Top 5 most unusual temples in India. Video

By TravelWiseFeb 12, 2024 20:10 PMNews
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India, a country with rich cultural and religious diversity, is home to many temples, each known for its unique charm and significance.

While many Indian temples are renowned for their architectural grandeur and historical importance, some stand out for their extraordinary and unconventional beliefs. News Bytes has shared information about five unusual temples that captivate the imagination and attract curious travelers.

Kuldevi Temple, Rajasthan

In the arid landscapes of Rajasthan lies the Bullet Baba Temple, dedicated to a Royal Enfield motorcycle worshipped as a deity.

Legend has it that the motorcycle belonged to a man who tragically died at the site.

Despite numerous attempts to remove or relocate the motorcycle, it mysteriously returns to its original place, leading locals to believe in its divine significance.

Rat Temple, Rajasthan

Located in Bikaner, this temple is known for its unique inhabitants - over 25,000 rats freely roam the temple complex, emerging from cracks in the floor and walls.

Local devotees offer milk, sweets, and other food to the rats, believing that anything nibbled by them is considered sacred.

Despite the large rat population, there have been no reported cases of plague.

Dog Temple, Karnataka

Situated in the picturesque town of Channapatna in Karnataka, the Dog Temple is a unique shrine dedicated to our four-legged companions.

It is believed that honoring dog deities can bring good luck and protection.

The temple's distinctive theme features statues and images of dogs in various poses, attracting animal lovers and spiritual seekers alike.

Visa Temple

Facing challenges in obtaining a visa? In such circumstances, "visa" temples offer hope and solace.

One well-known temple, featuring a large airplane model on top, is the 150-year-old Gurdwara in Talhan, Punjab.

It has become popular among visa seekers who believe that praying at this sacred site will expedite their journey to their desired destination.

Mahatma Gandhi Temple

The Gandhi Temple in Sambhalpur, Odisha, is the first of its kind in India, paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi.

A 3.5-foot-tall bronze idol of Gandhi stands at the temple, embodying the principles and teachings of the Father of the Nation.

A noteworthy aspect of the temple is that rituals are performed by a Dalit priest, highlighting the values of equality.

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