Temples in India

Akshardham

Akshardham or Swaminarayan Akshardham complex is a Hindu mandir, and a spiritual-cultural campus in New Delhi, India. Also referred to as Akshardham Temple or Swaminarayan Akshardham, the complex displays millennia of traditional Hindu and Indian culture, spirituality, and architecture.

Tirumala Venkateswara Temple

Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple is a landmark Vaishnavite temple situated in the hill town of Tirumala at Tirupati in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Sri Venkateswara, an incarnation of Vishnu, who is believed to have appeared here to save mankind from trials and troubles of Kali Yuga.

Bhoramdeo Temple

Bhoramdeo Temple, Hindu temples, Bhoramdeo, Chhattisgarh, . It comprises a group of four temples of which the earliest is a brick-temple. The main temple is the Bhoramdeo temple built in stone.

Naulakha Mandir

Naulakha Mandir is one of the major attractions of Deoghar located 2 km from the main town. The Architecture of the temple resembles to that of Ramakrishna Math Belur Kolkata. The temple has beautiful idols of Radha and Krishna ranging about 146 ft in height.

Belur Math Temple

Belur Math is the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, founded by Swami Vivekananda, a chief disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. It is located on the west bank of Hooghly River, Belur, West Bengal, India and is one of the significant institutions in Calcutta. This temple is the heart of the Ramakrishna Movement.

Raghunath Temple

Raghunath Temple consists of a complex of seven Hindu shrines, each with its own Shikhara. It is one of the largest temple complexes of north India. It is located in Jammu in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Srikalahasteeswara Temple

Srikalahasti Temple is located in the town of Srikalahasti, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is one of the most famous Shiva temples in South India, and is said to be the site where Kannappa was ready to offer both his eyes to cover blood flowing from the Siva linga before the Lord Siva stopped him and granted him mukti.

Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple

Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva situated at Srisailam in South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams.

Sree Veereswara Swamy Temple

The ancient temple of Lord Veereswara Swamy and Goddess Bhadrakali is located in this Muramalla village. The people all around believe that if a person who is not married visits the temple just for once he or she will get a suitable proposal for marriage at the earliest.

Talupulamma Lova Temple

Wedged between 2 heavily forested hillocks, stands the Thalupulamma Thalli Lova Temple offering a breathtaking view of the valley below which is just a sample of the natural beauty of East Godavari, often claimed as The God’s Own District. Located not far from the famous Temple town of Annavaram, is the abode of Thalupulamma Thalli.

Khajuraho Temples

The Khajuraho Group of Monuments is a group of Hindu and Jain temples in Madhya Pradesh, India, about 175 kilometres southeast of Jhansi. The temples are famous for their nagara-style architectural symbolism and their erotic sculptures.

Ranakpur Jain Temple

The Ranakpur Jain Temple was built during the reign of the liberal and gifted Rajput monarch Rana Kumbha in the 15th century, in the AD 1439. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty-four pillared halls and domes supported by over four hundred columns.

Mangeshi Temple

Shri Mangesh temple is located at Mangeshi Village in Priol, Ponda taluk, Goa. It is at a distance of 1 km from Mardol close to Nagueshi, 21 km from Panaji the capital of Goa, and 26 km from Margao.

Shankaracharya Temple

The Shankaracharya Temple is also known as the Jyesteshwara temple or Pas-Pahar by Buddhists. It is on top of the Shankaracharya Hill on the Zabarwan Mountain in Srinagar, Kashmir. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is at a height of 1,000 feet above the plain and overlooks the city of Srinagar.

Mamleshwar Temple

Mamaleshwar is an important place of worship in Pahalgam. The temple dates back to 400 A.D and is mainly devoted to Lord Shiva. Legends say that it was this blessed site where Lord Ganesha was kept as a door-guard to prevent anyone from getting inside.

Purmandal Temple or Chhota Kashi

Purmandal Temple also known as Chhota Kashi dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It is located in Jammu & Kashmir and it is 30 Km far from Jammu located on the bank of the beautiful Devak River. This temple has many shiv lingams and most of them have originated naturally.

Maharani Temple

Situated on a small hillock at the centre of Gulmarg, a unique thing about this Maharani temple is the fact that it is seen from all the corners of Gulmarg.

Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple

Padmavathi Temple is the temple dedicated to Goddess Padmavathi or Alamelumanga, the consort of Lord Venkateswara. The Temple is situated in Tiruchanur, at a distance of 5 km from Tirupati in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India. The Temple is being administered by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams.

ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir Tirupati

One of the must-see sites in Tirupati, the ISKON temple is a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. The temple is known for its location and edifice. The construction of this magnificent temple initiated in the year 1997. The breathtaking beauty of the Radhe-Krishna deity is the highlight of the temple.

Japali Anjaneya Swamy Temple

Japali theertham is the most widely known holy theertham which is being visited by most pilgrims. The prime attraction here is a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The Anjaneya swamy temple at Japali Theertham, is one of the least known and most worthy places of visit in Tirumala.

Vedanarayana Swamy Temple

Sri Vedanarayana temple or Matsya Narayana Temple is a Hindu-Vaishnavite temple situated at Nagalapuram town in Chittoor District, of Andhra Pradesh state, India. This is one of the fewer temples in India where Vishnu is depicted in Matsya avatar, the first incarnation of Dashavatara.

Bhairavnath Temple

No journey to Katra is complete without having visited Bhairavnath Mandir. The cave temple of Bhairavnath is dedicated to a saint by that name. A steep 2km journey from the Bhawan leads you to Bhairavnath temple.

Galtaji Temple

Galtaji is an ancient Hindu pilgrimage site in the town of Khania-Balaji, about 10 km away from Jaipur, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The site consists of a series of temples built in to a narrow crevice in the ring of hills that surrounds Jaipur. A natural spring emerges high on the hill and flows downward, filling a series of sacred kunds (water tanks) in which pilgrims bathe.

Kamakhaya Temple

The Kamakhya Temple also Kamrup-Kamakhya is a Hindu temple dedicated to the mother goddess Kamakhya. It is one of the oldest of the 51 Shakti Pithas. Situated on the Nilachal Hill in western part of Guwahati city in Assam, India, it is the main temple in a complex of individual temples dedicated to the ten Mahavidyas: Kali, Tara, Sodashi, Bhuvaneshwari, Bhairavi, Chhinnamasta, Dhumavati, Bagalamukhi, Matangi and Kamala.

Somnath Temple

The Somnath temple located in Prabhas Patan near Veraval in Saurashtra on the western coast of Gujarat, India, is the first among the twelve jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. It is an important pilgrimage and tourist spot. The temple is considered sacred due to the various legends connected to it.

Jagannath Temple

The Jagannath Temple of Puri is a sacred Vaishnava temple dedicated to Lord Jagannath and located on the eastern coast of India, at Puri in the state of Odisha. The temple is an important pilgrimage destination and is particularly visited by devotees of Supreme lord Sri Krishna and is one of the Char Dham pilgrimages that anyone is expected to make in one's lifetime.

Kalighat Kali Temple

Kalighat Kali Temple is a Hindu temple in West Bengal, India dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali. It is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas. Kalighat was a Ghat (landing stage) sacred to Kali on the old course of the Hooghly river (Bhagirathi) in the city of Calcutta. The name Calcutta is said to have been derived from the word Kalighat.

Simhachalam Temple

Simhadri or Simhachalam is a Hindu temple located in Visakhapatnam city suburb of Simhachalam in Andhra Pradesh, India. It is dedicated to Lord Narasimha (the man-lion), an incarnation (avatar) of Lord Vishnu. The central shrine was built in Kalinga architectural style.

Shri Veerabhadra Temple

The Veerabhadra temple is in Lepakshi in the Anantapur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Built in the 16th century, the architectural features of the temple are in the Vijayanagara style with profusion of carvings and paintings at almost every exposed surface of the temple.

Sri Varasidhi Vinayaka Swamy Temple

Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple or Sri Varasidhi Vinayaka Swamy Temple is a Hindu temple of Ganesha. It is located in Kanipakam in Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Bugga Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple

Bugga Ramalingeswara Swamy temple is a Siva shrine situated in Tadipatri , Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh, India. The temple lies on the bank of the Penna river.

Mahabodhi Temple

The Mahabodhi Vihar a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a Buddhist temple in Bodh Gaya, marking the location where the Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment.

Chaturbhuj Temple

Chaturbhuj Temple dedicated to Vishnu, is situated at Orchha in Madhya Pradesh, India. The temple has a complex multi-storied structural view which is a blend of temple, fort and palace architectural features.

Ramanathaswamy Temple

Ramanathaswamy Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to the god Shiva located on Rameswaram island in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is also one of the twelve Jyotirlinga temples.

Birla Mandir

Birla Mandir is a Hindu temple, built on a 280 feet high hillock called Naubath Pahad on a 13 acres plot. The construction took 10 years and was opened in 1976 by Swami Ranganathananda of Ramakrishna Mission.

Kedarnath Temple

Kedarnath Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is on the Garhwal Himalayan range near the Mandakini river in Kedarnath, Uttarakhand in India. This temple is the highest among the 12 Jyotirlingas.

Shri Shiv Khori Shrine

Shivkhori is a famous cave shrine of Hindus devoted to lord Shiva, situated in the Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir state in India. Shiv Khori is situated in between the hillocks about 140 km north of Jammu, 120 km from Udhampur and 80 km from Katra.

Krimchi Temple

Krimchi is the site of one of the oldest temple complexes of Jammu. Believed to have been constructed in the 11th - 12th century AD, this group of temples, also locally known as the Pandava Temples. Consists of 4 large and 3 small temples dedicated to Lord Shiv.

Red Maitreya Temple

Close to the oldest monastery of Nubra valley in Ladakh, Diskit monastery, lies the impressive statue of Jampa Buddha. Along the other attractions of Nubra, this mighty Buddha statue surmounted on top of a monastery, is one of the prime and is deeply appreciated for its architecture.

Aadhi Varaaha Swamy Temple

Sri Varahaswamy Temple is located on the banks of Pushkarini River, which faces the Sri Venkateswara Temple in Tirumala. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu in his Varaha incarnation. Varaha is believed to be the guardian of the Tirumala Hill and Lord Venkateswara took his permission to stay at this hill.

Srivari Padala Mandapam

Srivari Padala Mandapam is a temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara at Alipiri. The presiding deity is referred to Padala Vennkateswara Swamy.

Sri Prasanna Venkateswara Swami Temple

Sri Prasanna Venkateswara Swamy Temple is a vaishnavite temple located at Appalayagunta, near Vadamalapeta, which is 16 km from Tirupati in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh, India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, referred to as Prasanna Venkateswara.

Sri Kodanda Rama Swamy Temple

Kodandarama Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Rama, located in Vontimitta town in Rajampet taluk of Kadapa District in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is stated to be the largest temple in the region. The temple and its adjoining buildings are one of the centrally protected monumemts of national importance.

Srivari Padalu Temple

Srivari Padalu, is the spot on the Tirumala hill shrine where the lord of Seven Hills, Lord Venkateswara had set his foot when he came down from Vaikuntam. Srivari Padalu, in English means Lord Venkateswaras Feet.

Jal Mandir

The Jal Mandir meaning Water Temple, also known as Apapuri, in Pawapuri, meaning a town without sins, in the Indian state of Bihar, is a highly revered temple dedicated to Lord Mahavira, the 24th Thirthankara (religious preacher of Jainism) and founder of Jain religion, which marks the place of his cremation.

Vaishno Devi Temple

Vaishno Devi, also known is a manifestation of the Hindu Mother Goddess Mahalakshmi. Vaishno Devi Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to the Hindu Goddess, located in Katra at the Trikuta Mountains within the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Konark Sun Temple

Konark Sun Temple is a 13th-century CE Sun Temple at Konark in Odisha, India. It is believed that the temple was built by king Narasimhadeva I of Eastern Ganga Dynasty in 1255 CE. The temple complex is in the shape of a gigantic chariot, having elaborately carved stone wheels, pillars and walls. A major part of the structure is now in ruins.

Dakshineswar Kali Temple

Dakshineswar Kali Temple is a Hindu temple located in Dakshineswar near Kolkata. Situated on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River, the presiding deity of the temple is Bhavatarini, an aspect of Kali, meaning, 'She who liberates Her devotees from the ocean of existence i.e. Sa?sara'. The temple was built by Rani Rashmoni, a philanthropist and a devotee of Kali in 1855.

Sri Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swamy Temple

Annavaram is one of the most famous Holy Shrines in India and enjoying second place after Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh. The temple is built in the Dravidian style. The glory and richness of Lord SATYADEVA was widely described in Revakhanda of Skandapuranam.

Govindaraja Temple

Sri Govindarajaswamy Temple is an ancient Hindhu-vaishnavite temple situated at the heart of the Tirupati city in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh state in India. The temple is one of the earliest structures in Tirupati and also one of the biggest temple complex in Chittoor district.

Mahanandiswara Swamy Temple

Mahanandiswara Swamy Mahanandi Temple is dedicated to Lord Siva. Mahanandi is a village located east of the Nallamala Hills near Nandyal, Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh, India. Within 15 km of Mahanandi, there are nine Nandi shrines known as Nava nandulu.

Sri Uma Maheswara Temple

Sri Yaganti Uma Maheswara Temple or Yaganti is a temple of Lord Shiva in Kurnool District in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. This temple was constructed by King Harihara Bukka Raya of the Sangama Dynasty of the Vijayanagara Empire in the 15th century. It was built according to Vaishnavaite traditions.

Meenakshi Amman Temple

Meenakshi Amman Temple is a historic Tamil Hindu temple located on the southern bank of the Vaigai River in the temple city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Lingaraja Temple

Lingaraja Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Harihara, a form of Shiva and Vishnu and is one of the oldest temples in Bhubaneswar, the capital of the East Indian state of Odisha.

Virupaksha Temple

Virupaksha Temple is located in Hampi 350 km from Bangalore, in the state of Karnataka in southern India. It is part of the Group of Monuments at Hampi, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Amarnath Temple

Amarnath cave is a Hindu shrine located in Jammu and Kashmir, India. The shrine forms an important part of Hinduism, and is considered to be one of the holiest shrines in Hinduism. The cave is surrounded by snowy mountains.

Martand Sun Temple

The Martand Sun Temple was a Kashmiri Hindu temple dedicated to Surya and built during the 8th century CE. Now in ruins, the temple is located five miles from Anantnag in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The Martand temple was built on top of a plateau from where one can view whole of the Kashmir Valley.

Mahamaya Temple

Mahamaya Temple is an important site dedicated to a local female freedom fighter, Mahamaya. This site is situated on the banks of the Tawi River, where from, tourists can easily sight the Bahu Fort.

Ranbireshwar Temple

The biggest Shiva temple in north India, Ranbireshwar Temple is one of the prime attractions in the picturesque Jammu city. It is a very ancient shrine, located in Shalimar Road near the New Secretariat.

Avanti Swami Temple

Awanti Swami Temple was a Hindu temple located in Awantipora in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. There were two temples, one each for Shiva and Vishnu.

Ardhkuwari Temple

Before making the Bhavan her abode, Mata Vaishnodevi was believed to have taken rest in this cave for 9 months. Today, this cave acts as a stopover for the pilgrims on their journey up to the Bhavan.

Sri Kapileswara Swamy Temple

Kapila Theertham is a famous Saivite Temple and Theertham, located at Tirupati in the Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh, India. The idol is believed to be installed by Kapila Muni and hence Lord Siva here is referred to as Kapileswara.

Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple

Sri Kalyana Venkateswara swamy Temple is an ancient Hindu Vaishnavite temple located at Srinivasamangapuram which is 12 km from Tirupati in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh, India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, a form of Vishnu and is referred to as Kalyana Venkateswara.

Sri Lakshmi Narayana Swamy Temple

There are two sub-temples of Srivari Padalamandapam Temple. Located to the eastern side of Srivari Padala Mandapam is the Sri Lakshmi Narayana Swamy Temple with two sub temples attached to it, namely Andal Temple and Periyalwar Temple.

Sri Bedi Anjaneya Swamy Temple

Sri Bedi Anjaneyaswami Temple, which is situated on the banks of Pushkarini River, is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The temple faces the Mahadwaram of the Sri Venkateswara Temple. It is believed that the temple was constructed during the reign of Mahant and was built according to the Vaishnavite traditions.

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