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Hindu Temples & Organizations

Homepages of Hindu temples and temple societies in India and around the world - useful for both real and virtual pilgrimage.
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Auroville - In Pictures
A virtual tour of Auroville - the 'City of Dawn' in Pondicherry, India. It is a universal-internal township for a population of up to 50,000 people from around the world.

An Idea Called “Auroville”
Auroville or the ‘City of Dawn’ was founded by the 'Mother' on February 28, 1968 as an international cultural township. What was the vision that led to the realization of the idea called Auroville? Find out...

The Thirunelli Maha Vishnu Temple
Thirunelli Maha Vishnu temple is believed to be the only place where Hindus can perform every ritual pertaining to our lives here on earth and attain 'moksha' or ultimate liberation from the cycle of birth and rebirth.

The Story of Hare Krishna Mantra
Read the a history of Krishna Consciousness or the 'Hare Krishna Movement' made famous by Swami Prabhupada's International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).

The Mookambika Shrine of Kollur
Kollur, in the Indian state of Karnataka, a place referred to in the Skanda Purana, and the refuge of several saints, including the Adi Shankaracharya, is one of the most revered pilgrimage centers of India. Manoj Sadasivan reports from the site.

Purpose and Benefits of Pilgrimage
Author Stephen Knapp in his "Spiritual India Handbook" takes you thorough the many holy sites and temples of India. He begins by exploring the purpose and benefits of going on a pilgrimage.

Majestic Hindu Temple opens in Woodlands, Texas
A magnificent $3-million Hindu Temple, which took about six years to complete, opened in Woodlands, Texas in June, 2011. The 8.35 acre Temple of the Woodlands, is called "a center for culture and devotion."

Amarnath Essentials: Facts, Figures & Tourist Information for…
Some useful information needed to visit the Amarnath pilgrimage in the Indian Himalayas

The Ghats of Varanasi
Varanasi is known for its 'Ghats' that dot the nearly 7 km arc line of the Ganges riverfront between the confluence of the River Asi in the south and the Varuna in the north. What are Ghats and what's its use? Find out...

Banaras Basics - Tourist Information About Varanasi
A visit to Varanasi aka Banaras or Benaras is a must for every visitor that wants to absorb the essence of Hinduism. Here're some basic information on the city, for travelers.

Varanasi (Banaras) - India's Religious Capital
Varanasi, one of world's oldest living cities, is rightly called the religious capital of India. Also known as Banaras, this holy city rests on the bank of the sacred Ganges, and has some unforgettable experiences to offer to every visitor.

Madurai and the Meenakshi Temples
The southern Indian holy city of Madurai is famous for its beautiful temples. One of the oldest in the sub-continent, this ancient place is more than just a place for pilgrims. Read about the many marvels of the Meenakshi temples of Madurai, aka 'Athens of the East.'

History of Hindu Temples
This brief history of Hindu temples aims to recount the journey from its earliest origins through its major developments under the rulers of South India, and its expansion across India and the rest of the world.

Amarnath Yatra
Braving hostile climatic conditions and threats of militant attacks, tens of thousands of Hindu pilgrims pay visit to the holy snow-clad cave shrine of Lord Shiva at Amarnath in the Himalayas. What pulls them to Amarnath?

Kailash Manasarovar Yatra
Every year, between May and September, thousands of Hindus go for the 26-day Kailash Manasarovar Yatra - one of the most rigorous and holiest pilgrimages to Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar in the northern Himalayas of India and Tibet.

All About the Hindu Temple
Although it is not mandatory for a Hindu to visit a temple regularly, they play a vital role in Hindu society and culture. Learn about the basics of what a Hindu temple is all about.

Top Ten Tantra Temples
Your guide to the top 10 Tantra temples of India. Followers of the tantra path of Hinduism as well as people of the "bhakti" tradition attach great significance to these Hindu shrines.

The Himalayas: Abode of Gods
The God-souled Himalayas have a deep significance in Hindu tradition for a myriad reasons.

Baba Baidyanath Temple, Deoghar
Gyan Rajhans, scientist, author and broadcaster, relates his true-life experience of receiving the ever-elusive 'true bliss' that every devotee yearns for, as he visited the Shiva temple of Baba Baidyanath at Deoghar in Eastern India, thousands of miles away from his home in Canada.

Ancient Kedarnath Temple Survives as Thousands Die in Himalayan ‘Tsunami’
The Kedarnath valley was the epicenter of the 2013 Himalayan 'tsunami.' Heavy monsoon rains and the resulting landslides washed away most modern constructions in its wake but the 1200 year old Kedarnath temple survived.

An exhaustive list of temples and organizations with annotations, URLs and email addresses.

Amarnath Temple
About Amarnath Yatra - a pilgrimage to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath - Lord Shiva's Himalayan abode.

Meenakshi Temple, Madurai
The southern Indian city of Madurai is famous for its beautiful temples. One of the oldest in the sub-continent, it's more than just a place for pilgrims. Manoj Sadasivan writes about the many marvels of Madurai's Meenakshi temple after visiting the

Sabarimala: Abode of Lord Ayappa
Sabarimala or Mount Sabari - the holy abode of Lord Ayappa is situated in the western coast of Kerala, the southern state of India. Sri Ayappa is considered the third son of Lord Shiva, and the brethren of Ganesha and Murugan or Kartikeya. Manoj Sada

The Mookambika Shrine of Kollur
Kollur, in the Indian state of Karnataka, a place referred to in the Skanda Purana, and the refuge of several saints, including the Adi Shankaracharya, is one of the most revered pilgrimage centers of India.

Temple Finder: Yellow Pages
Just type your US location and find a list of Hindu temples near you.

Encyclopedia of Indian temples, temple architecture, festivals and fairs.

Sri Mayapur Dham - ISKCON Mayapur
The Krishna consciousness movement has established its center in Mayapur, West Bengal, India - the birth site of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.

Kali Mandir
Site of California based 'non-profit, tax-exempt religious corporation'. Has a news magazine and a 'Puja Shop' selling Puja Items.

Lokenath Virtual Temple
Web site of the Lokenath Divine Life Mission, with a spiritual forum and download zone.

Places of Worship
A directory of temples in India categorised regionwise-Northern & Central India, Eastern & Western India, and Southern India

Prarthana Online
Site offers temple services like prayers and worship at select Indian temples and markets Puja Packages including accomodation at reasonable rates.

Shri Lord Venkateshwara ~ Balaji
Homepage of one of the most-visited Hindu temples, with info on pilgrimage, lodging and other facilities. Also contains related links and audio files of devotional music.

Sri Jagannath Temple, Puri
A short introduction to the famous Jagannath temple of Puri with extra info on the coastal city.

Sri Siddhivinayak Temple
Site of the famous Ganesha temple of Mumbai, with a rich photo gallery. Accepts online orders for the Video CDs, Video Cassettes and Audio Cassettes of the Aarti.

Thiruchendur Murugan Temple
Temple site with information on the Thiruchendur Murugan Temple, Lord Muruga and the Thiruchendur city

Tirupati Pilgrimage
Located in Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh, Tirupati is famous for the sacred temple of Lord Sri Venkateswara.

Maharishi Swami Dayanand Saraswati (1824-1883)
Swami Dayanand Saraswati was a Hindu spiritual leader and social reformer of the 19th century most famous as the founder of the Hindu reform organization Arya Samaj. Read about his life and teachings.

Mehrauli Dadabari
The world-famous shrine dedicated to Dadagurudev in Mehrauli, New Delhi.

Role of Indian Army in Amarnath Yatra
The Indian Army plays a pivotal role in making the annual Amarnath Yatra possible for tens of thousands of pilgrims providing them safety, security, medical and humanitarian assistance.

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