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Brihadishwara Temple, Thanjavur, South India

Southern India is dotted with places of religious interest. There are several towns that are referred to as the temple towns owing to the grandeur of the temples they are home to. Southern India is dotted with places of religious interest. There are several towns that are referred to as the temple towns owing to the grandeur of the temples they are home to. Rameshwaram is an island- of Lord Rama’s temple at Tamil Nadu is a terrific destination. Along with being a major pilgrimage for the Hindus, Rameshwaram is a happening holiday spot too. Rameshwaram is significant for the Hindus as a pilgrimage to Benaras is incomplete without a Pilgrimage to Rameshwaram
Architecture of South Indian Temples
This is the style that developed in the Dravida Desam. The Vimana and the Gopurams are the distinctive characteristics of the Southern style. The Vimana is a tall pyramidal tower consisting of several progressively smaller storeys. This stands on a square base. The Gopuram has two storeys seperated by a horizontal moulding. The Prakara or the outer wall, envelops the main shrine as well as the other smaller shrines, the tank.The Pallavas, the Cholas, the Pandyas, the Vijayanagar rulers, the Nayaks all contributed to the Southern style of temples.

Major Temples in South India

Badami Cave Temples Guruvayoor Temple ISKCON Temples
Jagannath Temple Kailash Temple Lepakshi Temple
Lingaraja Temple Meenakshi Temple Mukteswara Temple
Sabarimala Temple Thousand Pillar Temple Tirupati Tirumala Balaji

Other Temples in South India

Ambalapuzha Temple AtmalingaTemple Bull Temple
Chamundeswari Temple Channakeshava Temple Chennakesava Temple
Chottanikkara Temple Ekambareswarar Temple Ettumanoor Temple
Gangaikondas Cholapuram Gavi Gangadeshwara Temple Gundala Mallikarjuna Swami Temple
Gunupudi Someswara Temple Hazara Temple Hidimbeshwar Temple
Jain Mandir Jain Temple in Chennai Kailasanathar Temple
Krishna Temple Lokanarkavu Temple Manjunatha Temple
Mannarshala Tmple Manthani Temple Mukhalingam Temple
Oachira Temple Parthasarathy Temple Perur Patteeswaraswamy Temple
Sivagiri Temple Thali Temple Thirunavaya Temple
Thirunelli Temple Tiruvalla Temple Thriprayar Temple
Ugra Narasimha Temple Ulahalanda Perumal Temple Vaikom Temple
Varadaraja Temple Virupaksha Temple Vithala Temple

Famous Pilgrimage Destinations of South India

Bhubaneswar Chidabaram Kanchipuram
Kanyakumari Konarak Madurai
Mahabalipuram Puri Puttaparthi
Rameshwaram Shirdi Sravanabelagola
Thanjavur Tirupati

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