Friday, 27 April 2018

Most Amazing Temples in India

India is a religious country and religion is the thing most revered among Indians. In fact most of the places are worshipped and visited as pilgrimage in view of their strong religious significance. When you will travel to India, you will find big or small temples in every nook and corner. Some temples are amazing masterpieces of art and architecture and are inundated by millions of people throughout the year. Here we will acquaint you with few such wonderful temples in India which should definitely be included in your India holiday packages.
Tirupati Balaji Temple

Tirupati balaji is the most visited temple in India with a huge number of over 40 million devotees visiting each year and is thus the richest temple. The temple receives an astounding amount of 22 million as donation to the temple in form of cash and gold. Another peculiar type of donation that the temple receives each day is in the form of human hair. More than a ton are donated every day which are later used for making wig.
Meenakshi Temple – Temple of the 1000 Pillars

One of the most beautiful and the largest temples in India is the Meenakshi Temple in South. The temple has its origin in 6th century and was built by the people of Kumari Kandam. The temple has beautiful Dravidian architecture with over 30,000 elaborate and vibrantly coloured sculptures and 14 gateways. The major attraction of the temple is the hall with over thousand pillars and each with elaborate designs which are worth viewing.
The Golden temple

The Golden temple is truly the holiest shrine in Sikhism. It is situated in Amritsar city of Punjab and major structure of the temple is gilded in gold. The dome of the temple alone amounts to approximate 750 kg of gold. An ongoing chants from Guru Granth Sahib continues which creates a spiritual aura that is worth experiencing. The great part of the temple is that anyone can eat here 24X 7 for free, regardless of caste and creed. It is called “Langar” in which everything from serving food to washing dishes is carried on by the devotees.
Akshardham Temple, Delhi

Though built recently in 2005, the temple has gained huge popularity and the grandeur of the temple is worth acknowledging. It has already bagged a place in Guiness Book of World Records as it is the largest Hindu temple in the whole world. The temple is the epitome of great culture, tradition, and artistic acumen of the past. The temple is a must visit for all those who have booked flights to India and plan to visit the capital. The temple also hosts a musical fountain show displaying the Circle of Life. Besides this there are 60 acres of expansive lawns with superb bronze statues and a lovely lotus shaped garden.
Mahabodhi Temple

Mahabodhi temple is one of the temples most highly venerated. The place bears special significance as it is the same place where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. It is one of the earliest Buddhist temples too with a massive glowing statue of Lord Buddha gilded in gold. Inside the temple there are many trees that are believed to have been descended from the original Bodhi tree where Buddha attained enlightenment.
Vaishno Devi Shrine

It is totally an adventure to visit the Vaishno Devi temple in the mountains. It is a 13 km uphill journey to a beautiful valley where the Vaishno Devi temple is situated which holds a great religious value and every year draws a huge number of devotees who pay homage to the three shrines of Goddess Vaishno Devi. It is indeed an enjoyable affair to the night trekking with numerous eating, shopping and resting joints and reach the temple early in the morning.
Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Kashi Vishwanath temple has reference in ancient Hindu scripture, and is located on the holy land of Varanasi. The temple has two domes which are gold plated and were donated by Maharaja Ranjeet Singh. The original temple was demolished by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb and he constructed a mosque on its site. Later a reconstruction of the temple was done during the reign of Rani of Indore. There is a strong belief of the people that whoever visits this temple and takes a dip in the holy water of Ganga, liberates him from all the sins and attain salvation.


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