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Old Hindu Temples हिन्दुओं के प्राचीन मंदिर

List of ancient and magnificent temples situated in all four directions of united India. If you want to have a spiritual experience, then definitely read. The following list has been created with the help of various people. It is still in the stage of compilation, try to complete it as soon as possible, you can go to the temples of different areas by clicking on the menu above and go directly to that area.

अखंड भारत की चारों दिशाओं में स्थित प्राचीन व भव्य मंदिरों की लिस्ट। यदि आप आध्यात्मिक अनुभव लेना चाहते हैं तो जरूर पढ़ें। निम्न सूची अवं संग्रह विभिन्न लोगो के अनुदान से निर्मित की गई है. यह अब भी कंपाइलेशन की स्टेज में है, कोशिश है की जल्द से जल्द इसे पूरा किया जाये, आप विभिन्न क्षेत्रो के मंदिरो को ऊपर दिए गए मेनू पर क्लिक कर के सीधा उस क्षेत्र पर जा सकते है

In India

Southern India

Tamil Nadu

Shore Temple, Tamil Nadu

The Shore Temple was built in 700–728 AD is located near Chennai in Tamil Nadu n is so named because it overlooks the shore of the Bay of Bengal. It is now UNESCO world heritage site.

 

Shore Temple is built using the granite stones and it is one of the oldest stone temples in South India.
Shore Temple was named as ‘Seven Pagodas’ due to its pyramidal structure. The name ‘Seven Pagodas’ indicate to the existence of 7 temples in the past.

It is beautiful structure is an architectural marvel, which depicts the ancient finesse of art. In the time of Pallava dynasty, Mahabalipuram was popular trading port.
The construction of Shore Temple was started by Pallava ruler Narasimhavarman II.

Later, Cholas built the additional parts of the temple after invading the Mamallapuram from the Pallavas.

Credit: Harsha on Twitter

Ekambareswar Temple एकमबरेश्वर मंदिर, कांचीपुरम, तमिलनाडु

Ekambareswar Temple, Kanchipuram, Tamilnadu : Magnificent 9th Century Chola Dynasty Ekambareswarar Shiva/Vishnu Temple,Kanchipuram,TN/Panch Bootha Sthala-Earth/1 of the Tallest 194ft RajaGopuram/Temple’s 3500yr old Mango tree ‘s 4 branches yield 4 different types of Mangoes

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Airavatesvara temple, TN एरावटेश्वर मंदिर, दारासुरम, तमिलनाडु

Airavatesvara Temple is a Hindu temple of Dravidian architecture located in the town of Darasuram, near Kumbakonam, Thanjavur District in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

The temple is now UNESCO world heritage site was built by king Rajaraja Chola II. He ruled the Chola Empire between 1146 and 1172 CE.The established capital for his predecessors was Gangapuri, named after the holy north Indian Ganges River and goddess.

The stone temple incorporates a chariot structure,and includes major Vedic and Puranic deities such as Indra, Agni,Varuna,Vayu,Brahma, Surya, Vishnu, Saptamtrikas, Durga, Saraswati, Sri Ganga, Yamuna, Subrahmanya, Ganesha,Kama, Rati and others.Shiva’s consort has a dedicated shrine called the Periya Nayaki Amman temple.

Chennakesava Temple, Belur, श्री चेन्नकेश्वर मंदिर, कर्नाटक

One of the greatest places of worship ever built is the Chennakesava Temple, Belur. Initially commisioned in the 12th century CE by the Hoysala ruler, Vishnuvardhana, the temple was built over three generations & took over 100 years to complete. This temple dedicated to Hindu god Vishnu is located in the village of Hullekere,is a Village in Turuvekere Taluk in Tumkur District of Karnataka State, India.

It was built in 1163 A.D. by a minister of Hoysala empire king Narasimha I. The monument is protected by the Karnataka state division of Archaeological Survey of India. Probably the greatest architectural triumph in the world, every nook and corner of the temple represents a story and leaves you in awe of its sheer chiselled brilliance. I can go on and on about the temple, but the fact is there can NEVER be another one like this. @Sanjay_Dixit

One can post a 1000 pics of the wonder but still not cover 5% of the marvel. This is one temple that has to be experienced. ChennaKesava means “Beautiful Vishnu” and it seems to have been created by Vishnu himself. credit: travel_with_sre| Charles Haynes |Sajit Ravindran

Shri Ramanatha Swami Temple Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu / श्रीरामनथा स्वामी मंदिर रामेश्वरम्, तमिलनाडु

Shri Meenakshi Temple, Madurai / श्री मीनाक्षी मंदिर, मदुरै

How Wondrous is Our Heritage!!The “Zero Echo”1000 Pillar Hall In The Amazing 6th Century CE Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple,TN dedicated to Goddess Parvati/Lord Shiva. The Temple with 33,000 Sculptures

Credit : Sangitha Varier https://twitter.com/VarierSangitha/status/1253909510952894464

Shri Ranganatha Swamy Temple, Srirangam, Tamil Nadu / श्री रंगनाथा स्वामी मंदिर, श्रीरंगम, तमिलनाडु

No Words can describe the Stunning Ancient Architecture Marvel 6th Century SriRanganathaswamy Temple,Srirangam,TN -156 acres,81 shrines/21 towers/39 pavilions/9water tanks/1000 Pillared Mandap/240ft Main Gopuram. A must in Arch Courses

Shri Thillai Nataraj Temple, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu / श्री थिल्लई नटराज मंदिर, चिदंबरम, तमिलनाडु

Ekambreshwar Temple, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu / एकमबरेश्वर मंदिर, कांचीपुरम, तमिलनाडु

Brihadiswarar Temple, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu / बृहदीश्वरर मंदिर, थंजावुर, तमिलनाडु

Brihadisvara Temple at Gangaikonda Cholapuram is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva in Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Jayankondam, in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Gangaikonda Cholapuram is a Village located near to Jayankondam, Tamil Nadu, India. It became the capital of the Chola dynasty in c. 1025 during the reign of Rajendra Chola I, and served as the Chola capital for around 250 years.

The main. temple dedicated to Shiva is based on a square plan, but it reverentially displays other Hindu deities such as Vishnu, Durga, Surya, Harihara, Ardhanarishvara, and others.

Credit: Harsha Patel @Harsha2013 on twitter

Shri Arunachaleshwar Temple, Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu / श्री अरूणाचलेश्वर मंदिर, तिरूवन्नामलाई, तमिलनाडु

Aravateshwar Temple, Darasuram, Tamil Nadu / एरावटेश्वर मंदिर, दारासुरम, तमिलनाडु

Kailashnath Temple, Tamil Nadu / कैलाशनाथ मंदिर, तमिलनाडु

Shri Varadaraja Swami Temple, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu / श्री वरदराजा स्वामी मंदिर, कांचीपुरम, तमिलनाडु

Kamakshi Amman Temple, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu / कामाक्षी अम्मन मंदिर, कांचीपुरम, तमिलनाडु

Srivakuntanath Swamy, Shri Vaikuntham, Tamil Nadu / श्रीवैकुंटनाथ स्वामी, श्री वैकुंठम, तमिलनाडु

Sreemurgan Temple, Tamil Nadu / श्रीमुर्गन मंदिर, तमिलनाडु

Telangana

Shriganga Saraswati Temple Basra, Telangana / श्रीगंगा सरस्वती मंदिर बसरा, तेलंगाना

Shri Sita Ramachandra Swamy Temple, Bhadrachalam, Telangana / श्री सीता रामचंद्र स्वामी मंदिर, भद्राचलम, तेलंगाना

Shri Jogulamb Temple, Telangana / श्री जोगुलंब मंदिर, तेलंगाना

Rampa Temple, Telangana / रामप्पा मंदिर, तेलंगाना

Srilakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Yadagiri Gatta, Telangana / श्रीलक्ष्मी नरसिम्हा स्वामी मंदिर, यादगिरीगट्टा, तेलंगाना

Karnataka

Virupaksha Temple, Hampi, Karnataka / विरूपक्ष मंदिर, हम्पी, कर्नाटक

Shri Chamundeshwari Temple, Mysore, Karnataka / श्री चामुंडेश्वरी मंदिर, मैसूर, कर्नाटक

Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu, Karnataka / होयसेलेश्वरा मंदिर, हलेबिडु, कर्नाटक

Shri Murudeshwara Swamy Temple, Bhatkal, Karnataka / श्री मुरूदेश्वर स्वामी मंदिर, भटकल, कर्नाटक

Stunning Architectural Skills👌Scenic Murudeswar Shiva Temple/ Bhatkal, Karnataka/ 20 storied 237.5ft RajaGopura/No pillars/No cement/No iron bars or columns/Only Locking of stone🙏 A must in all 🇮🇳 Architecture Syllabus

Murdeshwar is a town in Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. The town is located 13 km from the taluk headquarters of Bhatkal.

#RewriteHistory Speechless👌12th century Marvel Kopeshwar ShivJi Temple built by Shilahara King Gandaraditya,KidrapurKolhapur/Stunningly Beautiful Lathe turned pillars Wth Advanced technology🙏To D Gr8 Skilled Ancient🇮🇳Artisans🙏

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Lakshminarasimha Temple, Harnhalli, Karnataka

The Lakshminarasimha temple at Haranhalli is a complete and good example of 13th century Hoysala architecture. Haranhalli is located about 35 km from Hassan city in Karnataka state, India.

The temple, whose main deity is the Hindu god Vishnu, was built in 1235 A.D. by the Hoysala Empire King Vira Someshwara. The temple is a protected monument under the Karnataka state division of the Archaeological Survey of India.

Credit Harsha Patel on Twitter https://twitter.com/harshasherni/status/1253902539902332933

Shri Manjunath Temple, Karnataka / श्री मंजुनाथ मंदिर, कर्नाटक

Shri Krishna Temple, Karnataka / श्री कृष्ण मंदिर, कर्नाटक

Shri Mukambika Devi Temple, Kolur, Karnataka / श्री मूकम्बिका देवी मंदिर, कोल्लूर, कर्नाटक

Srithirunarayan Swamy Temple, Melkot, Karnataka / श्रीथिरूनारायण स्वामी मंदिर, मेलकोट, कर्नाटक

Kalleshwara Temple, Hadagalitaluka, Karnataka

The Kalleshwara temple (also spelt Kalleshvara or Kallesvara) is located in the town of Hire Hadagali of the Hoovina Hadagalitaluka in Bellary district of Karnataka state, India. This temple is protected as a monument of national importance by the Archaeological Survey of India.

The temple was constructed by Demarasa, prime minister (or mahamatya) to Western Chalukya Empire King Someshvara I  who reigned from 1042–1068 CE.The temple is protected as a monument of national importance by the Archaeological Survey of India.

According to an Old Kannada inscription (dated 1083) placed in the sabhamantapa (lit, “gathering hall”), the temple was constructed during the reign of the Western Chalukya Empire King Vikramaditya VI.

Credit: @HarshaPatel2013 on Twitter

Veera Narayana Temple, Karnataka

The Veera Narayana temple is located in Belavadi, a village in the Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka state, India. It is a short distance from the famous temple towns of Belur and Halebidu.

The temple was built during the rule of the Hoysala Empire.Known to legend as Ekachakranagara, Belavadi is said to be the place mentioned in Mahabharatha where Pandava prince Bheema killed the demon Bakasura and protected the village and its people.

Credit Harsha on Twitter https://twitter.com/harshasherni/status/1254624082588512257

Kerala

Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala / श्रीपद्मनाभस्वामी मंदिर तिरूअनंतपुरम, केरल

Shri Ayyappa Temple, Kerala / श्री अयप्पा मंदिर, केरल

Shri Krishna Temple, Kerala / श्री कृष्ण मंदिर, केरल

Wadakmanathan Temple, Kerala / वडक्कमनाथन मंदिर, केरल

Shrivakom Mahadev Temple, Kerala / श्रीवैकोम महादेव मंदिर, केरल

Mannarshala Srinagarj Temple, Alappuzha, Kerala / मन्नारशाला श्रीनागराज मंदिर, अलप्पुझा, केरल

Andhra Pradesh

Shri Kanak Durga Devi Temple, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh / श्री कनक दुर्गा देवी मंदिर, विजयवाडा, आंध्रप्रदेश

Shri Narasimha Temple, Ahobilam, Andhra Pradesh / श्री नरसिम्हा मंदिर, अहोबिलम, आंध्र प्रदेश

Shri Chaturmukh Brahmaleshwar Temple, Cheberolu, Andhra Pradesh / श्री चतुर्मुख ब्रह्मलिंगेश्वर मंदिर, चेबरोलु, आंध्र प्रदेश

Shri Virbhadra Temple, Andhra Pradesh / श्री वीरभद्र मंदिर, आंध्र प्रदेश

Shri Veer Venkat Satyanarayana Swamy Temple, Annawaram, Andhra Pradesh / श्री वीर वेंकट सत्यनारायण स्वामी मंदिर, अन्नावरम्, आंध्र प्रदेश

Shri Varrah Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Simhachalam, Andhra Pradesh / श्री वरह लक्ष्मी नरसिम्हा स्वामी मंदिर, सिम्हाचलम, आंध्र प्रदेश

Srikmulangeshwara Temple, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh / श्रीमुखलिंगेश्वर मंदिर, श्रीकाकुलम, आंध्र प्रदेश

Vednarayan Swamy Temple, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh / वेदनारायण स्वामी मंदिर, चित्तूर, आंध्र प्रदेश

Shrimalikarjun Swami Temple, Srisailam, AP

Mahanandiswara Temple, Mahanandi, Andhra Pradesh / महानन्दीश्वर मंदिर, महानन्दी, आंध्र प्रदेश

Shrivardishti Vinayak Temple, Kanipakkam, Andhra Pradesh / श्रीवरसिद्धि विनायक मंदिर, कनिपक्कम, आंध्र प्रदेश

Shrikaramund Temple, Shrikaram, Andhra Pradesh / श्रीकरमंध मंदिर, श्रीकरमम, आंध्र प्रदेश

Shri Venkateswara Temple, Tirupati / श्रीवेंकटेश्वर मंदिर, तिरूपति

The Gateway to Heaven Kaliyuga Vaikuntam – Lord of the 7 Hills 300 CE Tirumala Tirupathi Lord Venkateswara Vishnu Temple who appeared here to save mankind from Sorrows of Kali Yuga

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Chintala Venkataraman Temple, AP

IncredibleIndia Stunning Traditional Yali Carved 60 plus pillared Mandap-In 16th Century Vijayanagara Empire Sri Chintala Venkataramana Temple,Tadipatri,AP dedicated to Lord Vishnu

An ASI protected Architectural Marvel https://t.co/JfHFxHQf9j

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Eastern India

Odhisa

Sreejagannath Temple, Puri, Odisha / श्रीजगन्नाथ मंदिर, पुरी, ओडिशा

Sun Temple in Konark, Odisha / सूर्य मंदिर कोणार्क, ओडिशा

Shri Lingaraj Temple, Bhubaneshwar / श्री लिंगराज मंदिर, भुवनेश्वर

Shri Mukteshwar Temple, Bhubaneshwar / श्री मुक्तेश्वर मंदिर, भुवनेश्वर

SriConth Yogini Temple, Odisha / श्रीचौंसठ योगिनी मंदिर, ओडिशा

Parashurameshvara Temple, Odissha

Parashurameshvara Temple is considered to be the best-preserved specimen of an ancient Hindu temple. The Temple was constructed in the early 7th century but the astonishing maintenance of this massive temple is the biggest attraction of it. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

The stunning Nagara-style architecture oozes a charm of its own. The alluring idols of Shakta deities is another main attraction of this place. Parashuramashtami & Maha Shivratri are the major festivals celebrated in the temple.

Parashurameshvara represents Shiva as the lord of Parashurama, one of the avatars of Vishnu. The temple derives its name from the penance of Parashurama & the resultant grace of Shiva. Parashurashtami is the main festival celebrated during June–July of every year.

At the outer wall there is an amazing idol of four armed Lord Ganesha seated on a singhasan, with his trunk touching a bowl of Modak held in his lower left hand. An idol of Lord Karttikeya holding a spear in his left hand is also seen along with his mount peacock.

The temple contains the earliest representation of a six-armed Mahishamardini (Durga) image, shown inside a gavaksha frame holding a sword in the upper left hand while in the upper right hand, she is seen pressing the face of the demon buffalo.

Pediment outside of the temple, which depicts vampires and demons (vetala) as well as several animals. Decorated window on the temple with sculptures of dancers (top) and musicians (below).

Decorations outside the temple consisting of engravings of divine geese (hamsa) as well as flowers, at the lower part it can be apreciated the symbol of the Purna-Kalasha and on the left the image of a Lingam that represents Shiva.

The temple history dates back to the period between the 7th & 8th centuries. The temple was built by the Shailodbhavas, who had Lord Shiva as their family deity. The Shailodbhavas also worshiped the Shakta deities & hence depicted images of deities on the walls of the temple. This is the only Shiva temple in Bhubaneswar to contain depictions of Saptamatrikas, including Chamunda, Varahi, Indrani, Vaishnavi, Kaumari, Shivani and Brahmi. The temple is maintained and administered by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

Few more attractions of this temple: A big Shiva Lingam, which is carved With 1008 Miniature Of itself is at the temple premises Maa Laxmi sitting on a lotus flower and surrounded by two elephants is also depicted on the outer wall.

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Jharkhand

Shri Baidyanath Temple, Jharkhand / श्री बैद्यनाथ मंदिर, झारखंड

Assam

Kamakhya Temple, Guwahati, Assam / कामाख्या मंदिर, गुवाहाटी, असम

West Bengal

Sridakineshwar Temple, Kolkata / श्रीदक्षिणेश्वर मंदिर, कोलकाता

Northern India

Bihar

Shreemundeshwari Temple, Bihar / श्रीमुंडेश्वरी मंदिर, बिहार

Shri Vishnupada Temple, Gaya / श्रीविष्णुपद मंदिर, गया

Chhatisgarh

Danteswari Temple, Chhattisgarh / दन्तेश्वरी मंदिर, छत्तीसगढ़

Haryana

Sheetla Mata Temple, Gurgaon / शीतला माता मंदिर, गुड़गांव

Himachal Pradesh

Shri Baijnath Temple, Himachal / श्री बैजनाथ मंदिर, हिमाचल

Srilaksminarayan Temple, Chamba, Himachal Pradesh / श्रीलक्ष्मीनारायण मंदिर, चम्बा, हिमाचल प्रदेश

Shrinina Devi Temple, Himachal Pradesh / श्रीनैना देवी मंदिर, हिमाचल प्रदेश

Maa Asha Devi Temple, HP

Drona Shiv Bari Temple, Gagret, HP

Drona Shiv Bari Temple, Amb, HP is believed to be 5000 years Old. The forest around is very dense and trees here are quaint. The wood from this forest is only used for cremation.

It is believed that Rishi Drona used to use this place as base location for travel to Himalaya. His daughter Yajyati was stubborn to go along Rishi Drona. Drona planned to keep Yajyati busy and ask her to recite Beej Mantra till his return.

On his return he was surprised to see her daughter playing with Lord Shiva himself. Lord Shiva told a curious Rishi that his daughter has called him thats why he is there. @LostTemple7#omnamahshivay

Basheshwar Mahadev Temple, Kullu, HP

The biggest stone temple in Kullu, dedicated to Lord Shiva (Visweshvara Mahadev temple). Janashrutis’ related to Pandavas’ Agyaatwas, again rebuilt in the 8-9th century.

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UT Of Jammu & Kashmir

Badrinarayan Temple, Uttarakhand22.Raghunath Temple, Jammu / बद्रीनारायण मंदिर, उत्तराखंड22.रघुनाथ मंदिर, जम्मू

Baba Amarnath, Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir / बाबा अमरनाथ, कश्मीर, जम्मू और कश्मीर

Shree Vishnodevi Temple, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir / श्रीवेष्णोदेवी मंदिर, जम्मू, जम्मू और कश्मीर

Rajasthan

Ekalinganathji Temple, Udaipur, Rajasthan / एकलिंगनाथजी मंदिर, उदयपुर, राजस्थान

Shrinathji Temple, Nathdwara / श्रीनाथजी मंदिर, नाथद्वारा

Brahma Temple, Pushkar: / ब्रह्मा मंदिर, पुष्कर :

Tripureshwari Temple, Udaipur, / त्रिपुरेश्वरी मंदिर, उदयपुर, त्रिपुरा

Shri Salasar Hanuman Temple, Salasar, Rajasthan / श्री सलासर हनुमान मंदिर, सलासर, राजस्‍थान

Jagadpita Brahma Temple, Pushkar / जगद्पिता ब्रह्मा मंदिर, पुष्कर

Shri Baba Ramdev Temple, Runicha Dham Ramdevra, Rajasthan / श्री बाबा रामदेव मंदिर, रुणिचा धाम रामदेवरा, राजस्थान

Shri Mehndipur Balaji, Mehndipur Rajasthan / श्रीमेहंदीपुर बालाजी, मेहंदीपुर राजस्थान

Northern India

UttraKhand

Mansa Devi Temple, Haridwar / मनसा देवी मंदिर, हरिद्वार

Shreebdrinarayan Temple, Badrinath / श्रीबद्रीनारायण मंदिर, बद्रीनाथ

Yamunotri Temple, Uttarakhand / यमुनोत्री मंदिर, उत्तराखंड

Kedarnath, Uttarakhand / केदारनाथ, उत्तराखंड

Gangotri Temple, Uttarakhand / गंगोत्री मंदिर, उत्तराखंड

Mankameshwar Temple, Ranikhet, Uttrakhand

A temple for soldiers going for war!! The Kumau regiment soldiers goes this temple before going for war. If you are lucky, you will have best view of Himalaya mountain range. You can view Himalayas mountains where Pandavas got their final destination.

Uttar Pradesh

Kashi Vishwanath Temple Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh / काशी विश्वनाथ मंदिर वाराणसी, उत्तरप्रदेश

बारह ज्योतिर्लिंगों में से एक है। यह मंदिर पिछले कई हजारों वर्षों से वाराणसी में स्थित है। काशी विश्‍वनाथ मंदिर का हिंदू धर्म में एक विशिष्‍ट स्‍थान है। ऐसा माना जाता है कि एक बार इस मंदिर के दर्शन करने और पवित्र गंगा में स्‍नान कर लेने से मोक्ष की प्राप्ति होती है। इस मंदिर में दर्शन करने के लिए आदि शंकराचार्य, सन्त एकनाथ रामकृष्ण परमहंस, स्‍वामी विवेकानंद, महर्षि दयानंद, गोस्‍वामी तुलसीदास सभी का आगमन हुआ हैं।

निर्माता महारानी अहिल्या बाई होल्कर
स्थापित 1780

 

It is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. This temple has been located in Varanasi for many thousands of years. Kashi Vishwanath Temple has a special place in Hinduism. It is believed that one can get salvation by visiting this temple and taking a bath in the holy Ganges. Adi Shankara, Sant Eknath Ramakrishna Paramahansa, Swami Vivekananda, Maharishi Dayanand, Goswami Tulsidas have all come to visit this temple. Established in 1780 by Maharani AhilyaBai Holkar

Source: https://hi.wikipedia.org/wiki/काशीविश्वनाथमन्दिर

Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple, Mathura / श्रीकृष्ण जन्मभूमि मंदिर, मथुरा

Shri Ram Lala Temple, Ayodhya / श्री राम लला मंदिर, अयोध्या

Hanuman Dhara, Chitrakoot Uttar Pradesh / हनुमानधारा, चित्रकुट उत्तर प्रदेश

Madhya Pradesh

Kandhariya Mahadev Temple, Khajuraho / कंधारिया महादेव मंदिर, खजुराहो

Chaunsath Yogini Temple, Madhya Pradesh

Chaunsath means 64, one of the oldest heritage site , sitated on a hilltops in MadhyaPradesh.

It was constructed by Kalchuri Dynasty in the 10th Century madebonly local granite. There are about 150 stairs leading to the temple.

Yogini means female Yogic Practitioner. It is also symbol of Shakti.

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There are 8 major form of Godesses, each Devi has 8 attendants, hence the name 64. The yemple is constructed in a circular form with inner diameter of 116 feet and outer diameter of 131 feet.

Narmada view is visible from the temple. The temple cloister consistes of 84 square pillars and has arrangement of 81 cells and 3 entrances.

This is one of the 4 Chausath Yogini temples in India.

Shrimahakaleshwar Temple Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh / श्रीमहाकालेश्वर मंदिर उज्जैन, मध्यप्रदेश

Kandhariya Mahadev Temple, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh / कंधारिया महादेव मंदिर, खजुराहो, मध्यप्रदेश

Aakreshwar Mahadev Temple, Omkareshwar, Madhya Pradesh / ॐकारेश्वर महादेव मंदिर, ओमकारेश्वर, मध्यप्रदेश प्रस्तुति : अनिरुद्ध जोश ‘शता

Kailasha Temple, Ellora / श्रीकैलाशनाथ मंदिर, एलोरा

The temple is Hand chiseled & carved downwards intricately from top of mountain, 1000s of yrs ago. 400 Million Kgs of stone dug out of the mountain. And the World asks us to show them a Wonder ? Source @LostTemple7

Source : Isha Foundation

Western India

Goa

Shri Mahalsa Narayani Devi Temple, Ponda, Goa / श्रीमहालसा नारायणी देवी मंदिर, पोंडा, गोवा

Srisanta Durga Temple, Kawalem, Goa / श्रीशांता दुर्गा मंदिर, कावालेम, गोवा

Gujarat

Shri Dwarkadheesh, Gujarat / श्रीद्वारकाधीश, गुजरात

Srisomeshwar Swamy Temple, Gujarat / श्रीसोमेश्वर स्वामी मंदिर, गुजरात

Shri Ambaji Temple, Banaskantha, Gujarat / श्री अंबाजी मंदिर, बनासकांठा, गुजरात

Sreesuri Temple, Modhera, Gujarat / श्रीसूर्य मंदिर, मोधेरा, गुजरात

Shrimahakali Temple, Pavagadh, Gujarat / श्रीमहाकालीका मंदिर, पावागढ़, गुजरात

Maharashtra

श्री ग्रश्नेश्वर मंदिर, महाराष्ट्र Grishneshwar Temple, Maharashtra

Grishneshwar ( Ghrneshwar or Dhushmeshwar) jyotirlingTemple,is one of the shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva that is referenced in the Shiva Purana, which considers it as the last or twelfth Jyotirlinga.

It is about 30 kilometres north-west of the city of Aurangabad,and at about 1.7km distance fr Ellora one of the UNESCO world heritage site.
 The temple structure was destroyed by the Delhi Sultanate in 13th and 14th-century. The temple went through several rounds of rebuilding.

The Grishneshwar temple was re-constructed by Maloji Raje Bhosale, the grandfather of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, in the 16th century.Later,the temple was again recnstrcted in the 18th century by Rani Ahilyabhai Holkar,a Maratha princess who ruled Indore fr 1765 CE to 1795 CE.

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Shrididdhivinayak Temple, Mumbai / श्रीसिद्धिविनायक मंदिर, मुंबई

Shri Grishneshwar Temple, Maharashtra / श्री ग्रश्नेश्वर मंदिर, महाराष्ट्र

Trimbakeshwar Temple, Maharashtra / त्रयम्बकेश्वर मंदिर, महाराष्ट्र

Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple is an ancient Hindu temple in the town of Trimbak, in the Trimbakeshwar tehsil in the Nashik District of Maharashtra, India, 28 km from the city of Nashik.

It is dedicated to the god Shiva and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas.The origin of the sacred Godavari river is near Trimbak. In the period of the Peshwas regime Nana Saheb Peshwa had instructed to construct the Trimbakeshwar temple and developed

Snd beautified the city of Trimbakeshwar. The Brahmagiri Hill is located in the temple town of Trimbak, just 1 km west of the Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple.

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Kunkeshwar temple, Sindhudurg, Maharashtra

Kunkeshwar is a small village of Konkan in Maharashtra, India is
situated on the bank of Arabian Sea. It is well known for temple of the Lord Shiva.

Kunkeshwar is also known as Konkan Kashi. It is believed that the
temple of Kunkeshwar was built many years back by a Muslim sailor. He built the temple as promised. The Lingam was already there. As the Sailor was a non-Hindu, he thought that his religion will not accept him.

he committed suicide from the top of temple.
Along with religious imp kunkeshwar is well knwn for its beautiful beaches and serene nature…
It is located in the Sindhudurg district ..16 km away from Devgad 54 km from Malvan and 60 kilometers from Kankavli.

Credit: HarshaPatel2013 on Twitter

Shri Mahalaxmi Temple, Kolhapur, Maharashtra / श्री महालक्ष्मी मंदिर, कोल्हापुर, महाराष्ट्र

Bhadra Maruti Temple, Maharashtra / भद्र मारूति मंदिर, महाराष्ट्र

Tulja Bhavani Temple, Maharashtra / तुलजा भवानी मंदिर, महाराष्ट्र

Srisai Baba Temple, Shirdi, Maharashtra / श्रीसाई बाबा मंदिर, शिरडी, महाराष्ट्र

Saturn Temple, Shingnapur, Maharashtra / शनि मंदिर, शिंगणापुर, महाराष्ट्र

Shri Gajanan Maharaj, Shegaon, Maharashtra / श्री गजानन महाराज, शेगांव, महाराष्ट्र

Out of India

Yashoreshwari, District Opening, Bangladesh / यशोरेश्वरी, जिला, बांग्लादेश

Kailash Mansarovar, Tibet, China / कैलाश मानसरोवर, तिब्बत, चीन

Hinglaj Mata Temple, Balochistan, Pakistan / हिंगलाज माता मंदिर, बलूचिस्तान, पाकिस्तान

Hanuman Temple, Karachi, Pakistan / मं‍चमुख हनुमान मंदिर, कराची, पाकिस्तान

Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu / पशुपतिनाथ मंदिर, काठमांडू

Ganesha Temple, Asakusa, Japan

The history of Japan and India are more intertwined than one might think. A lot of gods and goddesses are common. Here is the Ganesha Temple in Asakusa. Ganesha is worshipped in Japan as Kangiten god of Conjugal Harmony, Child-Giving and Long Life. #TeamLostTemples@LostTemple7

credit: Manish Prabhune In Japan Kangiten is usually shown as a pair of two-armed, elephant-headed deities in embrace. Images of Kangiten are rare and many are kept as secret images in temples and shrines. cc: @Sanjay_Dixit@ashwinsanghi@ShefVaidya

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat is a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu for the Khmer Empire, built by the Khmer King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century in erstwhile Yaśodharapura now called Angkor The temple is at the top of the high classical style of Khmer architecture.

Ta Prohm, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Prohm “Ancestor Brahma” a Rajavihara built in the Bayon style in late 12th and early 13th centuries

Batu Cave Temple, Malaysia

The temple is actually situated in a cave which is reached after walking up 350~ stairs. You are welcomed on front by a huge God’s idol. After you have covered mammoth 350 stairs and monkey’s snatching your baggage (polybags attracts them not camera pouch, for they take it as a food item), you reach first level of cave almost 50 meters in heights.

A temple is situated there. Priest of this temple ceremons good for you an offers prayer. you have to put off your shoes at this level. And you cross 50 more stairs to reach second level of cave. You will find another temple (probably Tamil God, I am not sure).

You might want to take some rest before coming back. The entire tour takes about 40 Minutes to complete.

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