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Below is the list of the ancient temples in India. Most of these temples are order than 1000 years and surprisingly very strong and hug than our modern constructions.
Ambarnath Temple, Maharashtra(1060 AD)
The Shiv Mandir of Ambarnath is a notable eleventh century Hindu sanctuary, still being used, at Ambarnath close Mumbai, in Maharashtra, India. It is otherwise called the Ambreshwar Shiva Temple, and referred to locally as Puratana Shivalaya. It is arranged on the bank of Vadavan (Waldhuni) waterway, 2 km far from Ambarnath (East) railroad station. The sanctuary was worked in 1060 AD in the Hemadpanthi style, flawlessly cut in stone. It was most likely worked by Shilahara ruler Chhittaraja, it might likewise have been modified by his child Mummuni.
A legend expresses that the sanctuary was worked by the five Pandava siblings in only one night in a tremendous single mass of stone. It is said that Pandava siblings of the epic Mahabharta notoriety for taking a night asylum amid their time of outcast (vanvaas). They couldn’t finish the structure, which even today is feeling the loss of the rooftop straightforwardly over the primary sanctum region (garbhagriha) of the sanctuary. It is likewise said that there is a kilometer long underground passage to the sanctuary which is currently hidden.
Brihadeeshwar temple, Thanjavur (1010 AD)
Brihadishvara Temple, additionally alluded to as Rajesvara Peruvudaiyr or Brihadeeswarar Temple, is a Hindu sanctuary committed to Shiva situated in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the biggest South Indian sanctuary and a model case of a completely acknowledged Tamil architecture. Built by Raja Chola I in the vicinity of 1003 and 1010 AD, the sanctuary is a piece of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the “Incomparable Living Chola Temples”, alongside the Chola administration time Gangaikonda Cholapuram sanctuary and Airavatesvara sanctuary that are around 70 kilometers (43 mi) and 40 kilometers (25 mi) to its upper east individually.
The first landmarks of this eleventh century sanctuary were worked around a channel. It included gopura, the principle sanctuary, its gigantic pinnacle, engravings, frescoes and designs dominatingly identified with Shaivism, yet additionally of Vaishnvaism and Shaktism conventions of Hinduism. The sanctuary was harmed in its history and some craftsmanship is presently absent. Extra mandapam and landmarks were included hundreds of years that took after. The sanctuary now remains in the midst of invigorated dividers that were included after the sixteenth century.
One of the oldest temples in India which represents the chola architecture.
Kailasa temple , Ellora (800 AD)
The Kailasha sanctuary, enlivened by Mount Kailasha, is committed to Shiva. It is demonstrated along comparable lines to other Hindu sanctuaries with a passage, a gathering lobby, a multi-story primary sanctuary encompassed by various places of worship laid out as per the square rule, a coordinated space for circumambulation, a garbha-grihya (sanctum sanctorum) wherein lives the linga-yoni, and a tower formed like Mount Kailash – all cut from one shake.
The development of the sanctuary has been credited to the Rashtrakuta lord Krishna I (r. 756-773 CE), yet components of Pallava engineering have likewise been noted. The measurements of the patio are 82 meters by 46 meters at the base, and 30 meters high (280 x 160 x 106 feet). The passageway includes a low gopuram. The focal altar lodging the lingam includes a level roofed mandapa upheld by 16 columns, and a Dravidian shikhara. A picture of Shiva’s mount Nandi (the hallowed bull) remains on a patio before the sanctuary. Two of the dividers in the fundamental sanctuary house columns of carvings portraying the Mahabharata, along the north side, and the Ramayana, on the south side.
Carved out of one rock, upside down
Shore temple, Mahabalipuram (700 AD)
The Shore Temple (worked in 700– 728 AD) is so named in light of the fact that it neglects the shore of the Bay of Bengal. It is an auxiliary sanctuary, worked with squares of rock, dating from the eighth century AD. At the season of its creation, the site was a bustling port amid the rule of Narasimhavarman II of the Pallava dynasty.As one of the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, it has been named an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984. It is one of the most established basic (versus shake cut) stone sanctuaries of South India.
Shore sanctuary is a complex of sanctuaries and shrines.
Constructed during the reign of The Pallava King Narsimhavarmna
Somnath Temple, Gujarat (700 AD)
The Somnath sanctuary situated in Prabhas Patan close Veraval in Saurashtra on the western shoreline of Gujarat, is accepted to be the first among the twelve jyotirlinga places of worship of Shiva. It is a critical journey and vacationer spot of Gujarat. Crushed and remade a few times previously, the present sanctuary was recreated in Chaulukya style of Hindu sanctuary engineering.
The sanctuary is viewed as holy because of the different legends associated with it. Somnath signifies “Ruler of the Soma”, a designation of Shiva.
Destroyed and rebuilt many a times, the present structure is a modern one.
Chennakesava Temple, Karnataka (1200 AD)
The Nageshvara-Chennakeshava sanctuary complex (additionally spelt Nagesvara and Chennakesava) is an exquisite case of Hoysala design of the mid twelfth century. It is situated in the town of Mosale, around 10 km from Hassan city, in Hassan area of Karnataka state, India. The sanctuary was worked in 1200 A.D. amid the rule of Hoysala King Veera Ballala II. According to workmanship student of history Gerard Foekema, the two sanctuaries that are worked in a similar complex, in a charming country setting, shape a “flawless twin” This sanctuary complex is ensured as a landmark of national significance by the Archeological Survey of India.
Soapstone temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu
Kedarnath Temple, Kedarnath (800 AD)
Kēdārnāth Mandir (Kedarnath Temple) is a Hindu sanctuary committed to Lord Shiva. It is on the Garhwal Himalayan range close to the Mandakini waterway in Kedarnath, Uttarakhand in India. Because of outrageous climate conditions, the sanctuary is open just between the finish of April (Akshaya Tritriya) to November (Kartik Purnima – the pre-winter full moon). Amid the winters, the vigrahas (divinities) from Kedarnath sanctuary are conveyed to Ukhimath and revered there for a half year. Master Shiva is venerated as Kedarnath, the ‘Ruler of Kedar Khand’, the recorded name of the district.
The sanctuary, at a tallness of 3,583 m (11,755 ft), 223 km from Rishikesh, on the shores of Mandakini stream, a tributary of Ganga, is an amazing stone building of obscure date. The structure is accepted to have been built in the eighth century CE, when Adi Shankara went by. The present structure is on a site neighboring where Pandavas are accepted to have constructed the sanctuary. It has one Garbhagriha and a Mandapa, and stands on a level encompassed by snow clad mountain and ice sheets. Before the sanctuary, straightforwardly inverse to the inward place of worship, is a Nandi statue cut out of shake.
Constructed after adi shankracharya visited the place
Adi Kumbheshwar temple, TamilNadu (900 AD)
Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, Kumbakonam is a Hindu sanctuary devoted to the god Shiva, situated in the town of Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu, India. Shiva is worshiped as Adi Kumbeswarar, and is spoken to by the lingam. His partner Parvati is portrayed as Mangalambigai Amman. The managing god is adored in the seventh century Tamil Saiva sanctioned work, the Tevaram, composed by Tamil holy person writers referred to as the Nayanmars and named Paadal Petra Sthalam.
It is trusted that the name of the town Kumbakonam is gotten from the legend related with Kumbeswarar Temple. “Kumbakonam”, generally interpreted in English as the “Container’s Corner”, is accepted to be a mention to the legendary pot (kumbha) of the Hindu god Brahma that contained the seed of every living being on earth. The kumbha is accepted to have been dislodged by a pralaya (disintegration of the universe) affected by Hindu god Shiva’s bolt and eventually stopped at the spot where the town of Kumbakonam now stands. The nectar is accepted to have fallen in two spots – the Mahamaham tank and the Potramarai tank This occasion is presently honored in the Mahamaham celebration held like clockwork. Kumbakonam was additionally once known by the Tamil name of Kudamukku.
Sixteen pillared hall that has all 27 stars and 12 zodiacs sculpted in a single stone.
Dwarkadhish temple, Dwarka (100 BC)
According to Hindu legend, Dwarka was based on a real estate parcel by Krishna that was recovered from the ocean. Sage Durvasa once went to Krishna and his significant other Rukmini. The sage longed that the combine took him to their castle. The combine promptly concurred and began strolling with the sage to their royal residence. After some separation, Rukmini got worn out and she asked for some water from Krishna. Krishna burrowed a legendary gap that acquired waterway Ganga to the place. Sage Durvasa was incensed and reviled Rukmini to stay in the place. The sanctuary where Rukmini’s hallowed place is found, is accepted to where she stood.
Sriranganatha Swami Temple, Tiruchirapalli (700 AD)
The Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple or Thiruvarangam is a Hindu sanctuary committed to Ranganatha, a leaning back type of the Hindu deityVishnu, situated in Srirangam, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India. Constructed in the Tamil style of engineering, this sanctuary is celebrated in the Thiviya Pirabandham, the early medieval Tamil writing standard of the Alvar holy people of Bhakti development from the sixth to ninth hundreds of years AD. The sanctuary best the rundown among the 108 Divya Desams devoted to Vishnu..
Largest hindu temple, 156 acres
Mundheshwari Temple, Bihar (108 AD)
The Mundeshwari Devi Temple (likewise spelled as Mundesvari) is situated at Kaura in Kaimur locale in the territory of Bihar, India on the Mundeshwari Hills. It is an antiquated sanctuary committed to the love of Lord Shiva and Shakti and is viewed as one of the most seasoned Hindu sanctuaries in India. It is additionally considered as the most seasoned useful Hindu sanctuary of India.
The engraving of a data plaque raised by the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) at the site demonstrates the dating of the sanctuary to 108 AD. Be that as it may, there are different variants for the dating expressing the Saka time, preceding Gupta tradition govern (320 AD) in India, and particularly to 105 AD as per the Administrator of the Bihar Religious Trust Board. The sanctuary is an ensured landmark under ASI since 1915.
Oldest functioning temple
Lad Khan Temple, Karnataka (500 AD)
The Lad Khan Temple, devoted to Shiva, is one of the most seasoned Hindu sanctuaries and is situated in Aihole in the province of Karnataka, India. It was worked in the fifth century by the lords of the Chalukya dynasty. It is situated toward the south of the Durga sanctuary, Aihole. The sanctuary is named after a man named Lad khan, who transformed this sanctuary into his living arrangement for a brief period and this is the most established sanctuary of Aihole.
Used by a person named Lad khan to stay for a period