What are some of the most famous unsolved mysteries in India?

Hand picked most famous unsolved mysteries that will surely blow your mind.

There are many Unsolved Mysteries of India that we often heard whether it is the death of Lal Bahadur Shastri to the 1971 Nagarwala scandal. There is much speculation about them and nobody really knows what exactly happened. The mystery of the death of Subash Chandra Bose and The Nanda Devi Mystery is famous in India. So let’s jump in detail into the top mysteries in India.

1. Death of Subash Chandra Bose

The death of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose is still a conspiracy and many theories have been given to justify the death of Netaji. Nobody knows what happened to the Netaji flight that took off from Taipei to Tokyo. There are theories that the airplane in which Netaji went was crashed in Formosa and he got third-degree burns which result in his death but many biographies of Netaji says that he did not die in that crash while many talks that Netaji returned to India and lived as Gumnami Baba, a saint of Faizabad in Uttarpradesh.

Six investigations were conducted to date on the plane crash and commissions are set up. Shahnawaz Commission, Khosla Commission, and Mukharjee Commission are set up to investigate the matter. Many unclassified files related to Netaji are made public by the Government of India in the past years. Still, the mystery continues and reached the conclusion that evidence is never enough.

2. The Nanda Devi Mystery

In May 1966, A system for Nuclear auxiliary power (SNAP) generator with a deadly stock of seven Plutonium Capsules weighing 1.9Kg went missing from the Garhwal Himalaya region at about 24,000ft. in Uttarakhand. The espionage mission was undertaken jointly by the US CIA and Indian IB. The stock was about the half size of the atomic bomb dropped in Hiroshima. No one knows, what happened to the Plutonium capsules and the nuclear equipment.

Initially, the CIA thought that Indians had stolen the device to kick-start their nuclear program but still many think that the plutonium still buried in the snow somewhere. Many investigations and searches were made till but the equipment is not found yet.

3. The Miracle of Om Banna

Om Banna is also known as Bullet Baba is a shrine located in Pali, Rajasthan. The story was of December 1988 when Om Singh Rathore was traveling from Bangdi to Chotila when he hit a tree and met to an accident where he died on the spot. Police have taken the bike to the station but the next day the bike disappeared from the police station and appeared at the site of the accident. Again, Police took the bike back to the station but this time with an empty fuel tank and locked but still all efforts in vain, the bike disappeared and mysteriously appeared at the site again. After so many efforts by police, the bike again appears at the site of the accident.

As the miracle comes in the talk, people start worshipping the bullet baba and start offering alcohol at the site. It is evident in the village that the holy spirit protects people on their journey if they worship him.

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4. The Mystery of Kuldhara

Kuldhara is an abandoned village in the Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan. The village was a prosperous town of Paliwal Brahmin hundreds of years ago but is now known as a ghost village as nobody lives there. One night all the 1500 residents of the village leave the place without any trace of where they went. According to some stories, the villagers left the village because of the ruler Salim Singh’s taxes and cursed the village while another claim that they left because of the Earthquake and lack of water in the area. The village is a haunted site and it is believed that anyone who tried to live there dies a brutal death. To date, Kuldhara is uninhabited.

5. Sudden Demise of Lal Bahadur Shastri

Shastriji was one of the most loved prime ministers of India due to the simplicity he holds. Lal Bahadur Shastri’s death mystery is among the top conspiracies in India. Shastri went to Tashkent (Uzbekistan) to sign the MoU to end the 1965 war with Pakistan. Soon after signing the MoU, on January 11, 1966 night, news broke that Shastri died of a heart attack. Many inquiries were set up to find the cause of death of the prime minister. Some theories suggest that he was poisoned as there were blue patches on his skin when he brought to India. Not only this but also No post mortem was carried out on Lal Bahadur Shastri’s body. The ministry of external affairs (MEA) of India had no information on the subject.

6. The Nine Unknown Men of Emperor Ashoka

The grandson of Chandragupta Maurya and the 3rd ruler of the Maurya dynasty, Ashoka, was one of the greatest emperors that India has ever produced. In 270 BC, King Ashoka brought nine unknown men together from the world. It is believed that each of these nine men held a book of knowledge that covers a variety of topics that one can master by reading the book. The nine men were asked to create a secret society to preserve all the ancient scientific knowledge. The nine men were popularly known as Illuminati. Theories suggest that Judo was based on the leak from one of the Physiology books. In 1923, Talbot Mundy, an English writer published a novel entitled The Nine Unknown Men.

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7. Mystery of Kodinhi Village Twins

There is a Kodinhi village in the Malappuram district of the Kerala state that is known as the village of twins. With more than 400 pairs of twins in 2000 families population, the village is unique in its own way. This village has the largest number of pairs of twins in the nation. An international team of genetic researchers from the University of London and Germany was once finding the cause behind this strange mystery. Researchers suggest that there may be genetic causes as well as some special elements in the air and water of the village that cause this bizarre birth of twins while there is no scientific evidence that can give the reason behind this mystery.

8. The Mystery of Lake of Skeletons

Roopkund Lake has situated around 16,500 ft. above sea level in Uttarakhand is one of the attractive points as the lake has more than 200 skeletons that can be seen with naked eyes. In 1942, a British Forest Gaurd noticed the floating skeletons as the ice melts during the summer. It was believed that the skeletons were the remains of Japanese soldiers who were killed during the war. Many people of the area said that the lake is the place of the anger of the Gods. In recent researches in 2004, It is believed that the remains are of pilgrims who were hit by some hailstorm in 850 AD but no one actually knows the mystery behind it.

9. The Case of Shanti Devi’s Past Life

In the 1930s, a four years old girl from Delhi claimed that she was Lugdi Devi from Mathura. Lugdi Devi lived with her husband Kedarnath Chaube and died after nine days of childbirth. Everything she told about her past life was perfectly accurate and it proved when a letter sent to Mathura was received by Kedarnath who lived exactly at the address that Shanti Devi told. Shanti Devi also told many things about Kedar Nath and their life when they were together.

She became the subject of reincarnation research. When the story reached Mahatma Gandhi, he set up a commission that supported her claim of Re-birth while a researcher Bal Chand Nahata denied the story.

I also interviewed Shanti Devi, her father, and other pertinent witnesses, including Kedarnath, the husband claimed in her previous life. My research indicates that she made at least 24 statements of her memories that matched the verified facts.

 Dr. Ian Stevenson, leading authority on reincarnation

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10. The Mystery of Hide and Seek Beach

The Chandipur beach of Odisha is known as the Hide and Seek beach as the beach disappears twice a day. The beach doesn’t exist on the map. You can see the disappearance of the sea in front of your eyes and reappears again. There is a strange phenomenon occur that recedes the sea by 5 Kilometers during the low tide which means there is no water as long as you can see during the low tide while you can see the water again during the high tide that depends upon the moon cycle. Researchers have not to find the mystery behind this phenomenon that happens only in India and nowhere else. DRDO test-fire ballistic missiles here.

Final Words

India is the land of mysterious and bizarre phenomenons that happens nowhere in the world. There are hundreds and even thousands of more mysteries that exist today in India. No one really has the answers to such mysteries, stories were made by legends and they pass on from generation to generation. Here we picked the top 10 unsolved mysteries of India. Stay tuned for more interesting stories.

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Ritik Banger

Founder and Editor of Answer Pup. An Engineering Graduand who loves to write in History, Politics, Tech, Opinion, and Facts.

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