India is home to a myriad of places of worship that have stood against the ravages of time and are century-old. Such places allude to people mostly because of the mystery surrounding them or their faith in the deities and these places.
The most basic thing that binds Indians together is their faith in religion. And sometimes this faith is rewarded in the form of miracles.
Miraculous Lamp In Madhya Pradesh
One such miracle is found in one of the temples located on the banks of the Kalisindh river in Madhya Pradesh. The name of the temple is Gadiyaghat Wali Mataji Temple which is near Gadiya village under the Agar-Malwa district.
This temple is widely known for the Mahajot or the lamp which uses water to burn. Yes, you read that right. Not ghee, not oil but water. And the most astonishing part of it all is that the lamp has been being lit with water for the last 50 years.
Tale Behind The Idea Of Using Water Instead Of Ghee Or Oil
The Priest of the temple Siddhusinh claims that one night he had a dream where Matarani or his mother ordered him to use the water of the river Kalisindh as it is tainted with their enemy’s blood to light up the diyas and lamps.
He followed his mother’s orders the next morning and filled the lamps with water. To his surprise, the moment the burning match was taken near the cotton, the flame lit up. Initially, the priests were perplexed and hid the situation for two months. When they informed the villagers about such a miracle, nobody believed them until they saw it with their own eyes.
Ever since then, this temple has become a tourist attraction attracting people from all over the world.
Till today, no scientific explanation has been found behind this surreal phenomenon.
The Temple Disappears During Rainy Season
Although the lamps burn with the help of water all year long but during Monsoons. This lamp which burns with water does not burn during the rainy season. In fact, the entire temple is submerged due to the increase in the water level of the Kalisindh River. Only once it’s over, is the lamp-lit again on the first day of Sharadiya Navaratri.
This is just one temple among hundreds that are imbibed with mystery and folklore. India’s heritage is not just limited to cultural diversity but also involves mysticism and enchantment.
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