Monday, 24 November 2014

Most Visited Temples in North India

North Indian temples have been constructed in the typical Nagara style of architecture .The basic structure of temples in India is more or less the same throughout, and the same features are seen in the temples of the north as well.Architecture of North Indian Temples.

India is very well known as the country of religions and has many temples, Dhams, Gurudwaras, Mosques, Churches and holy rivers. The temples in North India would be the most mainstream of the Hindu faith in India. Most of the North Indian temples have been designed in Nagara style temple architecture. The temples and literature, laying down rules and method of construction have been well preserved in Orissa. In the Nagara style architecture the temple structure consists of two buildings, one is the main shrine and the other mandapa.          
Badrinath Temple

Badrinath temple, sometimes called Badrinarayan temple, is situated along the Alaknanda river, in the hill town of Badrinath in Uttarakhand state in North India. It is widely considered to be one of the holiest Hindu temples, and is dedicated to god Vishnu. The temple and town are one of the four Char Dham, Do Dham and Chota Char Dham pilgrimage sites. It is also one of the 108 Divya Desams, holy shrines for Vaishnavites. The temple is Agra tour open only six months every year (between the end of April and the beginning of November), due to extreme weather conditions in the Himalayan region.

Akshardham, New Delhi

Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi epitomizes 10,000 years of North Indian culture in all its breathtaking grandeur, beauty, wisdom an d bliss. It brilliantly showcases the essence of India’s ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spiritual messages. The Akshardham experience is an enlightening journey through India’s glorious art, values and contributions for the progress, happiness and harmony of mankind.

Kashi Viswanath Temple

Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the most sacred and famous temple in Varanasi. The Temple is extremely popular in all other parts of North India too. Every year a considerable chunk of foreign visitors come to Varanasi to get a glimpse of the Vishwanath Temple even though the followers of Semitic religions are not allowed to enter the sanctum of the temple. Kashi Vishwanath Temple is standing on the west bank of India's holiest river Ganga and situated in Varanasi which is the oldest surviving city of the world, and which is the cultural capital of North India. In the heart of this city is standing with the fullest majesty the Kashi Vishwanath Temple enshrined with the Jyotirlinga of Shiva, Vishweshwara or Vishwanatha.

Bhimakali Temple

The Bhimakali Temple is situated in Sarahan district of Himachal Pradesh, this Temple is one of the 51 Shakti Peeths. The architecture of the temple is the prime highlight. The temple is all built with wood and presents a wonderful combination of the Hindu and Buddhist Temple style. Bhimakali Temple has a unique and unusual architecture and wealth of wood carvings, Shri Bhima Kali Temple at Sarahan is the major monument that is duplicated no where else in the erstwhile hill states. Sarahan is a unique hill station of Himachal Pradesh known for the natural beauty it is surrounded with.

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