Famous Temples in India
For centuries temples have remained integral to the Indian society. As the nerve centres of Indian religious life, these temples came to wield enormous powers. The role of the temples did not remain confined to catering to the religious needs of man. They went on to dominate the socio-economic and political life of the community while profusely contributing to the cultural and architectural heritage of the country. Unparalleled in their beauty and artistic grandeur these Famous Temples have survived as exquisite works of art and given birth to different architectural styles which have evolved over hundreds of years. The various religions, languages, dialects, traditions and customs provide many facets of the majestic country called India.
The geographic land of India has several marks of faith spread all across its length and breadth. Certain structures have several centuries of devotion backing them, granting more authenticity and reverence.
India is a land of diversity, with varied cultures, festivals, and beautiful temples. Temples can be found everywhere in Indiaa. You can even find them in the deserts of Rajasthan. Every street in India has at least one temple, be it big or small. This is because people in India are very religious, and mostly follow their religion.
This devotion can be witnessed at yearly festivals where people come together and organize pandals (a temporary structure) to worship God. Mumbai’s Ganesh Chaturthi and Kolkata’s Durga Puja are the most famous. Many people in India also go to extreme levels to demonstrate their belief in God.One could assert that India is the most religious and spiritual place in the world.
Below is a list of the most Famous Temples in India along with their place of location
- Badrinath Temple : Chamoli disttict, Uttarakhand
- Kedarnath Temple : Garhwal, Uttarakhand
- Gangotri Temple : Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand
- Yamunotri Temple : Uttarkashi, Uttarkhand
- The Konark Sun Temple : Puri, Odisha
- Lord Jagannath Temple : Puri, Odisha
- Lingaraja Temple : Odisha
- Brihadeeswara Temple : Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
- Meenakshi Temple : Madurai, Tamil nadu
- Ramanathaswamy Temple : Tamil Nadu
- Kanchipuram Temple : Tamil Nadu
- Somnath Temple : Saurashtra (Gujarat)
- Dwarkadish Temple : Dwaraka, Gujarath
- Sanchi Stupa : Raisen district, Madhya Pradesh
- Khajuraho Temple : Madhya Pradesh
- Vaishno Devi Mandir : near Katra, J & K
- Amarnath Cave Temple : J & K
- Siddhivinayak Temple : Mumbai, Maharashtra
- Shiridi Sai Baba Temple : Shiridi, Maharashtra
- Golden Temple : Amritsar, Punjab
- Kashi Vishwanath Temple : Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
- Tirupati Balaji : Tirumala , Andhra Pradesh
- Virupaksha Temple : Hampi, Bellary, Karnataka
- Gomateshwara Temple : Shravanabelagola, Karnataka
- Akshardham Temple : Delhi
- Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir (oldest jain temple) : Delhi
- Laxminarayan Temple : Delhi
- Ranakpur Temple : Pali, Rajasthan
- Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple : Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
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