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Bullet Baba Temple, A peculiar shrine

Om Banna also called Shri Om Bana and Bullet Banna is a peculiar shrine located in Pali district near Jodhpur, India, devoted to a deity in the form of a motorcycle. It is located 20 kilometres from Pali and 50 kilometres away from Jodphur on the Pali-Jodhpur highway, near Chotila village.

The motorcycle is a 350cc Royal Enfield Bullet. Bullet Baba Temple, Bullet Baba Temple, A peculiar shrine where Hundreds of devotees turn up every day to pray for a safe journey.

On 2nd Dec, 1988, Om Banna known as Om Singh Rathore was travelling from the town known as Bangdi near Sanderao of Pali to Chotila, when he lost control of his motorcycle and struck a tree.
Om Banna was killed on the spot, his motorcycle falling into a nearby ditch. The morning after the accident, local police took the motorcycle to a nearby police station. The next day it was reported to have disappeared from the station and was found back at the site of the accident.
Police, once again, took the motorcycle, this time emptying its fuel tank and putting it under lock and chain to prevent its removal. Despite their efforts, the next morning it again disappeared and was found at the accident site.

This came to be seen as a miracle by local population, and they began to worship the "Bullet Bike."
News of the miracle motorcycle spread to nearby villages, and later they built a temple to worship it. This temple is known as "Bullet Baba's Temple." It is believed that Om Banna's spirit helps distressed travellers.

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