Speaking volume about its architectural beauty, South India temples are simply stunning. The magnificence of temples in South India makes them extraordinary gems in the state.
India, the haven of religious places, has always been on the must-visit travel places in my list. One factor about India that makes me leave speechless is its never-ending faith in God. That is why there are innumerable temples and sacred spots.
Let me recall my South India temple trip, which still leaves my mind with awesome memories. I was in Tamilnadu for some project work and after accomplishing my official work, I set out my South India temple tour.
I am a devotee of Lord Shiva and the temples dedicated to Him are on the top of my wish-list. That encouraged me to start my Tamilnadu trip with Shri Meenakshi Temple in Madurai. Legends say that Shiva and Meenakshi (the consort of Shiva, known as Parvati) were married in Madurai.
As I entered the temple with my two colleagues, Ashka and Shabby, we were simply amazed to gaze at the large temple complex of Meenakshi temple. It had 12 gopurams or towers, adorned with brightly coloured sculptures of Hindu deities. Well, we could easily make out that we had to devote more time and it actually happened. It took us hours to explore the far-stretched temple complex but we were contended with our visit to Meenakshi temple.
Next in our travel plan, Rameshwaram was on the top. Having read a lot about the significance of the temple, I was eager to step into this religious abode. Select any Tour packages for south India temples, the outcome will be great. An important Hindu pilgrimage spot, Rameshwaram was the place where Lord Rama built a bridge across the sea to the island of Lanka. There was another spectacular temple, The Ramanathaswamy Temple. It dates back to the 17th century and serves as a finest specimen of Dravidian temple architecture.
How could we miss out The Shore Temple in Mamallapuram on our South India temple travel! The history of the temple dates back to the 7th century. The Dravidian-style temple made you wonder how could such perfection be carried out in the ancient era without technology.
Holding back our curiosity, we moved on to Kanchipuram, another amazing destination of spiritual tours of south India. Being one of Hinduism’s seven sacred cities, it is packed with spectacular temples. We headed to Kamakshi Amman Temple where Goddess Shakti was worshipped. It is one of the most famous temples in Kanchipuram.
Our South temple tours ended smoothly and we were back with lots of wonderful memories.