Talking about tourist places across the country, the name of the South Indian state of Karnataka is definitely included in it, where many beautiful places attract the attention of tourists. Karnataka tour is also known for hill stations and waterfalls. But at the same time, Karnataka is known for religious places across the country. This state of South India is fully capable of making your pilgrimage worthwhile where lakhs of devotees reach every year. Today in this episode we are going to tell you about the famous Hindu religious places of Karnataka where you can reach to visit. Let's know about them
Badami Cave Temple is a major mythological religious site of Karnataka located in the Bagalkot district of the state of Karnataka. This temple is believed to be a cave temple of 6th century situated on the banks of August Lake. There are four major temples in this Badami cave, of which three are associated with Hinduism and another is associated with Jainism. About 2000 steps have to be climbed to reach these Badami cave temples.
Virupaksha Temple is situated on the banks of Tugabhadra River in the state of Karnataka. The Virupaksha Temple of Hampi is considered to be a major religious place in Karnataka dedicated to Lord Shiva, mainly associated with Hinduism. The Virupaksha temple associated with Hinduism is also included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage. This Virupaksha temple, built in Hampi in the 7th century, is visited by the devotees apart from the history lovers and architectural art lovers. This Virupaksha temple is considered to be the main religious place of Karnataka. Apart from the regions of Karnataka, people come from other regions of India to visit this temple.
This temple is splendidly established with the six faces of Lord Shankhamukh. There is also a huge dome of crystals on top of it, which shines very brightly during the day, as well as in the night time you can see its brightness with the help of LEDs. The main entrance of the temple has peacock sculptures, which are believed to be the main vehicle of Lord Shanmuga.
Built in the 10th century CE, Chokkanathaswamy Temple is one of the oldest temples in Bangalore. It is located in Domlur and was built during the reign of Chola as a devotion to Lord Vishnu. Here you can find some beautifully done inscriptions in Tamil and sculptures on pillars depicting the local dance form and other local traditions. It also has images of deities carved out of Shaligram stone which are found only in Nepal.
Located in Rajajinagar, this ISKCON temple in Bangalore was completed in 1997. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu gods and goddesses Radha and Krishna and is particularly admired for its beautiful architecture, which becomes more pronounced during the night time. A large number of devotees come to this temple, surely you too will be very impressed by everything in this temple.
Built by the Chola dynasty and later rebuilt by the Vijayanagara Empire, Sri Someshwara Temple is one of the oldest temples in Bengaluru. It is more than 1200 years old and is located in Ulsoor, East Bangalore. This famous temple in Bengaluru is considered an important architectural part of the state's heritage and especially because of its unique carvings on the pillars.
Among the famous Shiva temples located in Karnataka, you can visit the Mahabaleshwar temple located at Gokarna in Uttara Kannada district. It is an ancient temple, which dates back to the 4th century. This temple was built in Dravidian style. This temple is counted among the famous pilgrimage sites of the South. This temple faces towards Karwar City Beach, where pilgrims take bath and visit the temple. It is believed that this Shiva temple has religious significance only of Kashi Vishwanath. Hence this temple is also called Dakshin Kashi. You can come here to make your religious journey special.
Pattadakal is a small village located in the state of Karnataka. Pattadakal is also known as other Raktapura or Pattadakallu. Here, about ten small and big temples with beautiful carvings of mythological times were built during the seventh to the eighth century. Of the ten temples built during the Puranic times at Pattadakal, nine temples are associated with Hinduism, while another temple is associated with Jainism. It is here that the group of temples associated with Hinduism like Papnath Temple, Galaganath Temple, Sangameshwar Temple etc. After visiting Pattadakal, do not forget to visit all these temples here.
Among the famous temples of Karnataka, you can visit the 800-year-old shrine Manjunatha Temple. This temple is located in Dharmasthala town of Dakshina Kannada district. Here Lord Shiva is worshiped in the form of Manjunath. In this temple, along with the idol of Lord Shiva, idols of gods and goddesses like Ammanavaru, Tirthankara Chandraprabha, Jain Dharma protector, Kanyakumari etc. are present. This is a wonderful temple, as the priests of this temple are Shaiv Brahmins and the administration of this temple is run by a Jain family.
Located on the Kanduka hill of Karnataka, this Murudeshwara temple is known as a major religious place in Karnataka associated with Hinduism. This Murdeshwar temple is a Hindu temple primarily dedicated to Lord Shiva. India's largest statue of Lord Shankar has been installed in this Murudeshwar temple complex. About 2 years time was taken by the artisans to make this big statue of Lord Shankar. This temple is surrounded by ocean on three sides. The idol of Lord Shankar installed here has his eyes open as if he is looking at the whole world with his own eyes. People from other regions of India also come from abroad to visit this Hindu religious place.
Badami Cave Temple is a major mythological religious site of Karnataka located in the Bagalkot district of the state of Karnataka. This temple is believed to be a cave temple of 6th century situated on the banks of August Lake. There are four major temples in this Badami cave, of which three are associated with Hinduism and another is associated with Jainism. About 2000 steps have to be climbed to reach these Badami cave temples. People from other regions of India also come from other countries of the world to visit this Badami Cave Temple. Because this Badami cave temple has been built by digging the rocks of the mountains. Here the idol of God is also made by cutting stones. The architecture of this temple and the carving done here is very much liked by the history lovers and architecture lovers. Avoid visiting the Badami Cave Temple in the summer, it will be appropriate for you.
Belavadi is located near Halebidu in Chikmagalur district of Karnataka. This place is also mentioned in Mahabharata. There this place is shown as Ekachakranagar. It is believed that the Pandava prince Bhima killed Bakasura here. The place is also famous for a Hoysala temple, Veera Narayana Swamy Temple.
This is a Trikuta temple. The temple situated in the middle is dedicated to Veera Narayan Swami. On its left are the temples of Venugopal and on the right side of Yoganarasimha. There are sculptures of two elephants on either side of the entrance. The Chaturbhuj Veera Narayana Swamy has an 8 feet high sculpture carved on the Shaligram which stands on an open lotus flower. There are statues of Sridevi and Bhudevi on both sides. Above are engraved ten avatars of Vishnu.
This huge Vidyashankar Mandir is one of the famous religious places of Karnataka. It is said that a sage named 'Vidyaranya' had built this temple. Devotees who come here can also see many inscriptions here, which show the contribution of the famous 'Vijayanagar Empire' to Indian history. You will have beautiful views of architecture in this temple.
Durga Mandir is a Hindu temple that dates back to the medieval era and is located in Aihole, Karnataka, India. 14 kms from Badami, Aihole is another historical place in Karnataka and has beautiful ancient temples on the banks of the Malaprabha River. Shri Durga Mandir is considered to be one of the famous temples of Ihole and Durga Mandir is not used for regular rituals and worship. Actually there is no idol of Goddess Durga in this Durga temple and neither Durga is worshiped. This is a fort named Durga and here Durga means protector.
Built in the late 17th century by Chikka Deva Raja, the ruler of Mysore, this temple has amazing Vijayanagara and Dravidian style of architecture. It is located in Basavanagudi, next to the Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan. People come to this temple to worship its presiding deity Lord Venkateswara and admire its beautiful stone carvings.
|1||Lad Khan Temple||Karnataka|
|2||Jain Meguti Temple||Karnataka|
|7||Mahakuta Group Of Temples||Karnataka|
|12||ISKCON Sri Radha Krishnachandra Temple||Karnataka|
|13||Kempfort Shiva Temple||Karnataka|
|14||Narasimha Jhira Cave Temple||Karnataka|
|15||Papnash Shiva Temple||Karnataka|
|19||Halu Rameshwara Temple||Karnataka|
|20||Dasaratha Rameshwara Temple||Karnataka|
|23||Maha Ganapati Temple||Karnataka|
|25||Uma Maheshwari Temple||Karnataka|
|29||Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Temple||Karnataka|
|30||Hazara Rama Temple||Karnataka|
|31||The Underground Temple||Karnataka|
|37||Kunjarugiri Durgadevi Temple||Karnataka|
|38||Kadiyali Mahishamardini Temple||Karnataka|
|39||Ambalpady Mahakali Janardhan Temple||Karnataka|
|40||Kaup Janardhanaswamy Temple||Karnataka|
|42||Padubidri - Maha Ganapathi Temple||Karnataka|
|43||Saligrama - Narasimha Temple||Karnataka|
|44||Anegudde - Vinayaka Temple||Karnataka|
|45||Hattiangadi- Siddhi Vinayaka Temple||Karnataka|