India is a country with varied cultural and spiritual aspects. The place is well-known and cherished since thousands of years for its spiritual beliefs. The incredible country holds a plethora of pilgrim places, as a symbol of faith and spirituality. Here is a list of some of the most famous temples in India, which certainly worth a visit.
- Khajuraho Temple in Madhya Pradesh
Khajuraho temple is a group of monument standing as a symbol of sensuality with an array of erotic sculptures. The inner part of the temple is well build, and provides a sense of calmness and serenity. With a presence since the time of Chandela dynasty, the temples are pleasing the crowd with their artistic as well as religious favors.
The temples are divided into four groups western, eastern and southern. The western and southern cluster of temples can be seen dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu on the contrary the eastern group is sworn to Jainism. Every year the temple also hosts Khajuraho festival which depicts varied classical dance performances in front of the temple.
- Badrinath Temple
Know to be the adobe of Lord Badrinath, is amongst one of the 108 temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Situated close to the Alaknanda River, in Chamoli district in Badrinath (uttarakhand) the temple is a well-know pilgrimage for Hindus and listing amongst the most famous temples of India.
- Lord Jagannath Temple, Orissa
Build in 12th century by Raja Anantavarman Chodaganga Deva, the temple is renowned for its annual Ratha Yatra. Dedicated to Lord Jagannath, this temple is situated in northern coast of Orissa. The Jagannath Temple is accommodated with 120 shrines and temples which attracts the attention of many spiritually-inclined individuals.
- Vaishno Devi Mandir
Situated in Jammu and Kashmir, near Katra town, the temple being the adobe of Maa Vaishno Devi, pulls the attention a lot of religious people which visit the cave and take the blessings of the goddess. Vaishno Devi temple is present here in the form of three rock heads, called the Pindies, instead of a statue.
- Golden Temple
Also know by the name Harmandir Sahib, Golden temple is the biggest pilgrimage place for Sikhs around the world. Build with a covering of Gold the temple represents a holy sculpture with a superb architecture. The temple is a share symbol of brotherhood and equality and openly welcomes people from all faiths and race.
- Tirupati Balaji
Also known by the name Tirumala Venkateshwara temple, Tirupate Balaji is a temple located in the hilly town of Tirumala. This ancient temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The other striking thing about the temple is its prosperity, every year a myriad of religious people offer money and gold for the temple making it the riches religious site of all.
- Shirdi Sai Baba Temple
Spread in the area of 200 sq. Km. the temple is build over the Samadhi of Sai Baba. Situated in the Shirdi town of Maharashtra, the temple was built in 1922 as a symbol of charity love and forgiveness. Thousands of people every year visit the holy town of Shirdi for a glimps of Shirdi Sai Baba taking it amongst the most famous temples of India.