Take a moment and explore the wonderful spiritual destinations of southern part of India as there are innumerable oldest temples that are worth of visiting once in a lifetime. The states in South India are Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka are loaded with temples which are well known for the ancient heritage and culture.
The most alluring destination located in Karnataka is Hampi and people tend to visit the Virupaksha and Vitthala Temple as people mesmerize seeing the architecture. Apart from the temple one need to see the wonderful structures and other sculptures as this place is much of the ruins of Vijayanagar ruled by Krishna Deva Raya.
A wonderful place which is to be visited once in a lifetime is Tanjore and is even known as Thanjavur. Built in the 11th century and dedicated to Lord Shiva this Chola temple reflects the Tamil culture as well as heritage. This is wonderful construction is certified as a UNESCO Heritage Site and is a must a visit temple Tamil Nadu.
Dedicated to goddess Saraswati located in a peaceful environment Sringeri is a most visited pilgrimage during south India tours. The holiness of the region mesmerizes people and the glorious region visited by Sri Adi Sankaracharya. The golden idol and Sri Chakra is to be seen at least once in a lifetime.
One of the most beautiful south temples with a vast gopuram is the temple of Madurai. The extraordinary temple located in Tamil Nadu stands as an example of amazing architecture. Also well known as one of the Shakti peetams this temple is worth of visiting. Apart from the lovely shrine of Meenakshi holding a parrot in hand the hall of thousand pillars, Sundareswarar idol and a few more sculptures are of magnificent architecture.
The beautiful Vishnu Idol is to be witnessed in the holy city Guruvayur and it is one of the Dasavatar in the form Lord Krishna. Mostly known as Sri Guruvayurappan this is one amazing shrine. The wonderful temple located in Kerala is not just a holy city, but the alluring ambience of the region even makes people drown in the natural beauty.
One wonderful and the most powerful temple located in the Gods own country Kerala is Sabarimala. Dedicated to Manikanta Swamy also known as Ayappa this temple is visited by thousands of devotees every year. On the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti devotes visit this holy city and walk to the Sabari hill located in the Western Ghats to see the Jyothi. The 18 steps before the shrine are equally auspicious to people.
Located in Andhra Pradesh Tirupathi is a world famous temple. People tend to visit the Golden temple of Lord Balaji at least once in a lifetime. The holy place Tirumala is on the top of the seven hills and the sacred shrine is even known as Venkatachalapathi. The hundi of the lord is of great significance and people offer various things to the god here. People walk the hill and enjoy the unusual experience of trekking.
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