Who doesn’t love mysteries? We all do! However, time and again we have come across unexplained phenomenon that give us goosebumps. Here are some of the top 10 Indian mysteries that have kept us in awe:
1. Mysterious Disappearance of the Indus Valley Civilization
The Indus valley civilization serves to be India’s most ancient mystery. The secrets behind the identity of the people who created it and their puzzling 4000-year-old Indus photographic script are yet to be discovered. Adding to this, all of the major sites of this civilization disappeared at nearly the same time.There are several theories about why this happened but none of them have been very conclusive.
2. The Mysterious Reincarnation Of Shanti Devi
The reincarnation case of Shanti Devi, a girl born in a little-known locality of Delhi, was the first widely acknowledged and thoroughly documented one in India. The details Shanti Devi gave to her present family and teacher about her life from her previous birth regarding an old house and members of her family all confirmed in intricate detail. It was further investigated by a speacial committee set up by Mahatma Gandhi, who accompanied Shanti Devi to the village of her past-life and recorded what they witnessed.
3. The Mysterious Yogi who lives on NOTHING
In Ambaii, about 200 kilometers from Ahmedabad, lives a frail octogenarian ascetic, popularly known as Chunriwala Mataji. An early spiritual bent at the age of 11 made Prahlad Jani a devotee of goddess Amba. He claims that he was blessed by the goddess who gave him the superhuman strength through an elixir, which drops through a hole in his palate. In 2003, a scientific research study was conducted on him by a medical research team of twenty-one specialists in which he was continuously monitored by video, but the investigations failed to explain the powers of Jani who claims to have gone without food and water since 1940. Ain’t that something now???
4. The Mysterious Death of Lal Bahadur Shastri
Lal Bahadur Shastri’s sudden demise, barely two years after his taking over as the Prime Minister of India, took place in a foreign country. He died due to cardiac arrest under suspicious circumstances in Tashkent in 1966. Dark blue spots and cut marks on his body at the time of death raised doubts but, mysteriously, no post-mortem was ever conducted and no official documents about the death were ever made available to the public.
5. Mysterious disappearance of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s death was also one of the suspicious death of history. What happened after Netaji’s flight took off from Taipei to Tokyo? This has been one of the greatest mysteries of free India. There was speculation that he had returned to India and was living in disguise as a sadhu in North India. Although no such claim could ever be substantiated, the theory resurfaced with the news about Gumnami Baba, a revered saint of Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh, who many people believe was Bose.
6. The Mysterious Chapati Movement
The bizarre and enigmatic distribution of chapattis throughout the country during the revolt of 1857 still raises eyebrows in awe. Recent studies have given this theory that the circulation of chapattis might have been an attempt to deliver food to people afflicted with cholera, however the evidence is inconclusive about the actual purpose of the Chapatti Movement.
7. The Mysterious Town of Kuldhara
The ghost town of Kuldhara lies 20 km to Jaisalmer. the west of Jaisalmer, the ghost town of Kuldhara was a prosperous town of Paliwal Brahmins a few hundred years ago. However on one night, all its 1500 residents left the village without a trace. No one knows exactly why but according to legend, they left the village to escape from the evil ruler Salim Singh and his unjust taxes, and while leaving, they left a curse on the area. It is also said that anyone who tries to stay in the village dies a brutal death and, till date, Kuldhara remains uninhabited.
8. The Mysterious Disappearance of Nana Saheb
Nana Saheb’s fate and the whereabouts of his treasure remain among the most enduring mysteries from the British era.Nana Saheb, regarded as one of the important leaders of the 1857 revolt, disappeared soon after his defeat at the hands of the British. Most historians believe that he was never captured and escaped to Nepal with a significant part of his treasure, although no concrete historical evidence of that exists.
9. The Mysterious Mummification of Sangha Tenzin
One of the most mysterious stories of all times is this mummy of a 500 year old Buddhist monk named Sangha Tenzin which seems to be surprisingly well preserved. One can also see the skin and hair on the head part which raises many questions in the mind of scientists but guess some phenomenon are simply unexplained. It is speculated to be related to the ancient tradition of self-mummification in the village of Ghuen.
10. The Mysterious 9 Men
Fabeled to be founded by Emperor Ashoka after the battle of Kalinga, the 9 Men are supposed to be a part of a very powerful secret society. The legend says these men were entrusted with a book of knowledge each, however their names identities and descendants are unknown, yet believed to be existed till date.