"Dream, Dream, Dream! Conduct these dreams into thoughts and then transform them into action."
- Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Unsolved enigmas of ancient Indian temples

27-05-2017 10:12 AM | Pooja Nevewani | My Indian Dream

Unsolved enigmas of ancient Indian temples | My Indian Dream

Image Source

Along with magnificent and beautiful architectures, India has many mysterious ones too. Check them out.

India is a land of culture, traditions, stories and legends. There are many rich architectures and sculptures which have a story to tell everyone. Ancient architects, engineers and craftsmen were very talented and had deep profound knowledge in their field. Many architecturally intelligent monuments were made with stunning characteristics which even the modern science can’t find an answer to. One such is Rani ki Vav which is in Patna, Gujarat. Known for its high architectural skill the monument has an inverted temple with seven stages of stairs and marvellous sculptures with royal chambers. The mystery is how did they make an inverted temple? There are many such mysteries of monuments in India. In this article we will know about such mysterious temples.

Kailasa Temple

Kailasa temple is located in Ellora, Maharashtra. This temple is a magnificent architecture with lots of intricate designs and sculptures. It is the 16th cave temple of the 32 cave temples and monasteries which are together called the famous Ellora caves. The marvellous fact is that such a huge temple has been made by carving out an entire mountain! Chiselling an entire mountain for making such detailed, intricate sculptural carvings might have took a century or more. But making such an amazing architecture in 756 BC is hard to accept as it was a time when technology didn’t exist. Archaeologists say that the monument couldn’t be made only by humans. They say the craftsmen might have taken some extra-terrestrial help or used an alien technology for construction!

Sugali Mata Temple

Sugali Mata Temple is situated in Marwar, Rajasthan. There is a very weird story behind the deity sculpture of the temple. The necks of the deities’ sculptures here always remain tilted. Many trials have been made by many sculptors to straighten the necks but eventually in course of time the necks get tilted! Also the sculptors who try to change the sculpture’s neck fall sick. No one yet has been able to understand the reason for the same. Can all this be a mere coincidence or there is something supernatural behind it? What do you think?

Rang Mahal Temple

Rang Mahal Temple is situated amongst dense forest called Nidhivan of Vrindavan. What makes the temple a mysterious place is the abnormal activities noticed in the vicinity of the temple. As the temple is amidst dense forest, the trees in the forest have hollow barks and are dry but only the trees near the temple remain green throughout the year! Also no tree stands upright. All are bending towards the ground as if they are bowing to someone. The temple is shut every evening after the prayers. When the temple is opened the next morning, the sweets, fruits in the temple are half eaten and clothes are used. How is this possible when the temple is completely shut and no one enters the jungle after evening! Locals are even afraid to see what happens inside the temple every night.

Puri Jagannath Temple

Puri Jagannath Temple is located in Puri, Odisha. This temple is a beautifully made architecture. But there are some weird facts about this temple to which even the modern science has no answer. One can’t see the shadow of the temple at any time of day. Also the flag at the top of the temple flutters in direction opposite to the breeze! No birds fly above the Jagannath temple and even in its vicinity. Also when you are outside the Singh Dwara’s entrance, you can hear the whisper of ocean. But the moment you enter inside, the sound is not heard. People who visit the temple verify this.



About the Author


A bibliophile who likes to gain and share knowledge.
Support the Initiative

Buy the My Indian Dream merchandise to support our various initiatives. The premium merchandise enables you to make a statement in style as well as enable our efforts.