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Photos marked as were added from 1 March 2017.


Religion
Country
Province
State
Place
Location
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Hinduism
India
Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad
Birla Temple
 The modern Birla Temple is set on a hill and was built by an industrialist.
Hinduism
India
Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad
Golconda Fort
 A small Shiva shrine againts the rocks.
Hinduism
India
Andhra Pradesh
Tirumala
 The golden vimana at Tirumala, a shrine to Balaji.
Hinduism
India
Tamil Nadu
Vellamalai
Murga Temple
 The main shrine of the temple, dedicated to Murga, Shiva's son.
Hinduism
India
Tamil Nadu
Kanchipuram
Kamakshiamman Temple
 The 1000 pillar hall is typical of Tamil temples.
Hinduism
India
Tamil Nadu
Kanchipuram
Kailasanatha Temple
 Carving of Shiva with his trident.
Hinduism
India
Tamil Nadu
Kanchipuram
Ekambareshwara Temple
 The painted Nandi, Shiva's bull.
Hinduism
India
Tamil Nadu
Kanchipuram
Varadarajaperumal Temple
 The temple courtyard.
Hinduism
India
Tamil Nadu
Chidambaram
Nataraja Temple
 The Nataraja Temple is one of the largest in Tamil Nadu and is dedicated to the cosmic dancer incarnation of Shiva.
Hinduism
India
Tamil Nadu
Kumbakonam
Nageshwar Temple
 Hindu deities carved and painted onto the gopuram (temple gateway).
Hinduism
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
Brihadeshwama Temple
 The 63m high vimana is topped by a capola carved from a single piece of granite weighing 81 tons.
Hinduism
India
Tamil Nadu
Dharasuram
Airavatesvara Temple
 A rare trinity of Brahma, Shiva being born of a lingam and Vishnu.
Hinduism
India
Tamil Nadu
Tiruchirappalli
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
 Woman being blessed by the temple elephant.
Hinduism
India
Tamil Nadu
Tiruchirappalli
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
 The golden vimana over the shrine of Vishnu.
Hinduism
India
Tamil Nadu
Madurai
Meenakshi Temple
 Painted carving from the 50m high gopuram.
Hinduism
India
Kerala
Kottayam
Ettumanoor Mahadevar Temple
 The main temple building which dates from 1542.
Hinduism
India
Kerala
Cranganore
 The unwalled Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple.
Hinduism
India
Kerala
Cranganore
Thiruvanchikulam Temple
 Thiruvanchikulam Temple is one of the oldest in India.
Hinduism
India
Karnataka
Mysore
Chamundi Hill
 A large Nandi (Shiva's bull).
Hinduism
India
Karnataka
Somnathpur
 The temple at Somnathpur was built in 1260.
Hinduism
India
Karnataka
Ranganathittu
 People at the ghats bathing in the Kavery, one of the holy rivers of India.
Hinduism
India
Karnataka
Belur
Chennakeshava Temple
 The main shrine.
Hinduism
India
Karnataka
Halebid
Hoysaleswara Temple
 Shiva and Parvati.
Hinduism
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 The Virupaksha Temple is in active use.
Hinduism
India
Karnataka
Gulbarga
 The 17th century Sharana Basaveshwara Temple has strong Muslim influence.
Hinduism
India
Karnataka
Badami
Malegitti Sivalaya
 Malegitti Sivalaya, a temple built in 730 AD dedicated to Surya, the Sun god.
Hinduism
India
Karnataka
Badami
Vishnu Cave
 The god, Vishnu.
Hinduism
India
Karnataka
Pattadakal
Virupaksha Temple
 A Nandi (Shiva's Bull).
Hinduism
India
Karnataka
Aihole
Ravanphadi Cave Temple
 Relief of Shiva dancing with the elephant headed Ganesh.
Hinduism
India
Goa
Ponda
Shantadurga Temple
 The Portuguese influenced Shantadurga Temple is dedicated to the goddess of peace.
Hinduism
India
Goa
Ponda
Sri Nagesh Temple
 The Sri Nagesh Temple was built in the 18th century.
Hinduism
India
Goa
Ponda
Mangesh Temple
 The Mangesh Temple is one of the largest in Goa.
Hinduism
India
Maharashtra
Mumbai
 The Laxmi Temple is the oldest in Mumbai and is dedicated to the goddess of wealth.
Hinduism
India
Madhya Pradesh
Jabalpur
 The Chansath Temple is dedicated to the goddess Kali. The region was the centre of the Thuggee cult.
Hinduism
Indonesia
Java
Prambanan
 Vishnu.
Hinduism
Indonesia
Bali
Ubud
Saraswati Temple
 Saraswati is a typical Balinese temple.
Hinduism
Indonesia
Bali
Ubud
Saraswati Temple
 The Saraswati is a typical Balinese village temple.
Hinduism
Indonesia
Bali
Ubud
Pura Dalem
 Pura Dalem is a temple of the dead.
Hinduism
Indonesia
Bali
Ubud
Pura Dalem
 Statues of the Hindu goddess Durga.
Hinduism
Indonesia
Bali
Bangli
Pura Kehen Temple
 Highly decorated shrine.
Hinduism
Indonesia
Bali
Goa Gajah
 The monastery complex at Goa Gajah, an 11th century cave hermitage.
Hinduism
Indonesia
Bali
Tampaksiring
Tirta Empul Temple
 Prayers.
Hinduism
Indonesia
Bali
Tampaksiring
 Temple in the fileds.
Hinduism
Indonesia
Bali
Mount Batur
Tegeh Koripan Temple
 The Tegeh Koripan Temple is the highest in Bali at 1745m.
Hinduism
Indonesia
Bali
Pejeng
Pura Kebo Edan Temple
 Religious painting.
Hinduism
Indonesia
Bali
Pejeng
Pura Penataran Sasih Temple
 The garden and courtyard.
Hinduism
Indonesia
Bali
Besakih
 View of the temple.
Hinduism
Indonesia
Bali
Besakih
 The main entrance.
Hinduism
Indonesia
Bali
Besakih
 Tall shrine.
Hinduism
Indonesia
Bali
Kubutambahan
Pura Maduwe Karang Temple
 The courtyard.
Hinduism
Indonesia
Bali
Tanah Lot
 The temple at Tanah Lot is set on a coastal lava outcrop on Bali. It is dedicated to the spirits of the sea.
Hinduism
Indonesia
Sulawesi
North Peninsula
 Balinese shrine near Sausu.
Hinduism
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur
 A small Tamil style Hindu temple.
Hinduism
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur
Batu Caves
 The caves are a Hindu shrine.
Hinduism
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur
Batu Caves
 The Cave of the Sculptures contains several shrines.
Hinduism
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur
Batu Caves
 Dancing Shiva.
Hinduism
Malaysia
Penang Island
Sri Mariamman Temple
 Hindu deities.
Hinduism
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu
Durbar Square
 Kala Bhairab is the fearsome aspect of Shiva, carved from a single piece of stone.
Hinduism
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu
Durbar Square
 Narsingha is Vishnu in his incarnation as a man lion killing a demon. It was carved in 1673.
Hinduism
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu
Royal Palace
 The Panch Mukhi is a Hanuman temple in the Royal Palace.
Hinduism
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Daxinkali
 Daxinkali is a temple dedicated to the goddess, Kali.
Hinduism
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Patan
Durbar Square
 Krishna Mandir dates from 1637 and has strong Indian influence.
Hinduism
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Budhanilkanatha
 Budhanilkanatha is the site of an 8th century 5m long image of Vishnu, resting on a bed of Ananda, a coiled multi-headed snake.
Hinduism
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Pashupatinath
 Hindus are cremated in the temple complex on the Bagmati River.
Hinduism
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Pashupatinath
 The central pagoda dates from 1696.
Hinduism
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Bhaktapur
Durbar Square
 The 30m high Nyatapola Temple was built in 1702.
Hinduism
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Bhaktapur
Durbar Square
 Dattatraya is an incarnation of Vishnu.
Hinduism
Nepal
Annapurna Trek
Jhang Khola Valley
Muktinath
 Shiva temple.
Hinduism
Nepal
Annapurna Trek
Jhang Khola Valley
Muktinath
 The Jiwala Mayi Temple is dedicated to the Hindu god, Vishnu.
Hinduism
Singapore
Singapore
Little India
Sri Mariammon Temple
 The structure is a typical South Indian Hindu temple.
Hinduism
Uganda
Kampala
 The Swaminarayan Temple.
Hinduism
Uganda
Kampala
Shri Sanatan Dharma Temple
 The Shri Sanatan Dharma Temple is a Hindu place of worship.
Hinduism
Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City
 The interior of the Mariamman Temple, for the Tamil community.
Hinduism and Buddhism
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu
Sweta Machhendranath Temple
 The Sweta Machhendranath Temple is holy to Buddhists and Hindus.
Hinduism and Buddhism
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Kirtipur
 The Bagh Bairab Temple is sacred to both Buddhists and Hindus.
Islam
Albania
Tirana
Et'Hem Bey Mosque
 Decoration in the mosque.
Islam
Azerbaijan
Baku
 The Bibi Haybat Mosque.
Islam
Azerbaijan
Baku
Old City
 The Juma Mosque dates from the early 1900s.
Islam
Azerbaijan
Baku
Palace of the Shirvanshahs
 The Shah Mosque (1441).
Islam
Azerbaijan
Sheki
Old City
Omar Efendiev Mosque
 The brickwork of the Omar Efendiev Mosque.
Islam
Bangladesh
Dhaka
 The Istara (Star) Mosque.
Islam
Bangladesh
Goaldi
 The red brick Goaldi Mosque dates from the 16th century and is set in jute fields.
Islam
Bangladesh
Bagerhat
Sat Gombad Mosque
 The mosque has 77 domes and a traditional Bengal shaped entrance.
Islam
Bangladesh
Bagerhat
Ek Gombad Mosque
 The Ek Gombad Mosque is made from red brick.
Islam
Bangladesh
Chittagong
 The Shahi Friday Mosque dates from 1670.
Islam
Bosnia Hercegovina
Sarajevo
Gazi Husrev Bey Mosque
 The mosque was designed by Persian architect Adzem Esir Ali.
Islam
Bosnia Hercegovina
Mostar
Roznamedzi Ibrahim Efendi Mosque
 The Roznamedzi Ibrahim Efendi Mosque dates from 1620.
Islam
Bosnia Hercegovina
Mostar
Karadzozbeg Mosque
 The decorated interior in 2014 after rennovation.
Islam
Bosnia Hercegovina
Mostar
Koski Mehmed Pasina Mosque
 Decorations over a window.
Islam
Brunei
Bander Seri Begawan
Omar Ali Saiffudien Mosque
 The Omar Ali Saiffudien Mosque sits next to a small lake.
Islam
Brunei
Bander Seri Begawan
Kiarong Mosque
 The Kiarong Mosque.
Islam
Brunei
Bander Seri Begawan
Kampong Air
 Detail of the Kampon Tamoi Mosque.
Islam
Bulgaria
Sofia
 The Banya Basho Mosque is an Ottoman structure dating from 1576.
It is the city's only working mosque.
Islam
China
Guangdong
Guangzhou
 Huaisheng Mosque, founded in 627 AD.
Islam
China
Shaanxi
Xian
Great Mosque
 The Great Mosque in Xian is one of the largest in China.
Islam
China
Hong Kong
Kowloon
Nathan Road
 The Kowloon Mosque and Islamic Centre.
Islam
Egypt
Cairo
al-Azhar Mosque
 The al-Azhar Mosque dates from 972 AD and is the site of the world's oldest university (988 AD).
Islam
Egypt
Cairo
Sultan Qalawyn Mosque
The Sultan Qalawyn Mosque was built in 1285.
Islam
Egypt
Cairo
Sayyidna al-Hussein Mosque
 The Mosque of Sayyidna al-Hussein.
Islam
Egypt
Cairo
Sultan Hasan Mosque
 The Sultan Hasan Mosque (1360) is one of the largest in the world. Its walls are 36m high.

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