Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Famous Religous Places in india

Religion plays a very important role in India. There are a number of religious places in India . Find out about the location of important religious places of India.

India has strong roots of spirituality and religion. There are various religious and spiritual places in India . India has a great historical past and the ancient cities are the proofs of the past. To experience the best of spiritual India a visit to all below mentioned cities is a must when in India. There are seven sacred cities in India namely Mathura, Kashi, Haridwar, Ujjain, Kanchipuram, Ayodhya and Dwarka.          


Set on the banks of the Ganges, Varanasi (also called Kashi, the "City of Light") has long been revered as a place of spiritual power. Hindus bathe at dawn in the river, visit the temple of Shiva as Kashi Vishvanath, and sometimes bring the ashes of their beloved dead to commit to the river.


Amarnath is 145 km east of Srinagar in Kashmir. There is an ice Silva-linga here that changes size with the seasons, and also as the moon waxes and wanes it becomes bigger and smaller. On the full moon day the linga is about 6 ft high. Each year on the full moon day of July-August (Sravana) when the Siva-linga attains its maximum height there is a festival at this cave temple. It is said that Lord Siva first appeared on this day.


Badrinath Temple is also known as Badrinarayan temple, situated along the Alaknanda River, in the hill town of Badrinath, Uttarakhand in India. The  temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is widely considered to be one of the holiest Hindu temples in India. The temple and town are also regarded as one of the four Char Dham and Chota Char Dham pilgrimage sites. It is one of the five related shrines called as Panch Badri and also one of the 108 Divya Desams, holy shrines for Vaishnavites.


Be it man's urge to placate the Gods above or to quench his desire for adventure, Gangotri is an ideal location. Gangotri, the origin of the sacred river Ganges, attracts tourists in large numbers every year. The confrontation with the daunting rivers and attempts to unravel the mysteries of the supernatural world are ubiquitous sights here. Along with the thrill of conquering nature, what one experiences here is the mystical aura that India is so famous for.


Dwarka as well is amongst the seven sacred cities of India. Dwarka is situated on the west coast of Gujarat on the shore of Arabian Sea. Dwarka was ruled by Lord Krishna and was known as Dwarka Nagri. It is one of the famous pilgrimage centres in India. The most famous temple in Dwarka is Dwarkadheesh Temple. The temple is said to be 2500 years old. There are a total of 60 columns that supports the roof of the main hall. The 5 storey temple stands 157 feet tall above the ground.

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