15 Famous Temples Dedicated To Lord Vishnu And His Avatars

Lord Vishnu is the principal deities of Hindu trinity and protector of the world, Vaishnavism is one of the traditions followed within Hinduism. Lord Vishnu has one of many distinct incarnations but ten avatars of Vishnu are most studied.

Angkor Wat temple is the largest temple in the world dedicated to Lord Vishnu and other famous temples of Vishnu in India are Vitthal Temple in Pandharpur, Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Simhachalam Temple, Naimisaranya Vishnu Temple, Badami cave temple, Ranganathaswamy Temple, Prasanna Venkatachalapathy Temple, Bhu Varaha Swamy temple, Varaha Temple Khajuraho and Vishnu Temple in Bhubaneswar.

Badrinath Temple, Badrinath – Uttarakhand


Badrinath Temple is the holiest shrine of Lord Vishnu and part of Char Dham Yatra pilgrimage sites, situated at an elevation of 3,133 m in the town of Badrinath in Uttarakhand. The temple of Badrinath is the holy shrines for Vaishnavites,along the banks of Alaknanda River in Garhwal hill tracks of Chamoli.

Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam – Tamil Nadu


Ranganathaswamy Temple or Thiruvarangam of Srirangam is dedicated to Lord Ranganatha and is the most illustrious Vaishnava temples in South India. The temple has one of the largest religious complexes in the world and one of the tallest royal temple tower in South India.

Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Trivandrum – Kerala


Padmanabhaswamy Temple of Trivandrum oldest and famous shrines in Kerala and the richest Hindu temple in the world. The temple along with Adikesava Perumal Temple at Kanyakumari and Ananthapuram Temple in Kasargod are holy sites of Hindu Vaishnavism in South India.

Venkateswara Temple, Tirumala – Andhra Pradesh


Tirupati Venkateswara Temple is a landmark Vaishnavite temple dedicated to Lord Sri Venkateswara, situated in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. The Temple also known as Tirupati Balaji Temple is one of the richest temple in India and visited by 30 to 40 million people annually.

Jagannath Temple, Puri – Odisha


Lord Jagannath Temple of Puri is a sacred Vaishnava temple dedicated to Lord Jagannath, located in a beautiful coastal town of Odisha. The temple is an important pilgrimage destination for Lord Sri Krishna and part of the Char Dham pilgrimages.

Bhadrachalam Temple, – Telangana


Bhadrachalam Temple is dedicated to Ramachandra Swamy or Lord Rama and his consort Sita, located Bhadrachalam town of Telangana. The Bhadrachalam temple is the most famous temple in India dedicated to Lord Rama.

Dwarkadhish Temple, Dwarka – Gujarat


Dwarkadhish Temple or the Jagat Mandir is part of four major pilgrimages of India, located in the west coast of Gujarat in Dwarka. The town of Dwarka has 5 storied temple building, dedicated to the god Krishna and one of the top 10 most famous Lord Krishna temple in India.

Koodal Azhagar Temple, Madurai – Tamil Nadu

Koodal Azhagar Temple of Madurai is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu his consort Lakshmi and has a five tiered gopuram or gateway tower. Koodal Azhagar temple is constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture.

Lakshmi Narasimhar Temple, Narasinghapuram – Tamil Nadu

Lakshmi Narasimhar Temple at Narasinghapuram is dedicated to Lord Narasimha, fourth avatar of Vishnu, half man and half lion. The Lakshmi Narasimha Temple is located about 55 Kms from Chennai.

Vitthal Temple, Pandharpur – Maharashtra


Vitthal Temple in Pandharpur is the dedicated to a form of Bhagawan Vishnu and one of the most visited temple in Maharashtra. Pandharpur is famous for number of temples and considered as spiritual capital of Maharashtra.

Adikesava Perumal Temple, Kanyakumari – Tamil Nadu

Adikesava Perumal Temple located in Thiruvattar is the holy sites of Hindu Vaishnavism in Kanyakumari. The temple is dedicated to Lord AdiKesavaSwamy and surrounded three sides by rivers.

Ulagalantha Perumal Temple, Kanchipuram – Tamil Nadu

Ulagalantha Perumal Temple is dedicated to Vishnu and Vamana avatars of Vishnu appeared here, in  Kancheepuram. The temple is revered in Nalayira Divya Prabandham and also classified as one of the 108 Vishnu temples in India.

Sarangapani Temple, Kumbakonam – Kerala

Sarangapani Temple of Kumbakonam is dedicated to Vishnu,located along Kaveri river in Kumbakonam of Tamil Nadu. The temple is the largest Vishnu temple in Kumbakonam and has tallest temple tower in the town.

Parasurama Temple, Thiruvallam – Kerala


Thiruvallam Sree Parasurama Temple is the only temple in Kerala dedicated to Lord Parasurama,situated on the banks of Karamana River. Parasurama Temple of Thiruvallam is a protected monument and one of the most ancient temples of South India.

Laxminarayan Temple, Delhi


Birla Mandir, Hyderabad
Birla Mandir, Kolkata
Birla Mandir, Bhopal
Birla Mandir, Kanpur

Laxminarayan Temple of Delhi is one of the most famous Birla Temples in India, dedicated to Laxminarayan manifestation of Lord Vishnu and consort Lakshmi. The temple has one of the largest complex and the major attractions of Delhi. Birla Mandirs are built by the Birla family, dedicated to Lakshmi Narayan,Lord Vishnu,Lord Krishna and his Avatars.

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