TOP 10 Most Famous Ancient Temples in India
Location: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is one of the holiest temples of India. The temple was built by Ahilyabai in 1780.
Lord Jagannath Temple
Location: Puri, Odisha
Housing about 120 shrines in its huge structure, Lord Jagannath Temple is one of the oldest temples in India. It was reconstructed by Raja Chodaganga deba which was completed in the year 1161 AD.
Venkateshwara Tirupati Balaji
Location: Andhra Pradesh
With around 40 million annual visitors, Tirupati Balaji deems as the most visited temple in India. It is also the second richest temple of the country. It was built under the rule of Krishnadeva Raya.
Vaishno Devi Temple
It is dedicated to Shakti and is the second most visited temple in the country with an annual footfall of around 8 million devotees.
Somnath Temple has been revered as the first jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva and it is said to have been built by the Moon God after Lord Shiva freed him from the curse of waning.
Dedicated to Goddess Kamakhya, this temple is one of the oldest of the 51 Shakti Pithas.
Mahabodhi Temple Complex
This is the holy place where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment and thus it stands as the most revered sites for the Buddhists. The first temple was built by Emperor Asoka in the 3rd century B.C., and the present temple dates from the 5th or 6th centuries.
Built in the year 1801, Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai is a prominent temple of Lord Ganesha.
Location: Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu
Ramnathaswamy temple is the abode of Lord Shiva. It is also among the twelve jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva in the country.The temple was expanded during the 12th century by Pandya Dynasty
Shirdi Sai Baba Temple
It is the holy shrine of Sai Baba and the also the third richest temple of India.