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Temples to Visit in India – Immersing Yourself in the Spiritual Side of Incredible India

India is a highly spiritual destination that is etched with strong culture and values which has surpassed the toils of time. To really feel the depth of this spirituality, explore these temples.

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Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai

This historic temple located in the Southern most city of India is definitely a structure that would fascinate you. An architectural spectacle both in and out, the temple emanates a sense of serenity and has been known to have a captivating effect on all those who walk through its doors. Dedicated to the most venerated of all the Gods in Hinduism; Lord Shiva, the temple is one of the most significant places of worship in all of India. Within the temple one can also find statues of Lord Shiva's consort Parvati in the form of Meenakshi.

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Sri Kamakshi Amman Temple, Kanchipuram

Yet another notable temple in India, the Kamakshi Temple is located in the famous city of Kanchipuram and is dedicated to Amakshi; one of the many forms of the goddess Parvati. The temple is not too far from Chennai and is often associated with the highly revered Hindu Guru, Sankaracharya.

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Shore Temple Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu

The Shore Temple is historic and was constructed all the way back in 800 CE. A well preserved architectural masterpiece of its time, the Shore Temple has been named as such due to its location on the Bay of Bengal. The temple is situated in the quaint village of Mamallapuram which is located somewhere in the South of Chennai in Tamil Nadu.

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Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam

Yet another age old temple located in Tamil Nadu, this particular Hindu place of worship venerates Lord Ranganatha who is actually the reclining version of Lord Vishnu. It is the first and foremost among the 108 holy abodes of Lord Vishnu called the Divya Desams.

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Sri Sharadamba Temple, Sringeri, Karnataka

A temple dedicated to the highly venerated Goddess Saraswati, the Sri Shradamba is yet another ancient masterpiece. It is beautiful this temple and merely setting eyes on this place takes you on a journey back time.

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The Har Ki Pauri

The Har Ki Pauri is located on the banks of the famous Ganges River in Haridwar in the Uttarakhand state of India. A landmark of the holy city of Haridwar, the temples comes to life with celebrations during the many festivals that take place throughout the year. If you want to catch one of these festivities, look in advance for good flight deals. Findmyfare is very helpful in finding cheap flights. Delhi has much to offer and the more you save on airfare the more you have to spend when here.

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Chamundeshwari Temple, Mysore, Karnataka

Located on the very top of the Chumundi Hills the temple is about 13 kilometres from the palace city of Mysore which is situated in the state of Karnataka in India. The temple was named after Chamundeshwari or Durga which is the fierce version of Shakti; the tutelary deity highly revered by the Mysore Maharajas.