5 Popular Temples in South India - Part II

India as a whole is known as a diverse country that encompasses a variety of cultures, traditions, and festivals.
SAINT MEINRAD, Ind. - Aug. 2, 2023 - PRLog -- 1. Sri Venkateswara Swami Temple – Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh

The Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, well known as the Tirupati temple is located in the hill town of Tirumala in the Tirupati district of Andhra Pradesh. Dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, this beautiful temple is one of the prominent Hindu temples in South India. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Vishnu appeared on Earth in the form of Varaha Avatar, (A form of a wild boar) to save the world from demons, and said to have rested in the Tirumala, a tier of seven hills.

2. Thanumalayan Temple – Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu

The Thanumalayan Temple also known as Sthanumalayan Kovil, located in the town of Suchindram in the Kanyakumari district of Tamilnadu is one of the few temples in India where three of the main deities are worshipped the creator- Lord Vishnu, The protector – Lord Vishnu, and the destroyer – Lord Shiva.

3. Murudeshwar Temple – Karnataka

Murudeshwar Temple is a famous Hindu temple located in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. The main deity here is lord Shiva. This temple is known for its natural breathtaking beauty as it is situated on the coast of the Arabian Sea.

According to Hindu mythology Ravana who carried a Linga, to Srilanka was tired, and rested the Linga in a particular place and later found that the Linga was firmly rooted to the ground. Becoming angry Ravana stuck the Linga with this sword breaking that into several pieces.

4. The Kalaisathanar Temple – Kanchipuram, Tamilnadu

The Kalaisathanar Temple at Kanchipuram is one of the must-visit temples in the state of Tamilnadu. Built during the Pallava dynasty in the 7th century, it is one of the oldest temples in the region which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. During the period of the Pallava dynasty, Kanchipuram served as a cardinal centre for art, culture, and religion, as they were great patrons of art, architecture, and temple construction it is also believed that they played a crucial role in promoting Shaivism.

5. Sri Krishna Temple – Guruvayur, Kerala

Sri Krishna Temple or Guruvayurappan temple, located in Guruvayur, a town in the Thrissur district of Kerala is a famous Krishna temple in South India. According to Hindu Mythology, after Krishna's departure from Earth, his particular idol went missing for many years. Later it was rediscovered by two of his devotees, who travelled to uproot the idol, in a perfect place finally reaching Guruvayur.

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