Top 5 India’s Largest Comprehensive Hindu Temples

There are many Hindu temple in India as well outside India with a large complex area such as angkor wat Cambodia and Swaminarayan Mandir London. Top five largest comprehensive Hindu temples in India are listed as below.

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple – Srirangam


Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple of Srirangam is second largest temple in India and one of the largest religious complexes in the world. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu God Ranganatha and one of the three major temples that are built on three different islands on the Kaveri river.

Akshardham Temple – New Delhi


Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple of New Delhi is the world’s largest comprehensive Hindu temple, located near the banks of the holi river Yamuna. The monument and complex has carved pillars, nine domes, and 20,000 murtis of  Hindu deities, including Sita Ram, Radha Krishna, Shiv Parvati, and Lakshmi Narayan.

Annamalaiyar Temple – Thiruvannamalai


The Annamalaiyar Temple is situated at the base of famous Annamalai hills in Thiruvannamalai of Tamil Nadu. Annamalaiyar Temple is dedicated to the deity Lord Shiva and the temple complex is one of the largest in India.

Thillai Nataraja Temple – Chidambaram


Thillai Natarajah Temple is an ancient and historic temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, located in the town of Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu. The temple is known as the foremost of all temples and Lord Shiva is worshiped in the Nataraja form,the dancing posture of Shiva.

Meenakshi Amman Temple – Madurai


The Meenakshi Amman Temple or Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple is located in the temple city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu at the bank of river Vaigai. Madurai is one of the oldest living city of India and Meenakshi temple is listed as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

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angelin williams
angelin williams
5 years ago

Great article with great temples.

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