What are the famous temples in south India?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon:

Thank you for the A2A.

South India is known to be dotted with magnificent temples, each one older and grander than the previous one. I have been fortunate to visit a lot of these temples and here are a few of my most favorite temples in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

KERALA

Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple, Thrissur

Deity : Lord Krishna


Tripunithura Sree Poornathrayeesa Temple, Ernakulam

Deity : Lord Vishnu


Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram

Deity : Lord Vishnu


Malliyoor Mahaganapathy Temple, Kottayam

Deity : Lord Krishna & Lord Ganesha


Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple, Aranmula

Deity : Lord Krishna


Chottanikkara Temple, Ernakulam

Deity : Goddess Shakti


Thirunelli Perumal Temple, Wayanad

Deity : Lord Vishnu


Kadampuzha Devi Temple, Malappuram

Deity : Goddess Durga


Kodungalloor Bhagavathy Temple, Thrissur

Deity : Goddess Kali


Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Kottayam

Deity : Lord Shiva

Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple, Pathanamthitta

Deity : Lord Ayyappa


Attukal Devi Temple, Thiruvananthapuram

Deity : Goddess Parvati


Vadakkumnathan Temple

Deity : Lord Shiva


TAMIL NADU

Brihadeeshwara Temple, Thanjavur

Deity: Lord Shiva


Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai

Deity: Goddess Parvati


Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple, Trichy

Deity: Lord Vishnu


Palani Andavar Temple, Palani

Deity: Lord Muruga/Kartikeya


Ramanathaswamy Temple, Rameshwaram

Deity: Lords Shiva


Thillai Nataraja Temple, Chidambaram

Deity: Lord Shiva


Arunachaleshwarar Temple, Thivannamalai

Deity: Lord Shiva


KARNATAKA

Krishna Temple, Udupi

Deity: Lord Krishna


Manjunatheshwara Temple, Dharmastala

Deity: Lord Shiva


Kukke Subramanyeshwara Temple, Subramanya

Deity: Lord Muruga/Kartikeya


Mookambika Temple, Kolluru

Deity: Goddess Saraswati


ANDHRA PRADESH

Sree Venkateshwara Temple, Tirupati

Deity: Lord Vishnu


Sri Kalahasti Temple, Chittoor

Deity: Lord Shiva


Kanipakam Temple, Kanipakam

Deity: Lord Ganesha


Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple, Srisailam

Deity: Lord Shiva


There are hundreds more but I have limited them to just a handful of my favorites.

May we all be blessed abundantly! 🙂

What are the famous temples in south India?

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