A temple is a structure whose main religious function is the worship of a deity or deities, and whose design incorporates architecture having religious, aesthetic, or cultural significance. Several different architectural styles have been used for ages, including the "pilgrim shrine", "darshan temples", "shrine", and "gopuram".
India being a unique country, does have the most unique and unusual temples which can be considered must-visit temples to experience something different and unique, unlike typical temples.
Here is the list of the most unusual temples in India:
Visa Balaji Temple, Telangana
1) Visa Balaji Temple, Telangana:
Located in Hyderabad, Rangareddy district the real name of Visa Balaji Temple, Telangana is "Chilkur Balaji Temple". They call it visa Balaji temple because there is a very interesting story behind it. So, one group of software engineers claimed that they all have received US visas after worshipping at this temple and that's how it gained popularity as a visa temple, where people still believe that they can get their US visa once they mark a presence there.
Amitabh Bachchan Temple, Kolkata
2) Amitabh Bachchan Temple, Kolkata:
Located at Shri Dhar Roy Road, Kolkata, West Bengal is the place where you will be greeted by people as "Jai Amitabh Bachchan". Yes! It is a temple dedicated to the God Of Bollywood, the one and only Amitabh Bachchan. It has been built by one of Kolkata's die-hard fans who want to give tribute to his favorite actor who is very well connected with the roots of Kolkata. All the rituals in Amitabh Bachchan temple resemble the rituals carried out in any other normal religious temple.
Kal Bhairav Nath Temple, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
3) Kal Bhairav Nath Temple, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh:
The Kal Bhairav Nath temple is located in the ancient city of Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. People believe that here the god drinks liquorand everyone who comes here has to offer or prefers to offer liquor to the god willingly. This unique belief that the god here drinks liquor makes it a very very unusual Hindu temple in India.
Chinese Kali Temple, Kolkata
4) Chinese Kali Temple, Kolkata:
Located in the Tangra area, Kolkata, West Bengal popularly known as "New China Town". What do you think the most common prasad worshippers get in any Hindu temple? It's ladoos, right? But here at the Chinese kali temple, they offer Chinese food to the goddess and as prasad later to all the worshippers, like noodles, sticky rice, and Chop suey.
Shaheed Baba Nihal Singh Gurudwara in Jalandhar
5) Shaheed Baba Nihal Singh Gurudwara in Jalandhar:
Have you got a visa problem? You must be thinking why this question is even existing in the list of most unusual temples in India. Let us tell you why! Located in Jalandhar Ludhiana Road Near, Jalandhar Cantt, Punjab this Shaheed Baba Nihal Singh Gurudwara has the solution to all your visa problems as per the worshippers' belief. Also known as Hawai Jahaz gurudwara, people come here to pray for their ticket to the US or abroad. Worshippers offer miniature aircraft believing it will get them tickets abroad.
Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple, Kerala
6) Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple, Kerala:
Last but not least on our list is this Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple, located 40 km from Thrissur, Kodungallur, Kerala. This temple is famous for the Bharani Festival which takes place for seven days every year in March or April. During this time, people conduct unique sacrifices. A visit to this temple is always there in the itinerary of anyone visiting Kerala coz it is one of the oldest temples in India.