk out of the temple premises. The reason for not looking back is that if there are any evil spirits behind, it will not follow the devotee.
Situated approximately 5km away from Kumbakonam, this temple is one of Tamil Nadu’s nine Navagraha Temples.
For Rahu/Raghu poojas, Sundays are particularly auspicious, and devotees offer Rahu Paal (milk) Abhishekam.
This place is special because, when milk is poured upon the idol during the Abishekam (oblation), its colour changes from white to blue and back to white after passing through the idol. Common people have witnessed this.
This amazing wonder can only be found in Tirunarayur/Nachiyar Kovil, which is close to Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu. One of Vishnu’s 108 Divya Desam temples is this one.
This Kal Garuda’s (stone idol of Garuda, vehicle of Lord Vishnu) weight doubles every few steps when taken out for a procession, until he steps out of his sannathi he can be easily carried by 4 persons.
Then, it is known that his weight increases inside the temple to the point where eight people can carry him; outside the praharam, however, he becomes heavier and requires up to sixteen people to carry him; finally, 32 people do so.
Not even 64 people could carry him completely outside the temple, and he would only get heavier and heavier in front of them. He would also perspire a lot, soaking his clothes in perspiration, but once the procession was over, he would begin to lose weight as he made his way back to his sannadhi.
About 5 km from Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, this temple is one of the 108 Divya Desam temples dedicated to Vishnu.
Given that the Lord had promised to eat without salt in this sthalam, salt is neither permitted inside the temple nor used in any food preparation.
Surprisingly, though, temple prasadams like tamarind rice (puliyogara), curd rice (dhadhyonnam), and rice and pulses (pongal) taste exactly like they would if salt were added. You will realise that there isn’t any salt in them, but you won’t miss it.
The temple is located in the centre of the city of Thrissur. Lord Parasurama built the first Shiva temple here.
Over the years, daily ghee abhishekams have created a mound of ghee on top of the enormous lingam that is worshipped as Shiva.
The lingam is not visible at any other temple save this one. It is said that the ghee that has been offered here for centuries has no unpleasant smell, and it doesn’t melt in Kerala‘s hot tropical weather or under the heat from the hundreds of bright oil lamps that are burning close by.
Devotees are given small scrapings of this solidified ghee, known as “Prasada,” which is thought to have therapeutic and medicinal qualities.
Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple
Lord Shiva is the Hindu deity worshipped in this temple. situated in Bangalore, Karnataka, India on Bannerghatta Road in Hulimavu.
The temple is well-known for a noteworthy, practically magical occurrence that takes place there annually on a specific day in January.
It is known that if one offers ghee in this temples and the priests apply the ghee on the Shiva Lingam and rub on it then the ghee turns into butter miraculously. No technology can convert ghee back to butter yet but here it is possible.
In Tamil Nadu, India’s Tirukalukundram is a Hindu temples.
It bears the name of the revered Eagles who make their noontime pilgrimage to the South Indian Kailash and the Pakshi Theertham Hill Temple.
The temples priest places the food (sakkarai pongal) on a nearby boulder and sits down after cleaning that area. After circling the top of the temple, two eagles approach the priest who is walking. They consume the rice balls and then take off, making another lap around the tower and washing their beaks in the water contained in a small boat close by.