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8 Tallest Temples In India : All You Need To Know

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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

Trend Around Us — Shri Murudeshwara Temple

Trend Around Us — Shri Murudeshwara Temple

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

Tamilnadu Tourism: Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam, Trichy

Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam, Trichy. Credits – Tamilnadu Tourism

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

Annamalaiyar temple Thiruvannamalai | Timings, photos, address

Annamalaiyar temple Thiruvannamalai. Credits – Holidify

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

Andal, the presiding goddess of Srivilliputhur temple - interesting facts.

Srivilliputhur temple. Credits – Navrang India

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.

Ulagalantha Perumal Temple Kanchipuram – Tamilnadu Tourism

Ulagalantha Perumal Temple Kanchipuram – Tamilnadu Tourism

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

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Ekambareswarar Temple. Credits –

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

Azhagar Kovil | Madurai District, Government of Tamilnadu | India

Azhagar Kovil | Madurai District, Government of Tamilnadu | India

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. 

Sarangapani Temple, Kumbakonam

Sarangapani Temple, Kumbakonam. Credits – Tripadvisor

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.


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