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Pilgrimage places in India
Pilgrimage is part of religious order and practice. India is a country where there are a number of religious locations to which places those who have faith in religious order go regularly and throng on occasions of importance. This is true with all the faiths.
Different Places of Pilgrimage
Different faiths have different aspects of Pilgrimage. Those who follow vaishnavism vow to visit 108 pilgrimage centers, which they refer as Divyadesa (Divine locations) of which visiting 106 is possible, as the other two relate to nether world and heavens. Every Hindu in the country makes it a point to visit Varanasi and with the same spirit go to Rameshwaram in the South to make the Pilgrimage complete. Visiting the 12 Jyothirlinga Spots in the country is a committed ritual of most of the Hindus who are devout Shaivaites. So, with the Shakti Sthals which are 52 in number, while few of them are now with Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. That way, a member of Hindu religion has lot of places to go, right from Amarnath, Badrinath, Vaishnodevi temple, and few others in Himachal Pradesh, through large Shri Balaji and Shree Meenakshi temples in the South, besides the Puri Jagannath temple in Odisha, Dwarka in Gujarat and many others.
The Golden Temple at Amritsar is the sacred shrine for Sikhs, but members of all the other fraternity too have faith in visiting that Gurudwara. Amritsar has a couple of important Devi shrines too, with worship spots for other Hindu deities like Hanumanji.
Islamic faith has the ritual and pilgrimage to Haj, which travel every Muslim yearns to undergo in life at least once. Apart from it, there are important places in India which a religious Muslim would love to make a trip on Pilgrimage and this website brings you those details too.
The Basilica Born Jesus Church in Goa or the St Francis Church at Kochi is more of Historical importance than one goes for religious prayers. But the Vailankanni Shrine in Tamilnadu is a ritualistic place for those who follow Christianity in India, to which place even Hindus pay a visit during September every year, to commemorate St. Mary’s fame.
Equally important for a Hindu to go on Pilgrimage around places dedicated for the Nine Gods of Celestial spaces, the nine planets, for each of whom there are shrines established in various parts of the Country.
The Specialty of this Website
We offer you here essential details required for every place of worship in India, to which Pilgrims go in large numbers. In these pages, we introduce to the reader, apart from large section of Hindu shrines and Jain temples, spread all through this vast country, the important Gurudwaras that Sikhs do pilgrimage, significant number of Buddhist Monasteries and selective Islamic mosques. The intricate details of each of these religious spots are given, besides the practical information of the travel scopes and facilitations that are available to reach these destinations.
This website accommodates also wonderful galleries exhibiting the pictorial expressions of art and culture pertaining to these religious havens.