10 World Famous Hindu Temples In India – To The Land Of The Ultimate

10 World Famous Hindu Temples In India – To The Land Of The Ultimate

10 world famous hindu temple in india

India is gem of a country, a place where almost all the big discoveries have taken place, the nation as old as human race is a habitat of Religions to Humanity, Inventions to Spirituality, Knowledge to Sacredness. This nation is like the world in itself. If describing India in one word it is simply ‘exceptional’.

As the great quote by Mark Twain goes about India, we tend to understand its being more and more –

“India is the cradle of human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most attractive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only! “

As per my opinion these words about India are been chosen with immense research, and immense love as well. This statement could be referred as the truest definition of India.

India or Indians as well as the spiritual feelings are like twin sisters, they are never apart. However, being a Hindu majority this South Asian country is the apartment of various temples that are dating from about thousands of year and some are as new as ‘this year’.

India Being the dominator of religiousness, its pilgrimage spots have gained enormous amount of love and respect from people within the country as well as from abroad.

The love for almighty in the hearts of Indian is extravagant, we the Indians love our religious values and we solemnly abide by them. However, a great fact is that People from other nations are also great believers of Hindu god’s and that sums up the reason of why are the Hindu temples so famous in abroad.

Let us now without any further ado take our concentrations to..

10 World Famous Hindu Temples In India

 

 


1. Kashi Vishwanath Temple | World Famous Hindu Temple In India

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One among the 12 Jyotirlingas is present in the city of Varanasi, which is where this holy temple complex is been rooted. Various holy men that India has given birth to like Swami Vivekananda, Adi Shankar Acharya, Goswami Tulsidas and Guru Nanak visited Varanasi’s famous temple of Lord Shiva.

The temple is known as Kashi Vishwanath, for Kashi is another name of Varanasi and Vishwanath is the synonym of Lord Shiva.

As per the legends, if one visits this one temple he is sure to get the benefits of the other 11 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva within the boundaries of India. If you want to attain Moksha, Varanasi or Banaras is waiting for your arrival.

Suggested Tour: 9 Days Golden Triangle Tour Packages Varanasi

 

2. Meenakshi Amman Temple | World Famous Hindu Temple In India

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This Temple in South Indian region is a beauty beyond words and poems. In the city of Madurai in Tamil Nadu, stands rooted this massive building with colourful Tiera on its head that almost looks like it would touch the sky. This is a temple dedicated to the consort of Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati. Madurai, in which this massive statute is standing, is the second biggest city of India.

There is a Golden Lotus tank in the premises of the building and it is considered that if a person takes a dip in it and visit the temple, his wishes are sure to be herd by the deity. The pond is said to be older than the building and Lord Shiva himself had rooted that within the premises.

The beauty of the temple is such that it was among the 30 nominees of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Taj Mahal however, from India was the winner.

Suggested Tour: South India Temple Tour

 

3. Shirdi Sai Baba Temple | World Famous Hindu Temple In India

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This holy temple is situated in the Shirdi town of Maharashtra and the temple is constructed on the shrine of the great Saint Shri Sai Baba, who is been worshiped like a God in India. The construction of this building was done in the year 1922 and since then this temple is home to visitors from in and around the nation.

The saint taught an act of love, charity, peace and harmony to the world and hence, the city has become a holy land with almost negligible crimes and pure love for humanity and living beings.

Suggested Tour: Shirdi Tour From Mumbai

 

4. Char Dham Yatra | World Famous Hindu Temple In India

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Char Dham Yatra is one of the most loved pilgrimage visit in India. Char Dham means the four abodes and hence, the tour of this pilgrimage plan includes four temples in four regions of the country. Rameshwaram, Puri, Dwarka and Badrinath.

The four temples that one has to visit while completing the journey are, Ramanatha Swami Temple, Jagannatha Puri Temple, Dwarkadhish Temple, Badri Narayana Temple are the four famous temples of this tour package.

This is the favourite of Indian NRI’s living in different country and also for old people who are free of all the worldly chores of their life.

Must Read: A Complete Travel Guide To Char Dham Yatra In India

 

5. Venkateshwara Tirupati Balaji | World Famous Hindu Temple In India

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The popularity has been such of this massive temple in the Tirumala district of Andhra Pradesh that the world knows about it. The temple is the second ranker in the list of richest temples in the world for in this premises people from the world come and serve their lordships with gold and silver and loads of money.

The ritual of getting bald is also termed auspicious and it helps in getting funds of about 6 million US Dollar every year.

The laddoos, a kind of sweet dish is so delicious that people of the globe when visiting this pilgrimage spot tend to ask for more and more. This magnificent temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara, who is popularly known as ‘Balaji’. The name of this temple is also Tirumala Venkateshwara temple.

“Where there are no temples, there shall be no living arenas – for he is the ultimate protector and destroyer of Humanity.”

 

6. Somnath Temple | World Famous Hindu Temple In India

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This temple is one of the oldest religious spots in the country India; the place is as old as it gets its mention in the holy books of Hindu’s like The Shivpuran, The Skandpuran and Shreemad Bhagvat Gita. The term Som refers to the ‘Moon”, which is considered as God in Hindu books, thus the name “Somnath” means ‘Protector of Lord Moon’.

According to legend, Moon Lordwas the one who constructed the building for Lord Shiva, as he was the one who ailed Moon from some disease.

It is one of the most recognised ‘jyotirlings’ among the 12 of its kinds in India. The temple is located in ‘Prabhas Kshetra’ in Saurashtra district of Gujarat. This is the same location, which is said to be the position where the mortal body of Lord Krishna was left.

Somnath temple has a history attached to it, that it was destroyed, and re-built numerous times. The sound and light show is the key attraction of the temple.

Suggested Tour: 12 Jyotirlinga Tour Package | Jyotirlinga Tours in India

 

7. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Temple | World Famous Hindu Temple In India

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One of the most popular and famous pilgrimage journeys in the whole big wide world is towards the Mata Vaishno Caves.

This religious centre is situated in the Jammu District of Katra, which is a base camp and from there people tend to take a walk of about 12 kilometres towards the temple, on a steep hilltop and the name of the hilltop is Trikuta.

An amazing fact about this location is that, It is believed that the goddess herself decides her visitors and people whom she does not want to attend her ceremonies are not been able to come to this place. Without the consent of the Mother Deity, no one can come to her cave.

The temple is a unique structure as the caves have three pindies, or stone like structure, which is said to be the goddess and there is no stature of the goddess within the premises of the Mata Vaishno Devi Temple Complex.

Suggested Tour: Mata Vaishno Devi Darshan by Helicopter

 

8. Konark Sun Temple | World Famous Hindu Temple In India

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The popular Sun temple is located in the small town of Odisha, which is situated in the Puri district’s small town Konark. This marvellous architecture was designed to dedicate it to Lord ‘Sun’; the temple resembles the structure of his carriage as it has been built to look like a chariot. It was known to be having 12 wheels and was driven by 7 massive horses.

The construction of the temple dates back to the 13th century by a powerful king called Narasimhadeva. this temple has its name attached with a few legends. Lord Krishna cursed his own son with leprosy, for his deeds were not good. However, the son named Samba prayed there for 12 long years to God Sun and he healed him because of his dedicated prayers.

In and as favour Samba created a temple in the name of the almighty. Konark sun temple is also one of the UNESCO world heritage sites.

 

Another one from Mark Twain –

“In religion, India is the only Millionaire… the one land that all men desire to see and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for all the shows of all the rest of the globe combined”

 

9. Akshardham Temple | World Famous Hindu Temple In India

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This massive temple complex situated in New Delhi is constructed on the basic principles of ‘Vastu Shastra’ and ‘Panchatantra Shastra’. Not a very old structure however, yet the construction of this building is done in an old style and it looks absolutely – stunning decorated on the banks of Yamuna.

The 11 feet high idol of Lord Swaminarayan lies below the main dome of the temple complex. It is also the most famous structure in the Akshardham Temple.

The fabrication of this building is done in Rajasthani pink stone and a kind of Italian marble. The temple premises look even more beautiful with the nigh lights shining like diamonds on its domes.

Features like exhibition, short movies, boat rides, light and sound show is performed for the people so that each one of us can understand the meaning and philosophy of Swaminarayan faith.

The sound and light show that takes place in the evening is not to be missed if you are in the premises already. You are sure to see your goose bumps rising when you look at the show.

Suggested Tour: North India Temple Tour

 

10. Khajuraho Group Of Temples | World Famous Hindu Temple In India

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Khajuraho is little town in the central state of Madhya Pradesh, it is home to various temples built between 10th to 12th centuries. These are Hindu and Jain temples, which are made up of rich sandstone and the whole premises of 20 sq. kilometres is considered to be recognised by UNESCO as a world heritage site, because of its constructional and architectural values.

The temples have carvings that includes the structures doing things that we perform in our daily life. However, India is the land of Kamasutra so the sculptures also shown erotic positions on the wall.

Once there were 75 of such temples, in the present stage only 20 are left. These beautiful temples have been segregated into three zones namely – Eastern, Western and Southern.

The most famous zone is the Western zone that consists of the one of the most famous temple in the premises and also the largest temple amongst them in Khajuraho. The name of the temple is Kandariya Mahadeva Temple.

One must visit this spot in the first week of February because there is a festival going on at that time of the year, which signifies the various dance forms of Indian region and the festival is celebrated with happiness and enjoyment.

Suggested Tour: 14 Days Golden Triangle Tour | Rajasthan & Aesthetic Khajuraho

 


 

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