Akshardham Temple, New Delhi

Akshardham temple was officially opened on 6 November 2005 and attracts approximately 70 percent of all tourists who visit Delhi.

Virupaksha Temple - Hampi, Karnataka

Virupaksha Temple is located in Hampi and is part of the Group of Monuments at Hampi, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Dhauli Hill - Bhubaneswa, Orissa

Dhauli hill also famous for the Kalinga war that is famous for the transformation of Ashoka, into Buddhism. It is said that after Ashoka's army killed 150000 people in a battle, he renounced the path of lord Buddha.

Kailasanath Temple - Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

The Kailasanath temple is the oldest temple dedicated to Lord Siva and known for its historical presence. It was built by the Pallavas in the early 8th century CE. It is famous for its splendid vimana.

Dilwara Temples, Mount Abu -Rajasthan

These temples built by Chalukya between the 11th and 13th centuries AD are world famous for their stunning use of marble.

Golden Temple - Amritsar, Panjab

In the early nineteenth century, Maharaja Ranjit Singh cov.ered the upper floors of the gurdwara with gold, which gives it its distinctive appearance and English name of "Golden Temple"

Bhoganandishwara Temple - Nandi Hills, Banglore

A 9th century Chola Temple at Nandigram, 70 km from Bangalore. This temple was developed by Cholas, Pallavas and the Vijayanagar Rulers in different time periods.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Temples of Andhra Pradesh

  1. Agastheeswara Temple at Chadiparla near Kamalapuram (Cuddapah)
  2. Agastheeswara Temple at Gopalapuram near Kolhapur (Mahbubnagar)
  3. Agastheeswarar Temple at Yaganti near Kurnool
  4. Agastheeswarar Temple at Tondavada near Tirupati
  5. Ahobala Narasimha Temple at Ahoblam near Kurnool
  6. Alampur Navabhrama Temples at Alampur near Kurnool
  7. Amaravati Amareswara Temple at Amaravati near Vijayawada
  8. Annavaram Satyanarayana Swami Temple at Annavaram near Kakinada
  9. Basar Saraswathi Temple at Basar near Nizamabad
  10. Bekkeswara Temple at Bekkam near Mahbubnagar
  11. Bhadrachalam Rama Temple at Bhadrachalam near Khammam
  12. Bhadrakali Temple at Warangal
  13. Bhairavaswamy Temple at Gopalapuram near Kolhapur (Mahbubnagar)
  14. Bhavanarayanaswamy Temple at Pattisam near Polavaram (West Godavari)
  15. Bhimeswara Temple at Gopalapuram near Kolhapur (Mahbubnagar)
  16. Bhimeswara Temple at Samalkot (Bhimaramam, Somaramam) near Samalkot
  17. Bhimeswara Temple at Draksharama near Kakinada
  18. Bhogeswara Temple at Pamidi near Gooty (Anantapur)
  19. Birla Mandir at Hyderabad
  20. Chandrasekhara Temple at Bikkavolu near Ramachandrapuram (E. Godavari)
  21. Chenna Kesava Temple at Pushpagiri near Cuddapah
  22. Chintalarayaswamy Temple at Tadpatri near Gooty (Anantapur)
  23. Doddeswara Temple at Hemavati near Madakasira (Anantapur)
  24. Ekaratri Mallikarjuna Temple at Sreekakulam
  25. Endala Mallikarjunaswamy Temple at Ravivalasa near Tekkali (Srikakulam)
  26. Gangadhareswara Temple at Gopalapuram near Kolhapur (Mahbubnagar)
  27. Gangeswara Temple at Tadikalapudi near Eluru (West Godavari)
  28. Ghanpur Temples at Ghanpur near Warangal
  29. Golingeswara Temple at Nidadavole near Kovvuru (West Godavari)
  30. Golingeswara Temple at Bikkavolu near Ramachandrapuram (E Godavari)
  31. Govindarajaswami Temple at Tirupati
  32. Guntimalleswara Temple at Khammam
  33. Hanumakonda Thousand Pillared Temple at Warangal
  34. Indranatheswara Temple at Pushpagiri near Cuddapah
  35. Jaladheeswara Temple at Ghantasala (Krishna)
  36. Jateswara Temple at Gopalapuram near Kolhapur (Mahbubnagar)
  37. Kaleswara Temple at Gopalapuram near Kolhapur (Mahbubnagar)
  38. Kamalasambhaveswara Temple at Pushpagiri near Cuddapah
  39. Kanakadurga Temple at Vijayawada
  40. Kanyaka Parameswari Temple at Proddatur (Cuddapah)
  41. Kapileswarar Temple at Tirupati
  42. Kapoteeswara Temple at Chejerla near Narasaraopet (Guntur)
  43. Kapoteswara Temple at Kadali near Razole (East Godavari)
  44. Kasi Viswanatha Temple at Pushpagiri near Cuddapah
  45. Kesavaswami Temple at Ryali near Rajamundry
  46. Koppulingeswaraswamy Temple at Palivela near Kottapeta (East Godavari)
  47. Koteeswara Temple at Kaluvakolanu near Mahbubnagar
  48. Kotilingam Temple at Panchadarla near Anakapallee
  49. Ksheerarameswaraswamy Temple at Palakollu (Ksheeraramam) near Narasapur (West Godavari)
  50. Kukkuteswara Temple at Pithapuram near Kakinada
  51. Lakshmi Narasimha Temple at Yadagirigutta near Hyderabad
  52. Madanagopala Temple at Gopalapuram near Kolhapur (Mahbubnagar)
  53. Mahanadi Temple at Thimmapuram near Kurnool
  54. Mahanandi Temple at Nandyal near Kurnool
  55. Mahavishnu Temple at Sreekakulam
  56. Mallanna Temple at Komaravelu near Jangaon (Warangal)
  57. Malleswaraswami Temple at Hemavati near Madakasira (Anantapur)
  58. Malleswaraswami Temple at Vijayawada
  59. Malleswaraswami Temple at Mangalagiri near Vijayawada
  60. Malleswaraswami Temple at Gopalapuram near Kolhapur (Mahbubnagar)
  61. Mallikarjunaswamy Temple at Jonnavada near Nellore
  62. Mallikarjunaswamy Temple at Ayinavolu near Warangal
  63. Mangalagiri Narasimhaswami Temple at Mangalagiri near Vijayawada
  64. Manikanteswara Temple at Kanipakkam near Chittoor
  65. Manthani Temple at Manthani near Karimnagar
  66. Mogileeswara Temple at Mogili near Bangarupalem (Chitoor)
  67. Mukhalingam Temple at Mukhalingam near Sreekakulam
  68. Mukteeswara Temple at Kaleswaram (Manthani) near Karimnagar
  69. Muktirameswara Temple at Proddatur (Cuddapah)
  70. Nageswaraswamy Temple at Duvva near Tanaku (West Godavari)
  71. Nageswaraswamy Temple at Chebrolu
  72. Navanandikotkur Malleswaraswami Temple at Nandikotkur near Kurnool
  73. Nignur Shiva Temple at Nignur near Karimnagar
  74. Nilakanteswara Temple at Nizamabad
  75. Nilakanteswara Temple at Gudlur near Kandukur (Prakasam)
  76. Padmanathaswamy Temple at Gopalapuram near Kolhapur (Mahbubnagar)
  77. Pallikonda Sivaperuman Temple at Suruttuppalli near Nagalapuram
  78. Panduranga Swamy Temple at Chilakalapudi near Machilipatnam
  79. Papanaseswarar Temple at Alampur near Kurnool
  80. Parasareswara Temple at Yogimallavaram near Tirupati
  81. Parasurameswara Temple at Gudimallam near Tirupati
  82. Parusavedeeswara Temple at Meenambaram near Mahbubnagar
  83. Peravali Ranganatha Temple at Peravali near Kurnool
  84. Polasteeswara Temple at Polasa near Jagtial (Karimnagar)
  85. Raghavendraswamy Temple at Mantralayam
  86. Rajarajeswara Temple at Bikkavolu near Ramachandrapuram (E. Godavari)
  87. Rama Temple at Kondapaka near Siddhipet (Medak)
  88. Ramalingeswara Temple at Tadparti near Anantapur
  89. Ramalingeswara Temple at Kaudur near Mahbubnagar
  90. Ramalingeswara Temple at Nandikandi near Sangareddi (Medak)
  91. Ramalingeswara Temple at Gopalapuram near Kolhapur (Mahbubnagar)
  92. Ramalingeswaraswamy Temple at Achanta (West Godavari)
  93. Ramappa Temple at Palampet near Warangal
  94. Rameswaraswamy Temple at Tadpatri near Gooty (Anantapur)
  95. Rudreswara Temple at Palampet near Warangal
  96. Sambasiveswara Temple at Gopalapuram near Kolhapur (Mahbubnagar)
  97. Sambu Lingeswara Temple at Warangal
  98. Saneeswara Temple at Mandapalli near Rajamundry
  99. Sangameswara Temple at Kudali (Alampur) near Kurnool
  100. Sangameswara Temple at Sangam Jagarlamudi near Tenali
  101. Santana Malleswaraswamy Temple at Pushpagiri near Cuddapah
  102. Shiva Temple at Kailasakona near Puttur (Chittoor)
  103. Shiva Temple at Talakona near Piler (Chitoor)
  104. Shiva Temple at Penukonda (Anantapur)
  105. Shiva Temple at Pedakkani near Vijayawada
  106. Sidhdheshwaraswamy Temple at Tallapakam near Rajampet (Cuddapah)
  107. Sidhdheshwaraswamy Temple at Muttayikota near Medak
  108. Sidhdheshwaraswamy Temple at Hemavati near Madakasira (Anantapur)
  109. Simhachalam VarahaLakshminarasimha Temple at Simhachalam near Vishakapatnam
  110. Skandagiri Temple at Secundrabad
  111. Someswara Temple at Devunigumpa near Parvatipuram (Srikakulam)
  112. Someswara Temple at Mandapaka near Tanuku (West Godavari)
  113. Someswara Temple at Kotipalli near Draksharama
  114. Someswara Temple at Bhimavaram (Somaramam) near Bhimavaram
  115. Sree Kalahasteeswarar Temple at Sri Kalahasti near Tirupati
  116. Sree Sailam Mallikarjuna Temple at Sreesailam near Kurnool
  117. Suryanarayanaswamy Temple at Arasavalli near Srikakulam
  118. Tiruchanur Padmavati Temple at Tiruchanur near Tirupati
  119. Tirupati Venkateswara Temple at Tirumala-Tirupati
  120. Trikoteswara Temple at Pushpagiri near Cuddapah
  121. Tripurantakeswara Temple at Tripurantantakam near Kurnool
  122. Ugra Narasimha Temple at Vedadri near Vijayawada
  123. Uma Maheswara Temple at Gopalapuram near Kolhapur (Mahbubnagar)
  124. Uma Maheswara Temple at Pushpagiri near Cuddapah
  125. Umakamandaleswarar Temple at Ryali near Rajamundry
  126. Umamaheswara Temple at Rajahmundry
  127. Vaidyanatha Temple at Pushpagiri near Cuddapah
  128. Vedanarayana Swamy Temple at Nagalapuram near Tirupati
  129. Veerabhadraswami Temple at Lepakshi near Anantapur
  130. Veerabhadreswaraswamy Temple at Pattisam near Polavaram (West Godavari)
  131. Vemulawada Shiva Temple at Vemulawada near Karimnagar
  132. Venkatramana Temple at Tadpatri near Gooty (Anantapur)
  133. Venugopalaswamy Temple at Bobbili near Vizianagaram
  134. Vijayeswara Swami Temple at Vijayawada
  135. Virabhadra Temple at Gopalapuram near Kolhapur (Mahbubnagar)
  136. Virupaksheswara Temple at Hemavati near Madakasira (Anantapur)
  137. Visweswara Temple at Kolanupaka near Bhuvanagiri (Nalgonda)

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Martand Sun - Kashmir

The Martand Sun Temple was a Kashmiri Hindu temple dedicated to Surya (the chief solar deity in Hinduism) and built during the 8th century CE. 

Martand is another Sanskrit name for the Hindu Sun-god. Now in ruins, the temple is located five miles from Anantnag in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Maitreya Buddha - Diskit, Nubra Valley

Located at a distance of 120 km from the town of Leh is the town of Diskit which is also the headquarters of the Nubra Valley.

Diskit is famous its 14th century monastery, believed to be the largest and oldest monastery in Nubra valley.

Maitreya Buddha is a 32 metre statue of Maitreya Buddha near Diskit Monastery facing down the Shyok River, Leh, Ladakh.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Beatles Ashram - Rishikesh

In February 1968 the Beatles travelled to the Indian town of rishikesh to attend a session of transcendental Meditation at the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. It was this visit that changed the world’s outlook of Indian spirituality. This was considered to be the Beatles’ most productive time, they wrote various songs during this visit most of which gained huge media attention and commercial success.

Old Pictures of Kedarnath

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Golconda Fort -Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

Golconda, also known as Golkonda or Golla konda ("shepherd's hill"), a ruined fort of Southern India and capital of medievalGolconda Sultanate (c.1518–1687), is situated 11 km west of Hyderabad. It is also amandal of Hyderabad District. The region is known for the mines that have produced some of the world's most famous gems, including the Hope Diamond and the Nassak Diamond.

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