By Raza Mehdi
Aug 29, 2022
Kodinhi, a remote village referred to as Twin Town in Kerala, is a mystery to researchers. This village has the largest number of twins in the country. According to estimates, there are at least 400 pairs of twins with a population of 2000 families in the village.
The centre of the Veerabhadra Swamy Temple in Lepakshi consists of 70 beautifully carved stone pillars, and amidst them, one does not touch the ground but hangs just a few centimetres above the ground. The science behind it is yet to be understood.
The village of Shani Shingnapur, Maharashtra, has no locks or even doors in their houses, and people leave their wealth and jewellery unbolted. Despite this leniency, there hasn’t been a single incident of reported theft in years.
A 5th-century iron pillar in Delhi that stands 7m (23 ft) was constructed by king Chandragupta II and is considered a highlight of ancient Indian achievements in metallurgy. It is well-known for the rust-resistant composition of the metals used in its construction.
The Sentinelese are an uncontacted tribe living on North Sentinal Island in the Indian Ocean. They actively reject or use violence against those that try to contact them. Their language and culture have no resemblance to modern civilisation, pointing to the fact that they have remained uncontacted for thousands of years.
Shetphal Village, popularly known as the Land of Snakes, is a village in Maharashtra where cobras are treated as pets. Every house has a snake, and children play with them without hesitation. If reports are to be believed, no snake bites have ever occurred.
Constructed in 1784 by Asaf-ud-Daula, imambara consists of a large central hall with nearly 1000 passages, 489 identical doors and its incredible labyrinth. At 50 by 16 meters and over 15 meters tall, it has no beams or pillars supporting the ceiling and is one of the largest such arched constructions in the world.
Roopkund is a picturesque lake at the top of a mountain in Uttarakhand. But a closer look reveals a spine-chilling detail – over 200 skeletons resting at the bottom of the lake! Some researchers believe that the skeletons belong to pilgrims hit by a hailstorm around 850 AD. But, there are other unconfirmed theories, leaving us with questions about the unfortunate people and what they were doing at 16000 feet above sea level.
Over the last 100 years, thousands of birds have flown to their death over a small strip of land in Jatinga, Assam. Studies have revealed that in the late monsoon, most of the water bodies in Assam are flooded. It leads birds to lose their natural habitat, which can be a reason for this bizarre Bermuda Triangle of avian death.