Lord Vishnu (The preserver) is important hindu god to hindu devotees. He is part of Trimurthi of hindu gods others being Brahma (the creator) and Shiva (the destroyer).
God and Goddess are synonymously used to represent any form of divinity. In Hinduism Gods are worshipped as couple, pair. Every god is always accompanied by his/her consort.
A Visit to temple is complete
- When make a darshan of both Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi
- When make a darshan of Lord Shiva and Parvathi.
There is an exception to Saraswathi temples as Brahma do not have temple built for him due to a curse from Vishnu. There a very less Brahma temples in the world.
Temples are built for Lord Vishnu and other gods since ages and Hinduism is a philosophy that temples are uniting place for all community. On auspicious dates festivals are organized that attract large visitors form in & around. Communication with Lord always helps in relieving one of uncertainties and troubles in life.
Famous Vishnu temples in India
- 108 Divyadesams (Great places of Lord Vishnu)
- ISKCON Temples
- Tirupathi – Sri Venkateshwara swamy
- Srirangam – Ranganathaswamy
- Pandharpur – Vitthalrukmini
- Dwaraka – Dwarkadhish (Krishna). It is one of the ‘Char Dhams’ and also a Divya Desam
- Puri – Jagannath: It’s one of the ‘Char Dhams’ of Vaishnavism. The Ratha Yatra festival is the most important celebration
- Vrindavan – Bankey Bihari (Krishna). The deity at this temple is in the Tribhanga pose. The festivals of Janmasthami and Akshaya Tritiya are celebrated in a grand manner here.
- Vriundavan – Radha Raman Mandir (Krishna – Radha): Radha Saptami is the most important festival celebrated here.
- Simhachalam – Sri Lakshmi Narsimha Swamy (Narasimha Avatar of Lord Vishnu). It is one of the 18 Narsimha Kshetras in India
- Ayodhya – Kanak Bhavan (Ram Mandir) The festival of Rama Navami is the most significant celebration at this temple.