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The Templenet Encyclopedia Index by Region brings to you information on the temple heritage of India, classified by region. Experience the diverse architectural styles, festival traditions and worship protocols as you journey through this vast collection of temples.

Tamilnadu: Explore hundreds of temples from this southern state, several, over a 1000 years old. The ancient Cholas, Pandyas, the Vijayanagar rulers and the Nayaks have created over centuries, a collossal collection of monuments that dot the skyline of this state. (over 600 pages). Kerala: Architecturally, the temples of Kerala are different from those seen in the other southern states. The Krishna temple at Guruvayur, the Shiva temples at Vaikom & Ettumanur, and the Padmanabhaswamy temple at Tiruvnandapuram are some of the examples of Keralite temples. Karnataka: The Cholas, the Chalukyas and the Hoysala and the Vijayanagar rulers who have left an indelible mark on the state of Karnataka with hundreds of temples with ornate sculptural work - have made immenese contributions to the temple heritage of Karnataka.
Andhra Pradesh: The temples of Andhra Pradesh display an array of architectural styles ranging from the Chola through the Orissan styles. Tirupati is the most visited pilgrimage center in the state. Srisailam is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva.
Orissa:The Golden triangle of Orissa comprising Bhubaneswar, Puri and Konark attracts tourists from around the world. There are hundreds of lesser known temples in Orissa. Maharashtra: The Bhavani temple at Tuljapur, Mahalakshmi temple Kolhapur, the Jyotirlinga temples at Tryambakeshwar, Bhimashankar, the Vitthoba temple at Pandharpur & the Ashtavinayak temples are some of the pilgrimage centers of Maharashtra.
Madhya Pradesh:   Ujjain and Omkareshwarar are 2 of the 12 Jyotirlingas in MP. The exquisite Khajuraho temples are known for the erotic sculpture that adorns part of the exterior. Gwalior and Indore also form part of the temple map of this region. Bengal:The Kali temple at Kalighat - Calcutta is revered as one of the Shakti Peeths in India. Kenduli is the birth place of the poet Jaydev associated with Geet Govind. Tarakeshwar is a renowned Saivite pilgrimage center. The Gangetic Plains: The Ganges  is considered to be a river of great significance in the Hindu religion and there are several temple towns along its path. Of great importance are the pilgrimage centers of Banares, Gaya, Mathura and Brindavan.
Western India: Visit Somnath - one of the 12 Jyotirlingas, the exquisite marble temples at Mt. Abu and Girnar, the sun temple ruins at Modhera and several others in Gujarat and Rajasthan. The Himalayas: Popular Hindu faith considers the mighty Himalayas to be the home of the Gods. Abounding in natural beauty, the Himalayan region in India is full of places of worship, dating back to ancient times. Numerous legends associated with the great epics of India are associated with these shrines. The North East: The Surya Pahar Sun temple, and the Kamakhya Shakti Peeth are some of the important temples of Assam.