Most Famous Temples in India

Bhadrachalam Temple Bhadrachalam
Bhadrachalam Temple,Bhadrachalam, Andhra Pradesh : The temple in Bhadrachalam is closely connected with the life of the 17th-century saint composer Kancharla Gopanna who was known as Bhakta Ramadas. Temple is situated on the banks of picturesque river Godavari. Bhadrachalam is famous for Sri Seeta Ramachandra Swamy Temple. Legend has it that Lord Rama came down from the heavens to bless his devotee sage Bhadra. Lord Rama assured him that he would reside in this place to bless all his devotees. Major festivel is Sri Rama Navami.

Kamakhya Temple Guwahati
Kamakhya Temple,Guwahati, Assam: Kamakhya Temple situated on the Nilachal Hill in western part of Guwahati city in Assam.The Kamakhya Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the mother Goddess Kamakhya, one of the oldest shakti peeths.ere is a tradition that the temple was destroyed by Kalapahar, a general of Sulaiman Karrani (1566-1572), though the latest historical findings favor instead an earlier destruction during Hussein Shah's invasion of the Kamata kingdom (1498) then under Nilambar.Major festivel is Ambubachi Mela and Pilgrimage Season by June.

Omkareshwar Temple Indore
Omkareshwar Temple,Indore, Madhya pradesh : Omkareshwar is a holy town situated at a distance of 77 km from Indore.It is believed there were 64
jyotirlings of which 12 are considered very sacred.Each of the 12 jyotirlings are considered a different manifestation of Shiva. The jyotirling shrines are places where Shiva is believed to have appeared as a fiery column of light.According to Hindu beliefs, the Shiv ling at Omakreshwar is made of two parts. One half is called Omkareshwar and the other Mamaleshwar or Amareshwar. The Omkareshwar temple is the main temple and is also called Omkar Mandhata temple.Major festivel is Mahashivratri and Pilgrimage Season by February/Mar.
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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