Top 5 temples in south India


1. Tirupati

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The temple is located in the hill town of Tirumala and is one of the most visited temples in India. It is said to have visitors ranging from 50000 to 1000000 pilgrims per day. The magnificent temple is one of the wealthiest temples in India. It is the temple of Lord Venkateshwar and the walk up 4000 steps to reach the temple. There are also bus options available.

2. Madurai Meenakshi Temple

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Madurai is famous for the Meenakshi Temple which is one of the most beautiful temples in South India. In a lifetime one must visit this temple. It covers 15 acres of land and has 4500 pillars and around 12 towers, basically the temple is huge. Every year in the month of April a festival called Chithirai Festival takes places for 12 days. There are visitors to the temple all-round the year.

3. Natraja Temple

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Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the ThillaiNatarajah Temple is located in the Chidambaram district of Tamil Nadu. The temple follows the Vedic rituals set by sage Patanjali and a fire sacrifice is performed every morning in the temple. The main idol of the temple is the Nataraja who is a cosmic dancer. The place sees a lot of devotees to the temple.

4. Ramanathaswamy Temple

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Located in the Rameshwaram region of Tamil Nadu, the temple has a beautiful pillared pathway which is said to be the longest in India. The temple is located only 100 meters from the sea and pilgrims take a bath there first and then bath in the 22 wells of the temple.

5. Annamalaiyar Temple

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Annamalaiyar Temple is also a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The basic temple structure was made by the Chola Dynasty and then the Viyayanagara rulers completed the construction of the temple. The eastern tower of the temple is 66 meters high with 11 stories. It is one of the tallest temple towers in India. The temple is located in the Thiruvannamalai region of Tamil Nadu.