10 Indian Temples And Their Weird Traditions That Make Them Famous

7:00 pm 1 Aug, 2015

1. Amitabh Bachchan Temple, Kolkata

There is a devotional hymn sung and dedicated to him every day. The temple is decorated with montage of photographs from the actor’s life.


Amitabh Bachchan Temple

2. Sachin Tendulkar Temple, Patna, Bihar

Located at Kaimur in Bihar, a life size marble statue of the cricketer donning the official blue jersey has been installed and is worshipped.



3. The Sonia Gandhi Temple, Karimnagar, Telangana

As a sign of gratitude for her role in creating Telangana State, the Congress leaders have constructed a temple for the AICC President. The idol is made from white marble.



4. Visa Baba Temple, Hyderabad

Popularly known as Visa Baba temple, this temple is where devotees come to seek blessings for an easy visa approval process.


Visa Baba Temple

5. Airplane Temple, Jalandhar

At the Sant Baba Nihal Singh Gurudwara, Jalandhar, devotees offer toy planes, hoping their dreams of migrating to the West comes true.


Airplane Temple

6. Bharat Mata Temple, Varanasi

The peculiar thing about the Bharat Mata Temple is that instead of conventional gods and goddesses it has a map of India carved out of marble.


Map of India

7. Om Banna Temple, Jodhpur

Known as Bullet Baba Temple, a 350cc Royal Enfield Bullet motorbike is the main deity of this temple. It is believed that Om Banna’s spirit helps distressed travellers.


Bullet Baba Temple

8. Khabees Baba Temple, Lucknow

At the Khabees Baba Temple, devotees offer liquor to the deity. The temple has no idol or priests.


Saint Khabees Baba

9. Chinese Kali Temple, Kolkata

The bhog here comprises chopsuey, noodles and other Chinese dishes.


Kali temple

10. The Karni Mata Temple, Bikaner, Rajasthan

What’s quite interesting to watch here in this Karni Mata temple is rats being taken care of, fed and maintained with utmost care.




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