All temples in India are holy and spiritual but unique in its belief and history. Below is the list of temples that are the most worshipped by every religion throughout the year and are architecturally marvelous.
6 Most Worshiped Indian Temples
- Akshardham Temple
This will be counted as one of the contemporary marvels of the 21st Century. It is located in India’s capital with Banks of River Yamuna beside it. Coming to Delhi and not worshipping here is a huge miss. It is Constructed on the principles of Vastu Shastra and Pancharatra Shastra. People from all over India come to worship Lord Swaminarayan.
The structure is made of Rajasthani pink stone and Italian Carrara marble. The beauty of the temple doubles at night with the beautiful light show and music. This beautiful temple offers recreational activities like exhibition, movie, and boat ride through which the information about the history and philosophy of the deity given to the worshippers.
2. Kashi Vishwanath Temple
It is built in the holy city of Varanasi dedicated to Lord Shiva. All year round thousands of people from all over the world visit the temple per day. Many holy figures like Swami Vivekanand, Adi Shankaracharya, Goswami Tulsidas and Gurunanak have visited the temple in the past making it more spiritual. It is believed if you get blessings from the Jyotirlinga at Kashi Vishwanath, it will be equal visiting the rest of the 11 jyotirlingas across India.
Apart from that, if you have visited sacred temple of Shiva you will attain Moksha (ultimate liberation of the soul) at the time of your death.
3. Shirdi Sai Baba Temple
This holy place is visited lakhs of people every year. It is believed, whatever wish is asked Lord Sai Baba fulfills it. Built in 1922, in Shirdi, Maharashtra.This is also known to be Sai Baba’s native place where he died.
His shrine is made over his Samadhi. His principles of love, charity and forgiveness are spread through the land of Shirdi, which has been made holy by his pure soul, that’s why the entire town of Shirdi is considered holy.
4. Konark Sun Temple
It is situated in the small town of Konark of Puri district in Orissa. The devotees of Lord Surya visit it throughout the year. The architecture is very glorious and royal owing to the marvelous resemblance to his chariot which has 12 wheels and is depicted to be pulled by 7 fierce horses.
History of this temple
The temple is believed to be constructed by a king called Narasimhadeva in the 13th century. There is a legend associated with it that says, Lord Krishna cursed one of his own sons with leprosy and he vowed to seek vengeance against him so he worshiped Lord Sun (Surya) for twelve years, in return he was pleased by his devotion and cured Samba, Lord Krishna’s son as an expression of gratitude he built the temple in his honour.
In reference to the temple’s unique beauty, Rabindranath Tagore said: ‘Here the language of stone surpasses the language of man.’
5. Kedarnath Temple
Built in the Himalayan range of Garhwal, (Uttarakhand), the most sacred Shiva temple in the world. This holy abode of Shiva is said to be built by the Pandavas to atone for their sins committed during the battle with Kauravs and restored by Adi Sankaracharya in the 8th century.
What makes this temple so special?
It is one the Char Dham. The devoted pilgrims walk on the hills over a distance of 14 km, including the senior citizens; such is the strength of their devotion. The temples stand tall at a height of 3,583 m amidst the glaciers and snow-covered peaks. Lakhs of devotees visit the temple in summers.
6. Golden Temple
One of the most religious temples in the world, offering spirituality in form of “Seva”. Even though it is a Sikh temple but it’s four main doors welcomes people from all religions, caste, and race staying true to its philosophical principle of brotherhood and equality. After the holy scripture Guru Granth Sahib was compiled, and the first priest of their pilgrimage was Lord Buddha who first placed it in the temple.