Read about 5 historical temples in India and see photos of temples.
Harmandir Sahib or Golden Temple is a sacred temple for Sikh people. It is situated in Amritsar, a city of Punjab, India. This bright golden coloured temple is surrounded by a lake with crystal clear water. It was originally built in 1574. The temple has got four doors to enter which signifies the openness of Sikhism towards all. It was constructed by the fifth Sikh Guru, Arjun Singh, who completed the Holy Scripture Adi Granth and set it inside the Gurudwara. People irrespective of caste,sex and religion are welcome to worship there.
Know more about: Amritsar
Brihadeeswarar temple is a part of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. This is the world’s first complete granite made temple. The temple signifies the height achieved by the Chola Kings in the field of architecture. It is built by the Tamil emperor Arunomolivarman (Rajaraja Chola I) in 1002 CE.
Know more about: Thanjavur
Somnath Temple is one of the twelve Jyotirlinga temples of deity Shiva. From historical point of view, this temple is very important. From ancient times, this temple is destroyed number of times by many rulers. Among those rulers Sultan Mahmud of Ghazny and Alauddin Khilji were prominent. The temple was first reconstructed in the year 649 CE. The last reconstruction took place in 1947. The temple’s main spire is 150 feet high. The Baan-Stambh on the sea protection wall is one of the important architecture of this temple.
Know more about: Gujrat