The famous Hindu temples
Hinduism is one of the oldest religions in the world, and has more than 900 million followers around the world. Most Hindus live in India, but a significant number of followers of Hinduism are also concentrated in Nepal, Bangladesh and Indonesia.
The architecture of Hindu temples inherent in a wide variety of styles. Despite the fact that the followers of Hinduism do not have to regularly go to the temples, these places of worship play a vital role in the Hindu society and culture
City 1000 temples, Kanchipuram is one of the oldest cities in South India known for its ancient Hindu temples and silk sarees. The city has several large temples such as the temple and the temple Perumal Varatharadzha Ekambaratha (one of the five abodes of Shiva).
Brahideeshvarar, located in the state of Tamil Nadu. It was built by order of King Rajaraja Chola in the XI century. The world's first temple constructed of granite, is a prime example Dravidian style architecture. church tower at 66 meters (216 feet).
Located on a large stone, Tanah Lot is one of the most famous Hindu temples in Bali, and probably the most photographed. The temple is one of 7 temples located at sea.
The village of Khajuraho is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. It reveals visitors numerous Hindu temples and Jain is famous for its erotic sculptures. The temples were built over 200 years, from 950 to 1150.
Banteay Srei is located 25 km (15 miles) north-east of the main group of temples. The construction of the temple was completed in 967 AD. e. and was made mostly of red sandstone, a material that lends itself to complex decorative rabbi, which is clearly visible to this day. Banteay Srei is the only major temple at Angkor not built for the king.
Ranganathaswamy Temple is an important shrine, which is visited by millions of visitors and pilgrims every year. With an area of 156 acres (6, 31, 000 m ²), Sri Ranganatha is one of the largest religious complexes in the world. The oldest building of the temple was built in the X century.
Virupaksha Temple in Hampi was originally a small temple, but "grown" in a huge complex during the Vijayanagara rule. It is believed that this temple operates continuously as long as a small temple was built in the 7th century AD, making it one of the oldest functioning temples in India. the church tower is 50 meters.
Prambanan is the largest and most beautiful Hindu temple complex in Indonesia. Located about 18 kilometers east of Yogyakarta. Prambanan has three main temples dedicated to Vishnu, Brahma and Shiva. It was built in 850 BC. e.
This temple is one of the most important Hindu temples located in the holy city of Madurai. The complex consists of 14 magnificent towers, including two gold gopurams for the main deities who artfully decorated.
Angkor Wat ( "Temple City") is a huge temple complex in Cambodia, with the residual evidence of several capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century AD. It includes the famous temple of Angkor Wat, a religious monument in the world's largest, and the Bayon temple (Angkor Thom) with lots of massive stone faces.