India has a great and rich cultural heritage. There are large numbers of temples in India. People of various faiths reside here and worship according to their faith. . They have got their own beliefs and tradition. People have built temples dedicating to their Gods. Some of the prominent temples of India are as follows:
It is one of the four holy shrines of Hindu religion. It is located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Apart from this, there are also small four dhams in Badrinath, in which there are hundred and eight shrines of Lord Vishnu dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
2.Sun Temple, Konark
Konark is near the Puri district of Odisha which is a wonderful specimen of architecture in the form of a temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Sun. Built in the form of a chariot; this temple has twelve wheels, which are seen dragging by seven horses.
3. Bhrihdeeswara Temple
The Brihadeeswara temple was built in the eleventh century by King Chola of Chola Empire. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the largest temples in India. This temple was made by cutting the vast rocks of granite.
Onkareshwar Temple is a Hindu temple. It is located in Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh. It is situated between the island Mandhata or Shivpuri and Narmada river. This is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva.
5. Somnath Temple
Somnath Temple is also mentioned in ancient books such as Geeta, SkandPuran and Shivpuran. Soma means the Moon and Somnath means the protector or owner of the moon. This temple is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva
6. Kedarnath Temple
Kedarnath temple is one of the prominent temples of Lord Shiva. According to one story it was constructed by the Pandavas in the memory of the death of the Kurus in the war. Adi Shankaracharya restored it again in the eighth century. This is one of the four small Dhams of Uttarakhand, for which the people who come here have to go through 14-kilometer hill paths. This temple is surrounded by cold glaciers and high peaks, height of which is about 3,583 meters. During the winter this temple is closed.
6.Ramnathaswamy (Rameswaram) Temple
This temple is near a small island near Tamil Nadu, which is known as Rameswaram. It is one of the four sacred shrines according to the beliefs of the Hindu religion.
7. Shri Jagannath Temple of Puri
Shri Jagannath Temple of Puri is a Hindu temple. It is dedicated to Lord Jagannath (Shri Krishna). This temple is located in Puri , Odisha. Thousands of people attend this great temple to worship their lord. It is one of the richest temples of India in regard to donation received. Much of this donation is used for social work.
8. Sai Baba Mandir, Shirdi
Sai Baba was a great Indian guru, a yogi and a fakir. He is considered Saint by his devotees. No information is available in respect of his real name, birth, address and parents. Sai Baba Temple is considered one of the rich temples of India. The property and income of this temple are in crores. The temple has around 32 million silver jewelery. There are silver coins worth 6 million. Plus, every year approximately Rs 350 crores is donated.
9. Vaishno Devi Temple
Located on the height of 5200 feet from the land on the hills of 12 kilometers of Trikuta, from Katra of Jammu and Kashmir, the sacred cave where Mata Vaishno Devi is seen. Today Vaishno Devi lives in the form of three stones which is called Pindi. Every year, millions of people come here to take blessings from Mother.
10. Siddhivinayak Temple
Siddhivinayak Temple, situated in Prabha Devi area of Mumbai, was built in the eighteenth century. It is believed that before commencing any work, Ganesh ji is worshiped and hence he is also known as Vignanharta.
Gangotri of Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand is considered to be the source of the Ganges. When Bhagirath had come from Ganga to heaven, here Lord Shiva had tied him up in the jata and brought it to the ground.
12.Kashi Vishwanath Temple
Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. This temple is located in Varanasi. Kashi Vishwanath Temple that has great significance in Hindu mythology. It is believed that once you see this temple and take a bath in the holy Ganga, liberation is attained. Kashi Vishwanath is also one of India’s rich temples. Every year millions of crores are offered here.
Meenakshi Amman temple is located in Madurai city in Tamil Nadu and is one of the most important temples of ancient India. Meenakshi Amman Temple has been nominated for seven new wonders of the world.
This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Meenakshi Devi Parvati. Meenakshi Temple is one of Parvati’s most sacred places. The main sanctum of the temple is believed to be 3500 years old. This temple is also considered one of the rich temples.
14. Kailash Mansarovar Temple
It is believed that Lord Shiva is sitting here. This is the center of the Earth. Located near the Kailash Mansarovar, it is situated at the highest point in the world, Kailash Mountain. Kailash Mountain is 22,068 feet above sea level and is located in Tibet in northern region from Himalaya.