Monday, 12 January 2015

Top Pilgrimage Places in India

India is a vast country, with diverse cultures and ancient civilization. There are a number of religious groups residing in India. In India we find the oldest pilgrimage places tradition in the whole world. The practice of pilgrimage places in India is so deeply embedded in the cultural psyche and the number of pilgrimage places sites is so large that the entire subcontinent may actually be regarded as one grand and continuous sacred place.

India being a country of many religions and communities, caters to the religious and cultural inclinations of all the communities, so you would find here, beautiful famous temples, popular mosques, architectural churches and iconic Jain or Buddhist structures.              


Varanasi in the state of Uttar Pradesh is a famous pilgrimage place in India. Incredibly colourful and sacred, the beauty of Varanasi lies in the crowd of devotees who throng here every single day from one part of the country or the other.The holy Ganga meandering through the city undoubtedly amplifies the sanctity of Varanasi.Also the Ganga Arti performed ritualistically every morning and evening enhances the divinity.

Amarnath Dham

The cave of Amarnath is considered to be most famous and holiest shrines of great God,Lord Shiva in Hinduism. Amarnath Temple cave situated at an altitude 3,888 m (12,756 ft) near Srinagar and surrounded by snowy mountains. An ice stalagmite Lingam formed annually in the caves due to freezing of water during the month of sharavan.


The emerald Ganga, innumerable Hindu temples and the heavy settlement of yoga centres, in Rishikesh divinity has been redefined. Preserving the ancient Hindu practice called Yoga, Rishikesh opens a door to a different level of spirituality in India.

Kedarnath Temple

Kedarnath temple is one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and also one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. It is located near the Mandakini River at the Garhwal Himalayan range near in Kedarnath, Uttarakhand in India. The temple is open only between the ends of April to Kartik Purnima (the autumn full moon sometime in November) due to the extreme weather conditions of the place.


Haridwar holds both religious and cultural significance for the Hindus. It is one of the seven holy sites in the country. Every 12 years, Haridwar hosts the Kumbh Mela. Millions of devotees, priests, monks and tourists particularly visit during this time. Bathing in the sacred Ganga waters is an important activity. It is believed that you can wash off the sins and attain moksha. The Haridwar ghats, the Brahma Kund and Har Ki Pauri are the topmost attractions.

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