Hindu Temples Posted by kunthra on Mar 17, 2011 in Uncategorized
Hindu temples in India are as countless as the stars in the sky, but only a few temples manage to stand out above the rest.
Dakshineswar Kali Temple is located in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is about thirty meters high and was built to honor the Hindu goddess Kali. Kali is the goddess of eternal energy. In the Garbhagriha (गर्भगॄह) or the inner sanctum of the temple, is where the murti (मूर्ति) or main deity resides. The goddess Kali is in the inner sanctum and she is depicted as standing over Lord Shiva.
Kashi Vishwanath Temple is located in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Due to the fact that the temple is partially made of gold, it is sometimes referred to as the “Golden Temple.” The Kashi Vishwanath Temple (काशी विश्वनाथ मंदिर) is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one of the major Hindu temples that attract almost three thousand or more visitors each day.
Nellaiappar Temple is located in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Nellaiappar Temple has pillars that can produce music. This was supposedly the place where Lord Shiva revealed a dance to mortals; hence the musical pillars. For special occasions and festivals, a mini temple car from the Nellaiappar Temple is paraded through the streets.
The Leaning Temple of Huma is located in the Indian state of Odisha and dedicated to the Lord Shiva. It is unique for the very fact that the main temple is slightly tilted one way while the other minor temples around it are tilted the other way. The Leaning Temple of Huma is kind of like India’s Leaning Tower of Pisa.