Uttar Pradesh is one of the most culturally vibrant states in India. The state has a glorious past of which it is very proud. The state has a special place in Hinduism. Uttar Pradesh is the birthplace of two of the most popular deities of Hinduism, Lord Rama and Lord Krishna. Apart from that Varanasi, a town in UP, has a special place in the heart of the worshippers of Lord Shiva.
In that case it is not surprising that the state boasts off some of the
most popular and beautiful temples of India. The most notable in terms
of temples is Mathura, the birthplace of Lord Krishna. The main temple
is known as Krishna Janam-bhoomi. It is popularly believed that the
temple is built at the same site where Lord Krishna was born. The temple
at Vrindavan and Nandgaon are worth visiting too.
No discussion on temple can be complete without mentioning Varanasi.
Varanasi, the city of eternal peace and salvation, is famous for its
numerous ghats, alleys and temples. The most notable among these is the
famous Kashi Vishwanath temple. The temple is situated in a narrow alley
and is flocked by scores every day. Another temple that is worth a visit
in Kashi is Sankat Mochan temple. This temple is dedicated to Hindu
deity Hanuman. Bharat Mata Mandir in Varanasi also attracts a lot of
visitors. There are other minor temples in Varanasi too that are worth
Hindus all over the world consider the clusters of temples in the city
of Ayodhya very sacred. Though the site has attracted lot of
controversies and bloodbath in the past, it is hot favorite among the
pilgrims in India. There are other important temples too such as the one
dedicated to Ganges at Gadh Mukteshwar and other at Chitrakoot.