BULLET BABA / OM BANNA TEMPLE
FEW TOURIST VISIT OUT OF FEAR AND FEW OUT OF CURIOSITY- WHATS COULD BE YOUR REASON?
Here is one interesting place(temple) one should visit if you are planning to visit Rajasthan, India. 50 km from Jodhpur is a village called Chotila in Paloi District where few people visit out of fear and some out of curiosity. This temple called as Bullet Baba Temple or Om Banna Temple.
If you don’t visit Bullet Baba Temple, you might meet an accident ! Strange right? The nearby villagers always visit this temple before traveling to any place. The story goes back to 1988, when Om Singh Rathore was riding his bike “Royal Enfield Bullet 350 cc” and met with an accident. His bike got hit by a tree and died on the spot.
Next day, the police brought his bike at the police station for investigation but the bike went missing. The bike was found on the same spot where Om Singh Rathore died on the accident point. Once again the police took the bike, emptied the fuel tank, chained it at the police station. Surprisingly, the bike went missing again and was found at the accident point. The locals were quite shocked to know about the incident of bike missing and finding it at accident point. Later,they were convinced about a divine power behind it.
From that day, the bike is worshiped just like any other God or Goddesses. You can find a priest, people remove shoes before entering the temple, flowers prayers money is also offered in the temple. The bike and a photo of Om Singh Rathore is kept in a closed glass where one can easily see and worship. People also offer alcohol on the fulfillment of their wishes. So what could be your reason to visit this place — fear or curiosity ?