India is regarded as the land of mysteries since time immemorial. From eccentricities associated with its culture and religion to various enigmatic natural phenomena, cultural differences to mythological stories, there are endless mysteries of India that are still looking for an answer!
Top 6 mysteries of India
Check out these mysteries and these are sure to make your eyes pop!
Kodinhi, Kerala- The village of twins
We’re all aware of the fact that conceiving twins and triplets is a rare natural occurrence around the world. When we talk in figures, 16 out of 1000 pregnancies around the globe result in twins, and the average is low in India- it’s 9.
But, the ratio is completely surprising in Kodinhi, a village in Kerala. There are 220 plus twins born to 2,000 families, and the number is consistently growing.
Shani Shingnapur- The ‘lockless’ and ‘doorless’ village
Can you imagine leaving your home without locking the doors? Of course, not! But, if you will visit the village of Shani Shingnapur in the Indian state of Maharashtra, you will find yourself in a state of shock. So, here are 2 unbelievable things about this village-
- No house in the village has locks or doors, families leave their homes unoccupied without worries.
- In over 300 years, not a single incident of theft has been recorded in this village.
It is believed that the village is protected by the Hindu deity Shani (representative of the planet Saturn, and if someone attempts theft in this village gets punished immediately by losing eyesight, even the banks and police stations here are lockless.
Lepakshi Temple of Andhra Pradesh
Many of the country’s mysteries belong to Indian temples, and here’s another one. The temple is more than 500-year-old and In the center of the temple structure there are more than 60 pillars and one of them is a beautifully carves stone pillar, which is hanging a few centimeters above the ground, yes, it doesn’t touch the ground.
Shetpal- Where cobras roam freely!
People in India worship different animals for centuries, and the most popular among them is the magnificent king cobra. in the Maharashtrian village of Shetpal, cobras are found in large numbers and what’s interesting here is that cobras in the village roam freely, even the children and elderly people are all safe. there’s almost no case of snakebite-death in this village.
Jatinga- Where birds commit suicide
Jatinga, a village on a ridge is located in Dima Hasao district, Assam has truly surprising natural phenomena. Every year, when monsoon months come to an end, birds of different species including but not limited to little egret, tiger bittern, and pond heron commit suicide by hitting against bamboo poles. This natural phenomenon gained global attention in the 1960s after several expeditions.
Magnetic Hill of Ladakh
Now comes Magnetic Hill is a “Cyclops hill” located near Leh in Ladakh, India. Cars are pulled up at their own accord, and it is believed that you can drive here with car ignitions off. It is a very slight downhill slope that appears to be an uphill slope. It is also believed that the magnetic force here is so strong that it can pull cars uphill.
Karni Mata temple- Deshnoke, Rajasthan
Many people are scared of rats, we don’t really want to see them in our house. But, Karni Mata temple is a place where people from around the globe come to worship these rodents. You will see rats moving all around the temple freely and you can also find them sipping milk in large metal bowls.
India is truly the land of mysteries and a lot of them are still unresolved, no one has a genuine answer to these mysteries,