Every coin has two sides. And just like that, every energy has a positive and negative too. There is good, and there is evil. Whether you want to believe in the two is a completely personal question, but their existence cannot be denied.
India is a country where most people strongly believe in the concept of religion and thus, GOD. When people are asked which deity they worship, their answers are similar to ‘Krishna’, ‘Jesus,’ or ‘Allah,’ but never ‘GOD.’ The concept of worshipping different Gods of different religion have set the boundaries for humans which they believe separates them from each other.
No matter how strongly people believe in God, they cannot deny the fact that if God exists, then even Ghosts do. And the same people who’d otherwise get horrified by the idea of exorcism, do not mind following it when it is presented in the form of a ritual by their so-called guruji. Yes! There are temples in India that are home to paranormal activities and the worshippers happily fall prey to such activities in the name of ‘tantric’ methods used to cure people. People who are possessed are cured at these temples by practising exorcism in order to overcome the impurity brought about by evil spirits in the house of God.
Here is a list of holy places in India where God and Ghosts are believed to coexist:
1.Hazrat Syed Ali Meera Datar Dargah, Gujarat
In here, on can book a room to cure their relatives who are possessed by evil spirits. The violent ones are chained to walls here. Moreover, the Maulvis do not discriminate people on their religion while treating exorcism.
2.Devji Maharaj Mandir, Malajpur
A ‘Bhoot Mela’ is hosted here. Yes! People often arrive here with the possessed souls on full moon day. ‘Sinners’ are seen lighting camphor on their palms or wrists as a way to get rid of the evil spirits.
3.Dattatreya Mandir, Gangapur
In this temple, there is a Maha Mangalaratri at 11:30 am every no moon day and full moon day. There is a deadly silence and then possessed people by evil spirit starts to confused noises, screaming, weeping, rolling on the ground, making a different kind of loud, yelling, and howling. It is believed that after visiting this temple on full moon day and no moon day, most of them to get back to their normal state.
4.Nijamuddin Dargah, Delhi
It is one of most famous Sufi saints Nizamuddin Auliya’s dargah is situated in the west area of Delhi. People of all religions visit this holy place. However, while in one corner, there is the soulful noise of Sufis presenting qawwalis, in the other corner, one can hear shrieks and screams from a secluded room. Group of men and women run around in the room struggling to get rid off the satanic spirits.
5.Mahendipur Balaji Temple, Rajasthan
People here pour boiling water on themselves to get rid of the possession. Some of them are even seen showered with stones and then chained to walls. The rituals are to be followed strictly, and therefore offering three laddoos is a must and the possessed is not even allowed to eat anything until he or she leaves the town.