South Indian Temples Tour
South India is famous for many beautiful temples. Tour of South Indian Temples will allow you to discover a sacred part of Indian culture. The unique architectural excellence is one of the biggest attractions of the South Indian temples tour. The temples reveal the natural skill of the craftsmen who engineered the beautiful wonders of the world. Temples tour doesn’t mean any religion pilgrimage; it is the study of the architectural invention that took place many years ago.
Tirupati Balaji temple
The Tirupati Balaji temple is located in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. The famous temple is situated on the Venkatadri hill. It is on the seventh peak of the hill. Worship of Lord Vishnu is the main attraction of the temple. Tirupati Balaji Temple is the most visited temple in India and also in the world. Every day the temple is flooded by thousands of devotees from every part of the world. One of the biggest attractions of this temple is the laddu prasad. There are four thousand steps to reach the hill. Though most of the visitors take private vehicles to get to the destination. The gold-plated dome of the temple is a reflection of the Dravidian culture.
Ramananthswamy temple is located in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is situated on the Rameswaram Island. The island is connected to the mainland by one of the famous and the longest bridges in India. There is a belief in the Hindu Mythology regarding the island. It is said that Lord Rama rescued Sita from the clutches of Ravana by building a bridge to Rameswaram Island. The temple is famous for the worship of Lord Shiva. The unique attraction of the temple is the 1200 pillars made of granite stone. It is said that the large corridor of the temple is the reflection of the Indian rich architectural beauty.
Kanyakumari Devi temple
Kanyakumari Devi temple is situated in the state of Tamil Nadu. The temple is specifically located in the Cape Kanya Kumari. This famous temple is the home of “Devi” that is Parvati or Durga. The devotees visit this unique place throughout the year. The eye-catching architecture and the charm of the rising and setting sun from the temple is a great attraction of the temple. Swami Vivekananda rock memorial is also a great attraction of that place. It is said that according to the direction of Ramakrishna, Vivekananda came here to seek blessings from Devi. The temple is a place of sanctity.
Meenakshi temple is situated in Tamil Nadu. This temple is located on the bank of the Vaigai River. It is believed that the temple is created by Indra, the king of Devas. The structure of the temple creates a unique architectural beauty with its 985 beautiful pillars. The wonder of the temple is the 165 ft tall towers with images of Hindu gods on them. The temple authority says that the temple is visited by 15,000 visitors every day, with 25,000 on Fridays. Meenakshi is the other name of Goddess Parvati. Goddess Meenakshi is the main deity of the temple. This temple is the main attraction of Madurai.
Guruvayur Sri Krishna temple
The Guruvayur Sri Krishna temple is situated in the state of Kerela. It is located in the Guruvayur town of Kerala. This temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The temple follows some strict regulations. Only Hindus can enter into the temple. Persons who are the essential part of the temple have a particular dress code. It is said that the deity of Lord Krishna is 5000 years old. On the other hand, the temple is about 1000 years old. One big attraction of the temple is elephants. The annual festival of the temple starts with the elephant race.
Sabarimla Temple is situated in Kerala. It is located at Periyar Tiger Reserve in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala. A rough estimation reveals that the number of devotees who attend the temple every year is more than 100 million. This is the most visited temple in Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ayappa. There is a belief that Maharshi Parasurama uplifted Kerala from the sea and installed the deity of Lord Ayappa. The specialty of the temple is that the pilgrims to this temple wear a black or blue dress. Even they don’t shave until the completion of the pilgrimage. The annual festival of the temple is very famous. During this festival, visitors gather from various parts of the world.
The Kollur Mookambika temple is situated in Karnataka. The temple is located in Udupi district. This temple is dedicated to Mookambika Devi. It is said that the deity acquires the form of Shakti. It is also believed that the temple is 1200 years old. It was founded by Adi Shankaracharya. Every year, millions of pilgrims visit the temple. One main attraction of the temple is a pillar containing many lamps. The festival of Navaratri is a popular festival of the temple. This temple is famous for its unique rituals which mainly attracts the followers of the strict Hindu rules.
Thousand pillar temple
The thousand pillar temple is currently situated in Telangana state. The temple is an example of the architectural beauty of India. The temple was founded by King Rudra Deva. King Rudra Deva belongs to the Kakatiya Dynasty. It is said that the temple was built in the 12th century. Thousand pillar temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, Lord Surya. It is a unique piece of engineering skill of ancient India. The temple is built on the slopes of the Hanumakonda Hill.
Mahabalipuram temple is situated in Tamil Nadu. The temple is a unique example of rock cut temple. This temple reveals the Dravidian culture. The architectural beauty of the temple is truly eye catching. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple contains some monuments. They look like Tiger cave, stone chariots, and butterball of Krishna. It is believed that the monuments were built between 7th and 8th century.
Badami cave temple
This temple is situated in Karnataka. This temple was founded by Pulakesin I. It was built in the 6th century. According to ancient beliefs Agasythya Muni worshiped here. The four caves of the famous temple are dedicated to four gods-Vishnu, Krishna, Shiva and Varha.
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