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Famous Temples in India

Even though Hinduism born in Northern India, South India is bit forward and devotee in worshipping gods. We have a lot of temples in North India and South India too. Notably, South Indian temples are more in numbers, and even people built temples for celebrities in south 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 worshippers 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
  2. Amarnath Cave & Temple, Jammu Kashmir
  3. Kedarnath Temple, Uttarakhand
  4. Sri Venkateswara Temple, Tirupati
  5. Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi
  6. Golden Temple, Amritsar
  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