Ten temples in India you must visit
With diverse cultures and religions in India, the majority of the population follows Hinduism. With different rituals and different gods and goddesses, there’s a temple in every corner of the country. With thousands of people visiting the temples to worship and find peace, every temple has a history behind it. These temples are pretty famous for different reasons and also were built ages ago. The sculptures, architecture and uniqueness of each temple is something beyond our imagination. If you’re planning a spiritual trip, do make sure to visit these temples.
1. TIRUPATHI BALAJI TEMPLE, ANDHRA PRADESH
Venkateshwara Swamy temple or Tirupathi Balaji temple is one of the most worshipped temples in India. This temple is also known as ‘Temple of Seven Hills’, as it is located on the seventh peak of the Tirumala hills in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. The prashad of the temple is another interesting part of the visit. The laddu is very famous all over the world. The best time to visit this temple is during the annual festival in the month of September.
2. AKSHARDHAM, NEW DELHI
This temple is Located in the New Delhi, A Hindu temple dedicated to Swaminarayan. The architecture of the temple is beyond description. Akshardham was featured in a Guinness World Record certificate for being the largest comprehensive Hindu temple in the world. The temple has a theater called the Nilkanth Darshan, which shows a 40-minute film which is about Swaminarayan’s seven-year pilgrimage. Evenings are the best times visit the temple as the lighting is just amazing and also you can see the musical fountain.
3. VAISHNO DEVI TEMPLE, JAMMU &KASHMIR
This temple is located on the beautiful valley of Jammu and Kashmir. Vaishno Devi temple is in a cave and lots of people go worship the goddess every year. The temple is open throughout the year and the entry is free.
4. SIDDIVINAYAK TEMPLE, MAHARASHTRA
People come to this temple to worship the lord Ganesha and is very famous temple in Maharashtra, Mumbai. It is believed that anything you wish for, if you whisper it in to the Mushak’s ears, it will come true. Temple is usually crowded on Tuesdays.
5. SOMNATH TEMPLE, GUJARAT
This temple is one of the 12 jyotirlingas in India. Somnath defines ‘Lord of Moon’. This temple has been destroyed and rebuilt many times. The temple has been built in Solanki style, showcases the skills of one of the master masons of Gujarat, Sompur Salats. The attractions of the temple includes the Sound and Light Show.
6. MEENAKSHI TEMPLE, TAMIL NADU
This temple is located in Madurai which is dedicated to goddess Parvathi in the form of Meenakshi and Shiva as Sundareshwar. The complex of the temple has 33,000 sculptures and 14 or gateway towers. The main features of the temple is the sculpture of Nataraja, the dancing form of Shiva.
7. JAGGANATH PURI TEMPLE, PURI
This temple is dedicated to Krishna in the form of Jagannath. It is considered as one of the Char Dhams of India. The temple is situated on the Nilgiri Hill. It is known for its annual Ratha Yatra, which attracts millions of devotees of the lord every year.kl
8. KASHI VISHWANATH TEMPLE, UTTAR PRADESH
This temple which is located at Varsanasi is dedicated to lord Shiva. This temple is present at the bank of the Ganga waters and is considered to be one of the places to wash away your sins. Lots of devotes turn up every year to gain the blessings of lord Shiva.
9. KEDARNATH TEMPLE, UTTRAKHAND
This temple is located at the top of Himalaya range near the mandakini river in kedarnath,uttrakhand. Due to poor weather conditions the temple is opened only between April till autumn full moon. This temple visit is also known as chota char dham.
10. GOLDEN TEMPLE, AMRISTAR
Golden Temple is located at Amristar, Punjab. This temple is considered as the holiest place of Sikh religion. Thousands of devotees come here to worship throughout the year. The temple has four ornamented gates which leads to the holy book of Sikh religion.