Famous Temples in India

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India is a vast country, which is famous for its unity in diversity, food, art & culture, history, and temples. Indian temples were built with extraordinary carvings and sculpted huge stones. Many of Indian temples are famous for their history, sculptures, and architecture. In this article, we will learn about a very important topic i.e. Indian Temples, which helps you to secure at least 2-3 marks in your exam. Let's start.

Lists of Famous Temples in India

Name of Temples


Important information

Khajuraho Temple

Madhya Pradesh

Built by: Chandela Dynasty rulers

Architecture: Nagara style

Siddhivinayak Temple


Built by: Laxman Vithu and Dubai Patil

Built-in: 1801

Architecture: Hemadpanthi style

Dedicated Lord: Ganesha

Lord Venkateswara Temple

Andhra Pradesh

Location: Tirumala hills

Other name: Tirupathi Balaji temple.

Architecture: Dravidian style

Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Uttar Pradesh

Location: Varanasi

In 1194, it was destroyed by the army of Qutb-Uddin Aibak (commander of Mohammad Ghori), when he defeated Kannauj King.

It is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas.

Mahabodhi Temple


UNESCO World Heritage Site: 2002

It is one of the four sites, which is related to the Mahabodhi Temple.

It is particularly related to the enlightenment of Lord Buddha.

Architecture: Classical style of Indian Temple

Konark Sun Temple


UNESCO Heritage Site: 1984

Built-in: 13th century

Built by: King Narasimhadeva I (During the Ganga Empire).

Architecture: Kalinga style


The Chariot of the Sun God

24 wheels

Led by six horses

Jagannath Temple


Location: Puri

It is also known as Yamanika Tirtha.

Commissioned by: King Indradyumna

Dedication god: Jagannath, Balabhadra, and Subhadra

Famous for: It is famous for Ratha Yatra

Padmanabhaswamy Temple


Architecture: Chera and Dravidian styles

Dedicated lord: Lord Padmanabhaswamy

Vaishno Devi Temple

Jammu & Kashmir

Location: Trikuta Hills

It is a cave temple.

Dedicated Goddess: Vaishno Devi

Amarnath Temple

Jammu & Kashmir

It is one of the 51 Shakti Peeths.

Dedicated god: Lord Shiva

Discovered by: It is believed that Bhrigu Muni was the first to have discovered this temple

Ramanathaswamy Temple

Tamil Nadu

It is one of the twelve Jyotirlinga temples.

Built-in: 12th century

Architecture: Dravidian-style

Dedicated god: Lord Shiva

Brihadeeswara Temple

Tamil Nadu

Location: Thanjavur

It is also known as Raja Rajeswara Temple

Architecture: Dravidian style

Built by: Raja Raja Chola I (Chola emperor)

Built-in: 11th Century

This temple is a part of the Great Living Chola Temples (Gangaikonda Cholapuram Temple, Brihadeeswara Temple, and Airavatesvara Temple)

Great Living Chola Temples UNESCO World Heritage Site: 1987

Rajagopalaswamy Temple

Tamil Nadu

Location: Mannargudi

Architecture: Dravidian style

It is also called Dakshina Dwaraka.

Dedicated god: Lord Vishnu

Meenakshi Temple

Tamil Nadu

Architecture: Dravidian architecture

Ranganathaswamy Temple

Tamil Nadu

Location: It is located on the island, which is formed by the twin rivers i.e. Cauvery and Coleroon.

Architecture: Dravidian architecture

Built-in: Vijayanagar Period

Nataraja Temple

Tamil Nadu

Location: Chidambaram (Then capital of the Chola dynasty)

Built-in: 10th century

Somnath Temple


It is also known as Deo Patan.

It is one of the 12 jyotirlinga.

Dedicated god: Lord Shiva

Architecture: Chalukyan style

It was rebuilt in 1951 under the orders of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel.

Dwarkadhish Temple


It is one of the 4 Hindu pilgrimages (Char Dham).

Destroyed by: Mahmud Brgada in 1472

Architecture: Chalukya architecture style

Dedicated God: Krishna

Virupaksha Temple


Location: Hampi

It is a part of the Group of Monuments at Hampi (UNESCO World Heritage Site: 1986)

Built by: Lakkana Dandesha (Chieftain under the Vijayanagara Empire ruler, Deva Raya II)

Gomateshwara Temple


It is known as Bahubali temple.

Jain temple

Located at a height of 57 feet

Famous for: The tallest monolithic statue of Gomateshwar (carved out of a single block of granite)