India is a land of many temples. They range in size from tiny structures located in the middle of roads to massive ancient temples carved out of rock. Some are famous and accented in gold, while others are much more modest. Millions of tourists visit India for searching sacred observation. These are some temples which offer you a complete peace of mind, rejuvenating inner spirit and the most astounding views of the sculpture and architecture.
This temple, which is located on Rameswaram Island in Tamil Nadu, is dedicated to the god Shiva. It contains one of the 12 jyotirlingas , which are devotional objects that are supposed to represent Shiva. This temple is also one of the four destinations on the Char Dham pilgrimage circuit for Hindus. It is believed that if a person journeys to all four, any sins from their past life will be washed away. This temple has the longest corridor among all Hindu temples in India. Devotees are expected to bathe in the waters of these holy wells before entering the inner sanctum of the temple.
Devoted to Saint Sai Baba, Shirdi Temple is the third richest temple in India. The whole religious town Shirdi is identified through Sai Baba. Sai Baba, who is known and admired for his miracles and teaching give importance to "Shraddha" means trust and "Saburi" means tender feeling.
Millions of admirers, despite of their religion, come to the temple all year-round.
Located at an altitude of 5200 ft. in a mountain known as Trikuta, Vaishno Devi Temple is devoted to the goddess Shakti. Vaishno Devi Temple has three rock heads, known as Pindies, rather than of a statue. Millions of pilgrims flock here to take the blessings of Maa Vaishno Devi. It is believed that Maa Vaishno Devi decides and calls her pilgrims to her doorsteps. A successful journey of this temple is possible only because of Maa's wish. The temple is open all year round.
The Lotus Temple, which is located in New Delhi, is also known as Bahai House of Worship or Bahai Mashriqul-Adhkar Temple. Opened to the public in 1986, this is a very interesting looking temple that was built in the shape of a lotus flower. Because the Bahai faith believes in the "Oneness of God, the Oneness of Religions and the Oneness of Mankind", this temple welcomes worshipers of all religions.
The Siddhivinayak Temple is a revered shrine dedicated to Lord Ganesha and is one of the most significant and frequented temples in Mumbai. Interestingly, the statue of Lord Ganesha here is believed to be self-manifested and grants wishes. The temple has a small sanctum housing the idol of Shri Ganesha, which is about two and a half feet wide and made out of a single piece of black stone. It is also the richest temple in Mumbai.