Temples of India

The Temples or "Mandir" is a holy place or a symbolic house in the Hindu religion where the prayer of Gods is conducted. Hindu temples are large and magnificent with a rich history. The architecture or building style of temples varies from place to place. Temples are often included tall, elaborately carved towers. Besides worship, it also focuses on most aspects of everyday life like religious, cultural, educational, and social. Here is the list of some famous Hindu temples in India.

Temples of India
Temple Place State Famous For
Amarnath Cave Temple Amarnath Jammu and Kashmir The cave is believed to be around 5000 years old. 
Badrinath Temple Badrinath Uttarakhand The temple is one of the four Chota Char Dham pilgrimage sites in India.
Brihadeeswara Temple Thanjavur city Tamil Nadu It is one of the largest South Indian temples. The temple is also a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Golden Temple Amritsar Punjab Sri Harmandir Sahib is the most pious place of pilgrimage for Sikhism. The temple was built in the 15th century.
Kamakhya Temple Guwahati Assam The temple dedicated to the mother goddess Kamakhya and is located on Nilachal Hill. It is one of the oldest of the 51 Shakti Pithas.
Kashi Vishwanath Temple Varanasi Uttar Pradesh Kashi Vishwanath temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The city of Varanasi is also known as Kashi that is why the temple is famously called Kashi Vishwanath temple.
Kedarnath Temple Garhwal Himalayan range Uttarakhand Kedarnath temple is one of the most sacred Shiva temples in India. The temple is believed to be built by the Pandavas to atone for their sins committed during their battle with Kauravs.
Konark Sun Temple Konark  Odisha This temple is dedicated to Lord Sun. The temple complex is built in high chariot with immense wheels and horses, all carved from stone.
Lingaraja Temple Bhubaneswar Odisha The idol of Lingaraj usually represents Lord Shiva, but over here it symbolizes Shiva and Vishnu. The combined form of both the Gods is referred to as Harihara. 
Lord Jagannath Temple Puri Odisha The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna, the temple is one of the four holiest places (Char Dhams) of India. 
Meenakshi Temple  Madurai Tamil Nadu The temple is dedicated to Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. As per a legend, the pond was created by Shiva and is even older than the temple.
Rameshwaram Temple Rameshwaram Tamil Nadu It is the belief that Lord Rama along with his wife Sita first landed on the temple’s shore after defeating the demon King Ravana.
Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Shirdi Maharashtra The holy temple of Sai baba was built in 1922, in the Shirdi town of Maharashtra.
Siddhivinayak Temple Mumbai  Maharashtra The Shree Siddhivinayak Mandir dedicated to Lord Shri Ganesh. It was originally built by Laxman Vithu and Deubai Patil on 19 November 1801. It is one of the richest temples in India.
Somnath Temple Junagadh  Gujarat The temple is believed to be the first among the twelve jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva.
Tirupati Balaji Tirumala Andhra Pradesh The temple is devoted to Lord Venkateshwara, who is popularly called ‘Balaji’ and is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. 
Vaishno Devi Mandir Katra Jammu and Kashmir According to Hindu religion, the Goddess Vaishnavi was created when Uma, MahaLakshmi and MahaSaraswati decided to combine their energies to rid of wicked and tyrannical rule of the demons.

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