The bike that gets worshipped

India is a land where you’ll not only see gods being worshipped but even trees and animals. But, I bet you’ve never seen a motorbike being worshipped, have you? Say what? That was my reaction too when I first discovered this strange but true fact.

Believe it or not but at the Om Banna Temple, the motorbike is worshipped as a deity! No wonder, it left me amazed as I stood wide-mouthed seeing a tall, black Royal Enfield Bullet ornamented with flower garlands and shielded in a glass box.

Located in the Pali district of Chotila Village, almost 50 kilometres from Jodhpur, this temple is the star attraction for a traveller crossing National Highway 65 in Pali. Hundreds of people come here every day to offer liquor and pray for a safe journey.

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I am not making this up, as it is one of the most awestruck places where every rider visit. There are many stories heard about this place but the most famous are the appearance of the motorbike at the accident spot. Police emptied the tank still next day bike was found lying at the accident spot.  Soon locals started worshipping the motorbike. Soon the place came to known as Bullet baba. Strange?

The Royal Enfield bike is encased in a glass box.What caught my striking attention was the sight of devotees offering alcohol to the bust of Om Banna. Believers of Om Banna make a wish at the temple and return on fulfillment to offer Om Banna a bottle of alcohol. Surely, one weird ritual!

But one issue is certain In Asian nation Royal Enfield is worshiped.

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A Rider’s diary

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I’ve been riding motorcycles for seven years. It’s extremely laborious to believe I’ve been doing something that long; several different hobbies and dalliances have come back and gone over those years. However riding and also the terrible culture of motorcycles has lodged itself into my being, in a very means that few different things have. Why? I don’t extremely are aware of it. Chatting with my riding mates, we have a tendency to all have such a lot of anecdotes, such a lot data we’ve gathered from all that seat time. There’s a clarity within the expertise, a richness that accumulates. The best, most intimate riders don’t extremely place confidence in it that abundant, they simply get on with it, and their riding looks easy. however, we’re all effort for that. I assume the 7-year mark simply is enough to pin down some lessons learnt while riding.
So here could be a bit what I learned over seven years of riding. I doubt everybody can believe all of it. Hopefully, you’ll like few

  • Learn to be quick and sleek. this is often, however, you management your life. It tries to manoeuvre quickly however your expertise makes it sleek.
  • It is invariably higher to predict than to react. Be the associate optimistic one that cares for everything in a very positive means.You need to remember what’s happening in around you.
  • Riding off road causes you to a far better rider. You learn to handle the case wherever traction is dodgy and touch upon obstacles. It is fun.
  • Life can keep going, the clock can keep ticking and affirmative, the boss can keep screaming. however, my bike can keep my curve smile that sets everything straight on behalf of me.
  • This was from my father. the sooner you rise to ride, the higher you ride are. It really seems to be a life lesson on behalf of me.
  • Riding a motorcycle is concerning as pure associate exercise in moment living. Our bodies and mind meld with the motorcycles, the management associate extension of our thoughts.
  • And finally, each second spent on top of the ground is nice. a day spent on 2 wheels is best. Amen!
                                          Happiness is riding a bike. Once unsure, ride it out.