India is a multi religious country. The people in India are from diverse cultures and religion. However the Hindus preserve their religion by going on a pilgrimage and building beautiful temples which are dedicated to their gods.
People in India are very religious and the biggest proof is the number of temples built in the country. There are some famous temples in India. Many people visit these temples! We see people from all over the world who come and pray to Mata Vaishno.
We have created the list of Top 10 Most Famous Temples in India. Although god resides in our hearts but these temples are their second home. Take a look! You might want to visit these beautiful temples once in your life.
10. Ramanathaswamy Temple – Rameswaram
Rameshwaram is a beautiful place and many people come here to visit the Ramnathswami Temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and you will find devotees from all over India visiting this place every year. Ramnathswamy Temple is located in Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu. It is a truly beautiful place to visit and it has a rich history as well. The Dravidian architecture of the temple is simply marvelous.
09. Shirdi Sai Baba Temple – Maharashtra
Shirdi Sai Baba Temple is a very well known sacred place in India. People come here from all over the world. Sai Baba believed that god is one and there is no religion. His preaching became very famous and we get to see many movies based on him. The temple is in Maharashtra and it is known for the special prasad which is very reasonably priced. There are many devotees of Sai Baba and Thursday is considered to be Sai Baba day in India.
08. Siddhivinayak Temple – Maharashtra
The Siddhivinayak Temple in Maharashtra is very famous. Many Bollywood celebrities visit this temple. There are arrangements of live darshan as well in this temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and many devotees visit Ganapatti every Ganesh Chaturthi. People in Maharashtra are big believers of Lord Ganesha. This is a sacred place for all the Maharashtrians. This temple is very crowded during Ganesh Chaturthi.
07. Tirupati Balaji Temple – Andhra Pradesh
Lord Balaji is very prominent in Andhra Pradesh. This temple is dedicated to much respected Lord Balaji. The people in Andhra are big believers of Lord Balaji and they also believe that the temple has special powers to fulfill dreams and wishes of people. The architecture of this temple is Dravidian style and the statue of Lord Balaji is very beautiful. The temple stays very crowded each day as many tourists visit this place. It is World’s second richest temple. Many devotees offer gold and cash to Lord Balaji.
06. Jagannath Temple, Puri, Odisha
Jagannath Temple is the place where Rath Yatra takes place. It is in the famous beach area called Puri in Odisha. It is always crowded and it is very difficult to find a room here in winter season. The temple is dedicated to Lord Jagannath. Puri is famous for the rath yatra and many people come here during the rath yatra time from all over the world. The famous prasad of this temple is simply delicious and many devotees enjoy the food and the evening aarti.
05. Somnath Temple – Gujarat
Somnath Temple is a famous religious place and it is located in the Western part of Gujarat. It is a holy place dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one the jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva in India. The temple is very beautiful and many tourists visit this religious place for its architectural brilliance. There are many devotees of Lord Shiva and they make sure to visit this temple once in a year.
04. Akshardham Temple – New Delhi
Akshardham Temple is a very famous religious temple in New Delhi which is dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan. It is a huge complex where there is an ashram as well. The main structure of the temple has beautiful statues of Lord Swaminarayan. The temple has many activities to offer. There is underground boating, Swaminarayan movie show and the famous light and sound show which is absolutely miraculous. Million of devotees and tourists visit this temple and it is one of the most popular tourist spot in New Delhi.
03. Mahabodhi Temple – Bodh Gaya
Mahabodhi Temple is in Bodh Gaya and many people visit this religious place everyday! It is dedicated to Lord Buddha. Buddhism is prominent in various parts of India. There are many followers of Buddhism. This temple is about 96 kilometers away from Bihar and it is truly beautiful. The devotees are followers of Buddha and they believe that this religious place gives them peace of mind and body.
02. Kamakhya Devi Temple – Guwahati, Assam
The Kamakhya Devi temple is an Indian temple for the devotees of Mata Kamakhya. She is a tantric goddess and there are many devotees of Maa Kamakhya in India. She is identified as Kali Mata and devotees believe that the temple has many powers. The Kamakhya Temple is situated on a hill called Nilachal Hill in Guwahati. Maa Kamakhya is known as the menstruating goddess. She is the only bleeding goddess in our country.
01. Vaishno Devi – Katra, Jammu and Kashmir
Vaishno Devi is the number one temple in India. Millions of devotees go to Vaishno Devi each day to seek mata’s blessings and fulfil their wishes. It is believed that when a devotee goes to Vaishno Devi, they do not come back empty handed. The religious place is very powerful and anyone who goes to Vaishno Devi, Mata will surely fulfil their wishes and dreams. It is a long 17 kilometer walk to reach the main temple. During Navratri, there is a huge rush in Vaishno Devi. Many Indians are big devotees of Mata.
Indian people have built these temples with a lot of love and hard work. Since India is a religious country, there are many more temples you will find on the streets and in the neighbourhood. God gives us the hope that he is there and he is watching over us. God acts as a supporter, friend and a hope for people who have given up on life. It is much needed in today’s world because people cannot deal with failure and too much competition. People in India are true believers of various gods! May this belief in god remain undiminished.