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Ancient Indian temples

Oldest Indian temples

The temples of India are quite famous among the world. There are many temples known for their architecture or history. Here are some of the oldest temples of India.

Kailasa Temple

Kailasa temple is one of the oldest and largest rock-cut edifice on Earth. The temple is located in Ellora, Maharashtra. This temple is said to be carved out of a single rock back in the 8th Century AD.

Dwarkadhish Temple


This temple is considered one of the holiest temples of the Char Dhams according to Hinduism. It is said to be one of Lord Vishnu’s 108 Divya Desams. It is an old structure with over 2500 of history.

Badrinath Temple

The Badrinath temple is in the town of Badrinath, Uttarakhand. It is one of the four Char Dham sites. It is said that this temple was a buddhist shrine till Adi Sankaracharya converted it to a Hindu temple in 8th Century A.D.

Adi Kumbeswarar Temple

This is a temple of Lord Shiva constructed during by the Cholas in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu. It is said to be constructed initially in the 9th Century.

Somnath Temple

Somnath temple was constructed in 7th century. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one of the twelve Jyotirlinga Temples. The temple was destroyed by Mohammad of Ghazni in 1024 A.D.

Ambarnath Temple

This is also a temple of Lord Shiva. It is located in Maharasthra. The temple which is also called Ambreshwar Shiva Temple was built in 1060 A.D.

Brihadeeswarar Temple

This is another Shiva temple. It is located in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. The temple was built for Raja Raja Chola I. It is said to have been completed in 1010 A.D.

Kedarnath Temple

This temple is believed to have been constructed sometime in the 8th Century A.D. The temple can be reached after walking a distance of 14 kilometers since it is not easily accessible by road.

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