The unusual but incredible heritage of India
The unusual but incredible heritage of India We have been writing on many topics but this time while juggling on what to write, I just thought why not introduce to you with The unusual but incredible heritage of India.
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1 Hanging pillar- Lepakshi , Andhra pradesh-
Lepakshi is a village situated in Anantapur district of Andhra pradesh, India. Lepakshi is culturally and archaeologically significant as it is the location of shrines dedicated to shiva, vishnu and veerabhadra. Now let me educate you about the magically hanging pillar in the Lepakshi temple, among the 70 pillars of the temple, one hangs without any support! Visitors pass objects under the pillar to check if the claim is true. This is one of “The unusual but incredible heritage of India”.
2 The motorcycle God - Bullet baba, shrine, Bandai Rajasthan -
If there is any place in the world where you will come across a shrine where flowers and liquor bottles are offered to a motorcycle, it has to be INDIA! At bandai, jodhpur, Om Singh Rathore died when he crashed his bullet into a tree while riding drunk. The police claimed the bike and took it to the station. The next day, the bike was found on the spot of accident. They bought it back to the station emptied the tank and chained it. Yet the bike miraculously found it way back to the accident spot the next day. The motorcycle was permanently shifted to the accident location and the om baba (or the bullet baba as it is popularly called) shrine was erected. The spirit of om baba is believed to protect the travellers. This is second of ‘The unusual but incredible heritage of India’
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3 World’s largest monolithic statue- gomateshwara statue, shravanabelagola, karna taka -
The monolithic statue of gomateshwara also known as bahubali, at shravanabelagola, towers above all else at 60 feet . Carved out of a single block of granite, it is so large, it can be seen even from 30 kilometers away. Gomateshwara was a jain saint, who according to legends, was the first human in his half time cycle to attain liberation. The monolith was built by chamundaraya, a minister of the Ganga dynasty between 978 and 993 CE and is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for jain across the world.
4 Living roots bridge- Cherrapunji, me ghatiya -
In Cherrapunji meghalaya, ma's has befriended nature and cajoled it into bending to his ways. People build bridge, but the khasis of meghalaya, they grow bridges!
Ficus elastica or the rubber tree produces strong secondary roots from their trunks. These have been trained to grow particular direction using betel-nut trunks, forming sturdy, living bridges over decades. Some of these bridges are over hundred feet long. Some ancient root bridge are over 500 years.
5 Temple of the Visa God- Balaji Temple , Chilkur ,Hyderabad -
Some gods bring you prosperity, some grant you protection, but the 21st century God of the Balaji temple in Chilkur, on the outskirts of Hyderabad, has the power to grant you a visa to the US!
Now popular as Visa Balaji Temple, many dollar driven people, even those from other religions, come here to take the blessing of Visa Balaji before visa interviews. If they get a visa, they must keep their vow and take 108 rounds of the inner shrine. Laugh if you want, but this is one admirable example of an old world existing in a new one.
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