“India” the word itself we hear we felt a spiritual vibration comes to our soul and mind why because India is a desired place to many devotional and spiritual-religious temples. Each temple in India is an architectural marvel and teaches us culture, tradition, and customs. It will be more interesting if you visit olden day’s temples.
Especially temples in North India are somehow unique with chilling weather besides of Himalayan Ranges and valleys. Many famous and popular temples in North India attract a large number of visitors from all over the world.
1. Vaishno Devi Temple
Vaishno Devi is a most popular temple in Jammu & Kashmir dedicated to Mother Goddess Mahalakshmi. This temple is located at the Trikuta Mountains in a cave situated at height of 5,200ft. It is the famous Hindu pilgrimage center in North India and pilgrims have to trek the mountain from the base camp Katra nearly 14kms.
There is another temple Bhairav baba above the Vaishno Devi temple which is also famous. Vaishno Devi temple receives heavy snowfall during winters so it will be better to visit during summers.
2. ISKCON Temple
ISKCON is a famous temple in Delhi popularly known as Sri Sri Radha Parthasarathi Mandir and this temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and Radharani. “Hare Rama Hare Krishna” is the movement they had taken up to make people aware of the theme of Bhagavad Gita. This temple is located on the Hare Krishna Hills.
Attractions of this temple are the museum of Vedic culture, Bhagavadgita Animatronics Robot show, performing arts related to epic scenes, and festival celebrations. ISKCON temple attracts a large number of people from in and outside of the country and it is a must visited place during Delhi Trip.
3. Golden Temple
Golden Temple in Amritsar is the most sacred place to Sikhs and this temple was constructed by the fourth Sikh guru, Guru Ram Das in 1574. In Amritsar, this place is very holy and all religious people are allowed. Actually, this temple is named Harmandir Sahib Temple but due to Gold cover to walls it was popular as “Golden Temple”.
The holiest text of Sikhism “Guru Granth Sahib” will be present in the Gurudwara during the daytime. The important thing is the kitchen community of this temple serves the meal with free to nearly 1, 00,000 people every day. It is the most wanted place to be visited in Amritsar.
4. Akshardham Temple
Akshardham Temple is a masterpiece which displays the Hindu culture, spirituality, and an architectural marvel in Delhi. This temple was located at the banks of River Yamuna in a pleasant atmosphere. This temple was the perfect example of 10,000 years Indian culture with its grandeur structure and beauty.
The main attractions of this temple are Akshardham Mandir and Nikanth Varni Abhishek. Exhibitions to be enjoyed are Hall of values (Hall 1), Giant Screen Film (Hall 2), Cultural Boat Ride (Hall 3), Musical Fountain, and the famous Garden of India. These are the reasons behind Akshardham to attract more people.
5. Amarnath Temple
It is a temple in Amarnath cave at an altitude of nearly 12,700ft in Jammu Kashmir. Due to the atmospheric conditions, a stalagmite will be formed inside the cave and the people believe that it as Shiva Linga. Pilgrims from all over the world visit this temple during the time of Shravan Mela means a 45 day season in the months of July and August.
These are the five top temples to be visited during North India Tour and you will get a different experience of trekking mountains because of almost temples in North are on hilltops.