Worldhindutemples.com is a humble attempt to list the famous Hindu Temples outside India, in a country wise manner. Let us all together explore the glory of ancient Hinduism!
Apart from India, where the vast majority (1.12 billion) of the world's 1.3 billionHindu population lives, Hindu Temples are found across the world, on every continent. In the Indian Subcontinent, thousands of modern and historic temples are spread across Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Outside the region, the oldest temples can be found in Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia and Indonesia where ancient seafaring empires like the Chola Empire and Vijayanagara Empire spread their dominions.
In the early modern period, Fiji, Guyana, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Réunion, Myanmar, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago and Uganda, have seen many temples being built, as the Indian Diaspora settled across these areas over the past 250–300 years.
List of the largest Hindu temples in terms of area.
Pashupatinath Temple (Nepali: श्री पशुपतिनाथ मन्दिर) is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Pashupati, a form of the Hindu god Shiva. The temple is located in Kathmandu, Nepal near the Bagmati River. Pashupatinath Temple was classified as a World Heritage Site in 1979.Read more
Prambanan (Indonesian: Candi Prambanan, Javanese: ꦫꦫꦗꦺꦴꦁꦒꦿꦁ, romanized: Rara Jonggrang) is a 9th-century Hindu temple compound in the Special Region of Yogyakarta, in southern Java, Indonesia, dedicated to the Trimurti concept of Hinduism.Read more
Batu Caves (Tamil: பத்து மலை : Pathumalai) is a mogote (a type of karst landform) that has a series of caves and cave temples in Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia. Batu Caves also referred as 10th Caves or Hill for Murugan as there are six important holy shrines in India and four more in Malaysia.Read more