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Top 5 Shiva Temples in India And Their Mysterious Stories

  Top 5 Shiva Temples in India And Their Mysterious Stories




India is a nation of rich culture, heritage, history and lots of mystery. It is a nation  of temples, a religious country that believes that there are over 33 million gods and goddesses. Did you know, a few temples in the India have some astonishing mysteries joined to them. For instance, Lord Shiva temples, visited by pilgrims from all around the world are full of unsolved mysteries


Kaal Bhairav Nath Temple: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh



This temple is dedicated to Lord Kal Bhairav, a rebirth of Lord Shiva. This one tops the list due to in this temple deity is provided alcohol and this is the only offering made to God here. Here, you can see big variety of alcohol just outside the temple. Strange but fact!


Interestingly, the pandits pour the alcohol into the deity’s mouth and then they provide the empty bottle back to the devotees as prasad. No, they don’t receive sweets or garlands.


Kailasa Temple: Ellora Caves, Maharashtra



This temple is even dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Kailasa temple is the largest rock-cut Hindu temple which was created in the 16th century at the Ellora Caves, Aurangabad. If mythology is something that heeds you, then this place is for you. The structure of Kailasa cave temple is built on a single rock and interestingly the translating of Ramayana is engraved in it. According  archaeologists, 30 million Sanskrit carvings are yet to be decoded to know the meaning.


Lingaraja Temple: Bhubaneshwar, Odisha



It is the largest temple of Bhubaneshwar with 54 meters Mandir dedicated to the Lord Shiva. It was create  between 1090 to 1104 C.E. It is said that Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu’s presence while the verge of its completion. As per to many reports and beliefs, inside the garbh griha, the lingam is self-originated and that’s why it’s termed swayambhu. The temple often looks much larger than it is due to  its optical illusion.


Stambheshwar Mahadev: Kavi Kavoi Village, Gujarat



This temple is dedicated to the Lord Shiva. Situated in Vadodara, Gujarat, it is recognized as a submerging Shiva temple and this temple is visible only during low tides.


Meenakshi Amman Temple: Madurai, Tamil Nadu



This lovely temple is dedicated to Meenakshi (Goddess Parvati) and Sundareswarar (Lord Shiva). It is the only temple in the nation , where you can spot Lord Shiva with a smiling face. The temple is situated in the heart of Madurai. It is one of the most talked-about mysterious temples, as its shrines have historical and mythological significance . The temple has 4000 pillars and all of them are created  of a single rock.

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