India's Most Awesome And Unusual Hindu Temples

Shiva Temple, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
What's unusual: It's a submerged temple
Yes, you heard it right. This temple is unbelievably submerged under water, but partially. Situated in Varanasi near the Scindia Ghat, the Shiva temple stands along the banks of holy river Ganga, bordering the Manikarnika to the north in Scindia Ghat. It is said that, long before, in 1830 to be exact, the temple fell due to the sheer weight of the ghat's construction. Today, the temple remains abandoned and is not in use.

Kal Bhairav Nath Temple, Ujjain, Uttar Pradesh
What's unusual: Wine is given as Prasad
Now here is another interesting temple. Kal Bhairav Nath is considered to be the guardian of the city of Ujjain. The temple is famous for its deity which swallows gallons of wine. Wine is also the only Prasad given to its beloved devotees. Thousands of devotees throng to this temple bearing bottles of wine as offering. Liquor is always made available outside the temple, 24x7- 365 days a year. According to myths, the temple is said to be built by Marathas.
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Reader's comments(12)
1: There is another temple which is not listed here.... It is Til Bhandeswar Varanasi city. It's unusual thing is it is said that the linga of lord shiva in this temple is increasing every year by one's radius is now a huge big than many a years later and it is also established by lord bishnu.
Posted by: Arpan Singh - 17 Jun, 2016
2: Can someone plz provide me the contact details of the authorities or anybody I can call to get shooting permissions in the Temple.
Posted by: Fahmida - 25 Nov, 2015
3: Guns are not permitted in the temple!!
Anon replied to: Fahmida post - 08 May, 2016
4: Interesting article. Just wanted to add a temple that is overlooked most of the times. Its a very rare temple due to the unique placements of the shrines. Its the Kasivisvesvaran temple located in the Lakkundi village, Karnataka. The uniqueness of the temple is that the shrines of God Shiva and Sun God are facing each other. In addition to that, the Sun God is facing west instead of facing east. This is the only temple where the Sun god faces the west.
Posted by: Neelakantan - 21 Jul, 2015
5: How can you miss out on Hanumanji temple in Allahabad, this temple is the only temple in the world were Hanumanji is in sleeping avtar..which depicts that Hanumanji found the place so relaxing and comfortable that he slept here.
Posted by: Achint - 12 Jul, 2013
6: Yeah it is in the Mahatirtha's name is palti hanuman. But your last part information was wrong, the actual cause is said that while returning having sanjeevani buti with the parbat for lord laxman he fell down in that place only. Thank you.
Arpan Singh replied to: Achint post - 17 Jun, 2016
7: There is another one in Maharashtra too.
Sachin Shah replied to: Achint post - 04 Nov, 2014
8: R u sure?? Where it is?? Kindly give the details...
Arpan Singh replied to: Sachin Shah post - 17 Jun, 2016
9: every year during monsoon river ganga comes to the temple and make Hanumanji bath....very unsual fact but true
achint replied to: Achint post - 12 Jul, 2013
10: One more to make it in the list is Lord Kartiks (ganesha's brother) temple at Panchgani.
Posted by: ravine hotel - 09 Jul, 2013
11: Dear Concerned,

In aforesaid article/news it is written that KAL BHAIRAV Temple is located in Ujjain (Uttar-Pradesh). Request you to please correct it as the temple is situated in holy city VARANASI (Uttar-Pradesh). Hope you will rectify this.
Posted by: Manohar Singh - 07 Jul, 2013
12: There are so many temples in many other cities are missed in the above article and it is not fair to simply restrict to just above temples
Concerned replied to: Manohar Singh post - 19 Jul, 2013