21 Most Famous Lord Shiva Temples Across India

Lord Shiva, the destroyer is the most powerful and fascinating deity Of the Hindu trinity and has 1008 Names and worshipped in many form mostly in the form of Lingam. Major Lord Shiva temples includes 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, Panch Kedar,Sabha temples,Panchaaraama temples and five famous temples of Lord Shiva on Tamil Nadu. Apart from the above here is the list of other famous temples of Lord Shiva around the country. These temples are located at different nook and corner of India. Image Source: Wikipedia

Brihadeeswara Temple, Thanjavur

Brihadishwara-Temple

Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram

Shore-Temple

Lingaraj Temple, Bhubaneswar

Lingaraj-Temple

Kotilingeshwara Temple, Kotilingeshwara

Kotilingeshwara-Temple

Daksheswara Mahadev Temple, Uttarakhand

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Daksheswara Mahadev Temple is  a beautiful temple of Lord Shiva which is  also known as the Daksha Prajapati Mandir,located in the town of Kankhal in Uttarakhand.

Annamalaiyar Temple, Tamil Nadu

Arunchaleshvara-Temple

Taraknath Temple, West Bengal

Taraknath Temple is the most important pilgrimage center in the town of Tarakeswar West Bengal, The Hindu god Lord Shiva worshiped as Taraknath. Taraknath Temple is one of the Oldest Temples in India.

Murudeshwara Temple, Murudeshwara

Shiva-at-Murudeshwar

Vadakkunnathan Temple, Kerala

Vadakkunnathan-Temple

Bhavnath Mahadev Temple, Gujarat

Bhavnath_Mahadev-Temple

The Bhavnath Mahadev temple is located near the Girnar mountain range in the Junagadh district of Gujarat. The Shiva linga here is said to have emerged of its own.

Srikalahasti Temple, Andhra Pradesh

Kandariya Mahadeva Temple, Khajuraho

kandariya-mahadeva-temple

Pashupatinath Temple, Mandsaur

Pashupatinath Temple of Mandsaur is a famous Hindu temple of Lord Pashupatinath and the only shrine of Pashupatinath in India, Situated on the banks of the Shivna River in the city of Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh.

Tungnath Temple, Uttarakhand

Tungnath-Temple

Natarajar Temple, Tamil Nadu

Natraja_Temple

Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple, Sikkim

Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple is located at Legship on the banks of beautiful Rangit river. It is an important site for Hindu pilgrims and a must visit religious place for every tourist in West Sikkim.

Jambukeswarar Temple

Jambukeswarar_Temple

Sukreswar Temple, Assam

The Sukreswar Temple is an important Shiva temple in Assam state,located on the Itakhuli hill on the south bank of mighty river Brahmaputra. It is one of the ancient temple and is the most popular Shiv temple in Guwahati.

Bhojpur Shiva Temple, Bhopal

Bhojpur-Bhopal

Bhojpur Temple in located near the capital city of Bhopal on the bank of Betwa river in Raisen District. The Bhojesvar  temple dedicated to great God Lord Shiva houses the largest Shiva Lingam in India.

Amarnath Temple

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Kailashnath Temple, Ellora

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The Kailasa Temple of Ellora is the largest rock-cut ancient Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva in Ellora, Maharashtra, The temple is one of the 34 rock cut temples of Ellora Caves. Other popular temples of Lord Shiva are:

Sivasagar Sivadol, Assam

The Sivasagar Sivadol temple is located in the heart of Sivasagar, built in the Shikhara architecture with the center tower which is tallest tower in India at a height of 104 feet.

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