Today we have to talk about the bike temple of india. It is temporary is also known as the Om Banna temple and a Royal Enfield bike is worshipped here. Om Banna Temple it is situated just 50 kilometres from the Jodhpur city of Rajasthan.
It is part of the Pali district in the state. And interesting things to note here is that anyoisne traveling on national highway number 65 considers this a star attraction in journey. Everyday there are hundreds of people who come here for prayers and wish for a safe and happy journey. The special things about this Temple don’t end here. The people sometimes offer alcohal as well to the deity.
The bike kept in the temple has the number 7773 and people had started praying to it right from 1980s. The Origins story of the Om Banna Temple is also equally interesting. According to the story Om Banna whose actual name was Om Singh Rathore was travelling on his motorcycle from Bagdi to Chotila. This incident happened in 1988. On the way he lost control of his bike and hit a tree. The accident was so dangerous that he passed away on the site of the accident and his bike fell in a nearby ditch. When the police came the next day after the accident they took the bike to the nearby police station. And this is where some Supernatural stuff started happening.
Police was not able to find the bike in the police station next morning as it had disappeared in the night. They later found the bike at the site of the accident. The police was surprised by this incident bu they thought that this is a prank which was being played on them by someone. Next day, they again took the bike back to the police station, removed all its petrol and kept it under lock and chain. In spite of all this the bike again disappeared and was found at the spot of the accident the next day. The police tried the same thing multiple times and failed every single time.
By this time the public had already heard about the Supernatural incidents happening at the accident spot. As a result people started praying to the Bullet Baba on the spot of the accident. This information also spread to the nearby villages. There was a small Temple built on the spot and people started playing to it.
This is the temple which is known as the Om Banna temple or the bike temple of India. People started praying to both the bike and the bike owner here.
People believe that Om Banna takes care of people on the journey if they get into any trouble. No there is also a fire that is lit in the temple 24 hours a day.
This Temple got so famous later that Royal Enfield actually published advertisements in the auto magazines of the time about Bullet Baba and the bike temple of india. Today all the worshippers come to the temple and pray to the bike. It’s a great irony that the tree which was responsible for the death of Om Banna is actually prayed to today in a temple which is built in his honour.
People believe that anyone travelling on this route who doesn’t come to the temple actually face is a lot of dangers in his journey. The temple has been covered in several National and International Media outlets.