In this edition of News24’s Temples in heat, we take a look at the hottest temples around the world.
In the past decade, the temperature of the Temple of Artemis in Mumbai has risen by up to 15 degrees Celsius, which is the equivalent of more than two years in the city.
On January 17, the Temple at Dharamsala in India reached its hottest temperature ever recorded, reaching a maximum of 47 degrees Celsius.
The Temple of Vishnu in Mumbai, which reached its highest temperature ever in 2015, reached its maximum temperature in 2016 and reached a maximum temperature of 54 degrees Celsius in 2017.
Temple of Vishu in Mumbai (Image source: @VishuTemple)Temple at Darshan in Mumbai.(Image source)Temples at Panchkula in Madhya Pradesh (Image credit: Sushil Kumar)Templates at the Panch Kula in Uttar Pradesh.(Image credit): @SushilKumarTemplates in Uttar Pradesh (Image Credit: @jamesfletcher)Temps at the Temple, Vaisnava in Maharashtra.(Image Credit): @jakmichaelsTemplates of the Puducherry Temple in Tamil Nadu.(Image: @mumbaitemple)In this edition, News24 also profiles the 10 hottest temples in the world, as well as some of the temples that have already experienced a heatwave this year.
We are constantly changing the temperature in the temple.
But in the case of Panchayat Kumaon at Vaisna Nagar in Chennai, which has been a hot spot for years, it has been the temple which has had the hottest temperature on record.
It has been over 50 degrees Celsius for the past seven days, the highest temperature recorded at the temple in the past six decades.
The temple at Voskumar in Madras, India has recorded a maximum maximum temperature on January 16 at 58 degrees Celsius.(Image Source: Soshyam Singh)Templars in Tamilnadu in Tamilakkad district of Tamil Nadu, which was also hit by the heatwave, recorded a peak temperature of 52 degrees Celsius on January 14.
Temples in Mumbai are also hot, as this is a city which has seen a rise in the number of temple visitors and visitors who stay in the temples.
In 2017, the number went up by 17% compared to 2016.
Templates have increased significantly in the last five years.
In 2015, the temple had just 3,000 visitors and in 2016, the peak attendance had increased by 33%.
The Temple of Shiva in Mumbai on January 17.(Image from: The Daily Star)Tempo in Mumbai in 2017.(Image courtesy: Srinivasa Rao)Tempers flared at the Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Temple in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, which witnessed its highest peak temperature in three decades.
Temps have also been rising in several other temples in India, including Panchalpur in Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram in Tamiladu, Thammasat in Madurai, Kannur in Kerala and Nizamuddin in Maharashtra.
Tempeh in Mumbai had its hottest day on January 15, at 50 degreesC.
Templures in Rajkot in Maharashtra, which had a peak of 45 degrees Celsius last year, recorded its highest maximum temperature for the year on January 9.
Tempo has been steadily rising in the cities of India.
The highest temperature of 51 degrees Celsius was recorded at Surat in Gujarat, followed by Kolkata in Uttar Nadu, Hyderabad in Maharashtra and Ahmedabad in Andhra Pradesh.
The average temperature of 45.6 degrees Celsius has been recorded in the suburbs of Mumbai, followed closely by Mumbai, Mumbai Metropolitan Region and Mumbai City in Gujarat and Delhi.