Famous Temples in India
India is Considered to be one of the oldest civilizations in the world and is known to be the origin of few of the most important religions of the world including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. With over thousands of rich heritage, culture and traditions, India has hundreds of gods and thousands of temples dedicated them, most of the famous temples are dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu, the 2 of the 3 supreme Gods considered by Hindus. Some of these temples have been in existence for more than a 1,000 years and some temples have been built in the last decade, yet their importance varies from place to place. All the Jyotirlinga Temples are extremely important for worshipers of Shiva and There are around 51 Shakti Peethas which are also very important. There are also many important Jain temples in India, which are generally known for their intricate architecture and rich history. Visiting these famous temples would take you to a journey of faith, spirituality and a lot of cultural heritage that you can’t or won’t witness anywhere else. These ancient, elaborately designed and faithfully maintained places to worship are a must-visit for devotees and for all those who have an interest in history and architecture. Here are 20 most famous temples in India.
1.Ma Vaishno Devi Temple and Cave, Jammu & Kashmir
Mata Vaishno Devi Mandir is suited in Katra, Jammu. it is the second-most visited temple in India. here every year millions of devotees come from all over the world to take the blessing of Mata Vaishno Devi, this religious place is considered the most important shaktipeeth as it believed by devotees.
Mata Vaishno Devi temple was formed in 1986 then science this temple is a religious place in Jammu. the holy cave of Mata Vaishno Devi temple was discovered by Pandit Sridhar, Mata Vaishno Devi appeared in the dream of pandit and said where is the cave, how to find the cave. after this becomes a famous temple in Jammu, and also Mata Vaishno Devi Temple is the Most Powerful temple in Jammu.
2. Amarnath Cave & Temple, Jammu Kashmir
Amarnath Temple is Located in Jammu and Kashmir, it is the most important temple in India and the most visited temple in India. this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. the Amaranth cave shivalinga formed naturally with ice which resembles Lord Shiva in the shrine. Amaranth temple was visited by millions of devotees across the world.
Visiting and taking the Amaranth temple is a challenging mountainous trek called ‘Amaranth Yatra‘, and Amaranth Cave devotees can visit during the Sharavan month of July, August. there are two roots available to visit the Amaranth temple one is via – Baltal or Pahalgam. Amaranth is a famous temple in India, and it is one of the great temples in India.
3. Kedarnath Temple, Uttarakhand
Kedarnath temple is located on the Garhwal Himalayan Range in the Rudraprayag District. Kedarnath is one of the sacred temples and holiest temples in India. Kedarnath is the most important temple among 12 jyotirlingas in India. this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Devotees can reach to Kedarnath temple from Garikund through the trek and this temple remains open only 6 months from April to November
Due to heavy snowfall, there is no entry for Kedarnath. And it is one of the famous temples in India. Also, Kedarnath is a great temple in India. The present Kedarnath Temple believes reconstructed by Adi Shankaracharya, initially, it was built by Pandavas thousands of years ago.
4. Sri Venkateswara Temple, Tirupati
Sri Venkateswara Temple is situated in the Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh, Tirupati is known for Lord Venkateshwara. and it is one of the most visited temples in India. here every day nearly 50,000 to 60,000 devotees visit and take the blessing of Lord Sri Venkateshwara. Tirupati Venkateshwara temple is between 7 hills. Venkateshwara is also known as Govinda. Tirupati is one of the oldest and great ancient Temple in India, also about this temple Mentioned in Many Vedas and Puranas. Sri Venkateshwara is the most famous temple in India. and also there are many other great temples in Tirupati. that you can visit through local vehicles. and it the great temple in India.
5. Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi
Kashi Vishwanath Temple is situated on the holy river Ganga in Varanasi. kashshi Vishwanath is one in 12 Jyotirlingas and this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. the main deity of Kashi Vishwanath Lord Shiva. Also, this temple Known as Vishwanathan, and Another name is Vishweshwarar it means the ruler of the universe. the temple tower is gold plated of from 800 kg Gold. in the temple any electric device is not allowed.
Kashi Vishwanath Temple is a famous temple in India and its one of the spiritual places in India. every year millions of devotees come and take blessings of god even devotes come across the world.
6.Golden Temple, Amritsar
Golden Temple is one of the most spiritual places in India. golden temple is also called Sri Harmandir Sahib, also it is the holiest city temple for all of Sikkim. this temple is located in Amritsar and anyone can easily reach this temple from any part of the city. and the temples stunning architecture of the temple attract devotees from all over the world and here faith and serves over 100,000 people free food from all devotees.
this temple is the most visited and famous in India. here people visit everyday rush will be there, there is no single day is rush free. also one of the ancient temples in India.
7. Dilwara Temples, Mount Abu
8. Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi
9. Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple, Srisailam
10. Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai
11. Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Trivandrum
12. Badrinath Temple, Uttarakhand
13. Sri Jagannath Puri Temple, Odisha
14. Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple, Mathura
15. Ramanathaswamy Temple, Rameshwaram Tamil Nadu
16. Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple, Gujarat
17. Virupaksha Temple, Hampi
18.Konark Sun Temple, Konark
19. Dwarkadeesh Temple, Dwarka
20. Mahakaleshwar Temple, Ujjain