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Top 10 historical temples in India

Religion means innumerable devotion to many people around the world. The religions all over the globe are so diverse that it gave birth to amazing structures called temples. In a historic country like India, Hinduism devotees and followers are many; there are thousands of temples all over the country built for their invaluable devotion towards their gods and goddesses. Since ages ago, many temples have been built around the India. These historical temples in India are the true symbols of our glorious- past and present.

1.Brihadeshwara Temple, Tanjore, Tamil Nadu 

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This temple is built by King Rajaraja Chola in the year 1002 AD. Dedicated to lord Shiva this temple is the finest example of Dravidian art. The temple’s building is a mixture of architecture, sculpture, painting and other allied arts.

2.Kailashnath Temple, Ellora

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Made out of a single piece of rock, this temple is a dedication to the lord Shiva, the destroyer. The construction of this temple is often attributed to the Rashtrakuta king Krishna I, around the years 756 – 773 CE.

3.Chennakeshava Temple, Karnataka

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Held as the early masterpiece of the Hoysala period, this temple is situated on the banks of th Yagachi river. Dedicated to lord Vishnu along with goddess Lakshmi, the temple is built by the Vijayanagara ruler as a depiction of their victory over the Cholas.

4.Tugnath Temple, Uttarakhand

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This temple is the tallest one among the Panch kedar, others are Madhyamaheshwar, Kedarnath, Rudranath and Kalpeshwar, with an elevation of 3680 meters above the sea level.

5.Adi Kumbeswarar, Tamil Nadu

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The idol in this temple is the form of a lingam, which is believed to be made by lord Shiva himself when he mixed sand with the nectar of immortality. The construction of this temple dates back to the Vijanagara period.

6.Jagatpita Brahma Mandir, Rajasthan

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In spite of the structure of this temple dates back to the 14th century, the temple is believed to be as old as 2000 years. Mainly built of marble and stone labs, the temple is dedicated to lord Brahma and his second consort Gayathri Devi.

7.Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Tamil Nadu

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Dedicated to lord Vishnu, the temple is one of Divya Desams, the 108 temples of lord Vishnu. Located in holy place Kanchipuram, this temple lizard carvings that when touched has the powers of healing and forgiving your past life sins.

8.Konark Sun Temple, Odisha

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Built in the year around AD 1250 by the King Narasimhadeva I of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty, this temple forms the shape of a gigantic chariot. This temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After all these years, the major portion of this temple structure now is in ruins stage.

9.Dilwara Temples near Mount Abu, Rajasthan

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These five unique temples are built between the 11th and 13th century AD, and are remarkable for their stunning use of marble in construction.

10.Pancha Ratna Temple, Bankura, West Bengal

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Dedicated to lord Krishna, this temple is built by King Raghunath Singha, in the year 1643. The walls are decorated with carvings depicting the lord Krishna’s life.

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