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02/Oct/2022

Temples of India is the integral part of all Indians daily life. Indians some how or other are influenced by the temples of India. But how the temples of India have become so important to the life of the Indians?

 

Ancient Indian thought divides time into four distinct periods. These periods are referred to as Krta; Treta; Dvapara; and Kali.

The first of these divisions (Krita) is Satya-Yuga or the Age of Truth. It was a golden age without violence, malice, or deceit, characterized by righteousness. All men were of one caste, and there was only one God who dwelt among men as one of them.

In the next age (Treta Yuga) the righteousness of the previous age is reduced by a quarter. The main quality of this era was knowledge. The gods had little presence and descended to earth only when men invited them to perform rituals and sacrifices. This god was recognized by all.

In the third great division of time, righteousness existed to half its extent in the first division. In this era, diseases, misery, and caste have arisen. The gods multiplied. Men made their idols, worshiped them, and the gods would descend in disguised form. But these disguised deities are known only to that worshipper.

Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva worshiping Goddess Kali

Kaliyuga is the present age of mankind in which we live, the first three ages having already passed. It is believed that this age began between midnight on February 17 and 18, 3102 BC. Righteousness is now one-tenth of the first age. True worship and sacrifice are now lost. It is a time of anger, lust, passion, pride, and conflict. There is an excessive preoccupation with material and sexual matters.

Read More : Vaishno Devi Temple, Jammu

Only in the Kali Yuga did temples appear on the horizon. At the last stage of this existence, temples (as public places of worship), built and icons began to be installed. But the gods stopped coming down and appeared in their person or disguise. However, their presence could be felt when the icons were properly placed and the temples were properly built. Unlike earlier times when the gods were equally available to all, now only the priests, belonging to a traditional hierarchy of professional worshippers, were the appropriate persons to enforce this presence.

Read More : Baba Dham, Jharkhand

From a contemporary perspective, temples serve as safe havens where ordinary people like us can feel free from the constant turmoil of daily existence and commune with God personally. But our age is individualism if nothing else. Each of us needs our concept of God based on our cultural roots. In this context it is interesting to note that both the words ‘temple’ and ‘contemplation’ share the same origin from the Roman word ‘temple’, meaning a sacred enclosure. Strictly speaking, where there is no meditation, there is no temple.

It is an irony of our age that this individualistic contemplative factor associated with the temple is regarded as its highest positive quality, although legend has it that it is a limitation that arose out of our continued spiritual impoverishment through the ages. We have lost the divine who lived within us (Krta Yuga), which is the same as when the man himself was divine.

Read More: Srimushnam Varaha Temple, Tamil Nadu

But this is not to belittle the importance of temples as centers of spiritual nourishment in our present context, but rather a testament to their invaluable importance in providing support to modern man in an environment and manner that suits the general needs of the age. which we exist.

 

A clickable list of important and amazing Temples of India given below for easy surfing.

 

 

SHAKTI TEMPLES OF INDIA

Temples of India

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  1. Ugra Tara, Assam
  1. Vaishno Devi Temple, Jammu
  1. Siddeswari Kali Mandir, West Bengal
  1. Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, Kerala
  1. Kalyani Devi Temple, Uttar Pradesh
  1. Gadkalika Devi Temple, Madhya Pradesh
  1. Guhyeshwari Temple, Nepal (not in India)
  1. Hangseswari Temple, West Bengal
  1. Sugandha Shaktipeeth, Bangladesh (not in India)
  1. Shri Devi Kup (Bhadrakali) Temple, Haryana
  1. Kankalitala Temple, West Bengal
  1. Chintpurni Temple, Himachal Pradesh
  1. Godavari Tir Shakti Peeth, Andhra Pradesh
  1. Tripura Sundari Temple, Tripura
  1. Naina Devi Mandir, Himachal Pradesh
  1. Kali Devi Mandir, Punjab
  1. Mangala Gowri Temple, Bihar
  1. Jayanti Shaktipeeth , Meghalaya
  1. Dirgheshwari Mata Temple, Assam
  1. Rajappa Temple, Jharkhand
  1. Jwalamukhi Temple, Himachal Pradesh
  1. Kanaka Durga Temple, Andhra Pradesh
  1. Maa Sharda Temple, Madhya Pradesh
  1. Naimisharanya Lalita Devi Mandir , Uttar Pradesh
  1. Vindhyavasini Devi Temple, Uttar Pradesh
  1. Purnagiri Temple, Uttarakhand
  1. Mahalakshmi Temple, Tamil Nadu
  1. Lal Mandir, West Bengal
  1. Chamundeshwari Temple, Karnataka
  1. Kiriteswari Sakthipeeth, West Bengal
  1. Khapa Kali Temple, West Bengal
  1. Ambaji Mata Temple, Gujrat
  1. Mahamaya TempleChhattisgarh
  1. Shree Saptashrungi Devi Temple, Maharashtra
  1. Mansa Devi Temple, Uttarakhand
  1. Bhramari Devi Mandir, West Bengal
  1. Shringeri Sharadamba Temple, Karnatka

 

SHIVA TEMPLES OF INDIA

Temples of India

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  1. Nataraj Temple, Tamil Nadu
  1. Shiva Mandir, kurumvera, West Bengal
  1. Shiva-Khori Cave, Jammu, and Kashmir
  1. Baba Dham, Jharkhand
  1. 108 Shiv Mandir, West Bengal
  1. Suchindram Temple, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
  1. Mundeswari Temple, Bihar
  1. Itachuna Rajbari Shiv Mandir, West Bengal
  1. Vaidyanath Dham, Jharkhand
  1. Panchavarneswarar Temple, Tamil Nadu
  1. Kiradu Temple, Rajasthan
  1. Jageshwar Dham temple, Uttarakhand
  1. Pashupatinath Temple, Nepal (not In India)
  1. Ambernath Temple, Maharastra
  1. Dudheshwarnath Temple, Uttar Pradesh
  1. Nageshwar Mahadev, Gujrat

 

KRISHNA AND VISHNU TEMPLE OF INDIA

Temples of India

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  1. Sakshi Gopal Temple, Orissa
  1. Veera Narayana Temple, Karnataka
  1. Vishnupad Temple, Bihar
  1. Annavaram Temple, Andhra Pradesh
  1. Srimushnam Varaha Temple, Tamil Nadu
  1. Banke Bihari Temple, Uttar Pradesh
  1. Krishna Temple, Thiruvarappu, Kerala
  1. Tirupati Balaji Temple, Andhra Pradesh
  1. Chennakeshava Temple, Karnataka
  1. Lingaraj Temple, Orissa
  1. Ranganath Temple, Tamil Nadu
  1. Andal Temple, Tamil Nādu
  1. Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Kerala

 

 

HANUMAN TEMPLES OF INDIA

Temples of India

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  1. Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir, Uttar Pradesh
  1. Hanumangarhi Temple, Uttar prdesh
  1. Mahabali Temple, Manipur
  1. Hanuman Temple, Uttar Pradesh

 

GANESH TEMPLE OF INDIA

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  1. Trinetra Ganesh Temple, Rajasthan
  1. Ganapatipule Temple, Maharastra
  1. Bada Ganesh Temple, Madhya Pradesh
  1. Kanipakam Vinayaka Mandir, Andhra Pradesh

 

RAM TEMPLE OF INDIA

Ramachandra

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  1. Sita Ramachandra Swamy Temple, Andhra Pradesh

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