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Oldest Indian temples on earth

Oldest Indian temples on the earth

Hinduism is one of the oldest and largest religions in the world.  India having vast diversity is blessed with many natural resources and temples. There are many Indian temples all over the world. Here is a list of some of the oldest Indian temples. Some of them are over 1000 years old.

Kailasa temple is situated in Ellora, Maharashtra. This temple is one of the oldest temples on earth. Legends say that the rock that was used to carve the structure of temple belonged to 8th Century AD.

Dwarkadhish temple is also known as Jagat Mandir. The structure of the temple is aged above 2500 years old with archaeological evidence of 2000 years.

Badrinath temple in Uttarakhand is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple was once a buddhist shrine which was believed to be converted by Adi Sankaracharya in 8th Century A.D

Adi Kumbeswarar temple in Tamil Nadu was originally built in the 9th Century.

Somnath temple in Gujarat was built in the 7th Century. This temple was rebuilt several times as it was destroyed by the invaders of the country, particularly Mohammad of Ghazni .

Amarnath temple was built out of a single stone by the Pandavas according to the legend. Later it was rebuilt built in 1060 A.D.

Brihadeeswara temple in Tanjavur is another oldest temple in India. It was built in 1010 A.D.

With its intricate structure, Badam cave temple is one of the best known examples of Hindu temples. It was constructed in 6th Century A.D.

Kedarnath temple is another oldest temple. Though the exact date of construction of this temple is not known, it was believed to be built in the 8th Century A.D.

Lingaraja temple in Odisha is one of the largest and oldest Indian temples.  It was believed to be built in the 6th Century A.D.

Varadaraja Perumal temple in Kanchipuram was built in the 11th century.

Mundeshwari temple is believed to be the oldest functional temple in the world. The temple dates back to 108 A.D. according to the available sources.

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