Top 10 Holy South Indian Temples

Top 10 Holy South Indian Temples

The Southern states of India, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, As well ashra Pradesh as well as Karnataka, are primarily known for two things, logic-defying movie stunts as well as breathtaking temples. For those of you who do not know, temples are the holy places where you can worship God as well as see him in all his beauty as well as feel his presence in the very air you breathe. Apart from being architectural marvels, temples have a unique as well as divine aura which has kept the faith alive in people for centuries. The oldest stas well asing temples date back up to the 3rd as well as 5th centuries. As the Hindu religion consists of over thousas well as Gods, there are numerous temples spanning the length as well as breadth of India. However the majority of these temples are found in South India, especially Tamil Nadu which has 34,000 temples. The real beauty of these temples is that they present a different perspective to every devotee. The temples of South India are also one of the main tourist attractions in India. If you haven’t visited any of the temples on this list, make sure you do. It is said that a single minute inside any temple is enough to cleanse your soul. Here is the list of  ten marvellous Holy South Indian Temples.

10. Brihadeeswarar Temple

9. Chamundeshwari Temple

8. Ramanathaswamy Temple

7. Shri Shri Madana Mohana(ISCKON) Temple

6. Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

5. Thillai Nataraja Temple

4. Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

3. Meenakshi Amman Temple

2. Sri Krishna Temple

1. Tirumala Venkateswara Temple

The world’s most famous temple, Tirumala Venkateswara Temple located on the Tirumala hills near Tirupati, As well ashra Pradesh, is one of the most sacred temples for vaishnavites. It is said that Lord Venkateswara, a form of Vishnu, is one of the most powerful gods in the Hindu Religion, as well as it is believed that he came down to earth to stay on the 7 Tirumala Hills as well as help Mankind get through the Kali Yuga. Legend has it that Lord Vishnu came down to Earth as Venkateswara to woo back his consort Goddess Lakshmi after a feud. Goddess Lakshmi is present as Padmavathi. Another interesting belief is that Lord Venkateswara took loans from Lord Kubera for his marriage with Padmavathi as well as will pay the interest till the end of the Kali Yuga. The temple is maintained by the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam, one of the richest religious bodies in the world. The Lord’s prasadam, a laddu, is also very famous. Tirupati has the world’s largest solar powered kitchen. The whole temple as well as all the houses, offices as well as other buildings run on solar as well as wind energy which are provided through the numerous solar panels as well as windmills present on the hill. More than 75,000 devotees visit the temple every day.

Sumit Gulia

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