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Krishna in Indian Temples

Krishna Janmashtami, the birthday of Krishna, an incarnation of Vishnu,krishna1.jpg (149471 bytes) considered to be one of the supreme manifestations of Divinity in the Indian belief systems, is widely celebrated all over India.  Krishna is the subject of much of the Classical Music repertoire in the Indian tradition and there is a plethora of poetry in almost all Indian languages celebrating the childhood of  Krishna. There are several temples all over the Indian subcontinent dedicated to Krishna. Guruvayur,   in Kerala  enshrines Krishna - Guruvayurappan, an image of Krishna from Dwaraka said to have been installed by Guru and Vayu when the great deluge engulfed the earth. Udupi in Karnataka, another of the foremost shrines dedicated to Krishna, houses an image of the young Krishna. Nathdwara in Rajasthan enshrines Srinath - Krishna, an image that is believed to have been brought from Mathura.  Mathura, Vrindavan and Dwarka are temple towns and hoary pilgrimage sites in India associated with the life of Krishna. The Jagannath Temple at Puri, Orissa is a towering monument steeped in worship traditions associated with the state of Orissa.  The Southernmost of these, The Rajagopala temple at Mannargudi near Thanjavur, enshrines Santanagopalakrishna and is the largest and grandest of all of the temples listed here. Please visit the Templenet homepage of the Rajagopala Temple for more information on this magnificient temple.  Templenet is proud to bring you links to sites related to each of these temples on the occasion of  Krishna Janmashtami - 1999.
The Jagannath Temple at Puri

Jagannath Temple at Puri (A comprehensive webpage)
Puri - Travel and Tourism
India Today Article on Sand Art at Puri
Feature on Odissi Dance
Tourism - Eastern India
The Jagannath Temple at Puri

Sree Krishna Temple at Guruvayur

The Guruvayur Homepage
Thrissur Online
Kerala Tourism

Srinathji Temple at Nathdwara

Srinathji Temple at Nathdwara

Krishna temples at Mathura / Vrindavan

Vrindavan Pilgrimage Guide
Mathura - Travel and Tourism
Vrindavan - Travel and Tourism


Dwarka Travel Information
Tourism - Western India
Gujarat Tourism
Ahmedabad Tourism

Krishna Temple at Udupi

Krishna Temple at Udupi
Mangalore Online

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