India has leaped out quite safely from that superstitious juncture where everything unbelievable was believable. We are no longer hitched to the idea of accepting something for the heck of accepting or just because we can’t confront back with facts and stats. Yet there are some mysteries which remain covert and obscure.
1. The malediction over Kuldhara
15 km away from Jaisalmer, a land beholds the relic of this village which vanished one night without any intimation. Kuldhara was established in 1291 and flourished in leaps and bounds with as much as 84 villages in its vicinity. Threatened by an evil dewan, people from this village left one night and cursed the land. All those who tried to take over the land died a brutal death.
2. Bizarre explanation about the death of Lal Bahadur Shastri
He died because of cardiac arrest, which was his fourth as per the doctors who assisted him during his Indo-Pak war ending peace meet; however his wife expresses an entirely different opinion on this. She says he never had heart issues and his body had blue marks which root towards him being poisoned. Just a day after signing Tashkent declaration, he died under mysterious circumstances.
3. Indus Valley
An advanced civilization for its age, this civilization still remains one of the most intriguing and heated debate topics. City’s first settlers, their ideas, their plans and apparently where they went in 1500 BC is one of the greatest Indian mysteries. There are many stories about them being drowned or becoming the victim of invasion by Aryans but all of them are yet to be validated.
4. Subhash Chandra Bose
As sources speak, Bose died in a fatal plane crash in Taiwan in 1945. The real story was not followed by many newspapers but for what it’s worth, it is not the real story. Furthermore there was an Indian man who claimed to be Bose living in Faizabad, Ayodhya and he too passed away in 1985. He remembered quite a lot of details about Bose’s family and other relevant things and resembled a lot like him.
5. Ghost Soldier On duty
An Indian soldier who died near Nathula Pass in eastern Sikkim is said to be the saviour of all army personnel who serve in this region. Baba Harbhajan Singh is known as “Hero of Nathula” who helps army personnel in this inhospitable high altitude region of the Himalayas.It has become a common folklore among army men there and thus in his honor, they have built a shrine.
6. Taj Mahal or Tejomahalaya
P.K Oak wrote a book stating facts how the Moghul Emperor Shahjahan took Tejomahalaya from the then king of Jaipur by force and turned it into Taj Mahal. The hullabaloo about the death of people who were involved in the making and several other facts related with the Taj are yet to be proven. Everything else is nothing but word of mouth which was induced in peoples’ minds.
7. Yeti sightings in Himalayas
It is not just an exaggerated hoax, but there have been clear signs of a Yeti in the Himalayan region, which has been dragging people to places. The debate goes on and on between those who believe in it and those who don’t. People say there’s more to yeti than this escapist fable. Some say that it saved their life and nursed them, while some say that it was definitely scary. The entire story is open to more than just one interpretation.
8. Prahlad Jani
Prahlad is an ardent devotee of renown Indian deity Amba; who claims to live without food for 70 years. Considering this, in 2010 he was kept under 24×7 surveillance for 15 days where to the wildest surprise of everyone, he lived without food and water. Even then he had no symptoms of starvation. This act of his survival remains a terrific mystery for many.
9. Emperor Ashoka’s 9 illuminati men
Some say that this group of nine elite men is a well kept myth, while some say that it is just a circulated story but as the truth comes out, Ashoka founded this society to preserve information which can be harmful for humanity. Every single one of them had immense knowledge about particular subjects, which they hid and carried in the form of books. These books are said to be passed on, but no one knows to whom or to where.
10. Sonic Boom of Jodhpur
As one might know, sonic boom is something that happens when an airplane breaks past the speed of sound, thus making it a rare sight, since planes do not fly at such speed when they are close to residential areas. What others believe to be an Air-force event, this sonic boom on December 18, 2012 remains a closed mystery. Army denied performing any such activity from their end and this boom clanged the entire city.
There’s more to the above mysteries, there’s still a lot more which is hidden and kept a secret from us. These fibs are not generally discussed, because many of us do not know where they lead us and the rest are still looking for a concrete answer. Till then, enjoy the oblivion.