Photograph courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Representational Image. Photograph Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

If you love the thrill of a haunted story you’d enjoy our series on some of the most haunted places in India. From Goa’s NH 17 that is believed to have witches looking for meat and flesh to the Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad where spirits cause accidents, these are just some of the places we’ve told you about.Also Read - Most Haunted: Meet The Lady in White at Sanjay Van in Delhi

Rajasthan, however, seems to have some of the scariest places that are haunted by many evil spirits. The Bhangarh Fort is one such place where there is a board asking people to stay away from its premises after sunset. And if this doesn’t send a chill down your spine, today we tell you about the Mehandipur Balaji Temple that is sure to give you goosebumps. Also Read - Most Haunted: Top 10 Places in Kolkata That Will Scare The Living Daylights Out of You!

A Hindu temple in the Dausa district, Mehandipur is dedicated to the deity Hanuman who is believed to be the protector who can ward off evil spirits. But this temple is not like any other temple in the country because it is the only one where exorcisms take place out in the open.

A visitor who went to this temple could not spend more than 10 minutes here as every second was as haunting as the other. The temple has different chambers and you will find people who are supposedly possessed by evil spirits chained and being beaten by pundits. Some pour boiling water on themselves without feeling a thing in order to ward off the spirit. The eerie atmosphere of the temple is enough to scare the daylights of even the bravest of people.

The Mehandipur Balaji Temple also has certain rules that you should oblige to in order to stay safe. Offerings in the form of black balls are thrown in the fire in one of the chambers and aren’t supposed to be eaten. You should not take back any prasad when you leave the temple or look back once you leave its premises. Touching people in the temple is also prohibited as they are believed to be possessed. A trip to this temple isn’t one for the weakhearted.