10 Most Amazing Hindu Temples in the World

5. Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, India

Meenakshi temple
img: Telegraph

The Meenakshi Amman Temple is one of the most important Indian Hindu temples, located in the holy city of Madurai. It is dedicated to Parvati, known as Meenakshi, and her consort, Shiva, here named Sundareswarar. There are an estimated 33,000 sculptures in the temple. It was on the list of top 30 nominees for the “New Seven Wonders of the World”. The temple has been mentioned for the last couple of millennia, though the present structure was built in the early 17th century.

4. Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India

Khajuraho Group of Monuments
img: Wikipedia

The temples at Khajuraho were built during the Chandella dynasty, which reached its apogee between 950 and 1050. Today only about 20 temples remain; they fall into three distinct groups and belong to two different religions – Hinduism and Jainism. They strike a perfect balance between architecture and sculpture. The Khajuraho temples are known worldwide for erotic sculptures of Kamasutra on the temple walls and are considered to be one of the seven wonders of India. It was enlisted as a World Heritage Site in 1986.

3. Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat temple
img: Flickr

Angkor is located in modern day Cambodia and was once the capital of the Khmer Empire. Built between roughly A.D. 1113 and 1150, and encompassing an area of about 500 acres (200 hectares), Angkor Wat is one of the largest religious monuments ever constructed. Its name means “temple city.” Originally built as a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu, it was converted into a Buddhist temple in the 14th century, and statues of Buddha were added to its already rich artwork.

2. Prambanan, Indonesia

Prambanan temple
img: Flickr

Prambanan Temple Compounds is the largest Hindu temple complex in Indonesia and one of the largest Hindu temples in south-east Asia. It is characterized by its tall and pointed architecture, typical of Hindu temple architecture, and by the 47m high central building inside a large complex of individual temples. The temple complex dates from the 9th century. The interior consists of more than 200 tower shrines that surround three inner temples dedicated to the three great Hindu divinities (Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma).

1. Akshardham Temple, Delhi, India

Akshardham Temple

Counted among the world’s wondrous houses of worship, Akshardham Temple in New Delhi showcases the blend of technical modernity with traditional architectural styles. Akshardham Temple was opened in 2005 after 300 million volunteer hours went into its construction. Covering an area of over 8,000 square meters, the grandeur and wisdom behind the temple is best when experienced.

There are countless amazing temples, monasteries, and sacred places of Hinduism scattered throughout Asia. If your favorite temple is not included, it is not a slight – We welcome your suggestion in the comment section below.

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Andrew
Andrew
6 years ago

If one of these beautiful temples were found anywhere else in the world it would be described by the west as the eighth wonder of the world. In my opinion India by itself is the First and only REAL WONDER OF THE WORLD.

THANK YOU FOR SHARING

A S

aryan
aryan
6 years ago

Wow… These temples are so amazing. I didn’t knew about them

Saranya Devanathan
Saranya Devanathan
6 years ago

Some cave temples should be included. Come to Bengaluru to Gavi Gangadeshwara temple is a beautiful cave and the praharam is also a cave. It has daily puja schedule.
Probably one sand-dune should be included Near Bengaluru at Thalkad – beautiful temples dug out of sand-dunes. One of the temples has daily puja.
If one wants to include a modern one, it is ISKCON at Bengaluru.

Sneha Dixit
Sneha Dixit
6 years ago

Nice collection & very useful information blog … & Hampi is so beautifull part of India. Akshardham is very very beautiful. do u know about Hindu Religious Places In India? http://travel-blog.waytoindia.com/famous-hindu-religious-places-in-india/ this link is also very informtive for India.

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sany666
5 years ago
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5 years ago

really good website really recommend it for world history teachers

Jatin Chhabra
4 years ago

The temples in Ajanta Ellora are worth visiting as they were carved out of mountains, not build by adding one block on anther. That’s what make this site unique…

Trinetra
3 years ago
Reply to  Jatin Chhabra

Really very good post, here describe all about 10 Amazing Temples in the world very Well. Thanks for published this post

vaishali
2 years ago

Awesome post. Nice information.