Most Famous Temples in India

Ramanathaswamy Temple Rameswaram
Ramanathaswamy Temple.Rameswaram,Tamilnadu: The temple and the island of Rameswaram have acquired this name because, Lord Rama worshipped Lord Shiv.It is a massive structure having a majestic gopuram and a 1200-metre-long corridor, the longest of such temple corridors in India. The shrine of Parvathavardhini, consort of Sri Ramanatha, is to the right of Rama Lingam.There are shrines for Pallikonda Perumal, Santhana Ganapathi, Ashta Lakshmi, Nataraja nd Hanuman.Major festivel is :Maha Shivaratri.Pilgrimage Season by February/March.

Gnana Saraswati Temple Basar
Gnana Saraswati Temple. Basar,Andhra Pradesh :Gnana Saraswati Temple is a Hindu temple of Goddess Saraswati located on the banks of Godavari River at Basar, Andhra Pradesh, India.The temple was built by Saga Veda Vyasa. During the period from 11th century to 18th century the temple and idols of goddess are attempted to destroy by Moghal Nawabs named Hanid Shahi, Kuthub Shahi, Barid Shahi.Major festivel is Maha Shivaratri.Pilgrimage season February/March.

Kadampuzha Devi Temple Malappuram
Kadampuzha Devi Temple.Malappuram, Kerala :The temple is dedicated to goddess Durga, a Devi. There is no idol in the temple.ccording to a Prasnam conducted at the temple it indicates that it is 1900 years old. This temple is dedicated to goddess Vana Durga. There is no idol in the temple.Legend says that once when Adi Sankaracharya was passing through Kadampuzha which was a forest and deserted place, he saw a bright light emanating from a cavity in the ground and at this place. Major festivel is Karthikai and Pilgrimage season by November–December.
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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