5 Popular Temples in South India - Part 1

India as a whole is known as a diverse country that encompasses a variety of cultures, traditions, and festivals. But South India stands in precedence to preserve the culture, tradition, and the spectacular architectures that are 3000 years old.
ARDSLEY, N.Y. - July 19, 2023 - PRLog -- 1.Virupaksha Temple – Hampi, Karnataka.

Virupaksha also known as Pampapathi Temple at Hampi in the state of Karnataka is one of the oldest and most significant one. Having the main deity as Lord Shiva, who will be in the form of "Virupaksha", a powerful state than the usual. Virupaksha means "an eye without a form". The trinetra or the third eye was acquired when he burnt "Kama"- the lord of lust to ashes, who hid behind a tree and shot an arrow towards Shiva's heart making him fierce.

2. Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple – Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple at Srirangam is dedicated to Lord Ranganatha, an avatar of Lord Vishnu. It is considered to be an important pilgrimage site for Vaishnavites, the followers of Lord Vishnu. According to legend, the temple was built by Lord Brahma, the creator of the universe.

3. Meenakshi Amman Temple – Madurai, Tamil Nadu

The Pride of Madurai – Meenakshi Amman Temple, also known as Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple is enthroned to the goddess Meenakshi, an incarnation of Parvathi Devi, and her holy companion Lord Sundareswarar, an incarnation of Lord Shiva.

4. Ramanathaswamy Temple – Rameswaram, Tamilnadu

The Ramanathaswamy Temple, well known as the Rameshwaram Temple, at Rameswaram, is dedicated to Lord Shiva, who is worshipped in the form of Lingam. According to Hindu epic Ramayana, Lord Rama (the seventh avatar of the Lord Vishnu), along with his wife Sita and his loyal devotee Hanuman, visited this holy place after defeating the demonic king Ravana. Rama wanted to seek mercy for killing Ravana.

5. Brahadeeswara temple– Thanjavur, Tamilnadu

The Brahadeeswara Temple, well known as Thanjai Periya Kovil or Peruvudaiyar Kovil or Rajarajeswaram, is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Located at Thanjavur/Tanjore district of Tamilnadu, the temple was built during the monarchy of the Chola dynasty under the supervision of King Raja Raja Chola 1 during the 11th century.

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