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10 Most Scenic Temples of India
 

10 Most Scenic Temples of India

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Temples have traditionally stood as symbols of various faiths. In ancient India, besides being a tribute to the gods, they also served as seats of learning and innovation. Which is why nothing less ...

Temples have traditionally stood as symbols of various faiths. In ancient India, besides being a tribute to the gods, they also served as seats of learning and innovation. Which is why nothing less than the best architects, the most skilled artisans and the most beautiful of locations would do. Here are some Temples that make it to our list of top 10 most scenic Temples in the country.

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    • Temples have traditionally stood as symbols of various faiths. In ancient India,besides being a tribute to the gods, they also served as seats of learning andinnovation. Which is why nothing less than the best architects, the most skilledartisans and the most beautiful of locations would do. Here are some Temples thatmake it to our list of top 10 most scenic Temples in the country.
    • Vaishno Devi Temple is a beautiful Hindu Pilgrimage site dedicated to Goddess Shakti.Pilgrims, especially Hindus from all over the world visit Vaishno Devi, making it thesecond most visited shrine in India after Tirupati Balaji Mandir.
    • The Harmandir Sahib (or Hari Mandir) in Amritsar, Punjab, is the holiest shrine of the Sikhs,commonly known as the Golden Temple. It was officially renamed Harmandir Sahib inMarch 2005. The temple (or gurdwara) is a major pilgrimage destination for Sikhs from allover the world, as well as an increasingly popular tourist attraction.
    • The Shantadurga Temple is dedicated to an avatar of Parvati known as Shantadurga, the Goddessof Peace. Shantadurga appeared at the behest of Lord Brahma and mediated between Shiva andVishnu to stop a deadly war that could have destroyed the Universe. Situated 33 kms. fromPanjim, it is a highly affluent Temple, famous for a palanquin made of gold.
    • Proudly finding it’s place in the list of top 30 nominees of the “New Seven Wonders of theWorlds", the Shri Meenakshi Temple in Madurai, is a complete Indian Temple experience. It isdedicated to Parvati who is known as Meenakshi and her consort, Shiva. It has an estimated33,000 sculptures in the Temple and attracts around 15,000 visitors a day!
    • Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu finds the coveted place among the seven sacred cities forHindus and has several stunning Temples mostly dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu. TheKailashnatha Temple is said to be the oldest in the city and dates back to the 7th century.
    • The Jains put all their devotional passion into the creation of the most ornate marble temples; with exquisitely detailed relief carvings covering every inch. The same applies to the Temples at
    • The town of Khajuraho is famous for its great temple complex, which features intricatelycarved buildings dating back as far as the 10th century. It has the largest group of medievalTemples and Jain Temples, famous for their erotic sculptures. The monuments have beenlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and ranks among “Seven Wonders" of India.
    • This awesome Shivastalam in India, stands among the most sacred pilgrimage centres of thecountry. It is revered as one of the 12 Jyotirlingams . The spiritual leader Adi Sankaracharya isclosely associated with Kedarnath. It is a shrine steeped in rich history and religious significance.
    • Konark is a highly renowned tourist attraction of Orissa. It houses a colossal Temple dedicated tothe Sun God. Built in 1278 CE by the Ganga King Narasimha Deva. it is known as the grandesttemple of India and is referred to as the Black Pagoda. The tower over the Garbagriha is missing,however the Jagmohana is intact, and even in this state, it is awe inspiring.
    • Every Hindu knows about the sacred Lord Venkateshwara (Balaji) Temple in Tirupati. The Templeis situated around 10 kms. from Tirupati on Tirumala Hill in Chitoor District. Dedicated to LordVenkateshwara, it attracts Hindu pilgrims from all over the world. It is the most visited worshipsite in the world and the second richest worship place in the world after the Vatican in Rome.
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