5) Sri Siddhi Vinayak Temple, Maharashtra
· The ultra-famous Ganapathi Temple Siddhivinayak of Maharashtra is popularly known in India as Ganapati or Ganeshji. The term ‘Sidhivinayak’ signifies the God to whom all prayers come true. Maharashtrian used to worship Ganeshji, and their main festival is “Ganesh Chaturthi.” The Siddhivinayak Temple at “Siddhatek” is one of Maharashtra ‘s prominent “Ashta Vinayaka Temples,” and is located off the Pune-Solapur highway. The Temple has located approximately 200 km to the east of Pune.
· It was on the Siddhtek Hill, according to the facts of mythology, that Lord Vishnu invoked Lord Ganesha during his war with the “Madhu” and “Kaitabha” demons, and gained Siddhi from it. It is also said that this was the location where Sage “Bhrushandi” and “Vyas” had performed penances and had attained Siddhi. This Ganesh Temple is facing north on a hill and is designed by the “Peshwas” This Temple is situated in a remote small village called Siddhatek in “Karjat Taluka” in “Ahmadnagar” district on the banks of the “Bhima River.” This area’s greenery and beauty don’t go unnoticed by anyone who visits this location. Siddhi Vinayaka Siddhatek Temple is the Second Temple to be visited during the Asht Vinayak Mandir Yatra.
4) Lord Jagganath Temple, Orrisa
· Where the half-given God looks the world over. Constitutes one of the big Dhams on the Char Dham religious tour, which is intended to remove the sins. The impressive stone building overlooks Bengal Bay. Jagannath Puri is one of Lord Krishna’s most frequented locations for travelers and devotees. The shrine is constructed in a traditional architectural format. Its a Vaishnavas temple of 300 years. Krishna, Balabhadra, and Subhadra are all dedicated to the shrine. Those three are the Temple’s principal deities. Like the Temple of “Lingaraja” in Bhubaneshwar, the Non-Hindus are not allowed to temple Jagannath.
· We will contend by only looking at the structure from the outside. On top of the sanctums inside the central tower rises. Other towers are built above ante-halls. Walls delimit that side of the entire temple complex. Each side contains a doorway. It is the biggest Temple in Orissa province. This comprises a compound lined with blocks of square cement.
· The gate to the East is the main gate popularly known as “Singhadwara” (Lion Gate). The southern one is called “Ashwadwara” (Horse Gate), the gate is designated “Vyaghradwara” (Tiger Gate) in the west of the Temple, and the northern entrance is known as “Hastidwara” (Elephant Gate). Through gate has massive sculptures in stone that depict each animal flaking the gate.
3) Shirdi Sai Baba Temple
· The movement of the Shirdi Sai Baba started in the 19th century, though he lived in Shirdi. A local priest of Khandoba-Mhalsapati Nagre-is considered being his first devotee. The followers of Sai Baba in the 19th century were just a small community of inhabitants of Shirdi and a few people from other parts of India. The movement started to evolve in the 20th century, with the message of Sai Baba touching all of India. During his life, Hindus worshiped him with Hindu rituals, and Muslims considered him a saint. Christians and Zoroastrians began joining the Shirdi Sai Baba movement in the last years of Sai Baba’s existence.
2) Tirumala Venkateswara Temple
· The Temple is the wealthiest pilgrimage center of any faith (at more than 50,000 crores 😉 and the most visited place of worship in the country after the Padmanabhaswamy Temple at Kerala. The Temple is visited by about 50,000 to 100,000 pilgrims daily (30 to 40 million people on average annually), while on special occasions and festivals, such as the annual number of pilgrims makeup to 500,000, making it the most-visited holy place in the world. Even I visited the site, believe me, it is worth visiting the website. If you dedicate yourself and pray, all your wishes will come true.
· Citizens will present Lord Venkateshwara with gold and other precious things; one of their wishes fulfilled. Thus the Temple has the world’s most prominent visitors and the second most opulent Temple in the world. The sum of Hundi Earnings To Around Rs. 75 Lacs Per day. Recorded So Far Has Been Rs. 180 Lacs, the Highest One Day bid. The annual Number Earnings Rs. 400 Crore! The Annual Revenue of the VenkateshwaraTemple is valued at Rs. 650 Crore, along with Other Sources. This makes Tirupati 2nd RichestTemple in the world.
1)Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kerala.
· Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is one of the most prominent temples of Lord Vishnu in Kerala, in southern India. Also known as the Sree Ananda Padmanabhaswamy Temple, this Mahavishnu Temple is situated within East Fort, in the capital of Kerala, India, Thiruvananthapuram. There, Lord Vishnu is enshrined in the Anananthasayanam pose (in perpetual yognidra sleep), sitting on the hooded serpent Sri Anantha. According to scriptures, Chandra (Moon God) and Lord Indra (the king of the Devas) are believed to have worshiped Sree Padmanabhaswamy Kshetram. The Temple is one of 108 Divya Desams (Vishnu’s Holy Abodes)-the leading centers of deity worship in Vaishnavism.
· The Temple, constructed in the Dravidian architectural style, is glorified in the Divya Prabandha, the early medieval Tamil literature canon of the saints of the Tamil Alvar (6th-9th centuries CE), with structural additions made during the 16th century CE, when its ornate Gopuram was constructed. They are unique because they are from Nepal, from the banks of the Gandaki river, and have been brought to the Temple with all the pomp and gaiety on top of the elephant. Navaratnams, a special Ayurvedic blend, was used to give a plaster on top of them “Katusarkara Yogam.”
· A special Ayurvedic blend, Navaratnams, was used to give a plaster. Followers assume the Lord actually came in disguise and had saved the Travancore Kingdom several times from enemy clutches. The Temple has six vaults (Kallaras), named by the Court as A to F for purposes of book-keeping. Although in the past 130 years, vaults A and B remain unopened, vaults C to F remain opened from time to time. The Temple’s two priests, the ‘Periya Nambi’ and the ‘Thekkedom Nambi’, are the custodians of the four vaults, C to F, which are periodically opened.
· The Supreme Court had directed the Temple to “follow the current traditions, procedures, and rituals” before opening vaults C to F and using the articles inside. Vaults A and B shall only be then closed for the purpose of making an inventory of the papers. This discovery has solidified the reputation of the Padmanabhaswamy temple is one of India ‘s richest temples and, with the final wealth estimate, it could surpass the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple – previously thought to be the richest Temple – with some 320 billion ( US$ 7.14 billion) of gold, coins and other assets making it the richest Temple in the world.