HINDU PILGRIMAGE IN INDIA

Pilgrimage Attractions of India: Temples, Churches, Mosques
Famous Hindu Pilgrimage Sites: Rameshwaram, Haridwar, Tirupati,
Famous Hindu Pilgrime Yatra: Amarnath Yatra, Badrinath Yatra, Char Dham Yatra
Most Holy of All: Amarnath Yatra


Meditating by the Ganges, VaranasiConsidered to be full of compassion , Hinduism is a religion which respects life force. Essentially pantheon in nature, nature worship is an intrinsic phenomena of the religion. It is a guide to simple living. Hinduism lays emphasis on harmony of inner-self with the outer world. Know thyself or self enlightenment is the most emphasized teaching. Hinduism is a dynamic living reality whose strength lies in its ability to adapt to circumstances while it maintains its strands of continuity with the past.

Hinduism is considered to be one of the oldest religion of the world, with its wings spread all over the world. In India, where it originated, has maximum number of its followers. Pilgrimage or Tirthanan is the oldest way of traveling from one place to another in India. There are so many religious places which are revered and hold special place in the hearts of Hindus. All the four directions of India has various religious places, which are either known for its rich and enlightening legends or can simply be adore for its architectural beauty. Some of the most visited Hindu pilgrimage sites are:

Chardham
Char Dham, or the four pilgrimage centers, comprising of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri are frequented by the religious minded as well as those intrigued by the remnants of bygone era. According to the legend, Goddess Ganga descended upon Earth in the form of a river to help the suffering of humanity.     ...more

Amarnath
Seated in the lofty hills of the Kashmiri Himalayas, the cave of Amarnath is considered one of the holiest naturally occurring shrines of the Hindu faith.    ...more

Vaishno Devi
Located 61 km north of Jammu at a height of 5,200 feet above the sea level in the state of Jammu and Kashmir is the temple of three deities, The Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasaraswati.     ...more

Hindu God at AyodhyaAyodhya
Situated on the right bank of the river Ghagra or Saryu, as it is called within sacred precincts, stands the holy city of Ayodhya, believed to be the birth place of lord Rama, the seventh incarnation of lord Vishnu.     ...more

Dwarka
The sacred town of Dwarka is one of the four holy pilgrimages of Hindus (Char Dham) in India. One of the main centres of the Krishna legend, Dwarka is located on the western most tip of the Gujarat peninsula, a sentinel overlooking the Arabian Sea.     ...more

Haridwar
Haridwar-- gateway to the four pilgrimages in the Uttrakhand region, is located on the foot hills of Shivaliks. It is on the banks of River Ganga. The Ganga leaves the mountains and enters the plains with Haridwar being the first major town on the plains.     ...more

Mathura Vrindavan
Every square foot of Mathura-Vrindavan is wrapped in timeless devotion to Lord Krishna, the evergreen hero of Hinduism, the lover of Radha, the cowherd-prince and the re-incarnation of Lord Vishnu.     ...more
Jagannatha Temple, Puri
Puri
The abode of Lord Jagannatha beside being a sanctified experience of divine communion is a bewitching blend of green and serene ambience.     ...more

Rameshwaram
Rameshwaram is a pilgrimage centre of nationwide importance, as Rama is said to have worshipped Shiva here on his way back from SriLanka. The temple is in the island of Rameshwaram, the Banares of the South, connected to the mainland by a bridge. The deity here constitutes one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of India.     ...more

Tirupati
Vishwanath Temple, PuriTirupati is known as the abode of the Hindu god Venkateshvara (also spelt as 'Venkatesvara'), "Lord of Seven Hills".     ...more

Varanasi
This ancient city of India is located on holiest river of India--Ganga. This relation is unique and has attracted thousands of pilgrims.     ...more



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