India is a centre of several religions. There are many old cities in the country which could be counted as some of the oldest civilisations of the world. People following the ‘Sanatana’ Dharma form the majority in India, hence a lot of Hindu temples are present in different parts of the country.
Architecture has been a close-knitted part of our culture. The thousand-year-old caves, ‘stupas’, and temples are a testament to the rich heritage of India. Here is a list of few of the tallest temples in India
Murudeshwara Temple, 249 ft
Located in Karnataka, around 160 km north of Mangalore, this temple is one of the tallest temples in the world. Besides the 250 ft long temple, the town also has the second-tallest statue of lord Shiva. The 20 – storey Gopra is guarded by two huge elephants at the step.
Srirangam Temple, 236 ft
The 236 feet tall temple was built in 1987. The temple is one of the 108 Divya Desams which are dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple is located in Tamil Nadu, India.
Annamalaiyar Temple, 216 ft
This Hindu temple is dedicated to lord Shiva and is located at the foothills of Annamalai hills, Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu. The place has four gateways, and the eastern pillar is the tallest.
Srivilliputhur Andal Temple, 193 ft
This temple is located at Srivilliputhur, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu. It is one of the most popular religious spots in the state. The temple is also the emblem of the Tamil Nadu Government. This is one of the 108 Divya desams of Lord Vishnu.
Ulagalandha Perumal Temple, 192 ft.
Constructed in the Dravidian style, this temple is mentioned in the Naalayira Divya Prabandham. It is dedicated to lord Vishnu and is located in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu.
Ekambareswarar Temple, 190 ft
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is significant to a particular sect of Hinduism, Saivism. The temple is associated with five elements and is specifically known for its association with the earth. The temple is located in Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu.
Azhagar Kovil Temple, 187ft
Built-in the Dravidian style of architecture, this temple is dedicated to lord Vishnu. It is located in an area that has a five-tiered gateway system. The temple is situated in Madurai, Tamil Nadu.
Sarangapani temple, 173 ft.
This temple has been built by different emperors, including Cholas, Vijayanagar Empire and Madurai Nayaks. This temple is known for the surrounding granite wall and the water bodies located in the complex.