List of largest Hindu temples

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This is a list of largest Hindu Temples in terms of area.[1]

Rank Name of the temple Photo Area (m²) Place Country Architecture/Timeline
1 Pashupatinath
Pashupatinath temple
Pashupatinath temple
2,460,000 Kathmandu    Nepal Pashupatinath is a temple located at Kathmandu, Nepal.[2] The area of Pashupatinath surrounds about 246 hectares of land including 518 temples and monuments.[3]
2 Angkor Wat
1,626,000 Siem Reap Province  Cambodia Angkor Wat is a temple complex at Angkor, Cambodia. It is the largest religious monument in the world, on a site measuring 162.6 hectares (1,626,000 m2; 402 acres). It was built for king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century.[4]
3 Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
631,000 Tiruchirapalli  India Srirangam temple is often listed as the largest functioning Hindu temple in the world .[5] The temple was awarded with UNESCO Asia Pacific Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation Program in the year 2017 for the category 'Award of Merit'.
4 Akshardham
240,000 Delhi  India Akshardham is a Hindu temple complex in Delhi, India.[6][7]
5 Belur Math, Ramakrishna temple
160,000 Howrah  India Belūr Maṭh or Belur Mutt is the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, founded by Swami Vivekananda, a chief follower of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. It is located on the west bank of Hooghly River, Belur, West Bengal, India.[8]
6 Thillai Nataraja Temple, Chidambaram
160,000 Chidambaram  India Thillai Natarajah Temple, Chidambaram is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located in the centre of the temple town of Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu.
7 Prambanan, Trimurti temple compound
Prambanan Temple Yogyakarta
Prambanan Temple Yogyakarta
152,000 Yogyakarta  Indonesia Candi Prambanan or Candi Rara Jonggrang is a 9th-century Hindu temple in Central Java, Indonesia, dedicated to Shiva. It also houses shrines of Vishnu, Brahma and their wives.[9][10] Prambanan attracts many visitors from across the world.[11]
8 BrihadeeswararTemple
102,400 Thanjavur  India Brihadeeswarar Temple also called The Big Temple was built by Raja Raja Chola I in 1010 CE . It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.[12]
9 Annamalaiyar Temple
101,171 Tiruvannamalai  India Annamalaiyar Temple is a noted Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.[13]
10 Dakshineswar Kali Temple
101,171 Kolkata  India Dakshineswar Kali Temple is situated on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River (a distributary of the Ganga River) in Kolkata. The presiding deity of the temple is Kali.[14] The temple was built in 1855 by Rani Rashmoni, a devotee of Kali.[15][16] The temple complex is spread over 25 acres (101,171 m2) . It is one of the largest temple in Bengal.[17]
11 Rajagopalaswamy temple
93,000 Mannargudi  India Rajagopalaswamy temple is a Vaishnavite shrine located in the town of Mannargudi, Tamil Nadu, India. The temple is called Dakshina Dwarka (Southern Dwarka) along with Guruvayoor by Hindus.
12 Ekambareswarar Temple
92,860 Kanchipuram  India Ekambareswarar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, located in Kanchipuram in the state of India.
13 Varadharaja Perumal Temple
81,000 Kanchipuram  India Varadharaja Perumal Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in the holy city of Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the 108 Divya Desams.[18]
14 Thyagaraja Temple
80,937 Tiruvarur  India Sri Thyagaraja temple at Tiruvarur is dedicated to Lord Shiva.[19] The temple chariot of this temple is the largest in Tamil Nadu.[20]
15 Jambukeswarar Temple, Thiruvanaikaval
72,843 Tiruchirappalli  India Thiruvanaikaval (also Thiruvanaikal) is a Shiva temple in Tiruchirapalli, in the state of India. The temple was built by Kocengannan (Kochenga Chola), around 1,800 years ago.[21]
16 Nellaiappar Temple
71,000 Tirunelveli  India This temple was dedicated to Shiva. It was built 2500–3000 years ago.
17 Meenakshi Amman Temple
70,050 Madurai  India Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple or Meenakshi Amman Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and his wife, Parvati.
18 Vaitheeswaran Koil
60,780 Vaitheeswaran Koil  India Vaitheeswaran Temple is located in India, dedicated to the god Shiva.
19 Jagannath Temple, Puri
37,000 Puri  India The Jagannath Temple in Puri is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Jagannath (Vishnu). It is located in the coastal town of Puri in the state of Odisha, India.[22]
20 Thrissur Vadakkunnathan Temple
36,000 Thrissur  India Vadakkumnathan Temple is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva at city of Thrissur, of Kerala state in India. This temple is a classical example of the architectural style of Kerala and has one monumental tower on each of the four sides in addition to a kuttambalam. Mural paintings depicting various scenes from the Mahabharata can be seen inside the temple.[23][24]
21 Birla Mandir
30,000 Delhi  India The Laxminarayan Temple (also known as the Birla Mandir) is a Hindu temple dedicated to Laxminarayan in Delhi, India.[25]

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