This temple was built 26 years back in Bandayi village, around 40 kms from Jodhpur.
Here, devotees gather to worship an Enfield Bullet motorbike, which is inside a glass box with its front open and decorated.
People, who pray here for safe journey, claim that the bike has supernatural powers. The story behind this goes like, a local youth, Om Banna, died in a road accident, and since then his spirit is believed to be protecting other drivers and preventing them from meeting the same fate.
Locals claim they have seen the ghost of ‘Om Banna’ – a bike without a rider.
Karni Mata Temple
This famous rat temple has been attracting tourists from all over the world. There are nearly 20,000 rats that are the VIPs and move between the feet of devotees. Worshipers believe the rats are an incarnation of the Goddess Karni Mata whose statue is in the temple. The rodents move freely and surprisingly, there has never been a case of plague here. Caution: This is not for the faint-hearted.
Known as ‘hawai jahaz’ gurdwara, this temple is Punjab is a treat for people who collect miniatures of aircrafts. People who wish to travel abroad offer miniature aircraft at Shaheed Baba Nihal Singh Gurdwara.
This gurdwara is considered as a ticket to abroad, especially the US.
Now that you have tickets for the West, how about praying for the visa? Don’t worry, there is a temple for the same in Telangana. The visa temple is quite famous, especially among IT professionals who wish to travel abroad on H1B visas. In this Chilkur Balaji Temple, devotees pray to ‘visa god’. This temple became famous when some computer software professionals prayed here and got visas for the United States. The temple is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and as per a report, around 100,000 devotees visit the shrine on these days.
The temple got its name due to offerings made to goddess Kali. This 60-year-old temple is an example of cross-culture trend. Chinese started following Hindus, who smeared sindoor on black stones under an old tree. One of the stories also says that a 10-year-old boy of the Chinese community was once very ill and even doctors gave up.
His parents had lost all hopes and lay him down near the tree and prayed for several nights at a stretch. Miraculously, the boy recovered.
People offer noodles, chopsuey and vegetable dishes here. Even the way in which the pranaam is done before the goddess is typically Chinese.
Dog temple, Karnataka
Dog is a man’s best friend. Indeed. Channapatna's Ramanagar district in Karnataka has a community that has made a temple for dog. People worship the dog god here. The community believes that the dog has the power of stopping any wrong doings along with the deity, whose idol is placed next to the dog.