The science behind rituals of snake temples and groves of snakes called the sarpa-kavu.
Devotees mesmerized by the architectural beauty of Meenakshi temple are hardly aware of the 1000 yrs old functional rainwater harvest system in place in the temple.
The Jyotirlinga temples in India, are dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believed that at these temples Lord Shiva appeared as a column of fire or the lingam of light. Dwadasa Jyotirlinga Stotra says there are 12 such Jyotirlingams in India, and that every devotee of Shiva must visit these temples. But what piques my curiosity is the progressive spiral shape around which these temples are situated.
Dholavira, one of the five largest ancient cities in the subcontinent, that yielded many firsts towards the ancient Indian civilisation. But unfortunately not many within the subcontinent are aware of it.