Famously known as Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, the Tirupati Balaji is devoted to Lord Venkateshwara – an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Undoubtedly the most revered temple in South India, Venkateshwara Tirupati Balaji is the second richest religious site with devotees offering an infinite amount of money and gold to their Lord running every day. Another major attraction of the place is laddoos – given as prasadam in the shrine is world-famous for its delectable taste.
6. The Konark Sun Temple
The Sun Temple stands proudly in the small town of Konark, Puri district of Odisha. The architectural marvel is dedicated to Lord Sun and resembles his carriage. The entire temple has been built in the shape of a chariot that features twelve wheels and is dragged by seven horses. The temple attracts visitors for its charming beauty and is an ideal place to take some impeccable pictures.
7. Somnath and Dwarka Temple
The two incredible Somnath and Dwarka Temple are located at seashore. Devoted to Lord Krishna, Dwarkadhish Temple stands on the banks of River Gomti. The temple building features 5 storied buildings, supported by 72 pillars and this is the reason that fascinates tourists all around the world.
Somnath Temple, located 230 km from Dwarka is devoted to Lord Shiva and houses one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. The temple finds remarks in many ancient books and has great tales in its store for the visitors.
Located in the ancient and holy city of Varanasi, Kashi Vishwanath is much revered for its high value. Many great men in history have continuously visited the distinguished temple. A visit to the sacred temple of Shiva is believed to be one of the many ways to attain Moksha (liberation of soul).
9. Meenakshi Temple
When we are listing the most famous temples in India, it would be unfair not to mention the architectural wonder – Meenakshi Temple, located in Madurai (Tamil Nadu). Dedicated to Goddess Parvati (also known as Meenakshi) and her husband Lord Shiva, the temple features a hall that consists of 985 pillars with every pillar different from each other and intricately carved. The colourful temple that was built in the 12th century was also a nominee of the ‘New Seven Wonders of the World.’
If you want to see real India, you can’t do without visiting its revered temples. Though primarily known for the spiritual tour, they also surprise visitors for their beauty, grandeur, architecture, significance, and the spirit of devotees.