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Where India worships II: Reader pics

Last updated on: March 24, 2010 13:55 IST

Where India worships II: Reader pics

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We invited readers to send in their favourite travel pic -- that one photograph that perfectly captures the beauty of a place they visited. And we have been inundated with stunning pics of every corner of India.

Here we feature another installment of photographs that readers have sent of India's many places of worship. Take a look!

First up, J Gupta sends this photo of the Birla Temple, taken during his recent trip to Jaipur.


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Sudama Temple, Gujarat

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Next Ujjal Dutta sends in four photographs of Gujarat's temples.

First is the Sudama Temple in Porbundar.



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Somnath Temple, Gujarat

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Next is his photo of the Somnath Temple in Somnath, near Veraval.



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Dwarkadheesh Temple, Gujarat

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Here Ujjal shares this pic of the Dwarkadheesh Temple, that is dedicated to Lord Krishna, in Dwarka.



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Rukmini Temple, Gujarat

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And the last of Ujjal's photos is this one of the Rukmini Temple in Dwarka.



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Vailankanni Shrine, Tamil Nadu

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Varun Kumar sends this photo of the Vailankanni Shrine, near Nagapattinam.



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Murudeshwar, Karnataka

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Dr Bakul Arora sends this photo of a majestic statue of Lord Shiva that overlooks a beach.



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Mecca Masjid, Andhra Pradesh

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Here Ravikanth shares this photo of the Mecca Masjid near Charminar in Hyderabad.

"Taken during sunset, this is a great scene seen every day from Nizamia Hospital opposite the masjid," he says.



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Brihadeeswara Temple, Tamil Nadu

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Ravindran Srinivasan sends this photo of the entrance gopurams of the famous Brihadeeshwara temple in Tanjore (also knows as the Tanjore Big temple) taken during a trip in 2006.

"The temple is known for its huge main gopuram (not the one in the picture), an architectural marvel because the shadow of the top of this gopuram does not fall on the ground at any time during the day across the year," he shares. "Built by Rajaraja Cholan, this is an example of the knowledge our ancestors possessed."



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Hemis Gonpa, Ladakh

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Next Silky Kakaria shares this picture of Hemis Gonpa in Ladakh.

"It is one of the highest monastries in the world," says Silky. 'It was established in 1672 AD by king Senge Nampar Gyalva."



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Nainital, Uttarakhand

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Here Himanshu Mody sends this pic that he took this picture on a trip to Nainital.

"It is one of the largest idols of Shree Hanumanji I have ever seen. The background of valley and hills behind the idol make it one of the most beautiful views."



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Brihadeeswara Temple, Tamil Nadu

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Murali Rajagopalan also sends in a photo of the Brihadeeswara Temple.

"I took this picture when I visited The Big Temple at Thanjavur, one of the World Heritage sites in Tamil Nadu. This temple is considered to have been the tallest building in the world at the time of its construction, around AD 950."



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Cauvery Ghat, Uttar Pradesh

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Colonel AR Ramakrishnan sends this photo taken on the banks of the Cauvery, Varanasi.

"The picture shows a young priest offering arghya to the rising sun, the traditional offering to the Sun God."



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