Karnataka

Sangameswara (Lord Shiva) Temple, Pattadakkal

Pattadakkal was the cultural capital of Chalukya Kings, though their political capital was at Badami.…

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Mahabalipuram Temples

A cluster of many Pallava temples by the side of Bay of Bengal. This is World heritage site of UNESCO. During the Pallava period Mahabalipuram was an important commercial hub and a busy port. The shore temples of Mahabalipuram is a testimony of the crafting skill of Pallavas. The cluster has five temples, carved out...

Brihadeeswara Temple, Thanjavur

A celebrated abode of Lord Shiva in South India. The majestic Chola temple is a World Heritage Site of UNESCO- making it an important monument to be protected Internationally. The temple is built by Sri RajaRaja Chola in 10nth Century AD. Legend is that he had a dream on which Lord Shiva appeared and asked...

Mahalakshmi Temple, Kolhapur

A world-famous Hindu temple of India. Click here for details.

Jagadamba Temple, Saptashringi

This is another well-visited temple of Goddess Durga in Maharashtra. Legend is associated with the Goddess Durga killing the demon Mahishasura and his aids called Shumba-Nisumba. It is believed, after killing the demons, Devi Jagadamba took rest and mediated at this place. The word Jagadamba means mother of the universe. It is believed Goddess bless...

Mahamaya Renuka Temple, Mahur

One of the four principal Shaktipeethas of Goddess Durga in Maharashtra. Legend is Mahur is the birth place of Goddess Renuka- a form of Goddess Durga. Some consider this as the birth place of Devi renuka- the mother of Lord Parasuram. Mahur is believed to be the birth place of Lord Dattatreya- who is considered...