Popular Krishna Temples to Visit in South India

Balakrishna temple is a popular temple dedicated to Lord Krishna

The advent of Janmashtami or Gokulashtami is a call for celebration all across India! From north to south, the entire nation gets soaked in the festive ambiance created by the prayers, bhajans and dances of devotion. The auspicious occasion of Lord Krishna’s birth is celebrated with great fervor and enthusiasm by the devotees. If you are in the southern part of the country at this Janmashtami, do pay a visit to these popular Krishna temples:

Udupi Shree Krishna Matha

Udupi Shree Krishna Matha in South India

For the devout followers of Lord Krishna, Udupi Shree Krishna Matha is one of the must-visit temples in this Janmasthamti. The Lord Krishna idol here is beautifully decorated with glittering jewels. It is believed that the Krishna idol at the matha was founded by Madhwacharya.

Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple

Guruvayur Temple in South India

Located in the South Indian state of Kerala, Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple is reckoned as one of the most revered temples of Lord Krishna throughout India. The four armed Lord Krishna with a discus, lotus, mace and conch is adorned with a basil garland. The awe-inspiring idol of Lord Krishna made using Patalanjana stone would simply leave you awestruck!

ISKCON Temples

ISKCON temple

These temples definitely don’t need any special introduction. Spread all across the world, the ISKCON temples in South India are present in Bangalore and Chennai. Groundbreaking architecture of these temples not just fascinates devotees, but leisure travelers as well.

Rajagopalaswamy Temple

Lord Krishna's Rajagopalaswamy Temple

Famed as the Dakshina Dwarka, Rajagopalaswamy Temple is one of the famous temples in South India.  Located at Mannargudi in Tamil Nadu, the temple is reckoned as the holy abode of Rajagopalaswamy, the idol present here. Panguni Thiruvizha is celebrated here with great fervor and enthusiasm at this beautiful temple devoted to Lord Krishna.

Balakrishna Temple

Balakrishna temple

On this eve of Janmashtami, visit the scintillating Balakrishna Temple, which was built by Krishnadevaraya after he defeated Utkala. The major idol of this temple is now exhibited in the State Museum of Chennai.  The intricate carvings on the pillars and walls of the temple are simply stunning!

 

 

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