Prambanan Temple in Java, Indonesia
1) Prambanan Temple in Java, Indonesia:
The Prambanan Temple is the largest Hindu temple compound in Indonesia and one of the largest in Southeast Asia at 47 m in height and has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991. The majority of these structures are from the 10th century C.E., although some from earlier periods have also survived. The site’s main attraction is its large number of Hindu temples that are arranged around a vast open space. Along with Shiva, this temple compound is dedicated to God Brahma and Vishnu. Prambanan Temple compound consists of 240 temples inside, built around the 8th century AD. The Hindu temple here is an illustration of the Indonesian version of Ramayana.
Raya Solo – Yogyakarta No.16, Kranggan, Bokoharjo, Kec. Prambanan, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55571, Indonesia.
Best Time To Visit Prambanan Temple:
November to March.
Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal
2) Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal:
The Pashupatinath Temple, is a Hindu temple located on the bank of Bagmati River, Kathmandu in Nepal. The temple is one of the most famous and visited temples in Nepal and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. The temple complex has two main structures: the Garbhagrihas (sanctum sanctorum). The unique thing about this temple is it Nepalese pagoda-style temple has a copper roof with a gold covering and the main doors are having a silver coating.
Gaushala Road, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal.
Best Time To Visit Pashupatinath Temple:
Throughout the year, preferably during Maha Shivratri (February)
Katasraj Temple in Chakwal, Pakistan
3) Katasraj Temple in Chakwal, Pakistan:
Katasraj Temple is a famous Hindu temple located in Chakwal, Punjab, Pakistan. It is one of the most famous temples in Punjab and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is surrounded by a pond which is said that it has formed due to teardrops of lord shiva, when goddess Sati, his wife died. The existence of this temple is there since the time of Mahabharata, as it is said that Pandavas during the time of their exile, have taken shelter here.
Kalar Kahar Rd, Katas, Chakwal, Punjab, Pakistan.
Best Time To Visit Katasraj Temple:
May to October.
Munneswaram Temple in Munneswaram, Sri Lanka
4) Munneswaram Temple in Munneswaram, Sri Lanka:
The Munneswaram temple is a Hindu temple in Munneswaram, Sri Lanka. It is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. This temple complex is made up of 5 temples including Buddhist temples as well. It is believed that this temple is existing since 1000 CE and is associated with Ramayana. Munneswaram Temple is best known for its celebration of Navaratri and Shivaratri.
Maha Devalayam, Wariyapola Road, Chilaw 61000, Sri Lanka.
Best Time To Visit Munneswaram Temple:
March and October.
Arulmigu Sri Raja Kaliamman Temple in Johor Baru, Malaysia
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5) Arulmigu Sri Raja Kaliamman Temple in Johor Baru, Malaysia:
Built-in 1922, the Arulmigu Sri Raja Kaliamman Temple is one of the most popular Hindu temples in Johor Baru. The temple has a large number of devotees and visitors every day because it is one of the main attractions for tourists visiting Johor Baru. The wall where lord Shiva is has 3,00,000 rudraksha beads engraved on the wall which makes it very unique and eye catchy.
Jalan Tun Abdul Razak 1/1, Wadi Hana, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Best Time To Visit Munneswaram Temple:
December to April
There are more Shiva temples in Asia including The Shiva Temple in Muscat, Oman, The Sagar Shiv Temple in Mauritius, The Shiva Shakti temple in Moscow, Russia, etc.
Shiva Vishnu Temple in Melbourne, Australia
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6) Shiva Vishnu Temple in Melbourne, Australia:
The Shiva Vishnu Temple in Melbourne, Australia is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu. The building itself is a large structure with two main towers at either end, each of which houses a shrine. It was built in the early 20th century by people who had come from India to work in the city’s factories. The building itself is a large structure with two main towers at either end, each of which houses a shrine. The complex provides a well-maintained library and spiritual classes.
52 Boundary Rd, Carrum Downs VIC 3201, Australia.
Best Time to Visit Shiva Vishnu Temple:
March to May and September to November
Mukti Gupteshwar Temple in Minto, Australia
7) Mukti Gupteshwar Temple in Minto, Australia:
King of Nepal, Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev gifted the last, 13th jyotirlinga to Australia in 1999. According to the sacred scriptures, the creation of this lingam had to be in the southern hemisphere because it symbolized the ‘mouth of the snake’, and the snake’s presence is like an ornament around the god Shiva’s neck. Hence Australia was chosen. The temple is open for visitors, who can walk through the main entrance and see statues of Hindu deities such as Siva, Ganesh, Durga, Nandi, and Kartikeya. There are also statues of other important Hindu gods and goddesses such as Hanuman and Lakshmi. There are replicas of 12 jyotirlingas as well and together it feels like 13 jyotirlingas in one place.
203 Eagleview Rd, Minto NSW 2566, Australia.
Best Time to Visit Mukti Gupteshwar Temple:
February to March (Mahashiva Ratri)
March to April (Ganesh Chaturthi)
Shiva Mandir in Auckland, New Zealand
8) Shiva Mandir in Auckland, New Zealand:
The Sanatan Shivarchan Trust purchased a plot for the construction of the temple in 1998 and the temple was opened to all Hindu devotees on 29th May 2004. The whole construction was under the guidance of Acharya Maha Mandleshwar Swami Shivendra Puri Ji Maharaj, who is also called Yagya baba in India. This temple provides free Hindi classes every Sunday for everyone interested in learning Hindi as a language. The objective behind the construction of the temple is to promote and appreciate Sanatan Dharam Philosophy.
43 Holmes Road, Manurewa, Auckland New Zealand.
Best Time to Visit Shiva Mandir:
December to March.
Sri Somesvara Temple in North Carolina, USA
9) Sri Somesvara Temple in North Carolina, USA:
at the center of Mount Soma, Sri Somesvara is a Vedic Shiva temple called “Mount Kailash of the West” by the community there. This temple is 100% Vastu and follows all the Vedic rituals in all the ceremonies. 46 tons of granite from India were hand-carved to create the entryway, deities, and shrines.
95 Mount Soma Blvd, Clyde, NC 28721, United States.
Best Time to Visit Sri Somesvara Temple:
April to June and September to November
Shiva Vishnu Temple in Livermore, California
10) Shiva Vishnu Temple in Livermore, California:
The architecture of this great temple consists of both South and North Indian-style temple. The main attraction of this temple is its architecture, which is based on Hindu beliefs about the creation of the universe and its destruction of it through time. Most of the idols inside Shiva Vishnu Temple were contributed by the Tamil Nadu government in 1985.
1232 Arrowhead Ave, Livermore, CA 94551, United States.
Best Time to Visit Shiva Vishnu Temple:
June To September.
There are many more Shiva Vishnu temples in Denver, Colorado, Washington DC, and South Florida.
Shiva Temple in Zurich, Switzerland
11) Shiva Temple in Zurich, Switzerland:
The Shiva temple in Zurich, Switzerland is located near the Zurich Hauptbahnhof train station. The Shiva temple in Zurich, Switzerland is a very popular place for people to visit. It is one of the most significant Hindu temples in Europe. Though it is a small temple on the first floor of the building it is one of the most beautiful and peaceful places to visit. Its been years since Mahashivratri has been celebrated with so much joy and happiness here.
Sivan Temple, Industrie Strasse.34, Postfach-1006, CH-8152 Glattbrugg.
Best Time to Visit Shiva Temple:
June to August.
There is more Shiva temple in Amsterdam and France in Europe.
Madhya Kailash Temple, South Africa
12) Madhya Kailash Temple, South Africa:
Madhya Kailash Temple is an ancient Hindu temple in the city of Johannesburg in Gauteng province, South Africa. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Africa. The temple is an amalgamation of traditional Hindu architecture specifically following principles of Shaivism where the supreme power is the lord, Shiva.
Ext 3, 52 Stag Rd, Glen Austin AH, Midrand, 1685, South Africa.
Best Time to Visit Madhya Kailash Temple:
June To August.