Some happenings are even beyond the scope of science. The miracles that occur in some of the Hindu temples are such that even scientists have been unsuccessful in finding how the particular thing is happening. The more they try to delve into the details the more they get confused and things became more mysterious and remain unresolved.
One such mystery is associated with the Shiva Ganga Gangadhareshwara temple in Karnataka. This temple is located 54 kilometres from the capital of Karnataka and 19 kilometres from Tumakuru on Shivagange mountain peak with a height of 804.8 meters or 2640.3 feet. The sacred mountain is shaped as a Shivalinga and a spring flows near locally called “Ganga”, thereby giving the place its name.On the hill a historical rock statue of Nandi or Basavanna carved on top of a steep rock is considered as a spell binding sculpture because of its narrow location. Sharadambe temple and several teerthas such as Agasthya theertha, Kanva theertha, Kapila theertha, Pathala Gange etc. are also found in this hill.
The temple is also known as Dakshina Kashi (Kashi of the South) and place is having various other temples also such as Sri Honnammadevi Temple, Olakal Teertha, Nandi Statue, Patalagange. The Shivagange hill basically has four different faces when looked from different directions. It looks like a nandi (called as bull) from east, like lord Ganapathi from West, a huge snake from North and like a Shivalinga from the South directions respectively.
What is mysterious about Gangadhareshwara temple is that when an abhishekam is performed on Shivalinga with ghee, the ghee turns into butter Devotees can see the miracle live during abhishekam. It is also said that the ghee that turns to butter has medicinal powers and can cure many ailments.
Apart from this there are many other mysteries also related to temple. According to legends there exists a secret tunnel in the temple that extends from the sanctum sanctorum (Garba Griha) of this temple to the Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple in Bengaluru, around 50 kilometers from this temple. Gavi means Cave, Gangadhareshwara means Parameshwara having Gange on the top. The temple holds significance as every year in the month of January on the day of Sankranthi festival, the marriage function of Sri Gangadhareshwara and Sri Honnammadevi (Parvathi) is conducted. At that time Ganga holy water will come from the rock at the top of hill and that holy water is used for the dhare ritual (solemnise) of the marriage function.
Also on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, temple witnesses another unique phenomenon of the evening sunlight passing through an arc between the horns of Nandi and falls directly on the Linga inside the cave and illuminating the interior idol. This phenomenon is a proof of the technical excellence of the ancient architects
In the Gangadhareshwara temple inside the Gopura there is a cave shrine, inside the caves there is a huge linga which is worshipped by the devotees. Another importance of this temple is that no power apart from the diyas lit in the temple for God. People see the god only in this light. There are many mantapas too on which carvings are made.
This miracle has been happening in the temple since 1600 years. But till now no one has been able to find out why this happens? No scientist has been able to discover the mystery behind it. It happens by grace of God or behind it is some scientific reason nobody has been able to decode. One must visit the temple and see the miracle happening in front of their eyes.
Source: Postcard Hindi