India is the place of many contrasts. The land rich of culture, literature, and history is also the home to some mysteries which are enough to leave a person in awe. For a long time, it remains one of the strangest curiosities for people across the globe or perhaps is the most mysterious country in the world.Â Below here is the rundown of some of the biggest unsolved mysteries that still manages to captive us and our imagination both.
7. The Visa God, Hyderabad
Are you applying for a visa? Then don’t let slip from your mind to pay a visit to the well known Chilkur Balaji temple in Telangana, Hyderabad. The temple is widely labeled as the “Visa Temple” due to its near 100% directory of full-filling the ambition of its devotees to acquire their visa. The shrine is positioned near the “Osman Sagar Lake” with its supreme diety as ” Shri Venkateswara Balaji .”
According to the rituals to affirm their visa application the visa seekers visit the chapel to bid their prayers to the diety leaving with an assurance of retreat and taking 108 parikramas or rounds once they get their visa confirmed. Only because of this the shrine handles to allure a huge number of people resulting from over 75,000 to lakh devotees paying the visit every week.
6. Door-Deprived Houses of Shani
Door’s play a vital role in our security but there is a village in Maharastra, Shingnapur located 35 km away from Ahmednagar applauded for its door deprived houses. Here in the village, there is not a single door or locks in the houses, schools and even in the commercial buildings or banks. The village is home to about 4000 people, and they all had eternal faith in Lord Shani.
According to the residents the near zero crime rate in the village is all because of the diety and if someone accomplishes the damnation or perform something fraudulent would have to face the “Sade-Sati”( bad luck for seven- and-a-half-years ).
The shrine of Shani is a huge five-feet black rock opened with no roof. This shrine is the sense that empowers the tradition of local people of not installing doors and locks to their property. While this all may seem a far-fetched dream for those of us for whom doors and locks make a serious issue.
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5. Ghost Lights of West Bengal – Aleya
In the marshes and swaps of West Bengal, there happen some abnormal activities caused by the ghost lights also known as “Aleya or Jack-o-lantern”. The mystery goes that somewhere in the wetlands several glimmery colorful lights emerges from an un-genuine source and flutter over the swampland.
Another staggering fact is that those who have tried to approach “Aleya” they either lost their lives or goes irrevocably insane. These lights act like a horror for the fishermen community of the areas as they make them confuse their path or even lost their lives. The locals believe that these lights are the spirits of dead fishermen who lost their lives accidentally in these areas.
Interestingly, Aleya lights are not a new phenomenon and have sparkled debates and controversies for centuries. These lights have beenÂ sighted in different parts of the sphere in countries like UK, Finland, Estonia, etc. But no one knows the source of these unusual radiance, perhaps one day we will find it out.
4. Bullet Baba
In our country, India temples are omnipresent with their relevant idols but have you ever heard of a temple whose diety is a 350cc Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycle. Gobsmacked, it’s true. Some 50 km from Jodhpur, along with the NH-65 there is a village “Chotila” where this temple exists. The temple is popularly titled as Om Banna or the Bullet Baba temple.
The story went back there in 1998, Om Singh Rathore the son of a prominent village leader rode his bike into a tree and died on the spot. While investigation the local police clutched the bike and took it to the police station. The next day the bike was missing from the lockup and was found at the accident spot.
The cops fetched the bike back; this time they emptied the fuel tank, deflated the tires and chained the vehicle tightly. Even then somehow the bike appeared at the spot before dawn.
These series of incidents convinced people enough that they assembled a shrine at the spot. Another engaging fact is that some of the adherent offer liquor to gratify their diety. It is people faith that Bullet Baba shields them from any adversity which may occur in their journey.
3. Gyanganj – The Land of Immortals
It is a surmise that in the frosty peaks of Himalayas there is a land of immortals, inÂ Gyanganj. Hidden from the entire cosmos and holding the secrets of immortality the suburb is home to certain sapients who are beyond the pro and cons of the world. As the spot exist on a different plane of reality, it can neither be detected by modern satellites nor by any other mapping techniques.
There have been several theories based on account of visit to this mystic land. While the roots of Gyanganj are not only limited to India but can also be traced in Tibet. Gyanganj is also labeled as “Siddhashram,” “Shangri-La or Shambala” ( the source of happiness ) as they say in Tibet. Some legends consider that Gyanganj was originally developed in India and it doesn’t belong to any particular religion or culture.
They also believe that this enigmatic and impassable expanse influence the whole world a lot, although the whole story is more than just an interpretation.
2. The Immortal Flame of Jwala Ji
The Jwala Ji or the Jwalmukhi temple is among India most ancient and mysterious pagoda. The temple resides in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh and is extensively honoredÂ for its eternal flame that is burning since time immemorial.Â There is a belief that the immortal flame is none other than Mata Sati tongue, 7Â the wife of Lord Shiva.
The legend goes that Lord Vishnu branched Sati’s body in 51 pieces which fell on the earth at distinct places titled as Shaktipeeths. Among the seven major of 51 Shaktipeeths of Mata Sati, Jwala Ji is also there and has been dragging millions of tourists to the pilgrimage every year. Some researchers and ecologists are struggling to uncover the secret, but no one knows the energy is working behind the immortal flame.
1. Levitating Stone at Shivpuri, ShivpuraÂ Maharastra
About 180 km EastÂ of Mumbai in Pune, Maharastra there is a spoShivpuri remarkable for its levitating stone. Here at ShivpuraÂ is a shrine affiliated with the renowned Sufi-Saint Qamar Ali who was notable to many for his supernatural potential. Qamar Ali was born in bourgeois Muslim family whose blood relation pride on their muscular endowment.
But Qamar taste of life was much different and was fascinated towards spirituality. In his budding age, he started meditation and fasting and soon became revered for his reverence. It is believed that some centuries ago, the spot was the shrine stands now belongs to a gymnasium where wrestlers use heavy stones for their exercise.
While Qamar Ali was in his death struggle, he asked to place a stone beside him and claimed that ” he will raise the stone up to 2 meters off the ground when 11 men place their right index finger under the stone, chanting the phrase Qamar Ali Darvesh. ”
From that day onwards the stone could be raised in the prescribed manner and had been practiced by many people. However, women’s are not allowed to do so.