India has many landscapes. There are stunning coastlines and high mountain ranges, as well as beautiful plateaus. These landscapes are home to stunning Shiva temples, which stand out with their beauty and incomparable surroundings. These temples can be a great place to find peace and tranquility.
Here’s a list with 5 of the most striking Shiva temples in India:
Murdeshwar Shiva Temple (Karnataka)
The world’s second-largest Shiva statue is found in Murudeshwar Temple, North Karnataka. It can be found in the Bhatkal Taluk. The temple is located on Kanduka Hill, and is surrounded on three sides by the Arabian Sea. The Murudeshwar (another name for Shiva) is 123 feet tall and was constructed over two years. Strategically, the statue is designed to shine when dawn breaks upon it. The statue is surrounded by a 20-story gopuram. To get a stunning view of the surrounding area, you can climb the elevator.
Kedarnath Temple, (Uttarakhand)
Kedarnath Dham is located in Uttarakhand’s Rudraprayag District. It is one of the most important locations for Shiva worshippers. It seems like the air is vibrating with the name Lord Shiva among the majestic Himalayan peaks and the meadows, forests, and snowy meadows. Kedarnath Dham is located in an amazing location near the source and elevation of Mandakini River, at a height of 3,584 metres. It celebrates the greatness Lord Shiva. Kedarnath temple is among the 12 Jyotir Linguas. It is also the most significant temple of the Panch Kedars, a group of five Shiva temples located in the Garhwal Himalayas. It is also home to the holy Chota Char Yatra in Uttarakhand. This has raised the glory of the temple even further.
Amarnath Temple, Kashmir
Amarnath Yatra, one of the four most important pilgrimages in India, is a trek that devotees make through the south Kashmir Himalayas each year to reach the Holy Cave Shrine Shri Amarnathji. Only summers are the best time to visit the temple, which is open from July to August. The Ice image of Lord Shiva, which is in the form of a Lingam (stalagmite), attracts many people. The Moon’s sight changes the appearance of the image. Hindus in India view this religious journey as one the most important tasks in their lives that can show them the way to heaven. The Yatra began on 28 June, and will finish on 26 August. It is for two months. 1500 pilgrims can be allowed each day, and must be between 14-14 years old.
Brihadisvara Temple (Tamil Nadu)
The Brihadisvara Temple, also known as Rajesvara Peruvudaiyr is a historic monument and place of worship. The main temple’s design is complex and not vague. The temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located in a city known for housing temples of significant in Tamil Nadu. The temple was built by Raja Raja Chola, I of the Chola Dynasty. It has stood for more than a thousand years. The temple’s top structure is 80 tons in weight and the temple itself was built with over 60 tons granite. Tamil Nadu is a wonderful place to discover our cultural heritage and all the modern amenities.
Somnath Temple (Gujarat)
The Somnath Temple, one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, is located on the coast of Arabian Sea at 6 km from Veraval in Shaurashtra. It is the center and symbol for Vedic Culture since many centuries. From the ancient times of Aarya Culture, Prabhas Patan is called the surrounding area. This is where Lord Shree Krishna made his journey to Vaikunth. Thus Prabhash Patan became the most well-known pilgrimage in India.
Our monuments and architectural marvels are antiquities. We are an ancient nation. We must preserve it not for political reasons, but for the benefit of our future generations. They will be able too to marvel at these magnificent edifices in the same way we do.