List of large Hindu temples

    1. Akshardham--in Delhi, India--Akshardham is a Hindu temple complex in Delhi, India. the complex displays millennia of traditional Indian and Hindu culture, spirituality and architecture. The building was inspired and moderated by Pramukh Swami Maharaj,

    3. Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam--in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India, Srirangam temple is often listed as the largest functioning Hindu temple in the world. The Ranganathanswamy Temple complex with 49 shrines, all dedicated to Lord Vishnu, is so huge that it is like a city within itself.

    5. Belur Math, Ramakrishna temple-in Howrah, West Bengal, India Belur math or Belur Mutt is the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission,  founded by Swami Vivekananda, a chief disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. The temple is notable for its architecture that fuses Hindu, Christian and Islamic motifs as a symbol of unity of all religions.

    7. Angkor Wat Angkor, Cambodia--Angkor Wat is a temple complex at Angkor, Cambodia,  built for the king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple

      and capital city.first Hindu, dedicated to the god Vishnu, then Buddhist. It is the world's largest religious building.

    9. Thillai Nataraja Temple, Chidambaram—in Yogyakarta, Indonesia Candi Prambanan or Candi Rara Jonggrang is a 9th-century Hindu temple compound in Central Java, Indonesia, dedicated to the Trimurti, the expression of God as the Creator (Brahma), the Preserver (Vishnu) and the Destroyer (Shiva).

    11. Varadharaja Perumal Temple --in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India--Varadharaja Perumal Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in the holy city of Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the Divya Desams, the 108 temples of Vishnu believed to have been visited by the 12 poet saints,

    13. Ekambareswarar Temple--in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, IndiaEkambareswarar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, located in Kanchipuram in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.

    15. Brihadeeswarar Temple—in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India--Annamalaiyar Temple is a noted Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, and it is the second largest temple

    17. Tiruvarur Thyagarajaswamy Temple--in Tiruvarur, Tamil Nadu, India--The ancient Sri Thyagaraja temple at Tiruvarur is dedicated to the Somaskanda aspect of Shiva.The temple chariot is the largest of its kind in Tamil Nadu

    19. Nellaiappar Temple--in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India--The temple of Arulmigu Swami Nellaiappar and Kanthimathi Ambal was built before 2500–3000 years ago.The temple car belongs to this temple is the third largest temple car in India and it is more than 510 years ago and it is the oldest car festival in the world.

    21. Meenakshi Amman Temple--in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, IndiaMeenakshi Sundareswarar Temple or Meenakshi Amman Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva — who is known here as Sundareswarar or Beautiful Lord and his consort, Parvati who is known as Meenakshi.

    23. Vaitheeswaran Koil--in Vaitheeswaran Koil, Tamil Nadu, India,Vaitheeswaran Temple is located in Tamil Nadu, India, dedicated to the god Shiva. In this temple, Lord Shiva is worshiped as "Vaitheeswaran" or the "God of medicine"; worshipers believe that prayers to Lord Vaitheeswaran can cure diseases.

    25. Rajagopalaswamy temple--in Mannargudi, Tamilnadu, India--Rajagopalaswamy temple is a Vaishnavite shrine located in the town of Mannargudi, Tamil Nadu, India The Front Temple tower is 156 feet tall. The presiding deity is Rajagopalaswamy, a form of Lord Krishna.

    27. Jambukeswarar Temple, Thiruvanaikaval--in Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India--Thiruvanaikaval  (also Thiruvanaikal) is a Shiva temple in Tiruchirapalli (Trichy), in the state of Tamil Nadu, India 

    29. Nellaiappar Temple--in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India--The temple of Arulmigu Swami Nellaiappar and Kanthimathi Ambal was built before 2500–3000 years ago.The temple car belongs to this temple is the third largest temple car in India and it is more than 510 years ago and it is the oldest  car festival in the world.

    31. Jagannath Temple, Puri--in Puri, Odisha, India--The Jagannath Temple in Puri is a  famous Hindu temple dedicated to Jagannath (Vishnu) in the coastal town of Puri in the state of Odisha, India

    33. Birla Mandir--in Delhi, India--The Laxminarayan Temple (also known as the Birla Mandir) is a Hindu temple dedicated to Laxminarayan in Delhi, India. The temple is built in honour of Lakshmi (Hindu goddess of wealth) and her consort Narayana (Vishnu, Laxmi Narayan Temple was built by Baldeo Das Birla of Birla family. Thus,
    34.    the temple is also known as Birla Mandir.


    35. Badrinath Temple: Situated close to the Alaknanda River, the abode of Lord Badrinath is located in the Chamoli district, a small town of Badrinath (Uttarakhand). This holy shrine of Lord Vishnu forms a part of the four holiest sites (Char Dhams) in Hindu religion. The ancient abode of Lord Vishnu can be visited only between April to November as in the rest of the months the weather is too harsh for undertaking a pilgrimage journey. Mata Murti-Ka-Mela – in which the mother of Lord Badrinath is worshipped and it takes place in the month of September.
    36.    Badri-Kedar Festival – extending to 8 days, it takes place in the month of June and is celebrated in both the temples of Badrinath and Kedarnath.


    37. The Konark Sun Temple: The Sun temple is situated in the small town of Konark, which is situated in the Puri district of Odisha. This marvel of architecture is dedicated to Lord Sun.this temple too has connections with a few legends. As per one of the legends, God Krishna cursed, one of his own sons with leprosy.  To seek penance, Samba worshiped Lord Sun (Surya) for a period of twelve years. Pleased with his devotion, Surya healed him. Samba made the Sun temple in return to express his gratitude

    39. Somnath Temple: This is one of the oldest pilgrimage centres in India. Som refers to the ‘Moon God’, thus Somnath means ‘Protector of the Moon God’. According to a legend, Som got the temple built in the honor of Lord Shiva as it was Shiva who cured the illness, which was inflicted on him due to his father-in-law’s curse.It is one of the most revered ‘jyotirlings’ among the 12 existing jyotirlings of India. The temple is located in Prabhas Kshetra in Saurashtra (Gujarat).Another interesting thing about the place is that it is built on the shore of Arabian Sea and in between the temple and the South Pole, in a straight line there is no land area.

    41. Sanchi Stupa: A Stupa is a holy place of Buddhist, which is built in the shape of a dome that consists of relics of Buddha.Sanchi is a village in the Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh,A UNESCO World Heritage Site this famous pilgrimage site in India was built by the great emperor Asoka in the 3rd century BC. There are four intricately designed gateways surrounding the Stupa known as Toranas, each individually symbolizing the four emotions of love, peace, courage and trust. The Great Stupa is 16 meters high and 37 meters in diameter and preserves the relics of Buddha.

    43. Ramanathaswamy (Rameshwaram) Temple: Rameshwaram (or Rameswaram) is a small island town in Tamil Nadu and is one of the four holiest pilgrimage places (Char Dhams) of the HindusAs per the instructions of Lord Rama, Vishwalingam is worshiped before the Ramalingam, even today.

    45. Vaishno Devi Mandir: Vaishno Devi is present here in the form of three rock heads, called the Pindies, instead of a statue. Due to the strong faith of the people, every year millions of them come to take the blessings of Maa Vaishno Devi.  It is said that it is Maa Vaishno who decides her visitors.

    47. Gangotri Temple :The holy temple of Gangotri opens up on Akshaya Tritiya (usually falling in the months of April or May). On this occasion, an idol of Ganga Maa is brought back from the Mukhyamath temple (her winter abode), which is at a distance of 20 km. On Diwali, every year, Maa Ganga again travels back to the Mukhyamath temple. sacred origin of Ganga Maa (mother) is worshipped at Gangotri temple, which is situated in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand.

    49. The Golden Temple: Sri Harmandir Sahib also called Darbar Sahib and popularly referred to as the Golden Temple is the holiest site of Sikhs and the most iconic symbol of heritage and traditions of Sikhism. Golden Temple is also voted as one of the seven wonders of India. In golden temple There are 4 entrances which signifies Sikhism’s openness to other religion, creeds and people. It is open to all irrespective of caste, creed, religion or sex. Golden Temple is surrounded by a large lake known as Amrit Sarovar or the pond of immortal nectar. The most important celebration inside Golden Temple is held on second week of April on occasion of Vaisakhi which is also the founding date of Sikh Khalsa.

    51. Amarnath Cave Temple: The holy cave of Amarnath is located at an altitude of 3,888 meters in the state of Jammu and Kashmirthe cave is also covered with layers of snow most times of the year. In the summer season, (June to August) it becomes accessible and hence opens up to receive the pilgrims.The pilgrimage towards Amarnath consists of a 5 day trek in which the devotees brave tough and uncertain climatic conditions and walk for 40 miles.

    53. Kanchipuram Temples: The City of Thousand Temples – Kanchipuram (Tamil Nadu) is one of the seven sacred places in India. Every temple in Kanchipuram is a fascinating piece of architecture. Among the most revered temples of Kanchi 3 major ones are mentioned below:
      • Kamakshi Amman Temple:
      • Ekambareswarar Temple:
      • Varadaraja Perumal Temple:


    54. Khajuraho Temple: Khajuraho is a town in the state of Madhya Pradesh, which houses several temples built between 10th to 12th centuries the temples are built of sandstone and dedicated to the deities of Hindus and Jains. this temple Spread across an area of 20 sq km, the monuments of the town are recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temples are world famous for the erotic cravings The temples have been divided into three zones – eastern, western and southern. The Western zone consists of the most famous temples; the largest temple of Khajuraho, Kandariya Mahadeva Temple, falls under this zone.

    56. Gomateshwara Temple: Gomateshwara temple is dedicated to Lord Bahubali also known as is one of the most important pilgrimage places for Jains. Situated in the Shravanabelagola town of Karnataka.
    57. The most important event occurs in the temple after every 12 years. It is called Mahamastakabhishek and is a very important festival for Jains. In which Lord Bahubali is bathed and smeared with various things like saffron paste, sugarcane, turmeric, milk and vermillion and offered various precious stones and coins (like gold and silver).


    58. Shirdi Sai Baba Temple: The holy temple of Sai baba was built in 1922, in the Shirdi town of Maharashtra. Located about 296 kms from Mumbai, the small town of Shirdi has attained fame due to its association with Shri Sai Baba. the shrine was made over the Samadhi of Sai Baba. Each day around 25,000 devotees come for Baba’s darshan and on festivals the figure comes into lakhs. Ramnavmi, Guru Purnima and Vijayadashami are the major festivals that are celebrated with great enthusiasm and passion. The principles of Sai Baba (like love, charity, forgiveness) are spread through the land of Shirdi, which has been made holy by the pure soul.

    60. Laxminarayan Temple: Inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi in 1939. Laxminarayan is a form of Lord Vishnu (Narayan) when he is with Goddess Lakshmi (his consort).
    61. The primary shrine is devoted to Laxminarayan; other smaller shrines are dedicated to other Gods like Shiva, Hanuman, Krishna, Ganesh and Buddha.

    62. Iskcon Temple: Also known as the Krishna Balaram mandir, ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) was built in the year 1975. Located in the holy land of Vrindavan (Mathura, Uttar Pradesh), the land which is believed to be the abode of Lord Krishna in his young age, the ISKCON temple is well known for the utmost standard of cleanliness and worship they maintain. The chants of ‘Hare Krishna’ reverberate in the temple all hours of the day.


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