List of Famous Temples in India



Belur temples-were' built by Vishnuvardha about 1000 years ago. These temples are famous for the richness of fancy in carvings.

Bhubaneswar temple-In Bhubaneshwar, the new capital of Orissa, famous for Lingaraja Temple.

Dilwara temples-The famous Jain temples are in Mt. Abu (Rajasthan) and also a tourist spot.

Golden temple-is the most sacred temple of Sikhs in Amritsar (Punjab).

Huthising temple-in Ahmedabad is a famous Jain temple with 53 domes that have pointed sikhara. The 24 tirthankers of Jainism are sculptured on the building.

Jagannath temple-in Puri (Orissa) is a world famous temple of Lord Jagannath (Krishna). Every year the journey of Krishna from Gokul to Mathura is commemorated here in famous Rathayatra.

Kanch Mandir-in Indore is famous as shrine of the Digambar sect of Jains.

Khajuraho temples-in Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh are famous for the art of love. They date back from 900 to 1050 AD. The temples of Chaunsath yogini and of Kendarya Mahadeo are famous among all temples.

Kailashnath temple-in Kancheepuram (Tamil Nadu) was built by Pallavas. It is famous for the image of "Shiva".

Mahakal temple-is a famous very old Shiva temple in Ujjain of a Thousand Pillars.

Mahabalipuram temple-in Mahabalipuram were built by Pallavas are famous for depicting the phrases of Mahabharata and the world's largest basrelief Arjuna's Penance.

Rameshwaram temple-in Palk Strait (Tamil Nadu) are famous for depicting the mason's art of Dravidian style.

Sri Rangam temple-in Tiruchirapalli (Tamil Nadu) are famous for the Hall of Thousand Columns and image of Vishnu.

Sun temple- situated on sea shore in Konark (Orissa) was built by King Narasimha Deva in 13th century. It is famous for the carving which depicts mythological conception of Sun-God riding a twenty-four wheeled chariot, pulled by seven horses.

Black Pagoda-also famous as temple of Omkarji. It is a temple of Shiva situated on the bank of Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh.