For a state that has a rich history and folklore, Tamil Nadu is home to a number of mysterious places and phenomena. Welcome to Humor Nation. Today we are listing out the top mysteries in Tamil Nadu that continue to baffle one and all.
So Let’s Take A Look At 5 Mysterious Places in Tamil Nadu That Will Surprise You!
5. Thanjavur Temple
We have the foreigner statues at Thanjavur temple, ancient architecture and carvings tend to reveal a lot about our history. Like many southern temples, the Brihadisvara Temple, Thanjavur at Tamil Nadu has several gods and saints carved on it. Built almost thousand years ago in 1010 AD, the temple has the figure of a European looking person carved on it. This figure is also believed to resemble the den King of France Robert the Second. Similarly, the same temple also has the figure of a Chinese man carved on it.
Historians tell us that the world was not connected until 1500. In fact, the first European to set foot on Indian soil was Vasco da Gama in 1498, almost 500 years after the construction of this temple. Does that mean that the then Indian King Raja Raja Cholan had already established international relations with other countries? If so, what was the means of communication?
4. Krishna’s Buttlerball At Mahabalipuram
At Mahabalipuram stands a huge boulder measuring 20 feet in height with a diameter of five meters, known as Krishna’s Butterball. This rock weighs over 250 tonnes and yet stands precariously balanced on a mere area of square feet on a very slippery Hill. What is even more amazing is that it has been so for over 1200 years. Considering the danger it posed to nearby homes governor of Madras, Arthur Lally employed seven elephants to push the rock in 1908. But much to the amazement of everyone the rock did not budge and the task was abandoned. No one has been able to explain how such a heavy Boulder remains perfectly balanced at an inclined.
3. Sikkal Singaravelavar Temple of Karthikeya / Muruga
Now we have the sweating idol about five kilometers from Nagapatinam in Tamil Nadu is a place called Sikkal which is famous for the Singaravelavar Temple. Every year in mid-October November the temple celebrates the victory of Lord Subramanya over the demon surapadman, on the fifth day of this sixth-day festival as per legend the Lord receives his veil or his weapon from his mother to vanquish the demon. During this part of the festival, the idol of lord Subramanya is set to sweat profusely signifying the anger of the Lord who eagerly waits to kill the demon. This water is sprinkled on the devotees to bless them. The sweating subsides when the idol returns to its shrine on the sixth day of the festival.
2. Nachiyar Koil – Kal Garuda
Nachiyar Koil – Kal Garuda temple in Kumbakonam is known for a very mysterious phenomenon. It is home to the famous statue of Kal Garuda, or the stone statue of Lord Vishnu’s eagle mount. Each year during the thermal months of Margazhi and Panguni, the statue is taken out of the main sanctum for a procession. It is said that as the statue moves out of the temple its weight increases exponentially. Thus the number of people required to carry the idol increases from to 4 to 8 to 16 to 32 and so on. Similarly when the Idol is brought back into the shrine, the weight decreases and the number of people required to carry it decreases from 64 to 4. This inexplicable change in weight of the Idol continues to baffle scientists and devotees alike.
1. Ram Sethu Bridge
This bridge built of floating stones can still be seen between India and Sri Lanka. According to Ramayana, million years ago the bridge was built by architects Nala and Nila along with an army of 10 million Vanaras or monkeys to help Lord Ram cross the ocean to rescue his wife Sita from the clutches of the demon Ravan. The powerful Vanaras threw huge boulders of limestone into the shallow sea with the name of Lord Rama written on it. This made the rocks float and a 30 kilometer long and 3 kilometer-wide bridge was constructed in mere five days between Dhanushkodii in India and Sri Lanka’s Mannar Island. But this story is very old and unproven. Many historians scientists and archaeologists denied this being Lord Ram’s miracle at the same time they fail to explain the concept of floating stones found in Rameshwaram. There have been speculations of the rocks being either few myths or corals, but both the theories have scientifically been disproven. Was this bridge actually built by the powers of Lord Rama or is this a manmade structure with a science behind it?