Famous Top 20 Hindu Temples in India

Famous Top 20 Hindu Temples in India

Hinduism is the predominant religion of India. Hindus hold their religion very close to their heart. The word of their scripture is the word of the Lord to Hindus.

A Hindu temple can be a separate structure or a part of a building. A feature of most temples is the presence of murtis of the Hindu deity to whom the temple is dedicated. They are usually dedicated to one primary deity, called the presiding deity, and other subordinate deities associated with the main deity. However, some temples are dedicated to several deities, and some have symbols instead of a murti.

 

The diversity in India in terms of language, culture, history and religion accounts for the variety in terms of temples too. Hindu temples all over the country differ in terms of architecture, rules, beliefs and customs. The temples of North India are different from that of South India.

To a Hindu, a temple is more than a place of worship. It is a place specially chosen as the residence of the Supreme Being as the ruler of the universe.