Study Notes for UPSC &PCS: Famous Temples in India

By Arpit Kumar Jain|Updated : September 5th, 2021

Here in this article, we are presenting the list of famous and important temples, their location and the rivers nearby those temples. This will help you in the upcoming UPSC Prelim 2021 examination.

 

Famous Temples in India

No.

Famous Temple

Location

Nearest River/Lake

1.       

Badrinath Temple

Badrinath, Uttarakhand

Alaknanda River

2.       

Kedarnath Temple

Kedarnath, Uttarakhand

Mandakini River

3.       

Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Ganga River

4.       

Golden Temple

Amritsar, Punjab

Ravi River

5.       

Amarnath Temple

Pahalgam, Jammu & Kashmir

Amaravati River

6.       

Vaishno Devi Temple

Jammu & Kashmir

Devika River

7.       

Akshardham Temple

New Delhi

Yamuna River

8.       

Konark Sun Temple

Konark, Odisha

Chandrabhaga River

9.       

Brihadeeswara Temple

Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

Kollidam River

10.   

Lingaraj Temple

Bhubaneshwar, Odisha

-

11.   

Somnath Temple

Saurashtra, Gujarat

-

12.   

Jagannath Temple

Puri, Odisha

Chilika Lake

13.   

Kamakhya Temple

Guwahati, Assam

Brahmaputra River

14.   

Shani Shingnapur Temple

Ahmednagar, Maharashtra

-

15.   

Shirdi Sai Baba Temple

Shirdi, Maharashtra

-

16.   

Dilwara Temples

Mount Abu, Rajasthan

Banas River

17.   

Khajuraho Temples

Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh

-

18.   

Tirupati Balaji Temple (Tirumala Venkateshwara)

Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh

Pushkarini River

19.   

Virupaksha Temple (Pampapathi temple)

Hampi, Karnataka

Tungabhadra River

20.   

Siddhivinayak Temple-(Dedicated to Lord Ganesha)

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Bhima River

21.   

Meenakshi Temple

Madurai, Tamil Nadu

Vaigai River

22.   

Vitthala Temple

Hampi, Karnataka

Tungabhadra River

23.   

Ramanathaswamy Temple

Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu

Rameswaram

24.   

Airavateswara Temple

Darasuram, Tamil Nadu

Kollidam River

25.   

Sanchi Stupa

Raisen, Madhya Pradesh

-

26.   

Yamunotri Temple

Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand

Yamunotri River

27.   

Bahai Temple

New Delhi

-

28.   

Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

-

29.   

Dakshineswar Kali Temple

Kolkata, West Bengal

Hooghly River

30.   

Kandariya Mahadeva Temple

Madhya Pradesh

-

31.   

Gomateshwara Bahubali Temple

Hassan district, Karnataka

-

32.   

Nataraja Temple

Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu

-

33.   

Sabarimala Temple

‎Pathanamthitta, Kerala

Pamba River

34.   

Mahakaleshwar Temple

Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh

Shipra River

35.   

Dwarkadhish temple

Dwarka, Gujarat

Gomti River

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Sushil Kumar

Sushil KumarJan 20, 2020

You are great sir
Prabhu Jee

Prabhu JeeFeb 15, 2020

Thanks sir
Ifs Priti

Ifs PritiFeb 26, 2020

Please include map also
Jaydeep Jain

Jaydeep JainMay 12, 2020

Thank you sir
Anuradha Das
It need rectified that Jagannath temple situated on the bank of bay of Bengal
Elampirai Elangovan
Thank you sir very useful for us
Soundriya V

Soundriya VAug 15, 2020

is it enough to have study on this topic
Deepak Kumar

Deepak KumarSep 14, 2020

Thanks sir 👍
S Sona Sona

S Sona SonaJan 26, 2021

Sri Jagannath temple is near to bay of Bengal not chilika lake.

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