India is a country surrounded by rich culture, heritage, history and many mysterious things. This is a country where there are more than 3 crore deities. But do you know, some such temples in India, whose story behind it is surrounded by amazing mysteries. Today we are going to tell you about 5 such Shiva temples in India, which are known for their unsolved mysteries.
Ganga Temple of Garhmukteshwar –
No one has been able to understand the secret of the very old Ganga temple present in Garhmukteshwar till date. Every year a sprout emerges on the Shivling present in the temple, on which the figures of Lord Shiva and other deities emerge. Although a lot of research has been done on this thing, but no one has come to know about the secret of the sprout emerging on the Shivling. Another thing that amazes people is that if someone throws a stone on the steps of the temple, a sound like a stone falling in the water is heard. Hearing this, you must have been thinking a little like us, but it is true.
Kaal Bhairav Nath Temple in Varanasi –
This temple is dedicated to Kaal Bhairav, an incarnation of Lord Shiva. You will also be surprised to hear, but in this temple, alcohol is offered to the deity and it is considered the only prasad given to the god here. Here, you can see a huge amount of liquor just outside the temple. You might be surprised to hear another interesting thing, that is that the pundits pour the liquor into the mouth of the deity and then they give the empty bottles as prasad to the devotees.
Shiva Temple in Titlagarh, Orissa –
If you have been to Titlagarh, then you must have known that it is the hottest place here. It is at this place that there is a pitcher mountain, on which the Shiva temple is established. The rocks here are so hot that people get sweaty here. But there is no effect of heat on the temple, here you will get to see so much cold that people start trembling. Surprisingly, how can it remain so cold around the temple situated in the midst of so much heat? By the way, after this environment is seen in the temple itself, as soon as you come out, the same heat surrounds you again.
Kailasa Temple, Maharashtra –
This temple is also dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Kailash Temple is the largest rock-cut Hindu temple built in the 16th century at the Ellora Caves in Aurangabad. If mythology is your interest, then this place is best for you. The Kailasa cave temple structure is built on a single rock and interestingly has a translation of the Ramayana engraved on it. According to archaeologists, 30 million Sanskrit carvings are yet to be decoded to know the meaning.
Airavatesvara Temple, Tamil Nadu –
The Airavatesvara temple was built by the Chola kings in Tamil Nadu in the 12th century. The interesting thing about this temple is that the music resonates on the stairs here, are you not surprised? Let us tell you, this temple has been built in a very special way, and the most unique thing about the temple is the stairs here. On which you can hear different sounds of music. No one has been able to know what is the secret behind this music.
Lingaraja Temple, Odisha –
It is the largest temple in Bhubaneshwar with a 54 meter temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It was built between 1090 to 1104 AD. It is said that Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu were present till its completion. According to many reports and beliefs, inside the sanctum sanctorum, the lingam is self-produced and hence called as Swayambhu.