Irrespective of how advanced the modern day technology is, we are still far behind what existed much before. Time and again, our predecessors have baffled archaeologists and scientists with their inventions and technology.
If you find such places interesting then read on through the list of the most mysterious temples in India.
Sthambeshwar MahaDev Temple
Popularly known as the disappearing temple of Lord Shiva or the submerging temple of Lord Shiva, Sthambeshwar MahaDev Temple is one of the most mysterious temples in India.
This majestic temple of Lord Shiva situated in the Arabian Sea is accessible only during certain hours. Rest of the time, it is believed that the devout sea bathes Lord Shiva and hence the temple is totally submerged in the sea.
- Located in – Kavi Kamboi, Jambusar, Gujarat
- Distance – Board a Taxi from Vadodara to cover up 52 km to get there
This enormous temple safeguards several unearthed mysteries and is one of the most mysterious temples in India. Not very long ago, an astonishing treasure worth billions of dollars was found here.
- Located in – Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
- Distance – 4.6 km from Trivandrum Airport, 1 km Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station
Architects from around the world are stunned by the Sun Temple of Konark and its mind-blowing architecture. Earlier, this temple had a gigantic 52-ton magnet in the top portion. This magnet is believed to have made the deity’s idol float in the air.
However, the Portuguese removed it because the magnet used to interrupt the function of their ships compasses. This chariot shaped temple is drawn by 7 horses and each of its 24 wheels work as a sundial.
- Located in – Puri, Odisha
- Distance – 35 km from Puri, Odisha
Imagine a chamber in which a priest places fresh clothes and eatables every night and closes its door. Then, on the next day, he opens it only to find the eatables partly consumed and the clothes used. This is, in fact, the routine at Nidhi Van, one of the most mysterious temples in India.
It is believed that the deity Lord Krishna visits this place with Radha to rest. Now that’s not it, in a bid to unravel this mystery many people tried to take a peep into what goes on here after the door is closed. These inquisitive folks have either died or gone insane.
- Located in – Vrindavan, Mathura
- Distance – 150 km from Delhi, regular buses available
One of the most intriguing mysteries of India is how the same six clay pots in the temple’s kitchen feed devotees on all days, whether they are in thousands or in lakhs. That’s not it, the seven pots are piled upon one another and the top-most cooks first, then the second and the third, and so on…
What is surprising is that the one directly placed on the flame cooks last. Also, the holy flag hoisted on this temple flies in the direction opposite to the wind. Now that’s not it! The top-most portion of this temple is shadow-less. This place has many more unsolved mysteries that even modern day science fails to reason out.
- Located in – Puri, Odisha
- Distance – Located 60 km away from Bhubaneshwar’s Biju Patnaik Airport and 3 km from Puri Railway Station
Jwala Devi Temple
Picture an eternal flame that burns without any fuel, and not for a couple of days but for centuries. Now that is the miracle of the divine that is humbly worshipped here.
Legend has it that the tongue of Goddess Sati fell here after the Goddess sacrificed herself in the fire. Surrounded by the scenic Himalayan hills and valleys, this is one of the best tourist places in India.
- Located in – Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
- Distance – The Dharmashala Airport is 50 km away,
Carved out of a single rock, this marvelous structure is a monolith. Also, the technology used in carving it was far more advanced than that of the present day. Until now, no one has been able to get to the bottom of how and when this temple was built.
- Located in – Aurangabad, Maharashtra
- Distance – 30 km from Aurangabad Railway Station, 40 km from Aurangabad Airport
This temple deity’s idol has natural hair that is always soft and unruffled. Also, one can hear the sounds of the roaring ocean from this idol. Also, the back portion of the deity’s idol is always wet as if the Lord is laying in the Ocean, as the Lord does in his abode in Vaikuntha.
- Located in – Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh
- Distance – The nearest railway station is about 22 km away and the Airport is around 41 km away
Veerabhadra Swamy Temple
This admirable temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the most mysterious temples in India. A couple of hour’s drive from Bengaluru takes you to this mind-blowing temple with a hanging pillar.
Now that’s not it! This place also has a 3-feet big footprint, constantly washed by water oozing out of the ground from an unknown source.
- Located in – Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh
- Distance – Around 120 km from Bengaluru
The 200 feet tall Brihadeeshwarar temple stands out when it comes to untold mysteries. The most awe-striking aspect of this temple is that it is made with granite that is surprisingly held together, that too without any binding material.
As a matter of fact, there is no granite available within the close vicinity of the temple. So how they transported the 130,000 tons of granite here is itself a mystery. The very capstone of this structure weighs about 80 tons. Also, nobody knows how it was installed at such height over a thousand years ago.
- Located in – Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
- Distance – 58 km away from Trichy Airport and 24 km from Thanjavur Railway Station
As a matter of fact, these ancient temples keep us grounded by standing tall through the rest of time. They also remind us that we are not as advanced as we think. On the contrary, our predecessors were far ahead of us, and there is a lot left to learn from them and about them.