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Top 10 Famous Hindu Temples in India


Category: Religious | Posted :Wednesday, January 6, 2016

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Top 10 Famous Hindu Temples in India
"Desire can be eradicated from the roots by firmly imbibing the four attributes of: Jnan, Atmanishtha, Vairagya, Dharma and the full fledged devotion to God."- Swami Vivekananda
 
India is regarded as the land of religions and spiritual powers where the evidence of our Indian Civilization can be dated back to thousand years. No other country can vouch the immense diversity and secularism, filling every nook and corner of this incredible nation.  The spirit of brotherhood and fraternity amongst all the states bind the cultural, traditional and religious bond thereby uniting the country into one. 
 
The topographical structure of our nation has spread the leaps and bounds of faith across the lengths and breadths of the country. Several popular pilgrimages known in the country will be elaborated further:
 
Rameshwaram Temple
 
Rameshwaram-Temple
 
The grand and magnificent Temple is dedicated to Lord ShivaShivaShiva
Shiva is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindu Trinity that ...
located on the Rameshwaram Island, Tamil Nadu. It is one of the twelve Jyotirlingams where Lord Shiva is worshipped.
 
It is believed to be sacred and pious because of the story that followed Lord RamaRamaRama
 As of late, in the year 2007, the idea of whether Rama...
and SitaSitaSita
Sita is the most benevolent Goddess, who is known...
landed at the shore after killing the Ravana Brahmin. To seek atonement to killing a Brahmin, The conventional Hindu caste system divided society into four sects and Brahmin was known as the learned class who gained the knowledge of sacred texts written on Hinduism he wanted to pray to Lord Shiva and therefore, Sita made a lingam while HanumanHanumanHanuman
SRI HANUMAN is worshipped everywhere in India, alone...
went to search for the idol. The lingam made by Sita is called Ramalingam while the one Hanuman fetched is known as Vishwalingam.
As per the instruction of Lord Rama, Vishwalingam is worshipped before Ramalingam, even today!
 
Konark Sun Temple
 
Konark-Sun-Temple
 
 
The Konark Sun Temple is widely known for the marvel architecture and mesmerizing beauty. It is situated in the Puri district, Odisha.  The temple has built in the shape of a chariot carriage, which has 12 wheels and shown as being dragged by seven horses.  The temple is believed to be constructed by Narsimhadeva in the 13th Century. According to the legend, God KrishnaKrishnaKrishna
It is described that there are three aspects of the Supreme that must...
cursed his own son of leprosy and, thus, Sambha prayed for 12 long years to Sun god. On seeing the endless dedication and devotion, Sun God healed him and in order to express his gratitude, he made the Konark Sun Temple.
Rabindranath Tagore summed up the beauty of this temple in words: “ Here the language of stone surpasses the language of man”.
 
Virupaksha Temple
 
Virupaksha-Temple
 
The oldest Temple in the history of mankind can be recorded with Virupaksha Temple situated in Hampi, Karnataka. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, here known as Virupaksha as the consort of the local Goddess Pampa who belonged to the Tungabhadra River. The temple is designated with UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temple attracts huge crowds during the month of December for the betrothal and marriage ceremonies of Virupaksha and Shiva. The largest entrance tower of the temple is around 50m high which forms the noteworthy aspect of the Temple.... Read More
 
Meenakshi Amman Temple
 
Meenakshi-Amman-Temple
 
Meenakshi temple is located on the southern banks of Vaigai River forming a picturesque background. It is dedicated to Goddess Meenakshi, an avatar of ParvatiParvatiParvati
After the death of Shiva's first love Sati, Shiva...
and the consort of Lord Shiva. The Temple is renowned for alluring architecture and noted gopurams or towers due to which it was the first nomination in list of “Top 50 New Seven Wonders of the World”. 
The Temple houses 14 majestic towers or Gopurams including two golden Gopurams covered for the main deities, elaborately painted and sculptured.... Read More
 
Lingaraja Temple
 
Lingaraja-Temple
 
The oldest temple of India located in the East Indian state of Orissa, Bhubaneshwar and marks a prominent landmark in the city. The quintessential Kalinga architecture of the temple is dedicated to Lord Harihara, He is the representation of Vishnu and Shiva fused together. He is considered as the supreme God by Vaishnavites and Shaivities. He presents the principal of oneness of all existence. They both are considered as one and same entity. They are a single entity of the Brahman. It is presented as an image or idol split down in half. One side represents Shiva with matted hair, pale skin with ash smeared forehead whereas the other half represents Vishnu with a half crown on his head and some jewelry. He is black-skinned and holiness is visible on his face. a form of Lord Shiva and Lord Krishna. A large lake called Bindu Sagar flows on the side of the Temple and is believed to have the healing powers. Non-Indians are not allowed to enter inside the Temple and thus, they view it from outside the platform and gape with awe for the remarkable architecture.  Shivratri is the main festival here.... Read More
 
Somnath Temple
 
Somnath-Temple
 
The Somnath Temple is located in Prabhas Patan near Veraval in Saurasthra in the western coast of Gujarat.  It is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas and is considered to be sacred because of many connections to the temple. Also, the Temple is dedicated to Lord Soma, an epithet of Lord Shiva.
An interesting thing about the place is that it is built on the shore of Arabian Sea and in between the temple and the South Pole, in a straight line there is no land area. Somnath temple was destroyed and re-built many times... Read More
 
Brihadeeswara Temple
 
Brihadeeswara-Temple
 
The most remarkable thing related to the architecture of this UNESCO World Heritage Site is that it doesn’t leave any shadow on the ground at the noon time. The millenary celebrations of its construction took place in 2010 amid many enthusiastic and grand cultural events.
The Temple is also known as Peruvudaiyar Kovil and Rameshwaram and was built in the 11th century by the Cholas under the kingdom of Raja Chola 1.
 
 
Shree-Siddhivinayak-Ganesha
 
The Beautiful Temple is situated in Mumbai, Maharashtra dedicated to the Lord Ganesha.  It was originally built by Laxman Vithu and Deubai Patil on November 19, 1801. It is one of the richest temples in Mumbai. 
On the wooden doors of the shrine eight impressions of Lord Ganapati (Ashtavinayak) are carved. Siddhivinayak temple consists of one of the eight images of the God. Other distinct images are spread over seven temples situated in Maharashtra... Read More
 
Kedarnath Temple
 
Kedarnath-Temple
 
Surrounded by the glaciers and snow-covered peaks and standing at a height of 3,583 m, the temple is closed during winters due to severe cold conditions. Even the idol of Lord Shiva is shifted to Ukhimath and worshiped there throughout the 5/6 months for which the extreme conditions prevail... Read More
 
 
Lord-Jagannath-Temple
 
The temple was built in the 12th century dedicated to Lord Krishna (Lord Jagannath) with his brother Lord Balabhadra in the right and Goddess Shubhadra on the left are placed. This is one of the Char Dham Temples built in Puri, Orissa.
 
The annual and world famous Rath Yatra conducted at Puri gives a chance to get a good glimpse of the Lord Jagannath along with Balabhadra and Subhadra riding on the chariots. Thousands and thousands of people pulling the sacred chariot makes for a mesmerizing spectacle... Read More
 
 

 

 

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