Friday, March 14, 2014

There are innumerable temples throughout India, dedicated to Goddess Durga




Vaishno Devi Temple

The world famous and most religious pilgrimage destination is Vaishno Devi Mandir. Located at a height of 5300 ft in the trikuta hills of Jammu and Kashmir, this holy shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi is located inside a ice-cave in a hill and is one of the most sacred Hindu pilgrimage site. Approximately 8 million yatris visit this temple every year. There is another famous hill temple known as Mata Balaji Sundri temple in kathua.

Tara Devi Temple

This temple is situated at the top of a hill called the Tara devi mountain in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the most popular tourist attraction surrounded by lush green deodar trees and forests. The temple was built approximately 250 years ago and every year thousands of pilgrims visit here. Himachal Pradesh also has two other most popular Hindu temples Chamunda devi and Jawala Ji temple.

Kanaka Durga Temple

This temple is at Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh and is dedicated to Goddess Kanaka Durgeshwari. It is situated on a hill top of Indrakiladri mountains on the banks of river Krishna and is second largest temple in Andhra Pradesh. Other temple is the Bhadrakali temple.

Chamundeshwari Temple

This temple is situated on the heights of Chamundi Hills at Mysore, Karnataka. The temple is considered to be a very religious with large silver gates and golden idols.

Adhar Devi Temple

This temple is one of the popular religious destinations located in the Mount Abu region of royal state of Rajasthan. The temple is situated in a cave with picturesque views of the surrounding mountains and forests. Another world famous temple is the Karni Mata temple.

Saptashrungi Devi Temple

This temple is located at Vani near Nashik in Maharashtra. This temple is also one among the 51 Shakti peethas located in the Indian subcontinent. The image of the Devi is huge-about 10 feet tall with 18 hands, holding various weapons. Renuka or Anusuya Devi temple, Ekvira devi and Tulja bhavani temple are other famous ones Goddess Durga.