537 Hindu Temples to explore in India
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Bhubaneswar the temple city of India is the capital of Orissa. It is believed that there were about 7000 temples in Ekamra Vana of Bhubaneswar . Reminiscence of the days of yore dating back to the 6th century.Satrughaneswar and laxamaneswar temple to the gigantic Lingaraj temple of the 11th century are available in the old township .Centuries of temple building activity continued well in to the 12th and 13th century in the shape of Anant Basudev temple on the southeast of the Bindu Sarovar Tank
is an ancient temple located at Asoda village in Vijapur Taluka. The temple is dedicated to Shiva. The temple is Monument of National Importance protected and maintained by the Archeological Survey of India. The temple is believed to have been built in the 10th century. It consists of a sanctum; mandapa and Torana, a porch.
It is one of the eight most famous Shakta shrines of Odisha. In Hindu culture, 'Maa Sarala' is a Goddess who acts as a patron of the followers of Vaishnav and Shakta.The current temple is approximately 500 years old, and was built by the Raja of Manijanga. The remnants of the old temple are not visible, but folklore suggests that it was sited at Badasarol.
Shree jagannath Temple, Puri is an important Hindu temple dedicated to lord jagannath. The temple is an important pilgrimage destination. The present temple was rebuilt from the 10th century onwards, on the site of an earlier temple, and begun by King Anantavarman Chodaganga Deva.
This temple is located in a beautiful place which is surrounnded bby mountains. The temple has main shivalingam and around five other lingams on the side of the main matapa. The devotees believes that the waterbody surrounded by the temple is the sacred Ganga and it has been falling from the head of Shiva.
A famous temple in Bardhaman which was once famous for the battles of the Pathans and Mughals. the reason it's known as 108 Shiv Temple is that there literally are 108 small temples contracted side by side in a beautiful vertical pattern.
One of the seven places of pilgrimage in the region called ‘Parashurama Srishti’ which are believed to be created by sage Parashurama. Anegudde means elephant (Aane) hillock (Gudde) and it is the abode of the elephant god, Sri Vinayaka.
Situated on the banks of river Bhadra, surrounded by forest, this temple is dedicated to the goddess Annapoorneshwari. It is believed that the sage Agastya in 8th century established the icon of the goddess here.
Adi Badri is part of the famous Panch Badri of Uttarakhand. It is a group of sixteen temples, belonging to the Gupta period. Among them is the Narayan temple, where a black stone idol of Vishnu, three feet high is enshrined. This place is within the Badrikshetra, and Badrinath being the name for Vishnu, the temple is known as the Adi Badri.
Advaita Ashrama, Mayavati, is a branch of the Ramakrishna Math, founded on 19 March 1899 at the behest of Vivekananda. This is a place with full of peace and silence which has beautiful scenic nature also.
Ambabai is mentioned in many Puranas. The idol of the Devi is made of precious stone, weighing about 40 Kgs. It contains mater mixed with Hirak bits. This throws light on its ancientness. This temple is located in the heart of Kolhapur.
This is a census town in the Banaskantha district. It is known for its historical and mythological connections with sites of cultural heritage. Ambaji is an important temple town with millions of devotees visiting the Ambaji temple every year. It is one of the 51 Shakti peethas.
Yogeshwari Temple is consecrated to Goddess Yogeshwari who fulfils all the desires of her devotees. Located in Ambajogai village, the temple is among the most revered temples of Beed District. Yogeshwari temple stands on the western bank of the Jayanti river which flows through the city. The temple architecture is of Hemadpanthi style.
Temple which was built in the 12 century AD. The walls are decorated with geometrical patterns and few sculptures. The shikhara has four vertical spires with diminishing miniature shikhara capped with a flat amalaka. A pushkarani or stepped tank in square pan is also provided near temple. The temple faces the west and is dedicated to Shiva,
Ananad Sagar is developed by Shri Gajanan Maharaj Sansthan, taking in to consideration the increasing number of devotees coming at Shegaon Mandir for Darshan, as there was no place nearby Shegaon to spare time. Sansthan has decided to develop a place which should be spiritual as well as entertainment Center for Devotees.
Ananthapura Lake Temple is the only lake temple in Kerala and it is believed to be the original seat of Ananthapadmanabha Swami (Lord Vishnu resting on the serpent King) of Padmanabhaswamy temple Thiruvananthapuram. The lake in which the temple is built measures around two acres in size. you can see a cave in the right corner of the lake and it's believed that the deity Anantha Padmanabha chose to go all the way to Thiruvananthapuram through that cave.
Anasakti Ashram is a peaceful place in Kausani famous for the stay of Mahatma Gandhi for two weeks in 1929. Also known as Gandhi Ashram, this place was described by Gandhi Ji himself as the Switzerland of India, after falling in love with its pristine beauty. In the same place he treatise and practised the Anasakti Yoga. There is a small prayer room in this ashram where prayers are held every morning and evening.