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Current affairs and/or general knowledge is a major part of most competitive exams in India. From Government Schemes, Astronomy, Ancient History, Geography, and Science to Mythology and Religious Places; everything is a part of general knowledge when it comes to Competitive Exams in India. The Teaching Exams are no different. Thus, candidates preparing for the exams like KVS, NVS, DSSSB, REET, and other Teaching-related Exams must be aware of such topics. One of the most important and repeatedly observed topics is the Famous Temples in India.

Famous Temples in India

Here is a list of Famous Temples in India. In the following table, the candidates will find the list of Famous Temples in India in detail. These Famous Temples in India are located in various locations scores the country. They are built in different timelines by different individuals.

Temple Name Location
Badrinath Temple Chamoli, Uttarakhand
Sun Temple Konark, Odisha
Brihadeeswara Temple Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
Somnath Temple Somnath Gujarat
Kedarnath Temple Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand
Sanchi Stupa Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh
Ramanathaswamy Temple Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu
Vaishno Devi Temple Katra, Jammu and Kahsmir
Siddhivinayak Temple Mumbai, Maharashtra
Gangotri Temple Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand
Golden Temple Amritsar, Punjab
Kashi Vishwanath Temple Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Shri Jagannath Temple Puri, Odisha
Yamunotri Temple Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand
Meenakshi Temple Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Amarnath Cave Temple Jammu and Kashmir
Lingaraja Temple Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Tirupati Balaji Temple Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh
Kanchipuram Temples Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu
Khajuraho Temple Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
Virupaksha Temple Hampi, Karnataka
Akshardham Temple Delhi
Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir Delhi
Gomateshwara Temple Shravanabelagola, Karnataka
Ranakpur Temple Pali, Rajasthan
Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Shirdi, Maharashtra
Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Dwarkadhish Temple Dwarka, Gujarat
Laxminarayan Temple Delhi
Iskcon Temple Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh
Mahabodhi Temple Gaya, Bihar
Kamakhya Temple Guwahati, Assam
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Mukteswara Temple Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple Srirangam, Karnataka

Famous Temples in South India

The candidates can check out the list of the Famous Temples in South India. The candidates who are preparing for the competitive exams must go through the list and try to memorise as many names of the Famous Temples in South India and their locations as possible.

Temples Locations
Padmanabhaswamy Temple Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Ramanathaswamy Temple Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu
Ranganathaswamy Temple Trichy, Tamil Nadu
Venkateshwara Temple Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
Chennakeshava Temple Belur, Karnataka
Arunachaleswar Temple Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu
Brihadeeswarar Temple Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
Meenakshi Temple Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Guruvayur Temple Guruvayur, Kerala
Kailasanathar Temple Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu
Ekambareswarar Temple Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu
Sarangapani Temple Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu
Vadakkunnathan Temple Thrissur, Kerala
Annapoorneshwari Temple Horanadu, Karnataka
Shore Temple Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu
Sivagiri Temple Varkala, Kerala
Mahabaleshwar Temple Gokarna, Karnataka
Parthasarathy Temple Aranmula, Kerala
Bhutanatha Temple Badami, Karnataka
Murudeshwara Temple Murdeshwar, Karnataka
Murugan Temple Tiruchendur, Tamil Nadu
Sabarimala Sastha Temple Pathanamthitta, Kerala
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Sri Krishna Temple Guruvayoor, Kerala
Thirunelli Temple Wayanad, Kerala
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple Varkala, Kerala
Thiruvalla Temple Thiruvalla, Kerala
Aihole Durga Temple Aihole, Karnataka
Sri Krishna Temple Udupi, Karnataka
Veera Narayana Temple Belavadi, Karnataka

108 Famous Shiva Temples in India

Check out the list of 108 Famous Shiva Temples in India. The candidates are often asked about the 108 Shiva Temple and the deities that reside in the temple. In the following table, the candidates will find the list of 108 Famous Shiva Temples in India along with the deities that reside in the temple and their location.

S. No. Temple Name Deity Location
1 Vadakkunnathan Temple Vadakunnathan,

Sree Rama,

Sankara Narayana,

Parvati

Thrissur City,

Thrissur district,

2 Udayamperoor Ekadasi Perumthrikovil Temple Shiva Udayamperoor

Ernakulam District

3 Raviswarapuram Siva Temple Shiva Kodungalloor

Thrissur district

4 Suchindram Sthanumalayan Temple Shiva Suchindram

Kanyakumari District

5 Chowwara Chidambaraswamy Temple Nataraja Chowwara

Ernakulam district

6 Mathur Shiva Temple Shiva, Parvathi Pannithadam

Thrissur district

7 Triprangode Siva Temple Shiva Triprangode

Malappuram District

8 Mundayur Mahadeva Temple Shiva Anjur

Thrissur district

9 Thirumandhamkunnu Temple Shiva, Parvati Angadipuram

Malappuram District

10 Chowalloor Siva Temple Shiva Guruvayoor

Thrissur District

11a Pananchery Mahadeva Temple Shiva Pananchery

Thrissur District

11b Mudikkode Shiva Temple Shiva Pananchery

Thrissur District

12a Annamanada Mahadeva Temple Kirata Moorthy Annamanada

Thrissur district

12b Mannar Thrikkuratti Mahadeva Temple Kirata, Vishnu Mannar

Alleppey district

13 Puramundekkadu Shri Mahadeva Temple Shiva Edappal

Malappuram District

14 Avanoor Sreekanteswaram Mahadeva Temple Srikanda Avanur

Thrissur District

15 Kollur Mookambika Temple Adi Parashakti, Siva Kollur

Udupi district, Karnataka

16 Thirumangalam Sree Maha Vishnu Siva Temple Shiva

Vishnu

Engandiyoor

Thrissur District

17 Thrikkariyoor Mahadeva Temple Shiva Thrikkariyoor

Ernakulam District

18 Kudappanakunnu Kunnathu Sri Mahadeva Temple Shiva Kudappanakunnu

Thiruvananthapuram district

19 Velloor Perunthatta Siva Temple Shiva Velloor

Kottayam District

20 Ashtamangalam Siva Temple Ashtamurthi Ashtamangala

Thrissur District

21 Iranikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple Thekkedathappan, Vadakkadathapapn Iranikulam, Mala

Thrissur District

22 Kainoor Shiva Temple Shiva Kainoor

Thrissur District

23 Mahabaleshwar Temple, Gokarna Maha Baleswar Gokarna

Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka

24 Ernakulam Shiva Temple Rishinagakulathappan Ernakulam Town

Ernakulam district

25 Pazhoor Perumthrikkovil Perumthrikkovilappan Piravam

Ernakulam District

26 Adat Shiva Temple Shiva Adat

Thrissur District

27 Parippu Mahadeva Temple Shiva Aymanam

Kottayam District

28 Sasthamangalam Mahadevar Temple Shiva Sasthamangalam

Thiruvananthapuram District

29 Perumparampu Sri Mahadeva Temple Shiva Edappal

Malappuram District

30 Thrikkur Mahadeva Temple Shiva Trikkur

Thrissur District

31 Panayur Siva Temple Shiva Thathamangalam

Palakkad District

32 Tirunettur Mahadeva Temple Shiva Nettoor

Ernakulam District

33 Vaikom Mahadeva Temple Vaikathappan, Parvathi Vaikom

Kottayam District

34 Kollam Rameswaram Mahadeva Temple Shiva Kollam

Kollam District

35 Amaravila Rameswaram Sri Mahadeva Temple Shiva Amaravila

Thiruvananthapuram District

36 Ettumanoor Mahadevar Temple Aghora (Shiva) Ettumanoor

Kottayam District

37 Kanjilassery Maha Siva Temple Shiva Quilandy

Kozhikode District

38 Chemmanthatta Mahadeva Temple Shiva Chemmanthatta

Thrissur District

39 Aluva Mahadeva Temple Shiva Aluva

Ernakulam District

40 Thirumittacode Temple Shiva, Uyyavanda perumal Thirumittacode

Palakkad District

41 Velorvattom Sri Mahadeva Temple Vadakkanappan, Thekkanappan Velorvattom

Alappuzha District

42 Muttichur Kallattupuzha Sri Maha Siva Temple Shiva Anthikad

Thrissur District

43 Thrikkunnathu Mahadeva Temple Shiva Kanjany

Thrissur District

44 Cheruvathur Mahadeva Temple Shiva Kunnamkulam

Thrissur District

45 Poonkunnam Siva Temple Shiva Poonkunnam

Thrissur District

46 Niranam Thrikkapaleeswaram Dakshinamurthy Temple Dakshinamurthy Niranam

Pathanamthitta District

47 Kadachira Sri Thrikkapalam Siva Temple Dakshinamurthy

(Two Deities)

Kadachira

Peralassery

Kannur District

48 Nadapuram Iringannur Siva Temple Dakshinamurthy Nadapuram

Kozhikkode District

49 Avittathur Mahadeva Temple Shiva Avittathur

Thrissur District

50 Parumala Valiya Panayannarkavu Devi Temple Shiva, Mahakali Mannar, Alappuzha

Alleppey District

51 Anandavalleeshwaram Sri Mahadevar Temple Shiva, Anandavalli Kollam

Kollam District

52 Kattakampal Temple Shiva, Bhagavathy Kattakampal

Thrissur District

53 Kondazhy Tritham Tali Siva Temple Shiva, Parvathi Kondazhy

Thrissur District

54 Perakam Mahadeva Temple Shiva chavakkad

Thrissur District

55 Chakkamkulangara Siva Temple Shiva, Parvathi Thrippunithura

Eranakulam District

56 Veeranimangalam Mahadeva Temple Shiva, Narasimha Wadakkancherry

Thrissur District

57 Cheranalloor Mahadeva Temple Shiva Kalady

Ernakulam District

58 Maniyoor Mahadeva Temple Shiva Mankada

MALAPPURAM district

59 Kozhikode Tali Temple Shiva Kozhikode

Kozhikode District

60 Kaduthruthy Mahadeva Temple Shiva Kaduthuruthy

Kottayam District

61 Keezhtali Mahadeva Temple Shiva Kodungalloor

Thrissur District

62 Talikotta Mahadeva Temple Shiva Kottayam

Kottayam District

63 Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple Shiva, Kodungallooramma Kodungallur

Thrissur District

64 Sreekanteswaram Mahadeva Temple Sreekandan Sreekanteswaram

Thiruvananthapuram District

65 Thiruvanchikulam Temple Thiruvanchikulathappan Thiruvanchikulam

Thrissur District

66 Padanayarkulangara Mahadeva Temple Shiva Karunagappally Town

Kollam District

67 Thrichattukulam Mahadeva Temple Vaduthaleswan Panavally

Alleppey District

68 Pokkunny Siva Temple Pokkunniyappan Pokkunny

Palakkad District

69 Kottiyoor Siva Temple Kottiyurappan Kottiyoor

Kannur District

70 Thrippalur Mahadeva Temple Thrippaloorappan, Narasimha, Krishna Alathur

Palakkad District

71 Sree Perunthatta Siva Temple Shiva Guruvayoor

Thrissur District

72 Trithala Maha Siva Temple Shiva Thrithala

Palakkad District

73 Thiruvatta Mahadeva Temple Shiva Thiruvalla

Pathanamthitta District

74 Vazhappally Maha Siva Temple ThiruVazhappallilappan, Vazhappally Bhagavathi, Ganapathy Changanassery

Kottayam District

75 Changankulangara Mahadeva Temple Shiva Changankulangara

Kollam District

76 Anchumurthi Mangalam Temple Shiva Alathur

Palakkad District

77 Thirunakkara Sree Mahadevar Temple Thirunakkara Tevar Thirunakkara

Kottayam District

78 Kodumbu Mahadeva Temple Shiva Chittur

Palakkad District

79 Ashtamichira Mahadeva Temple Thekkum Tevar, Vadakkum Tevar Ashtamichira

Thrissur District

80 Pattanakkad Mahadeva Temple Shiva Pattanakkad

Alleppey District

81 Uliyannoor Mahadeva Temple Shiva Uliyannoor

Ernakulam District

82 Killikkurussi Mahadeva Temple Dakshinamurthy Killikkurussimangalam

Palakkad district

83 Puthur Mahadeva Temple Puthurappan Karivellur

Kannur District

84 Chengannur Mahadeva Temple Chengannurappan, Chenganoor Bhagavathi Chengannur

Alleppey District

85 Someswaram Mahadeva Temple Someswar Pampady

Thrissur District

86 Venganellore Thiruvimbilappan Temple ThiruVimbilappan Chelakkara

Thrissur District

87 Kottarakkara Mahadeva Temple Ilayidathappan Kottarakkara

Kollam District

88 Kandiyoor Sree Mahadeva Temple Kandiyurappan Mavelikkara

Alleppey District

89 Palayoor Mahadeva Temple Shiva Palayoor

Kodungalloor

Thrissur District

90 Taliparamba Rajarajeshwara Temple Raja Rajeswaran Taliparamba

Kannur District

91 Nedumpura Kulasekharanellur Temple Kulasekharathappan Cheruthuruthi

thrissur District

92 Sree Mannoor Siva Temple Shiva Kadalundi

Kozhikode District

93 Thrissilery Siva Temple Aghora Murthi Thirunelli

Wayanad District

94 Sringapuram Mahadeva Temple Dakshayani Vallabhan Kodungalloor

Thrissur District

95 Karivellur Mahadeva Temple Shiva Karivellur

Kannur District

96 Mammiyoor Mahadeva Temple Mammiyurappan Guruvayoor

Thrissur District

97 Parampanthali Sree Mahadeva Temple Taliswaran, Shiva Mullassery

Thrissur District

98 Thirunavaya Navamukunda Temple Shiva, Brahma Tavanur

Malappuram district

99 Kanjiramattam Sree Mahadeva Temple Shiva Thodupuzha

Idukki District

100 Nalpathaneeswaram Sree Mahadeva Temple Nalpathenniswaran Panavally

Alleppey District

101 Kottappuram Siva Temple Shiva Kottappuram

Thrissur District

102 Muthuvara Mahadeva Temple Shiva Muthuvara

Thrissur District

103 Velappaya Mahadeva Temple Vadakkum Tevar, Thekkum Tevar Velappaya

Thrissur District

104 Chendamangalam Kunnathali Temple Shiva Chendamangalam

Ernakulam District

105 Thrikkandiyur Mahadeva Temple Thrikkandiyurappan Tirur

Malappuram District

106 Peruvanam Mahadeva Temple Erattayappan,

Madathilappan

Cherpu

Thrissur District

107 Thiruvaloor Mahadeva Temple Thiruvalurappan Alangad

Eranakulam District

108 Chirakkal Mahadeva Temple Shiva Angamali, Ernakulam District

Famous Shiva Temples in India: 12 Jyotirlinga

Jyotirlingas are a devotional representation of Lord Shiva where he resides in different forms. The Jyotirlinga is located in different places across the country. There are 12 Jyotirlingas found in India. In the following table, the 12 Jyotirlingas are mentioned in detail along with their location.

S. No. Temples Location
1 Somnath Temple Veraval, Gujarat
2 Mallikarjuna Temple Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh
3 Mahakaleshwar Temple Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
4 Omkareshwar Temple and Mamleshwar Temple Khandwa & Brahmpuri,  Madhya Pradesh
5 Baidyanath Dham Deoghar, Jharkhand
6 Bhimashankar Temple Pune, Maharashtra
7 Ramanathaswamy Temple Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu
8 Nageshwar Temple Dwarka, Gujarat
 9 Kashi Vishwanath Temple Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
 10 Trimbakeshwar Temple Trimbak, Maharashtra
 11 Kedarnath Temple Kedarnath, Uttarakhand
 12 Grishneshwar Temple Ellora, Maharashtra

 

Famous Temples in India: FAQs

Q: Where Is The Biggest Shiva Temple In India?

A: Somnath Jyotirlinga in Gujarat is the biggest Shiva temple in India.

Q: Is Tungnath Higher Than Kedarnath?

A: Yes. Tungnath is higher than Kedarnath by a couple of feet.

Q: Which Is The First Shiva Temple In India?

A: The Nageshwar Jyotirling in Gujarat is considered to be the first Jyotirlinga among Shiva temples of India.

Q: How Many Shiva Temples Are There In India?

A: There are 108 Shiva temples in India. However, if we add up the local temples and other holy shrines, the number can go up to thousands.

Q: Where is Padmanabhaswamy Temple located?

A: The Padmanabhaswamy Temple is located in Thiruvananthapuram.

 

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