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The Abode of Hinduism: Important Temples In India

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.

1. Badrinath Temple, Uttarakhand

This holy sanctuary of Lord Vishnu, located near the Alaknanda River, is one of Hindu religion’s Char Dhams.

2. Sun Temple. Odisha

This architectural marvel was built in the 13th century and is dedicated to the Indian God of the Sun.

3. Brihadeeswara Temple, Tamil Nadu

The Chola emperor Raja Raja Chola I constructed this temple in the 11th century, which is also known as Peruvudaiyar Kovil and RajaRajeswaram.

4. Somnath Temple, Gujarat

The temple is situated in Saurashtra’s Prabhas Kshetra (Gujarat). Lord Krishna is thought to have abandoned his physical body in Prabhas Kshetra.

5. Kedarnath Temple, Uttarakhand

It is claimed that the Pandavas created the sacred abode of Shiva in order to atone for their transgressions during the Mahabharata.

6. Vaishno Devi Temple, Jammu & Kashmir

Vaishno Devi Temple, located in Jammu and Kashmir atop the Trikuta mountain, is one of the holiest places for Hindu pilgrims.

7. Siddhivinayak Temple, Maharashtra

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.

8. Gangotri Temple, Uttarakhand

This temple commemorates the beginning of the holy river Ganges from Lord Shiva’s locks.

9. Golden Temple, Amritsar, Punjab

Sikhism considers Sri Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as the Golden Temple, to be the holiest site of pilgrimage in Amritsar, Punjab.

10. Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

The most revered of India’s twelve jyotirlingas, Kashi Vishwanath Temple is located in Varanasi, the world’s oldest surviving city.

11. Shri Jagannath Temple, Odisha

The temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna, is one of India’s Char Dhams.

12. Meenakshi Temple, Tamil Nadu

This architectural marvel is dedicated to Goddess Parvati (also known as Meenakshi) and her husband, Lord Shiva, and is located in Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

13. Tirupati Balaji Temple, Andhra Pradesh

The temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara, also known as “Balaji” and the incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

14. Kanchipuram Temples, Tamil Nadu

Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, is one of the seven sacred spots in India where people can acquire moksha, according to Hindu faith.

15. Akshardham Temple, Delhi

Lord Swaminarayan, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, is the temple’s main deity.

16. Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Maharashtra

The shrine was built above Sai Baba’s samadhi. It covers an area of 200 square kilometers.

17. Dwarkadhish Temple, Gujarat

Lord Krishna’s sacred residence, Dwarkadhish temple, is located in Gujarat’s Dwarka city.

18. Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Uttarakhand

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.

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