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5 Famous Temples in India

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India has several temples which is why it is considered to be a very holy land. Let us have a look at the 5 famous temples in India and what makes them popular.

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5 Famous Temples in India

  1. 1. 5 Famous Temples in India
  2. 2. Temples India, as we all know, is known as the 'Land of Temples'. Due to the cultural importance and magnificent heritage of these temples, people of various beliefs and religions visit them. Though there are several temples in India, but here we look at the 5 most famous ones. • • • • • Golden Temple Konark Sun Temple Akshardham Temple Jagannath Temple Puri Somnath Temple
  3. 3. Golden Temple Harmandir Sahib or commonly called as the "Golden Temple", is a prominent Sikh Gurdwara located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India. It is considered a very holy place of the Sikhs. An estimated 100,000 people visit the holy shrine daily. The temple was built by the fifth Sikh guru, Guru Arjan, in the 16th Century.
  4. 4. Konark Sun Temple Konark Sun Temple is a 13th century Sun Temple at Konark, Odisha, India. It was supposedly built by king Narasimhadeva I of Eastern Ganga Dynasty around 1250. The Konark Sun Temple has been built in the shape of a gigantic chariot with elaborately carved stone wheels, pillars and walls. The temple is a also a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  5. 5. Akshardham Temple Akshardham is a Hindu temple located in Delhi, India. It is also referred to as Swaminarayan Akshardham temple. The complex displays millennia of traditional Hindu and Indian culture, spirituality, and architecture. The temple, which attracts around 70% of all tourists who visit Delhi, was officially opened on 6 November 2005 near the banks of the River Yamuna.
  6. 6. Jagannath Temple Puri The Jagannath Temple in Puri is a well-known Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Jagannath. It is located in the coastal town of Puri in the state of Odisha, India. The temple is an important pilgrimage destination for many Hindu traditions. It is also a part of the Char Dham pilgrimages that a Hindu is expected to make in one's lifetime. The temple is famous for its annual Rath Yatra, or chariot festival, in which the three main temple deities are hauled on huge decorated temple cars.
  7. 7. Somnath Temple The Somnath Temple is located in the Prabhas Kshetra near Veraval in Saurashtra, on the western coast of Gujarat, India. The temple is also called as "the Shrine Eternal", having been destroyed many times by different kings and rulers over a period. The Somnath Temple was most recently rebuilt in the year 1947.
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