Each religious practice s beautiful celebrated by everyone. March through the impressive mountains and you still experience divine existence or navigate through the winding alleys, where mysticism combined with history waits to greet your religiously thirsty souls.
Most popular religious places
1. Tirumala Venkateswara – Tirupati
The world famous Tirumala Venkateswara temple of Tirupati Balaji is a Hindu temple dedicated to god Vishnu.
The Tirumala Venkateswara Temple is made in honor of Lord Venkateswara (incarnation of Vishnu). It’s located on the last mountain of the Seshachalam cliff in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. Like in so many temples in Southern India, this sacred temple is also famous for its bizarre architecture. The shrine is also amongst the most visited temples in India. It attracts about 60,000 pilgrims every day.
The divinity here is witnessed when you see the Puja involving plenty of hymns, mantras, and praises. Another attraction of Tirumala Venkateswara Temple is the Laddoo Prasadam.
2. Vaishno Devi – Jammu
Maa Vaishno Devi shrine also known as Mata Rani is located at an altitude of 5300 feet is a manifestation of the Mother Goddess Durga. It’s one of the most divine places situated in Northern India.
Amid the lavish mountains lies the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine where devotees come and have the blessings of Mata Vaishno. The place is located on the Trikuta Cliffs in Jammu, the temple of Mata Vaishno is listed as the most famous pilgrimage place in India. The place has an untellable delight while going through a difficult trek that additionally leads to the caves where the idol offers endless blessings. The place spreads divinity, loaded with beautiful landscapes, and lots of adventures.
3. Siddhivinayak – Mumbai
Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple is the richest temples in Mumbai and one of them in Maharashtra. It’s one of the holiest places in the metropolitan city.
4. Shree Ayyappa – Sabarimala
It is situated on a hilltop of Sahyadris range at an altitude of 468m (1535 ft.) and surrounded by dense forests and mountains hills.
4. Moinuddin Chishti – Ajmer
The dargah of Moinuddin Chishti is situated in Ajmer and visited by Muslim Pilgrims as well as Hindus and Sikhs.
Moinuddin Chishti lies in peace, the place where the wishes of people come true. You’ll feel peace, once you have the entrance to the gate of the Dargah. The holy shrine in Ajmer, Gharib Nawaz Dargah Sharif is one of the most visited places being admired by millions of pilgrims annually from around the world.
The dargah is surely magical where people from different religions come and worship and steals everyone’s heart. However, the dargah is always brimmed with visitors. The ideal time to visit Ajmer Sharif is in the Urs festival. Every year, the place becomes lively during this time.
5. Golden Temple/Harmandir Sahib – Amritsar
The Golden temple is a prominent Gurudwara and one of the historical heritage monuments of India, located in Amritsar city of, Punjab.
The unmatched reflection of the religious golden temple on the delightful nectar (lake) and the crowd of pilgrims sauntering in the shrine premises makes everyone forced to visit one of the popular religious places in India. The temple was built by the 4th Sikh Guru- Ramdass Sahib Ji, Gurdwara Harmandir Sahib is the major Sikh pilgrimage place to visit in India.
The golden ornate temple is made in honor of a number of Sikh historical events. The place is a harbinger of peace and is nothing less than a heritage in India.
6. Basilica of born Jesus – Goa
It is one of the UNESCO world heritage site located in old Goa. The world heritage monument is one of the oldest churches in India as well as in Goa.
7. Sai Baba – Shirdi
The most popular Sai Baba of Shirdi located at Shirdi town in Maharashtra. Shirdi Sai temple is a most beautiful shrine built over the Samadhi of Shri Sai Baba.
Shirdi in Maharashtra is far beyond religion, caste, creed, religion, and other discriminative forms; it’s a perfect getaway to attain spirituality. Sai Baba in his entire life taught the lesson of Sab Ka Maalik Ek i.e everyone’s god is one and the only one and with his immense work towards mankind, he has many followers. Today, at his endemic place, Shirdi is heavily populated by numerous devotees regardless of religion, creed, or color finding peace, spirituality, and showing their devotion to this great saint. It’s the reason why Shirdi is one of the most religious places that is visited in India.
8. Amarnath Dham – Srinagar
Amarnath temple cave situated at an altitude 3,888m (12,756 ft.) near Srinagar and surrounded by snowy mountains.
Baba Barfani/Amarnath temple attracts the devotees from all around the world to go for an engrossing trek and then seek the blessing of Lord Shiva. The sacred Amarnath Cave is positioned in the picturesque Jammu and Kashmir State and can be reached only via harsh trekking journey. It’s one of the ancient pilgrim places in India with utmost importance.
As per the legends, in the cave, the secret of immortality has been revealed by Lord Shiva to Goddess Parvati, his consort and that revelation was overheard by a two of the pigeons. It’s being said that a pair of pigeon are still seen in this cave. Amarnath is renowned for the ice Linga which is naturally formed here annually. Amarnath Yatra is every year happening where devotees are allowed to reach the cave temple by trekking.
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9. Lord Jagannath – Puri
The Lord Jagannath temple is located in the coastal town of Puri in Orissa, dedicated to Lord Jagannath. It’s one of the most religious places.
Jagannath Temple is a significant pilgrim centre in India and also is the finest masterpiece in Odisha. The major idols include Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra, and Goddess Subhadra. Even though it’s a popular pilgrimage, Jagannath Temple is brought all-together to a new life at the time of every year’s Rath Yatra; an event in which thousands of people gathers at the temple. The holy temple is considered to the true reflection of Indian tradition and culture.