Top 25 Most Famous Hindu Temples Outside India
Hinduism is the oldest religion in the world with various cultures and traditions. The symbolism of a Hindu represented in Hindu temples, found particularly India but also in South Asia, Nepal, Fiji, Mauritius,Trinidad and Tobago. Here is the list of most beautiful Hindu temples outside India.
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia is dedicated to Hindu god Lord Vishnu. This religious monument is the largest monument in the world and has become a symbol of Cambodia.
Prambanan Temple, Indonesia
Prambanan Temple of Indonesia is dedicated to the Hindu Trimurti and and one of the biggest Hindu temple in Southeast Asia. The temple attracts large number of visitors from around the world.
Sri Durga Temple, Australia
Sri Durga Temple in Australia is the largest Durga Mata temple, spread in over 29 acres of land in Melbourne. The temple is located 30 minutes drive from city centre.
Sri Venkateswara Temple, Australia
Helensburgh Sri Venkateswara Temple is the most popular and impressive Hindu temples in Australia. Other famous temples in Australia are Sydney Durga Temple and Sydney Lord Murugan Temple.
Tanah Lot Temple, Indonesia
Tanah Lot Temple at Bali is one of seven sea temples around the Balinese coast. The temple is a popular photography tourist place in the island of Bali.
Pashupatinath Temple, Nepal
Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu is the most sacred temple of Lord Shiva. The temple is dedicated to Pashupatinath, an incarnation of the Hindu god Shiva and located on the banks of the Bagmati river.
Sagar Shiv Mandir, Mauritius
Sagar Shiv Mandir is the most famous place of worship for Hindus in Mauritius, located on the island of Goyave de Chine and very much similar to the Temple in the Sea in Trinidad and Tobago.
Dhakeshwari Temple, Bangladesh
Dhakeshwari Temple in Dhaka is the National Temple of Bangladesh and one of the Shakti Peethas. Dhakeshwari National Temple is the most important Hindu place of worship in Bangladesh.
Shri Kali Temple, Myanmar
Shri Kali Temple in Myanmar or Burma is known for colorful architecture and maintained by the local Indian community. Nathlaung Kyaung Temple is another famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu in Burma.
Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple, Fiji
Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple in Nadi is the largest Hindu Temple in Fiji. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu deity Murugan and witness very large numbers of devotees.
Pura Besakih Temple, Indonesia
Pura Besakih temple complex in eastern Bali of Indonesia is the largest temple of Hindu religion in Bali. The temple is located in the village of Besakih near Mount Agung.
Erawan Temple, Thailand
Erawan Shrine in Bangkok is dedicated to Lord Brahma, located by the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel. The temple is a popular worship attraction in the city and one of the most famous temple of Brahma in the world.
Nallur Kandaswamy Temple, Sri Lanka
Nallur Kandaswamy Temple in the Jaffna district of Sri Lanka is dedicated to Lord Murugan. The temple is one of the most significant Hindu temples in Sri Lanka.
Tividale Tirupathy Balaji Temple, United Kingdom
Tividale Tirupathy Balaji Temple is dedicated to Shri Venkateswara Balaji and one of the largest temple in Europe. The temple is designed in the style of the Tirumala Tirupati, located at West Midlands of England.
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Temple, United Kingdom
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in London is the first authentic Hindu temple in Britain. The temple was built and funded entirely by the Hindu community and largest Hindu temple outside India.
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Canada
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Toronto is the largest of its kind in Canada and one of the most popular Swaminarayan temple in the world, built by the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha.
Akshardham Swaminarayan Temple, United States of America
The Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Jersey is the largest Swaminarayan Mandir in America. The temple was built by the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha and also house an exhibition on Indian history and culture.
Radha Madhav Temple, United States of America
Radha Madhav Temple and ashram complex in Austin is the oldest Hindu Temple in Texas. The temple is the first Hindu temple built in Austin and also one of the largest Hindu temples in the United States of America.
Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple, Malaysia
Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple is the major tourist attraction of Malaysia and only glass temple in the country. The temple is also listed in the Malaysian Book of Records.
Shiva and Krishna Temple, United Arab Emirates
Shiva and Krishna Mandir is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Krishna in Dubai. It is currently the only Hindu temple in the United Arab Emirates.
Madhya Kailash Temple, South Africa
Madhya Kailash Temple in Midrand of South Africa is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is one of the recently built Hindu temple in South Africa.
Hinglaj Mata Temple, Pakistan
Hinglaj Mata Temple in the Lasbela district of Balochistan is one of the Shakti Peethas and most famous Hindu temple in Pakistan.
Kailashnath Mahadev Temple, Nepal
Kailashnath Mahadev Temple is located 20 km from Kathmandu on the border of the Bhaktapur. Kailashnath Mahadev Statue is the tallest statue of Lord Shiva in the world.
Dattatreya Temple, Trinidad and Tobago
Dattatreya Temple and Hanuman Statue at Carapichaima is the more famous Hindu site in Trinidad. 85 ft tall Hanuman Murti is the largest statue of Lord Hanuman outside India.
Muruga Cave Temple, Malaysia
Batu Cave Temple and Lord Murugan Statue is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Murugan and home to tallest statue of Lord Murugan in the world.