Most Famous Temples in India

GuruvayurTemple Guruvayoour
GuruvayurTemple,Guruvayoour, Kerala : Guruvayoor is a thriving township in Trichur district of Kerala state in the South of India, its scenic beauty and serenity are breath taking.This historic temple is shrouded in mystery. According to belief, the temple is the creation of Guru, the preceptor of the Gods, and Vayu,God of the winds. The eastern NADA is the main entrance to the shrine. Its main attraction is the Sree Krishna Temple, considered the Dwaraka of the South.Major festivels are Janmashtami, Kumbham Utsavam and Ekadasi.Pilgrimage Season by November

Laxmi Narayan Temple New Delhi
Laxmi Narayan Temple, New Delhi: Laxmi Narayan Temple, also known as Birla Mandir, is one of Delhi's major temples and a major tourist attraction.Built by the industrialst G.D. Birla in 1938, this beautiful temple is located in the west of Connaught Place.The temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi on the condition that people of all castes will be allowed to enter the temple. Major festivels are Janmashtami and Diwali.Pilgrimage Season: starts by August-September

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple Trichy
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple.Trichy,TamilNadu: The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the preserver of the entire Universe. The temple is the biggest functioning Hindu temples in India. This temple is about 2000 years old.There are 21 towers for this temple and the temple is enclosed by 7 concentric walls with a length of 6 miles. With in these towers situates the whole town.The Garudalwar facing the Ranganathar is a massive form around 15 feet in height, in a sitting posture facing the main sannidhi. Major festivel is Vaikunta Ekadeshi. pilgrimage season by December and January.
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1: I must congratulate the designers of these magnificient temple buildings and those who constructed them in a manner that they are still standing after several centuries and still show no sign of any defect.
I also bow to the faith of the followers who have great respect for the Almighty and donate their hard earned income regardless of their status. The accumulated wealth is probably in tens of millions annually and those who managed the wealth in the earlier days must be congratulated for their wisdom in safeguarding the wealth.

Foreign countries have been invading India for centuries including its temples due to their reputation of treasures and massive wealth.

The plundering of temples' wealth stopped when India became independent but the plundering may not have stopped. From the beginning of the mid-20th century when capitalist form of economy came from the western countries it also brought along greed, fraud and corruption among those in management postions. The political masters introduced measrues to safeguard the wealth of the temples. Unfortunately the Protectors may have became the Plunderers.

The role of temples is look after the interest of the followere in particular and humanity in general. Thus it is hoped that the Temple Managements declare their collections and payments on a periodically basis and use the collections to improve the quality of life of their followers and humanity. The quality of management should not be judged by the quantum of collections but the number of humans whose quality of life is improved.
Almighty does not require wealth accumulation which should be well managed to help the followers and humanity. There is no pride in having a palace like luxury buildings for the Almighty when millions of the followers live in poverty and from day to day.

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Posted by: Gursharan Singh - 27 Mar, 2014