|Tamilnadu: Explore hundreds of temples from
this southern state, several, over a 1000 years old. The ancient Cholas, Pandyas, the
Vijayanagar rulers and the Nayaks have created over centuries, a collossal collection of
monuments that dot the skyline of this state. (over 600 pages).
||Kerala: Architecturally, the temples of Kerala are
different from those seen in the other southern states. The Krishna temple at Guruvayur,
the Shiva temples at Vaikom & Ettumanur, and the Padmanabhaswamy temple at
Tiruvnandapuram are some of the examples of Keralite temples.
||Karnataka: The Cholas, the Chalukyas and the Hoysala and the
Vijayanagar rulers who have left an indelible mark on the state of Karnataka with hundreds
of temples with ornate sculptural work - have made immenese contributions to the temple
heritage of Karnataka.
|Andhra Pradesh: The
temples of Andhra Pradesh display an array of architectural styles ranging from the Chola
through the Orissan styles. Tirupati is the most visited pilgrimage center in the state.
Srisailam is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva.
|Orissa:The Golden triangle of Orissa comprising
Bhubaneswar, Puri and Konark attracts tourists from around the world. There are hundreds
of lesser known temples in Orissa.
||Maharashtra: The Bhavani temple at Tuljapur,
Mahalakshmi temple Kolhapur, the Jyotirlinga temples at Tryambakeshwar, Bhimashankar, the
Vitthoba temple at Pandharpur & the Ashtavinayak temples are some of the pilgrimage
centers of Maharashtra.
Ujjain and Omkareshwarar are 2 of the 12 Jyotirlingas in MP. The
exquisite Khajuraho temples are known for the erotic sculpture that adorns part of the
exterior. Gwalior and Indore also form part of the temple map of this region.
||Bengal:The Kali temple at Kalighat - Calcutta is revered
as one of the Shakti Peeths in India. Kenduli is the birth place of the poet Jaydev
associated with Geet Govind. Tarakeshwar is a renowned Saivite pilgrimage center.
||The Gangetic Plains:
The Ganges is considered to be a river of great significance in
the Hindu religion and there are several temple towns along its path. Of great importance
are the pilgrimage centers of Banares, Gaya, Mathura and Brindavan.
|Western India: Visit
Somnath - one of the 12 Jyotirlingas, the exquisite marble temples at Mt. Abu and Girnar,
the sun temple ruins at Modhera and several others in Gujarat and Rajasthan.
Popular Hindu faith considers the mighty Himalayas to be the home of the
Gods. Abounding in natural beauty, the Himalayan region in India is full of places of
worship, dating back to ancient times. Numerous legends associated with the great epics of
India are associated with these shrines.
||The North East: The Surya Pahar Sun temple, and the Kamakhya
Shakti Peeth are some of the important temples of Assam.