1. Kamakhya Devi Temple: Assam
Located atop the Nilachal hill in Guwahati, Assam this temple is one of the most famous temples in India.
- One of the oldest Shaktipeethas in the Indian Subcontinent.
- No sculpture available for Worship, however the temple has the Yoni or Vagina of Devi Sati, the wife of Lord Shiva covered with Red Silk Sari.
- Every year during Monsoons, the goddess menstruates and the temple is closed for 3 days.
- It is also said that the underground Spring that flows in the sanctum of the Temple turns red during this time.
2. Mahendipur Balaji temple: Rajasthan
Located in the Dausa district of Rajasthan, devotees come to this temple to get rid of ghosts, evil spirits and demons over them. Poring boiling water, hanging from the ceiling, chaining themselves to the walls, is said to rid person of all evil things. This Temple is the only place in India wherein Exorcisms by Priests are still carried out. No Prasad is offered at temple.
3. Venkateshwara Temple: Andhra Pradesh
Known to be one of the richest temples in India, this temple has rituals of donating hairs to the Abode of Lord Vishnu. This temple is one of the most historical temples in India and has huge halls having barbers lined up. On an approximate basis, more than 12,000 pilgrims donate their hair every day in this Temple.
This totals to ~ 75 Tonnes of hair annually earning more than 6.5 MN USD by being sold to the western countries.
4. Stambheshwar Mahadev: Gujarat
Located close to Vadodara in Gujarat, this temple appears and disappears during the day. It is believed that Lord Shiva resides here and bless those who dares to visit the temple. It is one of the most famous temples in India.
5. Brahma Temple: Pushkar, Rajasthan
This is the only temple of Lord Brahma in the world. Being made of Marbles, the inner walls of the temple has embedded coins with names of donors and devotees mentioned over the coins.
6. Kal Bhairav Nath Temple: Varanasi
Strange but true, the offerings made to god here is alcohol. Be it whisky, rum, wine, etc. Devotees pour alcohol directly into the mouth of deity and interestingly alcohol is also offered as Prasad in return.