10 most scenic temples of india

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Hindu Dharma is the most wide spread religion in the country and every part of the country contributes to the faith of the religion. Many Gods in many forms are worshipped in every parts of the country.. These Char Dhams should be visited by every individual from Hindu religion to get rid of his sins and to attain Moksha. The Char Dham Yatra includes Pilgrimage to Dwarka, Badrinath, Jagannath Puri and Rameshwaram, the four most holy sites for Hindu people. As defined by Adi Shankaracharya, these holy shrines are devoted to Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva and one is a mixed pilgrimage site.

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10 most scenic temples of india

  1. 1. A Hindu temple, also known as a Mandiram, which means means gladdening is a place of worship for followers of Hinduism. A characteristic of most temples is the presence of murtis of the Hindu deity to whom the temple is dedicated.
  2. 2. Vaishno Devi Mandir (Hindi: is one of the holy Hindu temples dedicated to Shakti, located in the hills of Vaishno Devi, Jammu and Kashmir, India. In Hinduism, Vaishno Devi, also known as Mata Rani and Vaishnavi, is a manifestation of the Mother Goddess. Vaishno Devi ,Jammu & Kashmir
  3. 3. It is home to the Harmandir Sahib (referred to as the "Golden Temple" in the western media), the spiritual and cultural center for the Sikh religion. This important Sikh shrine attracts more visitors than the Taj Mahal with more than 100,000 visitors on week days alone and is the most popular destination for Non-resident Indians (NRI) in the whole of India. The city also houses the Sikh temporal and political authority, Akal Takht, as well as the Sikh Parliament. Golden Temple, Amritsar
  4. 4. The temple is dedicated to Shantadurga, the goddess who mediates between Vishnu and Shiva. The deity is also called 'Santeri' colloquially. This avatar of Shree Jagdamba Devi which had come to make peace (Shanti) between Shree Vishnu and Shree Shiva, came to be known as Shree Shantadurga Devi. Shree Shantadurga Devi,Goa
  5. 5. The Meenakshi temple is believed to be founded by Indra (king of Devas, celestial deities) while he was on a pilgrimage to cure his misdeeds. He felt his burden taken off nearing the swayambu lingam(self formed lingam, a representation of Shiva used for worship in temples) of Madurai. The Meenakshi Temple ,Madurai
  6. 6. The Kailasanath temple is the oldest temple of Kanchipuram. Located in Tamil Nadu, India, it is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Siva and known for its historical presence. The low-stung sandstone compound is a chock-a-block with fascniating carvings, including many half-animal deities that were in vogue during the period of early Dravidian Architecture. The Kailasanath Temple,Kanchipuram
  7. 7. Ranakpur is widely known for its marble Jain temple, said to be the most spectacular of the Jain temples.There is also a small Sun temple which is managed by the Udaipur royal family trust. Jain Temples,Ranakpur
  8. 8. The Khajuraho temples are made of sandstone. The builders didn't use mortar: the stones were put together with mortise and tenon joints and they were held in place by gravity. This form of construction requires very precise joints. The columns and architraves were built with megaliths that weighed up to 20 tons Khajuraho Temples, Madhya Pradesh
  9. 9. Kedarnath is named after honor of King Kedar, who ruled in the Satya Yuga. He had a daughter named Vrinda who was a partial incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi. Kedarnath,Uttrakhand
  10. 10. The name Konark is derived from a Sanskrit word Kona (meaning angle) and word Arka (meaning sun) in reference to the temple which was dedicated to the Sun god Surya.
  11. 11. Tirumala Venkateswara temple is a well known temple of Hindus, located in Tirumala in the hill town, near the town of Tirupati which belongs to the Chittoor district of the state Andhra Pradesh. Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
  12. 12. Hindu Dharma is the most wide spread religion in the country and every part of the country contributes to the faith of the religion. Many Gods in many forms are worshipped in every parts of the country.. These Char Dhams should be visited by every individual from Hindu religion to get rid of his sins and to attain Moksha. The Char Dham Yatra includes Pilgrimage to Dwarka, Badrinath, Jagannath Puri and Rameshwaram, the four most holy sites for Hindu people. As defined by Adi Shankaracharya, these holy shrines are devoted to Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva and one is a mixed pilgrimage site. THANK YOU http://www.dham-yatra.com/

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