Top 15 Most Famous Lord Vishnu Temples in South India
Lord Vishnu is one of the principal deities of Hindu trinity and the preserver. God Vishnu is also known as Narayana, Jagannath, Venkateswara,Ranganatha,Padmanabhaswamy, Vasudeva, Vithoba, and Hari.
There are various avatars of Lord Vishnu, Dashavatara of Vishnu are Matsya, Kurma, Varaha, Narasimha, Vamana, Parashurama, Rama, Krishna, Buddha and Kalki.
Venkateswara Temple, Tirumala
Venkateswara Temple at Tirumala Tirupati of Andhra Pradesh is dedicated to Lord Sri Venkateswara. The temple is richest temple in the world and most famous incarnation of Lord Vishnu in South India.
Ranganathaswamy Temple, Tamil Nadu
Ranganathaswamy Temple at Srirangam is dedicated to Lord Ranganatha, reclining form of Lord Vishnu. This is the most illustrious Vaishnava temples in South India and among the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Vishnu.
Ranganathaswamy Temple, Karnataka
Ranganathaswamy Temple at Srirangapatna of Karnataka state is dedicated to manifestation of Lord Vishnu. Srirangapatna temple is one of the 5 important sites of god Ranganatha along the river Kaveri.
Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram
Padmanabhaswamy Temple of Kerala is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, build in Kerala style and the Dravidian style. The temple along with Ananthapuram Temple in Kasargod and Adikesava Perumal temple located in Kanyakumari are most famous Lord Vishnu temple in South India.
Kallazhagar Temple, Madurai
Kallazhagar temple at Alagar Koyil village in Madurai district is one of the most famous Divya Desams, Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture. Other famous Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu are Varadharaja Perumal Temple and Srivilliputhur Andal temple.
Srikakulandhra Vishnu Temple, Andhra Pradesh
The Srikakulandhra Vishnu temple is located in Srikakulam village of Krishna district and one of the most famous Andhra Mahavishnu.
Ananthapura Lake Temple, Kasaragod
Ananthapura Lake Temple in Kasaragod district is the only lake temple in Kerala and home to Babia, the crocodile guardian.
Adikesava Perumal Temple, Kanyakumari
Adikesava Perumal Temple at Kanyakumari is one of the 108 Divya desams of Lord Vishnu and renowned for its murals and architecture.
Mahavishnu Temple, Kerala
There are five ancient shrines of Lord Vishnu in the Chengannur area of Kerala, built by Panch Pandavas. Lord Vishnu temples are located in Kottayam District,Alappuzha District and Pathanamthitta District of Kerala.
Janardanaswamy Temple, Varkala
Janardanaswamy Temple is also known as Varkala Temple, dedicated to one of the form of Lord Vishnu. The Varkala Temple is well known Lord Vishnu Temple in Kerala, located near the famous backwater destination of Paravur.
Azhagiya Manavala Perumal Temple, Tiruchirappalli
Azhagiya Manavala Perumal Temple at Tiruchirappalli is one of the 108 Divyadesam dedicated to Vishnu. The temple is also a Naalayira Divya Prabhandham.
Sarangapani Temple, Kumbakonam
Sarangapani Temple at Kumbakonam is one of the Pancharanga Kshetrams,was built by Chola king. The temple is the largest Vishnu temple in Kumbakonam and one of the Divya Desams.
Ulagalantha Perumal Temple, Kanchipuram
Ulagalantha Perumal Temple in Kancheepuram of Tamil Nadu is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and one of the 108 Divyadesam dedicated to Vishnu, situated close Kamakshi Amman Temple.
Appakkudathaan Perumal Temple
Appakkudathaan Perumal Temple along the banks of the Kollidam river is also one of the Divya Desams. This Vishnu temple is located in Koviladi near Tiruchirapalli.
Krishnapuram Venkatachalapathy Temple
Krishnapuram Venkatachalapathy temple also known as Krishnapuram Temple is one of the Pancharanga Kshetrams, dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu. The temple is also famous for its five tiered rajagopuram, Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture.
Other most famous temples of Lord Vishnu and its Avatars are Thousand Pillar Temple,Simhachalam Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha temple, Kuchadri Venkateshwara Swamy temple,Bhadrachalam Lord Rama temple,Guruvayur Krishna Temple,Udupi Sri Krishna Matha,Ulagalantha Perumal Temple at Tirukoyilur and Narasimha Temple at Yadagirigutta.