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21 Most Significant Hindu Temples across the World

You must add these to your travel bucket list.

Prambanan Temple

As per Ancient legend, Hinduism is one of the world’s largest and oldest religion. Majority of Hindu people lives in India with different religion, culture, and tradition. Most of the Hindu people adopted the practice of going to the temple to purify devotee’s minds and souls by praying to god. Temple is considered as one of the sacred places. In India, we can find several temples that are dedicated to most of the gods. Apart from India, Hindu temples are also situated across the world.

Must-Visit Hindu Temples Outside India

Lots of Hindu temples are located outside India. Here we have a list of some of the sacred temples outside India.

1. Nallur Kandaswamy temple, Jaffna District, Sri Lanka

Nallur Kandaswamy temple

This temple is one of the Prominent temples in Sri Lanka and Presiding deity of this temple is Lord Murugan. As per Historical records, Chola queen Sembiyan Mahadevi granted the idol of Nallur Devi to the temple in the 10th century.

2. Tanah Lot Temple, Bali, Indonesia

Tanah Lot Temple

Tanah lot is one of the iconic pilgrimage located on a beautiful offshore rock in Tabanan, approximately 30 Km away from Denpasar. This temple was built to worship Bhatara Segara, or the sea god to protect the ocean. It is one of the tourist attractions and famous for cultural photography. Best time to visit this place is around January till April or late September till early November

3. Prambanan Temple, Java, Indonesia

Prambanan Temple

Prambanan Temple is a collection of ancient Hindu temples Which is mainly dedicated to Trimurti (Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva)in Central Java, Indonesia. This temple built in the 10th century by Rakai Pikastan. Temples are beautifully carved and explain the Hindu legends. It is advisable to visit the Prambanan temple from May to October. October to May is the rainy season.

4. Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Atlanta, U.S.A.

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

One of the famous temples in the USA mainly devoted to Lord Swaminarayan. It was designed as per the ancient Hindu architectural style. This temple is composed of 34,450 segments of Italian marble, Turkish Limestone and Indian pink sandstone situated on 30 acres’ of land. This Holy Place opens daily for worship.

5. Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat is considered as one of the largest religious monuments in the World which are rooted in Cambodia. Angor Wat means “Temple City” erected by Khem Suryavarman which is mainly dedicated to the God Vishnu. An interesting fact about this temple is, it is considered as one of the most ancient Seven wonders of the World. The Right Time to visit this temple is between November to March, because the weather will be mild it will be good for tourists.

6. Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple, Victoria, Australia

Shri Shiva VishnuTemple,

Shiva Vishnu temple is a Magnificent Spectacles at Carrum Downs in the state of Victoria. The main Deity of this temple is Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. This temple constructed 25 years ago includes Dravidian Architecture. It is classified as one of the Well-known temples in Australia. You can visit this temple throughout the year.

7. Akshardham temple, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Akshardham temple, New Jersey

Akshardham temple is dedicated to Swaminarayan Built by Pramukh Swami Maharaj. This temple is constructed based on Two tremendous Akshardham of Delhi and Gujarat. Temple timings are between 9.30 am to 6.30 pm, Monday will be a holiday for the rest of the day you can visit this temple.

8. Shri Kali Temple, Burma

Shri Kali Temple

This Temple is located in Little India in City Yangon, Burma and the main Deity is Maa kali. As per ancient reports, some Tamil migrants Built this temple in 1871, Meanwhile Burma territory was part of British India. Now, this temple is maintained by local Indian residents.

9. Sri Subramaniar Swamy Devasthanam, Batu Caves, Malaysia

Sri Subramaniar Swamy Devasthanam

Sri Subramaniar Swamy Devasthanam is one of the splendid views in Kuala Lumpur, Batu caves, Malaysia. Batu caves is a limestone hill that has a series of caves and devoted to Lord Murugan. In 1890, Pillai mounted the statue of Lord Murugan. Great time to visit this place in the period of December and February. The caves are bliss to visit when it showers, but climbing steps may be risky.

10. Shri Venkateswara (Balaji) Temple, Birmingham, U.K.

Shri Venkateswara (Balaji) Temple, Birmingham

Major Deity of this temple is Lord Venkateshwara, a well-known incarnation of Lord Vishnu and a famous temple in Birmingham. This Temple was designed with reference to Venkateshwara temple in Tirupati.

11. Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu

Pashupatinath is a popular temple in the world and also one of the oldest temple in Kathmandu, stretches on sides of the Bagmati River. It was constructed in the 5th century in Pagoda style and later renovated by Malla Kings. Only Hindu’s are allowed to enter the main temples while other religions can visit around the peripheral portion of the temple.

12. Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple, Tebrau, Malaysia

Aurlmigu Sri Rajakaliamman GlassTemple,

It is the only Hindu temple which is made up of Glass. A hut-like structure created in 1922. Primary Deity of this Temple is Lord Shiva and an Atma Linga sanctuary of lord shiva erected as a Lotus where devotees can pour rose water and worship. 90% of the temple is enriched with 300000 mosaic pieces of red, yellow, green, blue, purple color and white glasses and the walls are fully covered with Mukhi Rudraksha beads that rea embedded in the walls.

13. New Vrindaban Temple, West Virginia, U.S.A.

New Vrindaban Temple, West Virginia, U.S.A.

This temple attracts Visitors from all around the world. In 1970 New Vrindavan community desired to establish the temple in America and later founded in West Virginia, which is mainly devoted to Lord Krishna.

14.  The Sri Venkateswara Temple, Pittsburgh, USA

The Sri Venkateswara Temple, Pittsburgh

Venkateshwara is the Major God of this temple. This temple located at the Penn Hills of Pittsburgh and defined as one of the oldest Hindu temples in U.S.A

15. Sri Siva Subramaniya temple, Nadi, Fiji

Sri Siva Subramaniya temple, Nadi, Fiji

Sri Siva Subramaniya temple was erected in 1826 and renovated completely in 1986. First Deity of this temple is Lord Murugan rooted in Nadi, Fiji and the Entire holy place is designed in Dravidian Architecture.

16. Sagar Shiva Mandir, Mauritius

Sagar Shiva Mandir

This Mandir situated on the eastern part of Mauritius sitting on the Island Goyave de Chine, Poste de Flacq. This temple was constructed in 2007 and established by Ghunowa family. it hosts the bronze-colored statue of lord shiva which is around 108 feet height Known as Mangal Mahadev. It is suggested to visit this temple in between May and December. Devotees can also visit this temple during Shivratri celebrations which are performed by the local Indian residents.

17. Sri Thendayuthapani Temple, Singapore

Sri Thendayuthapani Temple, Singapore

It is one of the Magnificent monument in Singapore and it is known as Chettiars temple. The God ruling over the temple is Lord Murugan and hosts the festival of Thaipusam. This temple will be a perfect holiday destination for many tourists.

18. Dhakeshwari National Temple, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dhakeshwari National Temple, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dhakeshwari Temple is one of the largest Hindu temples in Bangladesh and it was built in the 12th century by Ballal Sen. Dhakeshwari means Goddess of Dhaka. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga the Adishakti. The idol of Durga is called Dhakeshwari.

19. Erawan Shrine, Bangkok, Thailand

Erawan Shrine, Bangkok, Thailand

Erawan shrine is one of the Stunning and well-known shrines in Bangkok which houses a statue of Phra Phrom and is the Thai interpretation of Lord Brahma (The Hindu God of Creation). It is one of the famous tourist centers in Thailand.

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