Date: Sat, May 15, 2010 at 5:07 PM
Subject: A few magnificent temples of India
Dakshineswar Kali Temple Dakshineswar (near Kolkata), West Bengal
Kedarnath temple, Kedarnath, Uttarakhand
Lord Kalabhairaveshwara Temple , Adichunchanagiri Math (95 Kms from Bangalore ), Karnataka
Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Temple , Dharmasthala (75 kms from Mangalore), Karnataka
Sri Krishna Temple, Guruvayur, Kerala
Sri Shantadurga temple, Ponda, Goa
Suchindram Temple, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu..
Sri Madhuru Madananteshwara Siddivinayaka Temple , Madhur (50 kms from Mangalore), Kerala
, Tiruvananthapuram, Kerala
The best part of the temple is the the huge idol of Lord Vishnu sleeping over the snake is turning into gold(it weighs almost 700 kg)! It is believed that when Mahmud of Ghazni invaded India in the middle ages, the people of the then kingdom invented a black coating which would not wear out even by the strongest chemicals. They coated the large idol with this so that the plunderers wont come to know that its made up of gold. they were unable to remove the coating after the invaders left. But recently, in the past 10 yrs or so the coating is finally wearing out little by little.
Sri Virupaksha Temple, Hampi, Karnataka
Sri Venkateswara Temple, Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh
Sri Gokarnanatheshwara Temple, Mangalore, Karnataka
Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple Corridor, Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu
Sri Ranganathaswamy Kovil ( Temple ), Srirangam (Near Trichy), Tamil Nadu
Arulmigu Meenakshi Sundareswarar ThiruKovil, Madurai , Tamil Nadu
Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu
Arulmigu Arunachaleswarar Temple , Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu
Brihadeeshwar temple, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
The Gopuram of this Temple does not cast any Shadow. Also the Vimaanam( top of the gopuram) of this temple is made of one Single Stone.
Nataraja Temple, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu
Sree Seetha Ramachandra Swamivari Temple, Bhadrachalam, Andhra Pradesh
Sri Kalahastheshwara Temple, Kalahasti, Andhra Pradesh
The Only Hindu Temple in the world which is opened even during Lunar and Solar Eclipses as the Graha Doshas do not effect this Temple .
Kanchi Kamakshi Amman Temple , Kancheepuram,
Arulmigu Sarangapani Temple - Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu
Tiruchendur Sri Subrahmanya Swami Devasthanam, Tiruchendur, Tamil Nadu
Sri Sharadamba Temple, Sringeri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri (101 kms from Mangalore), Karnataka
Sri Hoysaleshvara Temple, Halebidu (Near Hassan), Karnataka
Sri Chennakesava Temple , Belur (Near Hassan), Karnataka
Chamundeswari Temple , Chamundi Hills, Mysore , Karnataka
Sri Krishna Mutt/Temple, Udupi (60 kms from Mangalore), Karnataka
Murudeshwara Temple , Murudeshwar (165 kms from Mangalore), Karnataka.