India is a religious country .It is blessed with diversities of culture, traditions, religions, languages and many others. .Indian history thrives by its uncountable temples. India is the land of many thousand temples of many Gods and Goddess. Each and every temple of different era is the showcase of that era. Take a breathtaking view of ten famous temples here:
Konark in Orissa is dazzle with wonderful orissian architecture. It comes under the seven wonders of India.It is also listed in the UNESCO World Heritage site. This temple is devoted to the Lord Sun. Sun temple is one of the most amazing historic religious architecture in the world. This Hindu temple built by the Narasimhadeva I, who was the king of Eastern Ganga Dynasty.Konark Temple is built in the shape of a miraculous chariot with twenty four wheels and seven horses. This chariot is carrying the Sun god. Really it is an amazing jewel of medieval architecture.
2.Jagannath Temple Puri
Jagannath Temple of Puri is the most popular temple of Orissa.This temple is devoted to the Lord Krishna who is known as Lord Jagannath in this region. Initially this temple is constructed by the King Indradyumna ,then present temple constructed by the King Chora Ganga Deva and in the 12th century ,finally completed by his descendant Ananga Bhima Deva. This temple is constructed with the amazing architecture, carvings and sculpture. The most interesting thing about the Jagannath Temple is that, it has the largest kitchen in the world and thousands number of devotees are feed food every day.
During the grand festival like Rath Yatra, food for more than 100000 devotees is prepared in this kitchen.
Badarinath Temple is one of the most divine place of pilgrimage located in the miraculous Himalayan region in the Garhwal.Badarinath Temple is dedicated to the Lord Vishnu(Badarinath).This temple is situated at the height of 3133 m above the sea level. The route to Badarinath is very insurmountable and passes from the high hills, deep trench, cliff with unfavorable weather condition but every year thousands of devotees go there to view the lord Badarinath.
Madurai in Tamil Nadu is the most divine place of south India.Madurai is renowned for the miraculous Meenakshi Temple,this is also known as the “Meenakshi –Sundareshwara” Temple.Meenakshi Temple is to the goddess Meenakshi(Earthy incarnation of Goddess Parvati) ,the wife of Lord Shiva.
The Chitrai festival is the major attraction of Madurai,which is organized by the Meenakshi temple.The Chitrai festival is the celebration of the celestial marriage of Meenakshi and Sundareshwarar .
5. Somnath Temple
Somnath Temple is the oldest temple of India.it is gems of Indian state Gujarat. It is believed that God Moon drafted this temple of gold in the honor of Lord Shiva and it is later created to the Ravana by silver, then to the wood by the Lord Krishna and later to stone by other kings. This temples suffered by the several raids by the Muslim invaders due to its wealth .Finally it is last restoration by the Sardar Ballabh Bhai Patel in 1947.It is a very divine place for the believer of Hinduism.This Jyotirlinga is a must visit place believer of Hinduism.Somnath Temple is a legendary temple of India.
6. Vaishno Devi temple
Holy Shrine Vaishno Devi Temple is the most popular pilgrimage of India.Vaishno Devi temple located in the cave of the tree high peaks named as Trikuta.
The Holy Cave of the Vaishno devi is situated at an altitude of 5200 ft. This cave temple is devoted to the incarnation of Goddess Durga.The pilgrims have to undertake a 12 km long trek from the base camp Katra. The most interesting thing about the Vaishno devi is that there are no idols instead of this three natural rock formations are worshipped by the devotees. These three rock formation known as the Pindies.Annually around one crore pilgrims visited this holy shrine.
6. Venkateshwara Tirupati Balaji in Andhra Pradesh
Venkateshwara Tirupati Balaji Temple is the largest visited temple in India. It is also reckoned as the second richest temple. This ancient temple is created during the kingdom of Krishnadeva Raya. It is a miraculous example of ancient art. The meaning of Tirupati is “the Lord of Lakshmi”.This holy temple is located in the Chittoor district in south of Andhra Pradesh.Tirumala hill is dazzled with this temple. From the 12 centuries, this temple is the crown of ancient temples .A large number of pilgrims coming to visit the temple per day.
7. Ranakpur Jain Temple
Ranakpur Jain Temple located in the Ranakpur village in Rajasthan. This temple is one of the most important Jain shrines of India. This temple is constructed by the Seth Dharna Shah, who is a businessman and a follower of Jainism with the help King of Mewar Rana Kumbha. This temple is named after the Rana Kumbha.This temple is constructed in the fifteen century and it is renowned for its ultimate Jainism architecture. This temple took around 65 years of construction. It is extremely beautiful from the basement to top.
A large number of tourist and pilgrims come to visit this temple every day.
|Akshardham Temple At Dusk Time|
8. Akshardham Temple, Delhi
It is one of the most recently built temples in Delhi. It is very beautiful Hindu architect of this modern era. Akshardham Temple is constructed by the Bochasanvasi Aksharpurushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS). Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple or Akshardham Temple is devoted to the Lord Swaminarayan. The meaning of Akshardham is the adobe of the supreme lord .It is scattered over an area of 100 acres and took around 2 years to complete. It is completely built by the sandstone and marble.It is an incredible example of spirituality, art, devotion and culture. Musical fountain and boat ride are the major attraction of this temple.
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9.Kashi Vishwanath Temple
Kashi Vishwanath Temple is situated in the Varanasi, Varanasi is the cultural capital or boon of India.It is located on the western bank of the holiest river Ganga.The KAshi Vishwanath temple blessed with the Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva (Vishwanatha).It is the believed by the Hindus that single darshan(view) of Jyotirlinga of Kashi Vishwanath remove the all sins of human .
10. Golden Temple
Golden Temple is also known as the Sri Harmandir Sahib. It is the pilgrimage of Sikhs “Gurudwara” situated in the city of Amritsar, Punjab in India. The meaning of Harmandir Sahib is “The House of God”.The central building of Gurudwara made by the gold that’s why it is named as Golden Temple. This shrine consists of Darbar Sahib, which is the main temple and it is surrounded by the Amrit Sarovar (holy water tank).It was constructed under the Fifth Sikh Guru Arjan Dev ji. It is one of the most divine places of offering prayers.