Top 10 Temples in India
India has many great cultures and traditions and has many great stories related to religion. In India, people believe in god with all faith and trust. There are so many sculptures in the country that explains god's existence in our cultures and traditions. This much devotion toward the god in people helps them maintain peace and hope in their life.
Due to many stories, novels, books, and god statues from the past, generates a strong belief and determination which becomes a reason behind the creation of many temples. Let's see a few such top temples in India.
This temple is related to Lord Shiva and is located in Uttarakhand in the Himalayan region. This temple's remarkable designs give it a secure place among the Top ten temples in India.
This temple is situated 11,755 feet above sea level, and due to bad weather, the temple is only open from April to November for visitors. This temple was built by Pandavas. Kedarnath can't be reached directly by road and can only be reached by a 22 km climb from Gorikund.
2. Badrinath temple
Badrinath temple is a popular Hindu temple for the worship of Lord Vishnu's idol. This temple is located in Uttarakhand, and the best time to visit this temple is between April to November because of the uneven condition of weathers conditions in Uttarakhand. This temple is situated above sea level approximately 10,248 feet. Badrinath also represents Char Dhams and owns a position in one of the four Char Dhams in the country. Due to the beauty of hills and rivers, Badrinath is also one of the most beautiful temple
3. Kashi Viswanath
This is a famous Hindu temple of Lord Shiva. This temple is located in Varanasi in UP in India. This temple was completed in 1780. This temple is located near the bank of the river Ganga, and from every corner of India people come here to bathe in the river Ganga, they also believe that after taking bath in Ganga they will achieve Moksha. Our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is also a frequent visitor to this temple.
It is one of the famous Hindu temples in India for the prayer of Lord Krishna. It is located in Puri in Odisha state. This temple was built in the 12th century AD. It is said that people who believe in 'Char Dham', should visit this temple for sure once in their lifetime and this is why the temple is considered one of Dham. This temple represents the East. Rath Yatra is the most famous festival observed by devotees of Jagannath. Every year lots of followers come to pray in this temple and become a part of the festival.
This is a famous Hindu temple for Lord Shiva. It is located on Rameswaram Island in Tamil Nadu. This temple is the second temple of the Char Dhams which represents the south. The temple is also loved because of its beautiful architecture. The way it was designed, makes it so unique and beautiful. Every year lots of worshippers come to see this temple.
6. Amarnath Temple
It is a Hindu temple, located in Pahalgam in Jammu & Kashmir. This is a temple for Lord Shiva's devotees. The temple is a cave, which is a 5000-year-old cave located 12,756 feet above sea level. The distance from Srinagar to the temple is almost 140 km. Every year lakhs of people visit to see this temple. It is only open for 20 to 60 days for visiting this temple through a hard route. There is no road so people face many difficulties to reach here, to cover 64 kilometers takes almost five days by walk.
7. Venkateshwara Tirupati Balaji
This temple is of Lord Venkateshwara, a form of Vishnu. It is located in Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh. It is considered the second richest temple in India because of the expensive materials used in the construction of the temple decades ago. Every year approx 5 lakhs followers visit this temple for worship. The temple is owned by a charity and believed to be the temple that is made of pure gold.
8. Vaishno Devi
This temple is known for the idol of Durga Mata Rani. She is believed to be the Hindu mother goddess. This temple is located in Katra, India, at the top of a hill. In the starting the path is not good enough to reach easily; people have to face many difficulties while reaching the temple. People go 8 km to reach this temple from Katra by walking. People used to visit it frequently as it gives them mental peace and that's why it is the second most visited temple. Every year nearly 8 million people come here.
9. Siddhi Vinayak Temple
This is a Hindu temple devoted to lord Sri Ganesh. People have the belief that any kind of festival you celebrate should start from Ganesh worship and this gives them more belief in this temple.
It is situated in Mumbai, Maharashtra, and Ganesh festival is very famous in Maharashtra. Laxman Vithu and Deubai Patil were very devoted to Lord Ganesh and built this temple in 1801. Lots of money had been invested to build this temple.
10. Somnath temple
This temple is known as Lord Shiva. It is located in Prabhas Patan in Gujarat. It is one of the oldest sacred pilgrimage places for Hindus, who considered it to be the first in the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. Reconstructed numerous instances because of the repeated destruction through numerous Muslim invaders and rulers, and this is why it is not possible to tell the original date of the temples construction. But it was last constructed in 1951. It's an honor that Prime minister Shri Narendra Modi is the chairman of Somnath Temple. This temple is taken care of by a trust.