Most Famous Temples in India

Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Mathura
Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi.Mathura,Uttar Pradesh: Shri Krishna Janmbhoomi is a religious temple located in the crowded city of Mathura. This temple is the birthplace of ancient Hindu god Lord Krishna.[It is a prison cell belonging to Kamsa where Lord Krishna was born.Mathura is said to be the origin of the epic story, Ramayana. In the Ramayana, Prince Shatrughna destroyed a demon called Lavanasura and seized his land that is now called Mathura.Major festivel is Krishna Janmasthan.

Bankey Bihari Temple Vrindavan
Bankey Bihari Temple.Vrindavan,Uttar Pradesh, : Banke Bihari was originally worshiped at Nidhivana. Banke means "bent in three places" and bihari means "supreme enjoyer". The image of Lord Krishna stands in the Tribhanga posture.Vrindavan is a small town that is celebrated for this holy shrine of Lord Krishna. Banke Bihari Mandir is the popular temple amongst the Vaishnavites of India. The present temple was built by Swami Haridas in 1864. Here, Lord Krishna is observed in his phase of childhood. Major festivel is 'Janmashtami'
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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