Most Marvelous & Beautiful Temple In The World
Most Marvelous & Beautiful Temple In The World. Amazingly beautiful and largest temple complexes always crowded with devotees for spiritual peace and religious prayers. These beautiful temple complexes are now a days more than home of deities, people come to visit these places from different countries around the world, as a tourist. This article includes list of such amazing, beautiful and large temple complexes dedicated to Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Egyptian religion and belongs to countries – India, Cambodia, England, Bhutan, Egypt, Indonesia, Thailand etc.
Angkor Wat – Cambodia
This complex structure is a unique combination of the temple and mountains which is located in Angkor, Cambodia. It is one of the one of the largest and beautiful religious monuments in the world. It occupied 162.6 hectares of land. The initial design and construction of the temple took place in the first half of the 12th century. Initially this temple is dedicated to God Vishnu for the Khmer Empire (Hindu-Buddhist empire in South Asia), Later in the end of 12th century it was transformed into a Buddhist temple.
Prambanan Temple – Indonesia
Built in the 9th century, Prambanan is not one temple, but a compound consisting of 240 temples. The temple compound, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the largest Hindu temple site in Indonesia and the second-largest in Southeast Asia. Prambanan temple is dedicated to the three great Hindu deities, who represent the cosmic functions of creation, maintenance, and destruction: Brahma, the creator, Vishnu, the preserver, and Shiva, the destroyer.
Thiruvarangam Temple – India
Thiruvarangam is also known as Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, dedicated to Ranganatha, a reclining form of the Hindu deity Maha Vishnu and located in Srirangam, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India. It is situated on an island between the Kollidam and Kaveri rivers. The temple occupies an area of 155 acres (63 ha) with 81 shrines, 21 towers, 39 pavilions, and many water tanks integrated into the complex making it the world’s largest functioning Hindu temple.
Gawdawpalin Temple – Myanmar
Gawdawpalin Temple is situated in Bagan, Burma (Myanmar). This Buddhist temple built in the 12th century, Gawdawpalin was badly damaged in a 1975 due to 6.5 magnitude earthquake. The nearby Bagan museum houses many of the images and treasures that were damaged. The Gawdawpalin Temple belongs to the style of the hollow gu-style temple.
Ranakpur Jain Temple – India
Built in 15th century, Ranakpur Jain temple or Chaturmukha Dharanavihara is a Jain temple at Ranakpur and this temple is dedicated to Tirthankara Rishabhanatha. The temple, with its distinctive domes, shikhara, turrets and cupolas rises majestically from the slope of a hill. 1444 marble pillars, carved in exquisite detail, support the temple. The pillars are all differently carved and no two pillars are the same.
Thatbyinnyu Temple – Myanmar
The neighbor of Gawdawpalin, and built around the same time, in 12th century, Thatbyinnyu is the tallest temple in Myanmar. The word “Thatbyinnyou” means omniscience, which describes the state of the Buddha after he entered, serenely and without breaking a sweat, enlightenment. A statue of Buddha sits on the throne in the upper terrace. No, not that kind of throne, a lotus throne.
Taktsang Palphug Monastery, Bhutan
More popularly known as Tiger’s Nest, the Paro Taktstang temple complex is lodged into the side of the cliffs in Butan’s upper Paro valley. If you haven’t caught on to the fact that the number 3 holds religious significance, this is the monastery that will help fix that. It’s built around the site of the cave where Guru Padmasambhava is said to have meditated for three years, three months, three weeks, three days, and three hours. Mr. Padmasambhava is credited with the not insignificant achievement of introducing Buddhism to Butan.
Temple Of Heaven – Beijing
The Temple of Heaven is a complex of religious buildings dating from the 15th century. Temple of Heaven is a Taoist temple in Beijing, the capital of China. The temple was constructed in 14th century by Emperor Yongle of the Ming Dynasty (who also built the Forbidden City) as his personal temple, where he would pray for good harvest and to atone for the sins of his people. The Temple’s architecture is quite interesting: everything in the temple, which represents Heaven, is circular whereas the ground levels, which represent the Earth, are square. The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest at the Temple of Heaven, Beijing.
Medinet Habu, Egypt
Today though, this building may looks like it might have been built by a four-year-old on a sandy beach. Well! this is 3000 years old structure. Ancient Egyptians called this place Djanet, the name used today derives from an early Christian place name. The complex of buildings here dates from the early 18th Dynasty. In its heyday it was no doubt an impressively imposing structure, is close to the Valley of the Kings, and is the mortuary temple of Ramesses III, built in celebration of his reign. Medinet Habu is about 4 miles from the Valley of the Kings near the foot of the Theban Hills at the southern end of western Thebes. The mortuary temple is the best preserved temple at Thebes.
The Colossi Of Memnon, Egypt
This structure is made of just two statues made of blocks of quartzite sandstone, built 3400 years ago. The Colossi were built to guard the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III. Since 1350 BC, they have stood in the Theban Necropolis, located west of the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor.