5 Most Unique Temples in India

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The Karni Mata Temple, Rajasthan

Known as the "Rat Temple," this shrine is home to thousands of rats, considered sacred and worshipped by devotees who believe they are reincarnations of Karni Mata's family.

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The Meenakshi Amman Temple, Tamil Nadu

Dedicated to Goddess Meenakshi, this temple is renowned for its towering gopurams (gateway towers) adorned with thousands of colorful sculptures depicting various mythological tales.

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The Golden Temple, Amritsar

The holiest shrine in Sikhism, its architecture is a blend of Hindu and Islamic styles. The central temple is covered in gold leaf, symbolizing spiritual purity and material wealth shared with the community.

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The Sun Temple, Konark

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this temple is designed in the shape of a colossal chariot dedicated to the Sun God Surya. Intricately carved stone wheels and sculptures depict celestial deities and daily life.

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The Brihadeeswarar Temple, Tamil Nadu

Built by the Chola dynasty, this temple is renowned for its grandeur and architectural brilliance. The towering vimana (temple tower) is carved from a single piece of granite and never casts a shadow at noon.

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