India’s Most Magnificent Temples: A Visual Tour (Famous Temples in India)

Steeped in history and brimming with diverse beliefs, India is a land where countless traditions and legends intertwine with vibrant religions. As the cradle of Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism, India boasts a rich tapestry of cultural and religious heritage. Remarkably, people of these various faiths coexist in harmony, fostering a spirit of brotherhood.

Hinduism, believed to be the world’s oldest religion, stands apart from others. Lacking a singular founder, it represents a unique amalgamation of diverse spiritual practices. Ancient texts and scholars describe it as a way of life, one without a distinct beginning or end.

For Hindus, the divine presence manifests in majestic temples, aptly called “Mandirs.” Scattered across the country, each temple possesses a unique history and captivating legend. In ancient times, Indian rulers, patrons of art and sculpture, commissioned the creation of these architectural marvels, transforming them into enduring testaments of artistic brilliance.


List of Most Popular Temples in India

Temple Name City/State Name
Badrinath Temple Chamoli, Uttarakhand
Sun Temple Konark, Odisha
Brihadeeswara Temple Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
Somnath Temple Somnath Gujarat
Kedarnath Temple Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand
Sanchi Stupa Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh
Ramanathaswamy Temple Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu
Vaishno Devi Temple Katra, Jammu and Kahsmir
Siddhivinayak Temple Mumbai, Maharashtra
Gangotri Temple Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand
Golden Temple Amritsar, Punjab
Kashi Vishwanath Temple Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Shri Jagannath Temple Puri, Odisha
Yamunotri Temple Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand
Meenakshi Temple Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Amarnath Cave Temple Jammu and Kashmir
Lingaraja Temple Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Tirupati Balaji Temple Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh
Kanchipuram Temples Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu
Khajuraho Temple Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
Virupaksha Temple Hampi, Karnataka
Akshardham Temple Delhi
Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir Delhi
Gomateshwara Temple Shravanabelagola, Karnataka
Ranakpur Temple Pali, Rajasthan
Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Shirdi, Maharashtra
Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple Trivendrum, Kerala
Dwarkadhish Temple Dwarka, Gujarat
Laxminarayan Temple Delhi
Iskcon Temple Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh
Mahabodhi Temple Gaya, Bihar
Kamakhya Temple Guwahati, Assam
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Mukteswara Temple Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple Srirangam, Karnataka
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