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The flight of spirituality is not measured in inches, metres or kilometers, otherwise none would have matched the heights of Himalayas in India or place of worship like a temple, a mosque, a church, a synagogue, a stupa/pagoda situated any place on this earth. But spiritualism is the journey of soul that travels within to attain the proverbial distance or height.

Visit India South is pleased to bring you the South India temple tourism with compact details on few of the prominent temples where interested overseas tourists make a curious visit while there are others who undertake the journey to these places of pilgrimage in South India.


Badami Cave Temple
Badami Cave TempleBadami is an interesting place to visit in Karnataka. Badami is picturesquely situated at the mouth of a ravine between two rocky hills. The place has an artificial lake, ancient temples, Museum and Hindu and Jain caves carved in the Sandstone hills. It was once the Capital of the erstwhile Chalukya Empire. They built many temples and monuments, marking the beginning of the Hindu style of architecture. The examples of Chalukyan style can be seen in cave temples of Badami, Aihole, Pattadakal and many other Buddhist and Jain monasteries in the region.
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Guruvayoor Temple
Guruvayoor Temple is one of the biggest like Tirupati, Badami, and Puri. The presiding deity is four armed Lord Maha Vishnu, while his reincarnation Lord Krishna is worshipped by devotees here. The devotees have unflinching faith in the wish fulfilling that makes the greatness and glory of this temple special. The legend has it that the temple was erected by Guru and his disciple Vayudeva (Air) on receiving the recommendations of Lord Paramashiva who conjoining the names of Guru and Vayu named the place as Guruvayoor.
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Kanchipuram TempleKanchipuram Temple
Kanchipuram is a small, rural town about 75-km from Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu. Kanchipuram was under the Pallavas from the 6th to 8th century AD and later became the citadel of the Cholas, Vijayanagar Kings, the Muslim and the British. It has been a center of Tamil learning, cultural and religious background for centuries. Kanchipuram has magnificent temples of unique architectural beauty bearing eloquent testimony to its glorious Dravidian heritage. With the Sankara Mutt acting as the hub of Hindu activities and the temples, Kanchipuram is one of the most highly visited pilgrimage spots in India, and can rightfully be called the "Religious Capital of South India".
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Mahabalipuram Temple
Mahabalipuram Temple The history of Mahabalipuram dates back to two thousand years, it contains nearly forty monuments of different types including an "open air bas relief" which is the largest in the world, for centuries it has been a centre of pilgrimage, it figures in the early annals of the British search for the picturesque in India in the 18th century, today it attracts shoals of foreigners in search of relaxation and sea bathing, and most strange of all, it has an atomic power plant for neighbours. A small library has been written on it. Over its history and that of its monuments a number of scholarly controversies rage. Sri Lanka's national chronicle, the "Mahavamsa" testifies to this fact.
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Meenakshi TempleMeenakshi Temple
Meenakshi Temple in Madurai is one of the most ancient in India. Although its origins in times are not conclusively assigned, it is believed to be more than 2500 years old. The soaring and exquisitely carved nine storeys high towers enclosing the temple are one of the best in temple architectures in India. There are twin temples at south gateways dedicated to Lord Shiva and Meenakshi. On looking up the south gateways you would see the four mythical beasts called Yalis glaring downwards. The structures occupy a vast space, 258 m by 241m that rise out of the teeming streets of the city center.
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Murugan Temple
There are in all 33 major temples in Tamil Nadu where Lord Muruga or Murugan is worshipped. Murugan Temples at Palani and Tirupporur find place of prominence among others.
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Rameshwaram TempleRameshwaram Temple
Rameshwaram is an island situated on the tip of the Indian peninsula. Rameshwaram is significant for the Hindus. It is an important south India pilgrimage centre of nationwide importance for the Indians. Both the Vaishnavites and Shaivites visit this pilgrimage, as it is the place from where Lord Rama had built a bridge across the sea to rescue his consort Sita. This is the place where Rama worshipped Lord Shiva to cleanse away the sin of Ravana on his way back from Sri Lanka. The entire area of Rameshwaram is associated with various incidents from the Ramayana.
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Sabarimala Temple
The holy shrine of Sabarimala is dedicated to Lord Ayyappa. Sabarimala is one of the most important Hindu temples of Kerala. The renowned south India pilgrimage center of Sabarimala is situated 914 m above sea level atop the rugged hills of the Western Ghats. The place is amidst the virgin forest wilderness of the Western Ghats. The temple dome is covered with gold and the devotees break the coconuts before climbing the steps. Shabari is said to have done severe penance in order to meet Rama, who granted her wish for her devotion and faith during her penance. The village Sabarimala is named after her.
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Somnathpur TempleSomnathpur Temple
"Nowhere else in India there is such a profusion of monuments as in Karnataka. It is no wonder Karnataka has been called the cradle of stone architecture. These peerless wonders are eloquent reminders of a fertile heritage. "There is a stillness and everlastingness about the past, it changes not and has a touch of eternity," wrote Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru in his "Discovery of India." These words somehow hold true when one arrives at Somnathpur, a tiny village on the banks of the Kaveri, 140 kms south-west of Bangalore.
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Thousand Pillar Temple
Noted today for its beautiful lakes, magnificent temples and wildlife, the ancient city Warangal possess the marvelous thousand pillared temple, built by King Rudra Deva in the 12th century. Thousand Pillar Temple is 4-km from Hanumakonda crossroad in Warangal district. The temple is a fine specimen of 'Kakatiya' architecture and sculpture. It is the main attraction of Hanumakonda.
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Tirupati Tirumala Balaji Temple Tirupati Tirumala Balaji Temple
Tirupati Balaji temple is famous for Lord Venkateshwara Deity. The Cupola over the sanctorum is covered entirely with gold plate and is known as "the Ananda Nilayam". The town of Tirupati-Balaji is one of the most sacred places in India. The name Tirupati-Balaji means the 'lord of Lakshmi'. The shrine is located 853m above the sea level on Tirumala hill range, a cluster of seven hills known as Venkatachalam, and lies on the southern banks of Sri Swami Pushkarini. He is also called the Lord of the Seven Hills. The epics like Rig Veda and Asthadasa Puranas describe Sri Venkateswara as the great bestowed of boons.
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Kanyakumar Temple, Kanyakumari
It is at the confluence of the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean, and the Arabian Sea where the sacred pilgrimage site of Kanyakumari is situated. It is the southernmost tip and land’s end of Indian Peninsula. Kanyakumari is also known as Cape Comorin.
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Bull Temple, BangaloreBull Temple, Bangalore
Constructed in 16th Century by Kempe Gowda, the Bull Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. As per the legend once a bull entered the fields of a well-grown crop and started grazing. On seeing his crop being destroyed by the bull, the farmer hit it with a club. The Bull suddenly transformed into a stone. It was quite a shock for the farmers who thought that the atonement was possible only by building a temple for the bull. The decision so taken was immediately implemented.

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Kalpathy Temple, Palakkad
The Kalpathy Vishwanatha Swamy shrine at 3 Kms from Palakkad is the oldest Shiva temple. Kombi Achan, the then Raja of Palakkad built this temple around 1425 A.D. It is the oldest temple in Malabar dedicated to Shiva. It is famous for the annual Chariot Festival, and this gala event lasts for seven days. Kalpathy Car Festival is based on Vedic Tamil Brahmin Culture. Vedic recitals are held in the temple throughout the festival.
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OTHER SIGNIFICANT TEMPLES IN SOUTH INDIAN STATES:


Temples in Tamil Nadu (South India Temples):
Parthasarathy Temple, Chennai; Varadaraja Temple, Chennai; Kapaleeswara Temple, Chennai; Sri Viswaroopa Panchmukha and Adhivyadhihara Temple, Chennai; Meenakshi Temple, Madurai; Sri Ranganathaswami Temple, Srirangam; Rock Fort Temple, Trichy; Murugan Temple, Palani; Rameshwaram Temple, Rameshwaram; Chidambaram Temples, Chidambaram; Kanchipuram Temples, Kanchipuram; Ekambareswarar Temple, Kanchipuram; Kailasnathar Temple, Kanchipuram; Mahabalipuram Temples, Mahabalipuram; Perur Patteeswararswamy Temple, Coimbatore.

Temples in Karnataka (South India Temples):
Bull Temple, Bangalore; Cave Temple, Badami; Virupaksha Temple / Pampapathi Temple, Hampi; Vithala Temple, Hampi; Chamundeswari Temple, Mysore; Channakeshva Temple, Belur; Krishna Temple, Hampi; Hazara Temple, Hampi; Kishkindha Temple, Hampi; Adi Sankara Shrine, Chikmagalur; Kalaseshwar Temple, Chikmagalur; Ananthasana Temple, Udupi; Sri Mahishamardini Temple, Udupi; Sri Janardana & Sri Mahakali Temples, Udupi; Annapoorneshwari Temple, Kudremukh; Biligiri Ranganna Temple, Mysore; Chamundi Hill Temple, Mysore; Gomateswara Temple, Mysore; Keerthinarayana Temple, Mysore; Keshava Temple, Mysore; Mahadeshwara Temple, Mysore; Jaganmohana Ranganatha Temple, Mysore; Panchalinga Shrine, Mysore; Ranganathaswami Temple, Mysore; Shankara Simhasana Temple, Mangalore; Subramanya Temple, Mangalore; Devi Mookambika, Mangalore; Durga Parameshwari Temple, Mangalore; Hoysaleswara Temple, Hassan; Mahaballeswara Temple, Karwar; Manjunathaswamy Temple, Mangalore; Subramanya Temple, Mangalore; Narasimhavana Temple, Chikmagalur; Vidya Sankara Temple, Chikmagalur.

Temples in Kerala (South India Temples):
Guruvayoor Temple, Thrissur; Sabarimala Temple, Pathanamthitta; Malayalapuzha Temple, Pathanamthitta; Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Trivandrum; Sivagiri Temple, Trivandrum; Ambalapuzha Temple, Alappuzha (Alleppey); Tiruvalla Temple, Alappuzha; Vaikom Temple, Kottayam; Oachira Temple, Kollam; Thirunelli Temple, Wayanad; Chottanikkara Temple, Ernakulam; Lokanarkavu Temple, Kozhikode; Thali Temple, Kozhikode; Vadakkumnathan Temple, Thrissur; Ananthapura Lake Temple, Kasaragod; Koodalmanickyam Temple, Thrissur; Thriprayar Temple, Thrissur; Valliyoorkkavu Temple, Wayanad; Aranmula Temple, Tiruvalla; Chettikulangara Temple, Alappuzha; Thirunakkara Mahadev Temple, Kottayam; Attukal Devi Temple, Trivandrum; Ganapathi Temple, Kottarakkara.

Temples in Andhra Pradesh (South India Temples):
Tirupati Tirumala Balaji, Tirupati; Thousand Pillar Temple, Warangal; Birla Mandir, Hyderabad; Iskcon Temple, Hyderabad; Srikalahasti Temple, Chittoor; Suryanarayana Temple, Srikakulam.

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