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Tuesday, 19 July 2022

10 Largest Hindu Temples in the World

10 Largest Hindu Temples in the World 

Temples of Hindu deities are not just presented in India but all around the world. It is surprising to see the ancient Hindu temples that are known for their enormity and the amazing architecture. These remarkable structures were constructed by several hundred years ago without any technical or mechanical provision. Here is the list of the 10 largest Hindu temples across the continents.

1. Akshardham Temple.

Akshardham Temple in Delhi: The Swaminarayan temple was constructed on the 100 acres of the land near the Commonwealth Khelgaon in Delhi by the BAPS is also known as the Akshardham Temple. It depicts the Indian culture, spirituality and the architecture, a 10,000 years old and its name was also recorded in the Guinness Book of Records. Akshardham temple complex the hosts thematic garden, the Sanskruti Vihar, the Musical fountain, the Garden of India, among others.

2. Angkor Wat Temple.

Angkor Wat Temple in Cambodia: Angkor Wat Temple complex in Cambodia is the largest Hindu temple in the world dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple is built on the banks of the Mekong River in the town of Sim rip, which shows the classical style of the Khmer architecture. It is extended over the hundreds of square miles and every year millions of the tourists visit.  

3. Annamalaiyar Temple.

Annamalaiyar Temple in Tiruvannamalai: Annamalaiyar Temple at the base of Annamalai hills is spread over 1,01,171 square meters. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has the fire of the five elements. The temple is considered as one of the largest Hindu temples in India.

4. Belur Math.

Belur Math in West Bengal: The Belur Math is located on the bank of the Hooghly River which was instituted by the Swami Vivekananda. It is spread over the forty acres and is notable for its architecture.

5. Brihadeeswarar Temple.

Brihadeeswarar Temple in Thanjavur: Brihadeeswarar Temple in Thanjavur was built in the early 11th century. It is the first and one of its kind in the world, made in the granite and has been declared a World Heritage by the UNESCO.The temple is Dedicated to Lord Shiva and one of the tallest Shiva Lingam in India is believed to be present there.

6. Jambukeshwar Temple.

Jambukeshwar Temple in Tamil Nadu: Located in Tiruchirappalli (Trichy) district of Tamil Nadu, the Jambukeshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple was built around the 2000-2300 years ago by a Chola ruler from Kokenganan.

7. Ekambareswarar Temple.

Ekambareswarar Temple in Kanchipuram: The Ekambareswarar or Ekambaranathar temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple was constructed in the sixth century and it represents the 'earth' element.

8. Nellaiappar Temple.

Nellaiappar Temple in Tirunelveli: Located in the city of Tirunelveli, this temple is devoted to Swamy Nellaippar and Sri Arulthaarum Kanthimathi Ambal. This temple is Spread over 71,000 square meters and it is one of the oldest temples in India.

9. Thillai Nataraja Temple.

Thillai Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram: The Nataraja Temple also known as the Chidambaram Temple is one of the major temples of Lord Shiva. Which is Spread across 1,06,000 square meters and it is the oldest surviving temple in South India. The unique form of the Lord Shiva as the Nataraja is the primary deity of the temple and he is been seen in the every stone and the pillar in the temple. 

10. Ranganathaswamy Temple.

Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam: Ranganathaswamy Temple is dedicated to Lord Ranganatha, considered to be the personification of Lord Vishnu. A 1,000-year-old mummy is also uncontaminated in the temple. Ranganathaswamy Temple is considered as the largest temple in India and the second largest in the world.

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