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.


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


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


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


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?


One Comment Add yours

  1. Sunith says:

    Thank you for sharing


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