India is among the most mysterious countries in the world with an incredible wealth of untold stories. If you’re among those that love inexplicable stories then this one’s for you. There are scores of temples and other places of worship riddled with mysteries which have defied science. Book cheap flights to India and visit some of these stunning places. Explore their amazing architecture as you hear intriguing stories of their past and what makes them an enigma.
- The mystery stone of Hazrat Qamar Ali Darvesh
Shivpuri in Maharashtra is home to Hazrat Qamar Ali Darvesh Dargah, famous for a mysterious stone which has baffled people endlessly. There is a stone at the Dargah weighing about 90 kgs and is believed to be blessed by the saint. There is only one way to pick up this mythological stone. It requires a group of 11 men who will pick it up with their index fingers while they chant the saint’s name in unison. No one has ever been able to explain this strange phenomenon. Maybe you could book cheap flight tickets to India and come give it a try.
- Jwala Temple, the temple of eternal flame
Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district is home to the Jwala Ji Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva’s wife Sati. What is baffling about this temple is that there is an eternal flame burning here which is supposedly been burning for close to 100 years or more. The story is that Sati killed herself after Shiva was mistreated by her father. Lord Vishnu divided her body into 51 pieces after her death and it was scattered on different parts of the earth. Her tongue is supposed to have fallen at the place where the temple is constructed.
- The mysterious hanging pillar at Veerabhadra Temple
Situated in Andhra Pradesh’s Lepakshi district, the Veerbhadra temple is also known popularly as Lepakshi Temple. Famous for its exquisite architectural beauty, the thing that draws scores of people to this temple is its mysterious hanging pillar. There are about 70 pillars at the temple, but just one of them remains hanging. People have pulled a piece of cloth and similar such things to test the pillar and you can even find pictures and videos of them doing so online. But no one has ever been able to explain the mystery behind it. This is one of the most amazing sights you can see when arriving on cheap airfare to India.
- The tilted neck deities of Sugali Mata Temple
Rajasthan’s Marwar district is home to the Sugali Mata Temple frequented by scores of people everyday. The temple houses deities with tilted necks and no matter how hard you try to set them straight, they remain tilted. Several have tried and failed to do so in the past. People claim that the temple was visited by many freedom fighters in the past and that a Britisher once shot one of the deities. Hence, they all have tilted necks since, and whoever tries to set them straight falls sick. Book cheap last minute flights and come visit this remarkable place.
- ‘Bullet Baba’ Temple
In Pali district near Jodhpur is this incredible shrine that’s dedicated to a Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycle. This is one of the strangest places of worship you can visit on cheap business class airfare to India. The story is that a man named Om Banna died in an accident while driving this bullet. The police took his bike and belongings to the police station after the unfortunate incident. However, the bike was found at the accident spot early next morning without any clue as to how it got there. This happened a couple more times until they decided to leave it there. People built a shrine at the spot dedicated to the ‘self-driving’ bullet and it now draws a large number of devotees every day.