15 Temples you must look out for in South India.
Temples are part and parcel of Hinduism in Indian Culture.These share the wisdom,culture,history to their devotees.
The Southern Part of India is well known for its Temples all over the World.
We bring you the refined and most visited temples across South India.
15.Subrahmanya Temple,Kukke Subrahmanya (Karnataka)
The temple is one of the pristine pilgrimage locations in India. Here Lord Subrahmanya is worshipped as the lord of all serpents.
Location: Kukke Subrahmanya,near Mangalore,Karnataka
14.Shri Manjunatheshwara Temple,Dharmastala (Karnataka)
Temple town in Dakshina Canara.
The temple is unusual in that it is run by a Jain administration and poojas are conducted by Hindu priests of Madhava order
Location: Dharmasthala,Dakshina Canara,Karnataka.
13.Sri Krishna Temple,Udupi (Karnataka)
The Krishna Matha was founded by the Vaishnavite saint Shree Madhwacharya in the 13th century. He was the founder of the Dvaita school of Vedanta.
It is believed that Madhwacharya found the idol of SriKrishna in a large ball of gopichandana.
Location: Udupi,Udupi District ,Karnataka.
12.Ramanathaswamy Temple,Rameshwaram (Tamil Nadu)
The Ramanathaswamy Temple is the most notable historic landmark of the town. Located in the centre of town, It is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to the god Shiva.
The temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines, where Shiva is worshipped in the form of a Jyotirlinga meaning “pillar of light”.
Location: Rameshwaram Town, Tamil Nadu.
11.Brihadeeshwarar Temple,Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu)
The temple complex sits on the banks of a river that was channelled to make a moat around the complex’s outer walls, the walls being built like a fortress.
Pride of Chola Empire all over Tamil Nadu.!!
Location: Thanjavur,Tamil Nadu.
10.Meenakshi Amman Temple ,Madurai (Tamil Nadu)
Referred to as “Temple City of India”
No description required for this beautiful temple down south.!!
Location: Madurai, Tamil Nadu.
9.Sree Anantha Padmanabhaswamy Temple,Trivandrum (Kerala)
The principal deity Vishnu is enshrined in the “Anantha Sayanam” posture, the eternal yogic sleep on the serpent. Sree Padmanabhaswamy is the tutelary deity of the royal family of Travancore.
The temple and its assets belong to Lord Padmanabhaswamy, and were for a long time controlled by a trust, headed by the Travancore Royal family.
Hidden treasure worth billions of dollars were discovered; later on became a big issue of whom it actually belongs to.
8.Shree Krishna Temple,Guruvayoor (Kerala)
The presiding deity of the Guruvayur Temple is Vishnu, worshipped in the form of Krishna. The central icon is a four-armed standing Krishna carrying the conch Panchajanya.
Location: Guruvayoor, 23 kms from Thrissur, Thrissur District, Kerala.
Known all over India.
Sabarimala is linked to Hindu pilgrimage, predominantly for men of all ages.You can identify a Sabarimala pilgrim easily as they wear black or blue dress.
Location: Sabarimalai,Periyar Tiger Reserve, Patthanamthitta District, Kerala.
6.Gnana Saraswati Temple,Basara (Telangana)
Gnana Saraswati Temple is a temple of Goddess Saraswati located on the banks of Godavari river.
It is one of the two famous Saraswati temples in India, the other being in Jammu and Kashmir.
Location: Located at Adilabad District, Telangana.
5.Chilukur Balaji, near Osman Sagar (Telangana)
Chilkur Balaji Temple popularly known as Visa Balaji Temple is an ancient Hindu Temple of Lord Balaji on the banks of Osman sagar Lake near Hyderabad.
It is one of the oldest temples in Hyderabad built during the time of Madanna and Akkanna, the uncles of Bhakta Ramadas.
Location: It is 17 km from Mehedipatnam.,Hyderabad.
4.Bhadrachalam Temple, Bhadrachalam (Telangana)
One of the best temples in South India.
The town has a documented history of Lord Sri Rama temple constructed circa 17th Century CE by Kancharla Gopanna known as “Bhakta Ramadasu”.
3.Srisailam,Kurnool District (Andhra Pradesh)
The Sri Bhramaramba Mallikarjuna Temple located in Srisailam is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples dedicated to Siva. Early it is called as Srigiri.
Location: Near the picturesque view of Nagarjuna Sagar Dam,Kurnool District
2.Goddess Kanakadurga Temple,Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh)
Kanaka Durga Temple is a famous Hindu Temple of Goddess Kanaka Durga located in VIjayawada. The temple is located on the Indrakeeladri hill, on the banks of Krishna River
Kaalika puraana, Durgaa sapthashati and other vedic literature have mentioned about Goddess Kanaka Durga on the Indrakeelaadri and have described the deity as Swayambhu, (self-manifested) in Triteeya kalpa.
Location: Heart of Royal Vijayawada City,Andhra Pradesh.
1.Tirumala,Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh)
Tirumala Sri Venkateswara Temple is a famous Vedic temple in the hill town of Tirumala, near Tirupati of Andhra Pradesh, India.
It is the richest temple in the world in terms of donations received and wealth, and the most-visited place of worship in the world.