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10 Temple Festivals to explore in India

India

The seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world. A hotpot of languages, religions, numerous cultures & traditions.

Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna TempleSH 12, Ambalapuzha, Kerala 688561, India

The temple immersed in history and legends, and a prime example of religious and cultural harmony.

Madan Mohan Bari Lake
Madan Mohan Bari LakeMadan Mohan Bari Lake, Dinhata, West Bengal 736135

This temple is situated right in the heart of the district of Cooch Behar which is devoted to Lord Krishna and Balaram. Rass Mela is an important festival and there are thousands of people who throng to the Mela.

Mangala Devi Temple
Mangala Devi TempleIdukki, Kerala 685509, India

An ancient temple in the middle of the forest.

Oachira Parabrahma Temple
Oachira Parabrahma TempleOachira Rd, Oachira, Kerala 690525, India

An ancient temple and a Hindu pilgrimage site. The temple is home to Oachirakkali- a famous ritual performed here during June wherein traditional martial arts experts conduct mock-fighting in muddy water. The temple also hosts the festival of cattle, 28 days after Onam- the harvest festival of Kerala. The festival of cattle consists of gigantic idols of bull made of cloth & hay which are then pulled on giant wheels to the Oachira Temple from the sites where they are made.

Pushkar Ghat
Pushkar GhatRajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh 533101, India

This is a ghat located in the Godavari district where the Godavari pushkaram festival is conducted. Godavari Pushkaram is a festival of River Godavari which occurs once in 12 years. The pushkaram festival last held in the year 2003.

Shri Ram Ghat
Shri Ram GhatJaisinghpura, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh 456001, India

Sri ram mandir Gaht is considered as one of the oldest bathing ghats in India and holds the relevance with the Kumbhmela celebrations. It is of immense importance to the Hindus because it is one of the four locations where Kumbh Mela is held every 12 years.

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Sree Padmanabhaswamy TempleWest Nada, Fort, East Fort, Pazhavangadi, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695023, India

The ancient temple with its billions of dollars of wealth, impeccable architecture and legends.

Triveni Sangam
Triveni SangamTriveni Sangam, Sachcha Baba Nagar, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh 211008

This is the point of the confluence of Three rivers (Ganga, Yamuna & Saraswati). The point of confluence is a sacred place for Hindus, with a bath here said to flush away all of one's sins and free one from the cycle of rebirth. A place of religious importance and the site for historic Kumbh Mela held every 12 years, over the years it has also been the site of immersion of ashes of several national leaders, including Mahatma Gandhi in 1948.

Vadakkunnathan Shiva Temple
Vadakkunnathan Shiva TempleNear Thekkinkadu Maidan, Kuruppam, Anchuvilakku, Kuruppam, Thekkinkadu Maidan, Thrissur, Kerala 680001, India

Vadakkunnathan Temple is an ancient Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Shiva here is popularly known as Vadakkunnathan, meaning "lord of the north" as he is believed to live in Kailas which is on the northern side of India. The temple is located in Thrissur City in Thrissur District of Kerala State in Southern India. The name Thrissur is derived from its old name ‘Thiru-Shiva-Peroor’ which translates to ‘the city of sacred Shiva’.

Valliyoorkavu
ValliyoorkavuMananthavady Bypass Rd, Valliyoorkavu, Mananthavady, Kerala 670645, India

14 th century temple dedicated to goddess Durga, a favourite among the local tribes

Map of Temple Festivals to explore in India