Famous Temples

Famous Temples

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India being part of the world’s oldest civilizations is a land of rich history, countless beliefs, traditions and legends surrounding the religions. You will find majestic temples at mostly every corner of the country. Every temple has a unique history and legend attached to it. During the ancient times, the Indian rulers would patronize artists and sculptures for creating exceptional masterpieces in the form of temples under their reign. Some of the most popular and magnificent temples of the country are mentioned here, which are quite important for students preparing for various competitive exams.

Famous Temples in India with Rivers

Famous Temple


Nearest River/Lake

Amarnath Temple

Pahalgam, Jammu & Kashmir

Amaravati River

Vaishno Devi Temple

Jammu & Kashmir

Devika River

Akshardham Temple

New Delhi

Yamuna River

Konark Sun Temple

Konark, Odisha

Chandrabhaga River

Brihadeeswara Temple

Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

Kollidam River

Lingaraj Temple

Bhubaneshwar, Odisha

Somnath Temple

Saurashtra, Gujarat

Jagannath Temple

Puri, Odisha

Chilika Lake

Kamakhya Temple

Guwahati, Assam

Brahmaputra River

Shani Shingnapur Temple

Ahmednagar, Maharashtra

Shirdi Sai Baba Temple

Shirdi, Maharashtra

Dilwara Temples

Mount Abu, Rajasthan

Banas River

Khajuraho Temples

Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh

Tirupati Balaji Temple (Tirumala Venkateshwara)

Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh

Pushkarini River

Virupaksha Temple (Pampapathi temple)

Hampi, Karnataka

Tungabhadra River

Siddhivinayak Temple-(Dedicated to Lord Ganesha)

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Bhima River

Meenakshi Temple

Madurai, Tamil Nadu

Vaigai River

Vitthala Temple

Hampi, Karnataka

Tungabhadra River

Ramanathaswamy Temple

Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu


Airavateswara Temple

Darasuram, Tamil Nadu

Kollidam River

Sanchi Stupa

Raisen, Madhya Pradesh

Yamunotri Temple

Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand

Yamunotri River

Bahai Temple

New Delhi

Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Dakshineswar Kali Temple

Kolkata, West Bengal

Hooghly River

Kandariya Mahadeva Temple

Madhya Pradesh

Gomateshwara Bahubali Temple

Hassan district, Karnataka

Nataraja Temple

Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu

Sabarimala Temple

Pathanamthitta, Kerala

Pamba River

Mahakaleshwar Temple

Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh

Shipra River

Dwarkadhish temple

Dwarka, Gujarat

Gomti River

Badrinath Temple

Badrinath, Uttarakhand

Alaknanda River

Kedarnath Temple

Kedarnath, Uttarakhand

Mandakini River

Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Ganga River

Golden Temple

Amritsar, Punjab

Ravi River

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