10 States with Highest Number of Hindu Temples

India is a country with a rich religious and cultural heritage, and it is home to countless temples. The number of temples in each state can vary significantly, but here are the 10 states in India with some of the highest numbers of temples.

Tamil Nadu – 79,154


Tamil Nadu is known for its numerous temples, especially in cities like Chennai, Madurai, and Thanjavur. The state is home to some of the most famous temples in India, including the Meenakshi Temple in Madurai and the Brihadeeswarar Temple in Thanjavur.

Maharashtra – 77,283


Maharashtra has a rich cultural heritage and is home to temples like the Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai, Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga, Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga, Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga and the Vitthal Rukmini Temple in Pandharpur.

Karnataka – 61,232


Karnataka is home to a diverse range of temples, including the famous temples in Hampi, the Chamundeshwari Temple in Mysuru, and the Virupaksha Temple in Pattadakal.

West Bengal – 53,658


West Bengal is known for its devotion to Goddess Kali, and the Kalighat Temple in Kolkata is one of the most significant temples in the state.

Gujarat – 49,995


Gujarat is home to several historic temples, including the Somnath Temple and the Dwarkadhish Temple in Dwarka.

Andhra Pradesh – 47, 152


The state of Andhra Pradesh is known for its rich cultural heritage and ancient temples, Some of the most famous temples in Andhra Pradesh are Kanaka Durga at temple,Tirupati Balaji Temple, Srikalahasteeswara temple – revered as one of the Pancha Bhoota Stalam.

Rajasthan – 39,392


Rajasthan is known for its magnificent palaces and forts, but it also has many beautiful temples, such as the Dilwara Temples in Mount Abu and the Eklingji Temple in Udaipur.

Uttar Pradesh – 37,518


Uttar Pradesh has a rich religious tradition and is home to many important temples, including the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi and the Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple in Mathura.

Odisha – 30,877


Odisha (Orissa) is home to some of the most famous temples in India, One of them is being showcases in G20 Summit as well in 2023. Jagannath Temple, Konark Sun Temple, Lingaraj Temple and Maa Taratarini Temple Adi Shakti Pith are few most visited Hindu Temples in Odisha.

Bihar – 29,748

The state of Bihar is an ideal place to visit the temples and pilgrimage sites in India, Gaya, Patna, ISKCON Temple Patna and Mangla Gauri Temple are few must visit temples in Bihar.
State of Telangana, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala are also home to few most popular and famous Hindu Temples.

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