Man Shares Twitter Thread Of 16 Most Important Hindu Temples In India. How Many Have You Been To?

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Man Shares Twitter Thread Of 16 Most Important Hindu Temples In India. How Many Have You Been To?

India is the land of religions, traditions, culture, heritage and more. It has the most beautiful cultural and religious history. Temples have been a huge part of India’s culture since centuries. One thing that you can experience in all the temples across India is blissfulness. A Twitter user shared a thread of 16 most important Hindu temples in India. Check it out and bookmark it for your next divine trip.

Must-Visit Hindu Temples In India

1. Tirumala Sri Venkateswara Swami Temple, Andhra Pradesh

Tirumala Sri Venkateswara Swami temple in Andhra Pradesh is known as one of the holiest and wealthiest temples in the world. The main deity worshipped in this temple is Lord Venkasteshwar or also known as Lord Vishnu.

2. Shree Kedarnath Mandir, Uttarakhand

Shree Kedarnath Temple is located amidst the majestic Himalayan glaciers and is covered by snow during winters. The temple therefore remains closed during half of the year. The main deity worshipped here in this temple is Lord Shiva.

3. Badrinath Dham, Uttarakhand

Badrinath Dham in Uttarakhand is one of the temples which are visited in the Char Dham pilgrimage. Due to immense snow, it is almost impossible to reach this temple during the winter season and hence people visit between April to November.

4. Shree Dwarkadhish Mandir, Gujarat

Shree Dwarkadhish Mandir in Gujarat is one of the most famous temples in Gujarat and is dedicated to Lord Krishna. It is believed that Vajranabh, Lord Krishna’s great grandson had established this temple.

5. Shree Somnath Jyotirling Temple, Gujarat

Shree Somnath Jyotirling Temple is one of the 12 jyotirlingas in India. This magnificent temple is situated in Saurashtra and is known to be the place where Lord Shiva appeared as a fiery column of light.

6. Kashi Vishwanath Mandir, Uttar Pradesh

Kashi Vishwanath Mandir is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is also known as the Golden temple in Varanasi. The temple is one of the twelve jyotirlingas and stands on the banks of the holy river Ganga.

7. Shree Jagannath Mandir, Puri Odisha

The beauty of Shree Jagannath Mandir is its splendid architecture. If you look at the temple, it seems like it is built on the wheels of a chariot. It is built on sand stone and is famous for its Rath Yatra across the country.

8. Maa Kamakhya Devi Temple, Guwahati, Assam

Maa Kamakhya Devi Temple, Guwahati is a renowned shrine known to be the birthplace of Shakti. It is known as an important pilgrimage site in India. The temple celebrates an annual festival known as Ambubachi Mela.

9. Kalighat Kali Temple, Kolkata West Bengal

Kalighat Kali Temple is a beautiful and most revered temple dedicated to Goddess Kali. The temple is known as one of the 51 Shaktipeeths of India. It is said that the temple is where Sati’s toes of the right foot had fallen.

10. Ramanathaswamy Jyotirlinga in Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu

Ramanathaswamy Jyotirlinga is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is said to have been expanded by the Pandya Dynasty in the 12th century. The temple sees huge footfalls as it is one of the Char Dhams of India.

11. Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is revered for its grandeur and beauty across the country. It is one of the 108 Vishnu temples in the temple. It boasts the beauty of Dravidian architecture as well as Kerala’s architecture.

12. Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, Tamil Nadu

Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple is fondly known as the Taj Mahal of Tamil Nadu because of its impeccable architecture and religious as well as historic significance. The main deity of the temple, Goddess Parvati is said to have been born with three breasts.

13. Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam, Tamil Nadu

One of the most revered Vaishnava temples in the nation, this one is dedicated to Ranganatha, a reclining representation of the Hindu deity Lord Vishnu. The temple celebrates a 21-day long festival known as Vaikunta Ekadasi.

14. Dakshinamnaya Sharada Peetham, Sringeri, Karnataka

The ruling deity of the Sringeri Sharada Peetham is Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of learning and the arts. Jagadguru Sri Adi Shankara Bhagavatpada founded tl̥he temple about 12 centuries ago.

15. Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple is centered on the prison where Lord Krishna was actually born to Devaki and Vasudeva. His parents were sent by his wicked uncle Kansa. The temple sees large footfalls during Basant Panchami and Janmashthami.

16. Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga in Ujjain Madhya Pradesh

Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga is situated on the banks of the holy river Shipra. The majestic temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the 12 jyotirlingas temples. The lingam here is said to be swayambhu or born of itself.

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