There are a lot of things science cannot explain. But most of them seem to linger in the less explored areas, such as space or sea. Occasionally, discoveries are made in the regular places that don’t make a lot of sense or at least make us wonder how on earth did someone pull that off. These mysteries of Indian temples project that same astonishment as science remained mum to their mysteries.
5. Stambheshwar Mahadev Shrine
It is also known as the disappearing temple of Gujarat. Because it disappears. Really! It is located at the bay of Cambay on the beaches of Jambusar city. It is said to be about 150 years old and there is nothing remarkably special about the temple itself until the high tide arrives that is. During this time, the temple is completely submerged under water and disappears from sight and reemerges once the tide passes. The devotees usually make their offerings during the morning when the tide is low and stay late into the evening to watch the temple slowly go down. The weather this was intended by the architects was unknown, but it still remains a sight to behold.
4. Flag that waves opposite to the direction of the wind
Famous Jagannath temple of Puri is a very important place for Hindu devotees. It is one of the Char Dham pilgrimages in India. It is quite amazing that the flag on top of the Sikhara of the temple always floats in opposite direction of the wind. Every day a priest climbs the dome of the temple which is as tall as a 45 story building and changes the flag. This ritual has been continuing for 1800 years. The ritual says if it is not changed any day, the temple must be shut for the next 18 years.
3. A Musical Staircase
The musical steps in Airavatesvara temple, Dharasuram is one of the great mysteries of all time. This Lord Shiva temple is said to be built by Rajaraja Chola II in the 12th century CE. This temple is located near Kumbakonam, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India and recognized as UNESCO World Heritage monument. The entrance of the temple has steps made of stones, which produces seven different sounds on tap. One can hear all the seven swaras at different points.
2. A Hanging Pillar
The Veerabhadra temple, also known as Lepakshi temple, is located in the Lipakshi district of Andra Pradesh. The temple is known for its architectural beauty, however, what catches hold of most of the visitors is the hanging pillar of the temple. Although there are 70 pillars in the temple, one pillar which lies hanging in the premises of temple is the real piece of wonder. Thus, many people who visit the time passes a piece of cloth through the bottom of the pillar, to test its reality. The mystery behind how this pillar stays intact without any support remains an unknown till date.
1. The Temple of Granite
The Brihadeeswarar Temple is located in Thanjavur, TamilNadu, which is hailed for its architectural beauty. Most of the temple is carved out of pure granite which is astonishing in itself as there were no granite sources found anywhere within 60Kms of the temple. The temple’s apex, called the ‘Gopuram’ is found to be made out of a single stone now weighing 80 tons. Considering the granite reserves were so far away, how they managed to mount it in place has no practical explanations so far.