Below is a list of 10 famous Temple in India that are established ages back and are gloriously pouring blessings over the mankind.
1. Badrinath Temple
Dedicated to Vishnu God and being one of the major four Char Dham Yatras (expeditions) of India, Badrinath Temple is famous Hindu vicinity across the world. Badrinath Temple has now even become the most visited sacred place in India. Millions of devotees visit this blest pilgrimage from other corners of the world to get blessings of Lord Vishnu.
Lord Vishnu is worshipped in the main sanctum sanctorum and is a distinguished shrine for Vaishnavites among the 108 Divyadesams. Also, Badrinath Temple is illustrious as Badrinath Dham in Utrrakhand state and is positioned near to pious Nilkantha hill-peak very close in between the two mountains of the hillocks- Nar and Naryana.
2. The Konark Sun Temple
Established in the late thirteen century, Konark Sun Temple is a well-known Hindu pilgrimage dedicated to Sun God. This famous Sun Temple is located at Odisha state, 35 kilometres north of Puri very close the coast of the Bay of Bengal. Since 1984, Konark Temple is famed as one of the world heritage sites and.
The temple has a very mesmerizing architecture and thus the temple looks like a chariot from the front view. From past many years, tourists come across other parts of the country to take a glance of this stone-craved Hindu temple with 24 marbled wheels and 7 horses. It was constructed by a king- Narasimhadeva in 1250 A.D. The most viewed Sun Temple represents the passage of time.
3. Brihadeeswarar Temple
Being one of the great architectural and cultural places of India, Brihadeeswara temple is probably the most visited Hindu temple across the world. This famous Hindu pilgrimage is devoted to Lord Shiva and God is venerated there in Lingam form- one of the most revered manifestations of Lord Shiva. Established by the Chola rulers and was under the provision of Raja Raja Chola I.
The tower of this magnificent temple has a height of approx 66 meters. It is believed that it has the best architecture among all the famous Lord Shiva shrined situated in Indian and outside. This phenomenal building is made with a single marbled rock using granite and is stated with the title’ Big Temple.
4. Somnath Temple
Somnath Temple is located at ‘Prabhas Kshetra’ very close to Veraval in Saurashtra in the Indian state of Gujarat on the banks of the Arabian Sea. This Hindu temple is a religious home of 12 famous ‘Jyotirlinga’ of India. This Somnath Temple has 7-stories and is very tall in height approx 155 feet. Temple was built in the Chalukya style of architecture by the professionals and masters masons of the Sompuras, residents of Gujarat-State. The vicinity of the temple area is not visible from Somnath seashore.
It is a belief that in Sanskrit language, shlokas were inscribed on the Arrow-Pillar of the sea-protection wall. Dr. Rajendra Prasad-the first president of India conveyed that- ‘’Somnath Temple signifies that the power of creation is always greater than the power of destruction’’. Somnath temple also has a notable chronicle folklore and spiritual importance and thus it attracts millions of tourist and devotees across the world.
5. Kedarnath Temple
Kedarnath- one of the divine 4 dham yatras of India is nestled in the Indian states of Uttrakhand. The temple is situated on the bank of Mandakini River at a total altitude of 3584 meters just above the sea level. It is also believed that it is Lord Shiva’s Favourite place to mediate, especially during Shravan Maas-Sawan Month.
Kedarnath temple is a religious and important Hindu expedition for devotees who come a long way to witness Lord Shiva in his best form-lingam. Famous as one of the revered pilgrimages among the four Char Dham. Panch Kedar in Uttarakhand is also famed as- Jyotirlingam among the 12 jyotirlingams of Lord Shiva in India. The Best Month to visit are-April/May and Oct/Nov and it is remained open only for a limited span of time between the end of April- Akshaya Tritriya and Kartik Purnima due to extreme climate conditions.
6. Rameshwaram Temple
Shri Rameshwaram temple in Tamil-Nadu state is situated on an island of Rameswaram in Ramanathpuram district. This illustrious Hindu pilgrimage is dedicated to Hindu deity- Lord Shiva and is well known as Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga among devotees. This famous Temple is a Hindu shrine and also popular as Ramanathaswamy Temple among the local residents. Shri Ramanathaswamy Temple is one of the 12 jyotirlinga, devoted to Lord Shiva.The temple is also one of the holiest Hindu Chota Char Dham Yatra place with Badrinath, Puri and Dwarka. On Mahashivratri, umpteen devotees throng the temple with prayers on their mind and offering on their hands.
7. Vaishno Devi Mandir
The surpassing deity of Maa Vaishno is beautifully clothed in snow and makes for a sublime sight. Devotees come a long way to pay homage on some auspicious occasion by enjoying the long 13 kilometre trek to the temple. Legend has it that only the lucky people get goddess’s blessings who is sited on the highest hillock in the form of Pindis.
Vaishno Devi Temple which is located at 5,300 feet in the Trikuta Hills and is visited by approx 12 million tourists annually has now become the most sacred place to witness the one and only goddess- Shakti- Vaishno. She is an incarnation of divinity Durga- the shakti and thus revered in her most significant avatar (incarnation). In the foothills of the Himalayas, the temple has a cave inside which in winters gets extremely attractive with snow-loaded on the shrine. Being one of the oldest temple for Hindu community, it is also visited by other community’s tourists in all the seasons.
8. Siddhivinayak Temple
Siddhivinayak Temple is located in Prabhadevi area of Mumbai and was established 18th Century back. The temple has a magnificent Lord Ganesha deity, installed in the main abode which is made from black marble. Known as one of the richest shrines of India is visited by n number of Bollywood celebrities and VIP people, especially during Ganesha Chaturthi and other prime festivals.
The temple is re-built and now has 6 stories with exquisite golden-coloured dome on the major top. The Lord’s idol inside the sanctum has a peculiar trunk which is curved towards the right direction and considered prodigiously remarkable. Sidh-Vinayak Temple consists of two foremost main entrances, one out of which has Free darshan for the civilians and local devotees and other is for special darshan (paid/unpaid) for senior citizens, pregnant ladies, foreigners and differently abled tourers.
9. Gangotri Temple
Gangotri is devoted to the Goddess Ganga. This sacred shrine is situated at the bank of the River Bhagirathi at a height of 3100 meters above sea level. The pious River Ganga got the name- Bhagirathi from the ancient story of the great sage Bhagirath’s penance who was succeeded in getting her down to earth from the heavens. Lord Shiva opened his hair locks and allowed Goddess – Ganga to descent on the holy day of Gangavataran.
The sacred-king Bhagirath meditated Gangotri side on a mountain rock called Bhagirath Shila, near the temple complex. It is one of the eminent Char Dham pilgrimages and is famous as the holiest River in Hinduism. The River has the main origin famed as- Gaumukh” which is located 19 km away from Gangotri temple. Being the divine place of many holy abodes, ashrams, small shrines, and temple, it is supposed to be the main River revered among the Hindu Devotees.
10. Golden Temple
The most glamorous sacred Gurudwara- Golden Temple is situated in the Indian states of Punjab at Amritsar city. It is one of the renowned gurudwaras of Sikh community and well-known pilgrimage centre in India. Popular as Sri Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib which means home of God. It is constructed by Guru Ram Das in 1577 just around the Sarovar Lake. Over ther centuries, Golden Temple has become the frequently visited divine place of India. The architecture of this beautiful gurudwara is no less than a divine shrine not only for Sikh people but also for Hindus and Muslims.
It is built with phenomenal stones, shining marbles and loaded with golden gilding material. The main sanctum sanctorum of gurudwara has gurugranth sahib placed in the middle.