Maharashtra is having so many the most popular Hindu temples in the country. Hinduism is the most followed religion in India. Most of tourists want to visit the famous and most sacred places in the state. Due to this, India is considered as the land of so many religious followers. Maharashtra is blessed with so many temples. All of these Hindu temples are the most popular among the followers. So, let’s see in brief with photographs.
1. Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai
Siddhivinayak Temple is the most famous Hindu temples in the state of Maharashtra. It is located in Prabhadevi, Mumbai. The temple is dedicated to the Lord Ganesha, the son of the Lord Shiva. The Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir is considered as one of the richest temples in Mumbai. Most of the film stars visit this temple before the release of their film. This temple was created by Deubai Patil and Laxman Vithu on 19th November, 1801.
2. Mahalakshmi Temple, Mumbai
The Mahalaxmi Temple is dedicated to the Goddess Mahalakshmi. This temple was built by the Hindu merchant in the year 1831. The Mahalaxmi Temple is located on Bhulabhai Desai Road in Mumbai. It is must to visit place during the celebration of Navrati. In this temple, there are three images of each goddesses i.e. Mahalakshmi, Mahakali and Mahasaraswati.
3. Bhimashankar Temple
The Bhimashankar Temple is one of the Jyotirlinga shrines which is located 50 km northwest of Khed, near Pune in the state of Maharashtra. It is also one of the most visited Hindu temples in the religious tour. Bhimashankar (The Lord Shiva) is the primary deity worshiped in the temple. We have also included this temple as one of the most attractive tourist places in Maharashtra.
4. Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple
The Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple is dedicated to the Lord Shiva. This temple is included in the twelve Jyotirlings. The temple is located in the town of Trimbak in the Nashik district of the Maharashtra state. This temple was built by Peshwa Balaji Baji Rao aka Nanasaheb, the Peshwa of the Maratha Empire.
5. Kailash Temple, Ellora
The Kailasa Temple is dedicated to the Kailashanatha aka the Lord Shiva. In this temple, Kailashanatha is the primary deity worshiped in the temple. The temple was built by the Krishna I, the king of Rashtrakuta. The temple is located in the Ellora Caves, a collection of 34 monasteries and temples. The Ellora Caves are spread over the land of 2 km.
6. Walkeshwar Temple
The Walkeshwar Temple is one of the most famous Hindu temples in the state of Maharashtra. The temple is dedicated to the Lord Shiva. The temple is located in Walkeshwar, Malabar Hill in the Southern Mumbai. The temple is the site of the annual classical music festival known as the ‘Hindustani Classical Music Festival’.
Article last re-published on February 25, 2015.