10 oldest & historical temples of India

Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh: Also known as the Golden Temple, it is one of the most revered Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Badrinath Temple, Badrinath, Uttarakhand: Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, this temple is situated in the Himalayas and is one of the Char Dhams (four abodes) of Hindu pilgrimage.

Kedarnath Temple, Kedarnath, Uttarakhand: Another of the Char Dhams, this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Brihadeeswarar Temple, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu: Also known as the Big Temple, it was built by the Chola king Raja Raja I in the 11th century.

Konark Sun Temple, Konark, Odisha: This 13th-century temple is dedicated to the Sun God and is renowned for its stunning architecture with intricate carvings.

Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, Tamil Nadu: Dedicated to Goddess Meenakshi and Lord Sundareswarar (Shiva), this temple complex dates back to the 6th century but has been expanded and renovated over the centuries.

Jagannath Temple, Puri, Odisha: This temple is dedicated to Lord Jagannath (a form of Lord Vishnu) and is famous for the annual Rath Yatra (chariot festival).

Ramanathaswamy Temple, Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu: This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines in India.

Kailashnath Temple, Ellora, Maharashtra: Part of the Ellora Caves, this monolithic rock-cut temple was constructed in the 8th century.

 Virupaksha Temple, Hampi, Karnataka: This temple is part of the ruins of the ancient city of Vijayanagara and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It dates back to the 7th century and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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