To pay tribute to the all-powerful, we have compiled seven ancient temples in India. Have a look!
Considered among the three main forces behind the creation of this universe, we can see Samhar Karta (destroyer) Shiva's legacy and supremacy in the form of many temples and sacred sites, dating as far back as the fourth century!
Kedarnath Temple, Kedarnath
Located at an altitude of 3583m, this Shiva shrine is one of the ancient temples in India and is reckoned among the four destinations of Char Dham.
Somnath Temple, Veraval
The temple has been a witness to severe historical conflicts and has been ravaged by foreign invaders for its exclusive treasury of gems and pieces of jewellery. Somnath Temple was reconstructed in 1947.
Omkareshwar Temple, Shivapuri
To see the most expressive face of rituals performed in the temple, travellers should visit here during Shravana, the fifth month of the Hindu calendar.
Kashi Vishwanath, Varanasi
Kashi Vishwanath holds an important position in Shaivism and it is during Shiva Ratri celebration that the temple gets decorated in its best.
Trimbakeshwar Temple, Nashik
The temple of Trimbakeshwar was deemed to be built by Peshwa Balaji Baji Rao. Built-in archaic Hemadpanthi style, this temple is entirely made of black stone and included among the most famous Shiva temples in India.
Amarnath Temple, Amarnath
It is situated at an altitude of 3888 m in a consecrated cave known by the name of Lord Amarnath. The main draw of this religious site is the unusual ice lingam of Lord Shiva, which is formed every once in a year.
Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram
Constructed of huge slabs of granite, the temple forms a significant part of the temple complex of Mahabalipuram and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also one of the ancient stone temples of South India.