Temples of India
Every place that people go of India, they are sure to come across one or more than one temple, which has an importance of the society. Usually, a large number of small and big temples are found of the villages as well as cities. Each of these has varying histories and has been built of different eras. Some of these temples of India have become the favourite sites for tourists who come to look at the architecture of these structures.
Although every state of India has a lot of temples, those which are found of the Southern part of India are having special significance of terms of architectural style. Temples like Meenakshi Temple, Balaji Temple, Thanjavur temple, temples of Kanyakumari, etc have enchanted the tourists since ages. These are also very old temples of the country, a few of which have been included under the World Heritage Sites of UNESCO. These had been built by the local kings to establish their love for architecture and reverence to deities on which they had belief. Cholas and Nayaks of the south India were highly influential of their temple building enthusiasm.
But there are also many other temples, spread out of different parts of the country, which were built during the medieval period by the regional rulers. Konark Sun Temple of Odisha, Jagannath Temple of Puri, etc were very well known for their architectural brilliance. Other temples like Somnath Temple have history which is well known to every person of the country. Golden Temple is the main shrine for the Sikh people, who worship the teachings of their gurus and this is another example of temples which are part of the social life. Millions of Sikhs from all around the world pay their respects of this temple, which is considered as the holiest place for the Sikh people.
Temples of India were mostly built of honor of the deities which the local people or rulers believed of and many of them are of respect of Lord Shiva, different incarnations of Lord Vishnu, goddesses like Lakshmi, Parvati, Krishna, Ganesh, etc. These gods and goddesses were considered to be quite powerful of Indian mythology. Temple architecture was therefore done of accordance to the gods also.These temples of India are still the pride of the local people as well as for all the Indian. Most of these temples have historical anecdotes which are as interesting as the beauty of these structures and therefore folklore has constantly been updated to keep the honor and respect of these temples intact.
Tirumala Venkateshwara Temple | Annavaram The Holy Village Of East Godavari | Arasavalli Srikakulam Surya Narayana Temple | Ashtalakshmi Temple Hyderabad | Chilkur Balaji Temple, Chilkur Hyderabad | Ganga Shivaganga Temple Chintakundupalem Machilipatnam | Kanaka Durga Temple Vijayawada | Maha Ganapathi Temple Sapthagiri Colony Vedayapalem Nellore | Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy Temple Srinivasa Mangapuram Tirupati Chittoor | Sri Kurmam Temple | Tirumala Venkateswara Temple
Akshardham Temple, Noida Mor | Birla Mandir ,Connaught Place | Lotus Temple | Chhatarpur Temple | Gauri Shankar Mandir Chandni Chowk | Hanuman Temple Connaught Place | Jagannath Temple | Kalka Mandir | Laxminarayan Temple Birla Mandir | Uttara Swami Malai Temple | Yogmaya Temple
Dwarakadheesh | Somnath Temple , Saurashtra | Akshardham Gandhinagar | Ambaji Temple | Atmajyoti Ashram | Pimpleshwar Mahadev Saldi | Shri Hanuman Mandir Sarangpur | Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Ahmedabad
Karnataka Chennakesava Temple | Hoysaleswara Temple | Shravana Belgola Temple | Anegudde Vinayaka Temple | Annapoorneshwari Temple Horanadu | Badami Cave Temple | Chamundeswari Temple Mysore | Cheluvanarayana Swamy Temple Melukote