8 Mysterious Temples in India with Unsolved Mysteries

Mysterious temples in India
Mysterious temples in India

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Mysterious temples in India? Yes, it is true and sadly many might not even have an idea about it.

India is home to over a billion people. Hundreds of languages are spoken and many cultures blend together to live in a harmonious manner for generations together. Rich in history, there are over millions of mysterious temples in India that are fine examples of stunning architecture and ancient historical importance.

Among these temples, there are quite a few that are engrossed in the mystery and numerous shocking urban legends that have been passed through generations.

Here are most famous India’s mysterious temples that hold a lot of mystery surrounding its existence includes.

1. Kal Bhairav Nath Temple, Varanasi

Kal Bhairav Nath is considered to be the fiercest form of Lord Shiva and there is a belief that death is also afraid of him. The mysterious temple where this form of Lord Shiva worshiped is known as Kal Bhairav Nath Temple.

It is located in Varanasi. Kal Bhairav Nath Temple is an ancient temple in India but the date of construction of the temple is still unknown.

According to the folklore, one should visit this temple first while visiting Varanasi as Lord Kal Bhairav decides who will stay in Varanasi or who will not. Kal Bhairav is known as ‘Kotwal of Varanasi’. The interesting story behind the temple makes this one of the mysterious temples of India.

Address: Address: k37/124, Golghar, Bazardiha, Maheshpur, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221002

Timing: 5 AM to 1.30 PM & 4.30 PM to 9.30 PM

Entry Fee: None

Insider Tips:

The temple is open for all from 5 am to 1:30 pm. At 4:30 pm it is reopened for the devotees until 9:30 pm. Rest of the time the temple remains closed.

Sunday and Tuesday are considered as important and good days for this divinity. Shringar and Annakut which is performed on the fourth day after Diwali are important days for the temple. Many rituals are performed on these special days.

An auspicious day for this temple is the eighth day after the full moon in the month of November.

Things to do nearby:

You can buy things from many shops of souvenirs and delicacies outside of the temple.

Most of the devotees buy sesame oil and flowers from the shops outside.

Places to see nearby:

  • Vishwanath Mandir
  • Durga Kund Mandir
  • Nepali Hindu Temple
  • Hanuman Temple

Popular Restaurants to Eat

  1. Sushi Cafe And Continental Restaurant
  2. Varanasi Cafe & Restaurant
  3. Megu Cafe
  4. Spicy Bites Restaurant

Popular Hotels to Stay

  1. Radisson Hotel Varanasi
  3. Hotel Meadows
  4. Palace On Steps

How to reach:

This template is located in the Vishweshar Ganj which is only 10 minutes away from the Kashi Vishwanath Temple. You can reach there by auto, rickshaw or any other vehicle.

The nearest railway station is Varanasi Railway station while the nearest airport is at Lucknow that connects well with the international airport at New Delhi.

2. Brahma Temple, Pushkar, Rajasthan

There are very few temples dedicated to the Lord Brahma who is known as the Creator of the universe according to Hinduism. Brahma Temple in Pushkar is one of the mysterious temples in India where Lord Brahma is worshiped.

This mysterious temple is very close to sacred Pushkar Lake in Rajasthan, India. The sages, pilgrims visit this temple after taking a bath in Pushkar Lake.

As per Padma Purana, Lord Brahma slew a demon named Vajranabha with his special weapon lotus when he came to know about his evil action and sin. While slaying the demon, some petals of his lotus fell at the three places and this created three sacred lakes.

Those three lakes are now known as Jyestha Pushkar, the Madhya Pushkar, and Kanishka Pushkar. The Rajasthan is also famous for its cultural music festival known as Rajasthan music festival.

Timing : 5:00 AM – 1:30 PM

3:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Summer)

6:00 AM – 1:30 PM

3:00 PM – 8:30 PM (Winter)

Entry Fee: None

Insider tips:

The door of this temple is open from 6 am to 9 pm in summer and from 6 am to 8:30 pm in winter.

 If you want to experience some auspicious and beautiful activities, you must visit during the time of Aarti. Mangal Aarti, Sandhya Aarti, and Ratri Shayan Aarti are performed each and every day.

On Kartik Purnima (full moon of Hindu ‘Kartik’ month) special rituals are performed in honor of Lord Brahma. A religious festival is celebrated on this auspicious day.

Places to see nearby:

  • Varaha temple
  • Savitri temple
  • Ramavaikunth temple
  • Mahadeva temple
  • Rangji temple
  • Nag (Yajna) hill are the nearby places you can visit when traveling Pushkar.

Popular Restaurants to Eat

  1. Pawan Restaurant
  2. Honey Dew Café & Restaurant
  3. The Laughing Buddha Cafe Pushkar.
  4. Raju Terrace Garden Restaurant

Popular Hotels to Stay

  1. Pushkar Heritage
  2. Pushkar Palace
  3. Hotel Kanhaia Haveli
  4. Zostel Pushkar

How to reach:

There is no railway station or airport in Pushkar. So, roadways are the only option to go to this holy place is via car or bus from Ajmer or Jaipur. This place has a good connection with Ajmer, Jaipur, Bikaner or Jodhpur cities. The nearest airport is Jaipur while the nearest railway station is Ajmer at 11km away.

Best Time to Visit :

During the world-famous 5 day festival of Pushkar Mela held in the month of November between 1st and 2nd week

3. Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple, Kerala

There are many mysterious temples in India, in that Kodungallur is famous for the Bhagavathy Temple which is known as Kurumbakavu Bhagavati Temple. The temple has a royal outlook that mainly attracts tourists.

There is an idol of God Bhadrakali who is described in mythology as another powerful form of ‘Adi Shakti’. The eight-handed wooden idols are six feet in height. The idol of Veerabhadra and Ganapati are also there in the temple. 

Local people would believe that Parashurama, the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu built this temple to make his followers more prosperous. Many enthralling historical stories are surrounded with the creation of this temple such as a Devotee of Bhadrakali named Kannaki got merged with the idol of the goddess during her pray. It is one of the best Mysterious temples in Kerala.

Address: Pettumma, Kodungallur, Kerala 680664

Phone: 0480 280 3061

Website: http://www.cochindevaswomboard.org/

Timing : 4 AM to 12 Noon & 4 PM to 8 PM

Insider tips:

Males have to wear white dhoti and females have to wear the white cotton sari before entering the temple. Both these clothing items need to be taken from the temple counter and returned after the darshan

Nearby places to see:

  • Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, Thiruvanchikkulam Mahadeva Temple, Sringapuram Mahadeva Temple, Mar Thoma Shrine, Koodalmanikyam Temple, Keezhthali Mahadeva Temple, the Bhagavathy Temple.
  • Kottappuram Fort.
  • You must not miss Chimmoy Wildlife Sanctuary and Ezhattumugham Dam.  Athirappilly Falls, Vazhachal waterfalls, and Charpa fall.

Nearby things to do:

  • Kodungallur gets famed for Thalappoli and Bharani festivals.
  • The golden sandy palm-fringed shores of Kanchipuram Beach attract the tourists. Never miss visiting these beautiful beaches such as Azhikode Munakkal beach, Vadanoilly beach, Kanchipuram beach.
  • Beach lovers would love to enjoy various water sports at Kanchipuram Beach.

Best Time to Visit :

  • Bharani Festival between March end and 1st week of April
  • Thalappoli Festival in between January ends and February 1st week

Popular Restaurants to Eat

  1. Relax Muziriz Kitchen
  2. Portuguese Food Destination
  3. Kailasam, Vegetarian
  4. Metro

Popular Hotels to Stay

  1. Palm Beach Villa Cherai Beach
  2. OYO 29249 Stylehomes Residency
  3. Samudra Resort Munambam
  4. Ocean View Beach Homes, Pallippuram,

How to reach:

By Road: The temple is located on the way of Guruvayur to Ernakulam route. There is frequent bus service along this road and you will find a bus stop opposite the temple. You can take a bus from Ernakulam to reach here.

By Rail: The nearest rail station is Irinjalakuda that is only 350 meters away from this temple premises.

4. Stambheshwar Mahadev, Gujrat

Stambheshwar Mahadev Temple is the incredible place which submerges and reappears again on each day. Not only in India, but in the whole world this temple is well-known for it’s this interesting spectacle.

The temple gets totally submerged in seawater during the high tide hours and when the water level comes down it reappears again.

According to Indian mythology, Lord Kartikeya installed this Shiva Linga himself to pray for his forgiveness. After killing Tarakasura, he felt guilty as the demon was a devotee of his father Lord Shiva. So, Kartikeya built up this temple here to acquit his sin.

Address : Address: Kavi-Kamboi, Jambusar, Gujarat 392180

Phone: 098250 97438

Website: http://stambheshwarmahadev.com/

Timing : 7 AM to 11 AM & 1 PM to 4 PM

Entry Fee: None

Insider Tips:

Before making a plan to visit Stambheshwar Mahadev temple, definitely check out the opening hours of the temple as it is depended upon the tide hours. You will find all the details of opening or arti timing on the temple’s website www.stambheswarmahadev.com.

Nearby places to see:

  • Kavi Jain Temple, Brigu Rishi Temple, Ganganath Mahadev Temple, and so on.
  • Kadia Dungar Cave.
  • During your tour, you will go through a beautiful countryside road and a golden bridge which are also the main attraction to the tourists. 

Popular Restaurants to Eat

  1. Hotel Shivkrupa – Kamboi
  2. Patel Satkar Hotel
  3. Om Gujarati Thali & Halwa Centre” -Kavi
  4. Prakhayat Dabda Center

Popular Hotels to Stay

  1. Hotel Shama
  3. Imperial

How to reach:

By Rail: The Stambheshwar Mahadev Temple is situated at Kavi Kamboi in Gujrat which is 75 km away from Vadodara. The nearest rail station is Vadodara to reach Kavi Kamboi.

By Road: Reach Vadodara at first; then take a private car from Vadodara stand to Stambheshwar Temple. Kavi Kamboi, itself is a well-connected town which connects most of the important cities of Gujarat.

5. Kamakhya Devi Temple

There are many mysterious temples in India, in that Kamakhya Devi Temple is not only a mysterious temple in India; it is also a very famous and unique temple. The temple is situated on the Nilachal hill, Guwahati which is the capital city of Assam. Kamakhya Devi is also well-known as a Kameswari, and it is a very renowned Goddess.

Behind this, there is a quite interesting story. This story is related to the Hindu God Shiva and Sati. Sati’s father prepares a grand yajna where all gods are invited except her and her husband.

She fought with her husband that she wants to attend the function. Finally, she participated at the reception and was insulted by her father resulting in the origin of the temple.

Address: Kamakhya, Guwahati, Assam 781010

Website: https://www.maakamakhya.org/

Timing : 5.30 AM to 1 PM & 2.30 PM to 5 PM

Entry Fee: None


This temple indicates that every woman can give birth to a baby, so inside woman “Shakti” is available.

This temple is an essential aspect in black magic filed, which will be helpful for people to get rid of negative energy or spirits.

Nearby places:

  • Bhubaneshwar Temple
  • Uma Nanda Temple
  • Urgo Tara Temple Lotaxil
  • Navagraha Temple
  • Basistha Ashram
  • Assam State Museum
  • Pandu
  • Accoland
  • Assam State Zoo and Botanical Garden

Things to do nearby:

  • Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple
  • Pobitor wildlife Sanctuary
  • Alfresco Grand
  • Saraighat Bridge
  • Fancy Bazar
  • ISKCON Guwahati
  • Brahmaputra Cruise
  • Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Navagraha Temple
  • Brahmaputra River
  • Assam Rajyik State Museum
  • Guwahati Planetarium
  • The Maati Centre
  • Assam State Zoo
  • Accoland
  • Zajabor Travels

Best Time to Visit :

Puhan Biya in December

Ambubachi Mela in June

Durga Puja/ Navaratri in October

Popular Restaurants to Eat

  1. Annapurna Restaurant Kamakhya
  2. Kalpataru Restaurant
  3. Maa Manasha Hotel

Popular Hotels to Stay

  1. City Palace
  2. Prag Continental
  3. Hotel Trimurti International
  4. Hotel SJ International

How to reach:

By Bus: Assam Tourism Department has buses which directly take people to the temple.

By Air: Visitors gets regular flights from Kolkata, Delhi, Bagdogra, and other cities. The nearby airport is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport.

By Train: From Guwahati Railway station visitors can quickly get auto or taxi to reach Guwahati’s any destination.

6. Mahendipur Balaji Temple, Rajasthan

There are many mysterious temples in India, in that Mehandipur Balaji Temple is one of those. This temple is situated between two hills which is near Dausa district in Rajasthan.

From here, visitors can see many fantastic views and the people who can able to see them first they get afraid and surprised. Science and many highly educated people do not believe in ghosts and when they come here and know that time they believe in them.

Many people come here for the prevention of ghost predators. Inside the temple, Pratrajraj and Kotwal captain of Bhairav Baba are situated. All visitors get Prasad here, and they even carry that to their home for their beloved one. They can not take any sweet things to their home.

Address: Balaji, Khosla, Mehandipur, Rajasthan 321610

Phone: 088751 99900

Website: http://www.mehandipurbalajimandir.com/

Timing:  6 AM to 7 PM

Entry Fee: None

Tips or Advice:

If anyone is suffering from evil spirits if they enter this temple, they will get relieved.

It is advisable to the visitors that they must plan their trip in Holi, Dussehra, Hanuman Jayanti, etc. because that time they can celebrate grand festival inside the temple which was organized by the temple committee.

This temple engages with many charitable works.

The place to see nearby:

  • Chand Baori
  • Harshat Mata Temple
  • Bhandarej
  • Fort Madhogarh
  • Harshat Mata Temple
  • Shree Giriraj Ji Maharaj
  • Gatolav
  • Tourbabu Holidays

Things to do nearby:

  • Nilkanth Mahadev Temple
  • Kaila Devi Temple
  • Pratap Vatika
  • Mataji ka Mandir

Popular Restaurants to Eat

  1. Manuka Hotel & Restaurants
  2. Laxmi Pavitra Bhojnalaya
  3. Rajwadi Restaurant

Popular Hotels to Stay

  1. Highway Tadka
  2. SPOT ON 40220 Surya Villa Resort
  3. Hotel The Vedanta Sara Mehandipur Balaji
  4. Khandelwal Hotel

How to reach:

By Air: The nearest airport is Jaipur Airport (JAI). From the airport, visitors get a taxi which is available in 2 minutes.

By Train: The nearest is Mehandipur Balaji railway station. From here, visitors get a direct taxi to the temple.

By Bus: Visitors get a direct bus from Delhi to Mehandipur Balaji. The bus ticket can be booked online.

7. Venkateshwara Temple, Andhra Pradesh

Venkateshwara Temple is Mysterious Temples in India, which is situated The famous hill town called Tirumala at Tirupati. It is a district of Andhra Pradesh. Here in this temple wholly dedicated to Lord Sri Venkateshwara or Vishnu. More than 35 million people visit this temple every year.

It is one of the best holy place and the wealthiest temple in the world. It built on Venkata Hill which is a Seshachalam Hill’s part. As per Hindus, this is one of the famous hills.

The story behind this temple is Sri Venkateshwara saves people from Kali Yuga’s adversities.

Address: S Mada St, Tirumala, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh 517504

Website: https://www.tirumala.org/

Timing: 2.30 AM to 11 PM

Entry Fee – Entry t complex is free. Darshan ticket ranges from 50 INR to 1000 INR that has to be mandatorily booked either via the website or from temple counter.

Tips or Advice:

Lord Balaji is also well-known as Govinda here. There is a saying that, whoever seeks help and pray to him, the deity of the temple actually helps in fulfilling the wish.

Many visitors donate thing after fulfilling their wish.

In this temple, prayer starts in the early morning at 3 AM, and it ends at 1 in the night when god goes for sleep.

Places to see nearby:

  • Swami Pushkarini Lake
  • Akasaganga Teertham
  • Silathoranam
  • TTD Garden
  • Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
  • Vedadri Narasimha Swamy Temple
  • Sri Varahaswami Temple

Things to do nearby:

  • City Shopping
  • Akasa Ganga
  • Silathoranam
  • Rock Garden
  • Srivari Mettu
  • Sri Govindarajaswami Temple
  • ISKON Tirupati
  • Deer Park
  • Japali Teertham

Popular Restaurants to Eat

  1. Saarangi Fine Dine Restaurant – Tirumala
  2. TTD Free Meals Centre
  3. Sree Balaji Bhavan

Popular Hotels to Stay

  1. Astavinayaka Sansthan Rest Home


  • Minerva Grand
  • The Bhimas Residency Hotels

How to reach:

By Air: The closest airport is near Renigunta, and it is 16km far from Tirupati and 39 km far from Temple. Visitors get a direct flight from major cities like New Delhi, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Bengaluru, etc.

By Train: Tirumala does not have nearby railhead, but tourists can come to Tirupati railway station which consists of five big platforms, and it is very precious. All metro trains come here.

By Bus: Bus services are widespread, every two-minute bus service are available. Visitors get a direct bus from Chennai, Vellore, and Bengaluru.

8. Bullet Baba Temple, Jodhpur

The Mysterious Temples in India, Bullet Baba, has many names like Om Banna, Shri Om Banna, etc. This shrine located in Pali district, which is near Jodhpur, India. This temple situated 20 kilometers from Pali and 53 kilometers from Jodhpur.

There is a story behind this temple. A local youth called Om Banna was passed away in a road accident. People believe that his spirit always protects other drivers from the accident.

Local people say they have seen Om Banna’s ghost riding a bike without a rider, so devotees gather near the Enfield Bullet motorbike and do the pooja for a safe journey. They also believe that the motorcycle has supernatural power which can do miracles.

Address: Opp Rajputana Hotel, National Highway 62, Om Banna, Rajasthan 306421

Timing: 6 AM to 9 PM

Entry Fee: None

Tips or Advice:

This temple to be found very unnatural so visitors must visit this temple.

Visitors must worship the Enfield Bullet motorbike which is available in the glass box, and its front part is open. This bike is also decorated.

If you want to make a journey without any problem, then you must pray near that bike for a safe trip.

The place to see nearby:

  • Kaylana Lake
  • Bal Samand Lake
  • Clock Tower
  • Rao Jodha Desert Rock

Things to do nearby:

  • Sky Ventures
  • One-way Taxi tour from Jodhpur to Udaipur
  • Ganesh Handicraft
  • Ramesh Tuk Tuk City Tour
  • Bluecity Walks
  • Ali Baba house
  • JG Art and crafts
  • Jodhpur Camel Safari
  • Flying Fox Jodhpur

Popular Restaurants to Eat

  1. Seven Star Restaurant
  2. Jai Naganarai Restaurant
  3. Ocean Pure Vegetarian Family Restaurant

Popular Hotels to Stay

  1. Maple Abhay
  2. The Ummed Jodhpur
  3. Kuchaman Haveli
  4. Lords Inn Jodhpur

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