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Help preserve Hindu temples around the world.

Hindu temples are living symbols of millennia of culture & heritage. Let’s preserve & protect these historic treasures.

Preserve our past to protect the future around the world

Hindu temples are thriving centers of divinity deeply rooted in Vedic traditions. Let’s revive & restore our traditional practices.

Hindu temples are architectural marvels around the world

Hindu temples are standing proof of scientific, astronomical, architectural, and cultural marvels. Let’s learn from and educate others about our ancient heritage.
About Hindu Temples

Kovil means Hindu Temple

Hindu temples are living symbols of millennia of culture & heritage. They are thriving centers of divinity and robust spiritual, philosophical, educational, cultural, social, and economic activities deeply rooted in Vedic traditions.

Temples, also known as mandirs, Kovils, devalayams, and more, are Hindu religious institutions that serve as centers of spirituality and harmony. Devotees come to the temple to perform poojas, marriages or other rites, or just to have a community meeting. The purpose of a Kovil is to encourage devotees to come together and experience divinity while worshipping God in an accessible form called Vigraham. In fact, the word ‘mandir’ is derived from ‘manas’ and ‘dhiraya’ in Sanskrit, meaning ‘a place where the mind gets comfort and encouragement’. In ancient times, Hindu temples were central to a village or city’s society and economy, and they continue to retain their importance in modern times.

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It doesn’t take much effort to help—just pick one or two temples in your local region and send us about their history and importance. Help us preserve these glorious temples with rich culture and heritage to pass on to our future generations.

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What we do

Preserve, Protect, and Practice the Hindu temple culture

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Record Temple History

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Preserve & Protect Culture

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Revive & Restore Traditions

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Learn Heritage & Educate

Kovil aims to create a comprehensive repository of information on Hindu temples around the world, bringing awareness to both their rich heritage and the increasingly urgent need to preserve them. We provide not only the situational history of the temple, but also the contextual history of the existing cultures and kingdoms of the time period. Our content is provided by eminent Tamil and Sanskrit scholars and direct translations of the Vedas, Puranas, and temple inscriptions.

Kovil does its best to avoid the colonial bias and misconceptions that have tainted most Asian studies and the Indian subcontinent history till date. To this end, we are committed to providing the most accurate, impartial, and authentic information possible. Through this effort, we hope to bring awareness not only to the plight of many underserved temples around the world, but also to the widely spread misconceptions and misinformation about the Hindu culture and society.

Kovil is the first step restoring an authentic unadulterated ancient Indian history as provided in our Vedas, Itihasas, Puranas, Upanishads, and other works.

In times of war or famine, the temple was also used to protect the people. Grain stocked in the temple and water from its reservoir were used to feed the people in times of shortage, and people took refuge within its walls during wars. In this way, temples and people had a symbiotic relationship.
Who do we help

Record Temple History

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Sri Ranganatha Temple (Srirangam, Tamil Nadu, India)

A Hindu temple dedicated to Ranganatha, a form of the Supreme God, Maha Vishnu, located in Srirangam

Sri Venkateswara Temple (Thirumala, Andhra Pradesh, India)

Also known as Kaliyuga Vaikuntha and the Lord here is referred to as Kaliyuga Prathyaksha Daivam.

Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple (Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India)

This is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in the holy city of Kanchipuram.

Sri Brihadeeswarar Temple (Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India)

It is one of the largest South Indian temples & an exemplary example of a Dravidian architecture.

Sri Kamakshi Temple (Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India)

The Temple was most probably built by the Pallava kings, whose capital was Kanchipuram.

Sri Jagannath Temple (Puri, Orissa, India)

The temple is sacred to all Hindus and famous for its annual Ratha yatra or chariot festival.

Sri Meenakshi Temple (Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

It is a historic Hindu temple located on the southern bank of the Vaigai River in the temple city

Sri Rangamannar Temple (Sri Villiputhur, Tamil Nadu, India)

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Sri Azhagar Temple (Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

Azhagar kovil is a village in Madurai district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple (Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India)

Temple is built in an intricate fusion of the Chera style and the Dravidian style of architecture.

Sri Ayyappa Temple (Sabarimala, Kerala, India)

The dense forest, part of the Periyar Tiger Reserve, around the temple is known as Poongavanam.

Sri Govindaraja Perumal Temple, (Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India)

The temple as it stands now is mainly of the 12th and 13th centuries, with later additions in simila

Ugra Narasimha Swamy Temple (Ahobilam, Andhra Pradesh, India)

there is a temple for Prahaladavarada Varadhan in the foothills of the mountain.

Sri Kall Azhagar Temple (Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

A granite wall surrounds the temple, enclosing all its shrines. It has a seven-tiered rajagopuram.

Sri Koodal Azhagar Temple (Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is glorified in the Divya Prabandha

Sri Parthasarathy Perumal Temple (Triplicane, Tamil Nadu, India)

It has icons of five forms of Vishnu: Narasimha, Rama, Gajendra Varadaraja, Ranganatha & Krishna.

Thiru Vaikunda Vinnagaram Temple (Thirunagari, Tamil Nadu, India)

The early medieval Tamil canon of the Azhwar saints from the 6th–9th centuries AD.

Thiru VanPurushothaman Temple (Thirunagari, Tamil Nadu, India)

It is one of the 108 Divyadesam dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped as Purushottaman.

Thiru Vellarai Temple (Srirangam, Tamil Nadu, India)

the temple is said to have been built by Sibi Chakravarthy, king of Ayodhya in Treta Yuga 15 lakh ye

Thiru Anbil Temple (Srirangam, Tamil Nadu, India)

The copper plate inscriptions from Anbil indicate generous contribution by the Chola kings.

Thiru Appakudathan Temple (Srirangam, Tamil Nadu, India)

The temple is built on an elevated structure and is approached through a flight of 21 steps.

Nachiar Temple (Uraiyur, Tamil Nadu, India)

The temple, believed to have been built Kochengat Cholan of the late 3rd century ad.

Purushothaman Temple (Srirangam, Tamil Nadu, India)

The major festival of the temple, the Brahmotsavam, is celebrated during the Tamil month of Kartigai

Thiru Vellakulam Temple (Thiru Nangoor, Tamil Nadu, India)

The oldest of them have been dated to the reign of the Medieval Chola king Parantaka I.

Thiru Badri Narayana Temple (Badri, India)

The principal idol represents Vishnu in a meditative posture and is flanked by Nara-Narayana.

What’s in the making

Featured Projects

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Varnasi

Kasi Viswanatha Temple (Varnasi, India)

Date: January 13, 2021
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Gujarat

Sri Dwarakdhish Temple (Dwaraka, Gujarat, India)

Date: January 13, 2021
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Karnataka

Hampi Temple (Karnataka, India)

Date: January 13, 2021
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Amarnath

Amarnath Cave Temple (Amarnath, India)

Date: January 13, 2021
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Ellora

Ellora Cave Temple (Ellora, India)

Date: January 13, 2021
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Cambodia

Banteay Srei, (Cambodia)

Date: January 13, 2021
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Cambodia

Baksei Chamkrong (Cambodia)

Date: January 13, 2021
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Indonesia

Candi Parambanan, (Central Java, Indonesia)

Date: January 13, 2021
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Cambodia

Angkor Wat, (Angkor, Cambodia)

Date: January 13, 2021
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Indonesia

Candi Sambisari, (Central Java, Indonesia)

Date: January 13, 2021
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Indonesia

Besakih Temple (Bali Hindu Temple)

Date: January 13, 2021
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Malaysia

Batu Cave Temple (Batu Caves, Malaysia)

Date: January 13, 2021
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Cambodia

Banteay Samre, (Cambodia)

Date: January 13, 2021
The Process

Upcoming Projects

Covil aims to create a comprehensive repository of information on Hindu temples around the world, bringing awareness to both their rich heritage and the increasingly urgent need to preserve them. We provide not only the situational history of the temple, but also the contextual history of the existing cultures and kingdoms of the time period. Our content is provided by eminent Tamil and Sanskrit scholars and direct translations of the Vedas, Puranas, and temple inscriptions.

Covil does its best to avoid the colonial bias and misconceptions that have tainted most  Asian studies and the Indian subcontinent history till date. To this end, we are committed to providing the most accurate, impartial, and authentic information possible. Through this effort, we hope to bring awareness not only to the plight of many underserved temples around the world, but also to the widely spread misconceptions and misinformation about the Hindu culture and society. 

Covil is the first step to restoring an authentic unadulterated ancient indian history as provided in our vedas, itihasas, puranas, upanishads, and other works.

HH Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swami
HH Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swami
Testimonials

What People
Say About Us

" mykovil.org" is a thoughtful and uniquely created platform, that provides us with a deep insight into preserving all Hindu temples that are in need of help around the world. This also helps to educate ourselves and others about our rich, ancient heritage. We all have a huge responsibility of preserving the temples and glorifying them for our future generations. Kudos to the team who initiated this process as a first step towards achieving this goal.

Lakshmi Kumar, Texas
This is a great initiative to have all the authentic information on Hinduism/Sanatana Dharma and Hindu Temples of various denomination across the world and in particular India. There is so much disinformation about Hinduism in many of the websites run by the left and print media. This serves as a perfect antidote as well while providing authentic information.


Narayanan AM, Texas

" mykovil.org" is a thoughtful and uniquely created platform, that provides us with a deep insight into preserving all Hindu temples that are in need of help around the world. This also helps to educate ourselves and others about our rich, ancient heritage. We all have a huge responsibility of preserving the temples and glorifying them for our future generations. Kudos to the team who initiated this process as a first step towards achieving this goal.

Lakshmi Kumar, Texas
This is a great initiative to have all the authentic information on Hinduism/Sanatana Dharma and Hindu Temples of various denomination across the world and in particular India. There is so much disinformation about Hinduism in many of the websites run by the left and print media. This serves as a perfect antidote as well while providing authentic information.


Narayanan AM, Texas
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It doesn’t take much effort to help—just pick one or two temples in your local region and send us about their history and importance.

You can also keep us updated on current happenings at the temple including festivals & events and any challenges to the normal operations of the temple. Kovil aims to expand to fundraising for these challenges soon, as well as campaigning to restore Hindu temple administration to historical families that maintained temples for generations without compromising the traditions and practices. We also intend to revive the economic ecosystem surrounding the temples. Help us preserve these glorious temples with rich culture and heritage to pass on to our future generations.

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