India is a country with a rich history, numerous religious beliefs, traditions, and stories because it is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. As the birthplace of the religions of Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism, India is proud of its rich cultural and religious heritage.
The oldest religion in the world is supposedly Hinduism. In contrast to other religions, Hinduism is a synthesis of various religions rather than having a founder. The Hindus call the celestial residence of the Almighty on Earth “Mandir.” In most regions of the nation, grand temples can be found. Every temple has a distinct myth and history associated with it. Let us show you some of the most well-known and majestic temples in the country.
This holy sanctuary of Lord Vishnu, located near the Alaknanda River, is one of Hindu religion’s Char Dhams.
This architectural marvel was built in the 13th century and is dedicated to the Indian God of the Sun.
The Chola emperor Raja Raja Chola I constructed this temple in the 11th century, which is also known as Peruvudaiyar Kovil and RajaRajeswaram.
The temple is situated in Saurashtra’s Prabhas Kshetra (Gujarat). Lord Krishna is thought to have abandoned his physical body in Prabhas Kshetra.
It is claimed that the Pandavas created the sacred abode of Shiva in order to atone for their transgressions during the Mahabharata.
Vaishno Devi Temple, located in Jammu and Kashmir atop the Trikuta mountain, is one of the holiest places for Hindu pilgrims.
The Siddhivinayak Temple, one of the richest temples in India, is located in Prabhadevi, Mumbai, and is one of the eight Ganesha Temples in Maharashtra.
This temple commemorates the beginning of the holy river Ganges from Lord Shiva’s locks.
Sikhism considers Sri Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as the Golden Temple, to be the holiest site of pilgrimage in Amritsar, Punjab.
The most revered of India’s twelve jyotirlingas, Kashi Vishwanath Temple is located in Varanasi, the world’s oldest surviving city.
The temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna, is one of India’s Char Dhams.
This architectural marvel is dedicated to Goddess Parvati (also known as Meenakshi) and her husband, Lord Shiva, and is located in Madurai, Tamil Nadu.
The temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara, also known as “Balaji” and the incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, is one of the seven sacred spots in India where people can acquire moksha, according to Hindu faith.
Lord Swaminarayan, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, is the temple’s main deity.
The shrine was built above Sai Baba’s samadhi. It covers an area of 200 square kilometers.
Lord Krishna’s sacred residence, Dwarkadhish temple, is located in Gujarat’s Dwarka city.
The Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, located in the valleys of the Himalayan town of Rishikesh, is one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage sites dedicated to Nilkanth, a manifestation of Lord Shiva.