(Last Updated on : 21/03/2013)
The West India Temples are worth visiting as the pillars and columns of these temples are flamboyantly designed. People from all corners of the world come and take the delight. The artisans from over the period of time have created masterpieces in India specifically in this part of the country. They had the eye for each and every detail, passion for work, and ecstasy in life that is the reason they had created such an example of art and architecture. The visit to these temples would enable the visitors to prove all these points. The sincere dedication of the artists on every detail, fascination for work and likeness for all things which are beautiful has helped them to fill life into lifeless stones.
The most excellent among the West India temples are from the 10th century are the Ambika Mata temple at Jagat and the Ghatesvara temple at Badoli. The plain but attractive Badoli temple comprises of a sanctum with a superstructure which is curved and an open hall having six pillars and two pilasters to give support to a pyramidal spire. The walls of the central portion of the sanctum are decorated with niches having sculpture. Ambika Mata temple at Jagat is extremely beautiful, containing a sanctum, a parapet porch with projecting eaves and an enclosed hall. The hall and the sanctum walls are decorated with fine sculptures, the superstructures are of the pyramidal and curvilinear types.
Some of the temples situated in western Indian states are
The temples in Gujarat
are marvellously structured and spectacularly viewed by the visitors. This is also the major industrial town of the country. A visit to the magnificent and sacred temples in Gujarat would enable a tourist to come to terms with the religion-oriented life in Gujarat. Temples in Gujarat are also architectural marvels apart from being the place of sacredness in the province. Some of the prominent temples in this state are Somnath Temple
, Parsi Fire Temples, Akshardham Temple
, Dwarkadhish Temple
, Dwarka, Rukmini Temple
, Bhadreshwar temple, Bhrigu Rishi Temples and last but not the least the Gangeshwar Temple.
The state of Maharashtra
has a rich tradition of art and culture. From ancient time people all over the world come to this place and enjoy the beauty. This is also the commercial capital of India. This land is soaked in the stories of the gallantry of Marathas has a wealth of temples. The state of Maharashtra has an ancient history of pilgrimage centre as well as it serves as a landmark in the evolution of Indian temple architecture. Two of the grand ancient rock cut temples of India dedicated to Shiva - The Elephanta Cave Temple
and the Kailasanatha Temple at Ellora are in Maharashtra. Also in this state do the saints of Maharashtra glorify three of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines, two of the Shakti Peethas
, the Ashta (eight) Vinayak shrines, and the revered Vitthala shrine at Pandharpur. Ashta Vinayak temples
, Elephanta Cave Temple
at Ellora, Mumbadevi temple in Mumbai, Mahalaxmi Temple at Kolhapur, Balaji temple, Dattatreya temple in Ganganagar, Gharishneshwar temple in Aurangabad
, Babulnath temple, etc. are all of rare beauty which adds to the glory of Maharashtra.
The temples of Goa are in quintessence of most Hindu temples in India, based around a deity, which is worshipped. The architecture of Goan temples is a little different mostly because of historical reasons. Goa
is a Gem of India. This place is arrayed with temples and churches that are the silent spectators to the intense religious history and culture of the bygone era. Hence a pilgrimage to Goa is a unique experience. Indeed, Goa could be cherished for this meagre trait that one enjoys even on the shortest visit to this diverse land. There are some of the churches also which are really very famous. In that place a one-day trip can be dedicated to only the religious places like temples and churches. Some of the important temples in Goa are as follows: Sri Bhagavati Temple in Parshem, Sri Mahalakshmi Temple in Panaji, Sri Chandeswar Temple in Margao, Sri Manquesh Temple in Panaji
West India is the abode of many pilgrimage sites including several beautiful temples. The beautiful architectural designs of the temples of west India along with some of the charming beaches in Goa, Gujarat
, and Mumbai
attract tourists from all over India and the world.