Famous Temples in India – List (pdf)

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List of Famous Temples in India: One needs to learn about the temples in India because they are a part of our rich past. For those preparing for exams, this topic is equally crucial.

Temples have played a significant role in Indian society for many years. These temples evolved into having tremendous power as the focus of Indian religious life. The temples’ function expanded beyond simply meeting people’s religious requirements.

Famous Temples of India – List

Famous templesStateLocationInformation/famous for
Kamakhya templeAssamNilachal Hill, GuwahatiKamakhya Devi is revered as the ‘Bleeding Goddess
Konark Sun TempleOrissaKonark, Puri districtA UNESCO World Heritage site. Famous for its unique architecture
Jagannath TempleOrissaPuri districtFamous for its annual Ratha Yatra, or chariot festival
Lingaraj TempleOrissaOld Town, BhubaneswarDedicated to Goddess Parvati
Golden TemplePunjabAmritsarThe complete golden dome of the Golden Temple is its prominent feature.
Lotus TempleNew DelhiBahapur, Shambhu Dayal Bagh, KalkajiUnique by its flower- like structure
Dilwara TempleRajasthanMount Abu, SirohiThe Dilwara temple is dedicated to Jain Tirthankaras, It is famous for magnificent architectural design and superb stone carving.
Meenakshi TempleTamil NaduMaduraiAlso known as the ‘Taj Mahal of the South. This is famous for the huge sculpture of the Nataraja, which is built on a silver altar.
Nataraja TempleTamil NaduCuddalore DistrictThe Nataraja Temple complex is embedded inside four prakarams
Brihadeshwara templeTamil NaduThanjavurTemple does not cast a shadow at noon Dedicated to Shiva
Virupaksha templeKarnatakaRiver Rd, HampiThe Virupaksha Temple was built by the Chalukyas during the 7th century It had been considered the most sacred sanctuary over the centuries. [1]
Khajuraho TempleMadhya PradeshChhatarpurA UNESCO World Heritage Site. Primarily noted for their erotic sculptures.
Sanchi StupaMadhya PradeshSanchi Town, Raisen districtIt was originally commissioned by the Mauryan emperor Ashoka the Great in the 3rd century BCE.
Tirupati TempleAndhra PradeshTirumala, TirupatiIt is the most visited pilgrimage center in India, famous for its landmark temples, mostly dedicated to the incarnations of Lord Vishnu.
Vaishno Devi TempleJammu and KashmirBhavan, KatraIt is believed that this cave preserves the body of Bhairo Nath whom the Goddess killed with her Trishul (Trident).
Amarnath TempleJammu and KashmirPahalgamLord Shiva had chosen this cave to describe the secrets of immortality and the formation of the universe to Maa Parvati.
Badrinath TempleUttarakhandBadrinathHindu temple dedicated to Vishnu
Gangotri TempleUttarakhandGangotriIt is the highest temple dedicated to Goddess Ganga.
Yamunotri templeUttarakhandYamunotriYamunotri temple has a shrine dedicated to the goddess.
Kedarnath TempleUttarakhandKedarnathKedarnath temple shrine is situated at a high altitude and constructed there by the Pandavas of Mahabharata
Mahabodhi templeBiharBodh Gaya,It marks the most important event in the life of Lord Buddha
Kashi Vishwanath TempleUttar PradeshVaranasiKashi Vishwanath is famous because of the Shiva Jyotirlinga that is present there. It is one of the 12 most famous jyotirlingas in the country.
Somnath TempleGujaratSomnathThe site of Somnath has been a pilgrimage site since ancient times on account of being a Triveni Sangam (the confluence of three rivers: Kapila, Hiran and Saraswati).[2]
Siddhivinayak TempleMaharashtraPrabhadeviThe deity of Ganesha is worshipped.
Dwarkadhish templeGujaratDwarkaIt is one of the Sapta Puri, the seven holy cities of India.
Sabarimala templeKeralaSabarimalaSabarimala is believed to be the place where Lord Ayyappa meditated after killing the powerful demoness, Mahishi.
Venkateswara TempleAndhra PradeshTirupati districtVenkateshwara Temple is the most revered and celebrated temple of Tirupati having tourists and pilgrims flooding in all year long. [3]
Akshardham templeNew DelhiDelhiMandir built from intricately carved sandstone and marble
Sai Baba TempleMaharashtraShirdidedicated to Sai Baba who is considered to be one of the most renowned saints.
Mahakaleshwar TempleMadhya PradeshUjjainMahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva
Padmanabhaswamy TempleKeralaThiruvananthapuramAcross the world, the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is renowned for its beauty and grandeur. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu,
Jawalamukhi templeHimachal PradeshKangraA famous temple to the goddess Jwalamukhi, the deity of the flaming face.
Ranganathaswamy TempleTamil NaduSrirangamIt has the unique distinction of being the foremost among the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to the god Vishnu.
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