Religious Places in India

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Hindu Pilgrimage Sites in India

Amarnath Cave Temple

Amarnath cave temple is located in Jammu and Kashmir. Amarnath cave temple is situated at an altitude of 3888 meters. The temple can be reached through Pahalgam town which is located is about 140 kilometres away from Srinagar.

Vaishno Devi Temple

Vaishno Devi temple is located in the Trikut mountains. It is located in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The Hindu temple is dedicated to the mother goddess Durga. Vaishno Devi temple can be reached from Katra which is 40 kilometres away from Jammu.

Badrinath Temple

Badrinath Temple is located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. It is one of the most important Char Dham sites of the Hindu religion.

Jagannath Temple

Jagannath temple is located in Puri, Odisha. It was built in the 12th century and the temple is dedicated to Lord Jagannath. The temple is famous for its Rath Yatra.

Rameshwaram Temple

Rameshwaram temple is located in the Ramanathapuram district of Tamilnadu. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. when Ram was going to conquer Sri Lanka he worshipped Lord Shiva.

Dwarkadhish Temple

Dwarkadhish temple is located in Dwarka, Gujarat. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The temple was built in 15 century. It is also known as Jagat Mandir.

Gangotri and Yamunotri Temple

Gangotri and Yamunotri Temple are located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. Gangotri temple is dedicated to goddess Ganga and Yamunotri temple is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna. is a part of Chota Char Dham Yatra.

Kedarnath Temple

Kedarnath temple is located in Kedarnath which is situated in the state of Uttarakhand. Kedarnath Nagar panchayat is in Rudrapur. Kedarnath temple is situated in the Himalayas about 3583 meters elevations.

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

Neel Kanth Mahadev temple is located 32 kilometre away from Rishikesh. It is located in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. the temple is dedicated to Lord Neelkanth which is another name for Lord Shiva.

Akshardham Temple, Delhi

Akshardham temple was built on November 6, 2005. The name of the temple is Swaminarayan Akshardham. It is situated in the banks of the Yamuna river.

Akshardham Temple, Gandhinagar

The temple was built on November 2nd, 1992 by Swami Maharaj. It is one of the largest Hindu temples in the state of Gujarat. The temple is dedicated to Lord Swami Narayan.

Karni Mata Temple

Karni Mata temple is located in Bikaner, Rajasthan. It is 30 kilometres away from Bikaner. It was built in 15 century. It is also known as the temple of rats. Here people worship the rats. Those rats are known as the children of Karni Mata.

Tanot Mata Temple

Tanot Mata temple is located in the Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan. It is located in the Thar desert of Rajasthan. It is dedicated to the Goddess Tanot Mata.

Jagat Pita Brahma Temple

Jagat Pita Brahma temple is located in Pushkar. Pushkar is a town in Rajasthan. It is one of the oldest temples in India. People believe it is 2000 years old. It is close to Pushkar Lake and is dedicated to the creator of Hindu god Brahma. It is built of marbles.

Jagdish Temple

Jagdish temple is located in Udaipur Rajasthan. It was built by Jagat Singh in 1651 AD. The temple is dedicated to Lakshmi Narayan

Bharat Mata Temple

The temple is located in Haridwar, Uttrakhand. It was founded by Swami Satyamitranand Giri. It was inaugurated by the late Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi. It is an eighth story, temple.

Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple

Shri Mahakaleshwar temple is located in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. It is situated on the banks of Rudra Sagar Lake. The Hindu temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one of the Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva.

Omkareshwar Temple

Omkareshwar temple is located nearer to Indore. It is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas.

Trimbakeshwar Temple

Trimbakeshwar temple is located in the Nashik district of Maharashtra. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. It is situated on the banks of the Godavari river.

Sai Baba Temple

Sai Baba temple is located in Shirdi Maharashtra. It was established in 1922 AD.

Siddhivinayak Ganpati Temple

Siddhivinayak Ganpati temple is located in Prabhadevi Mumbai Maharashtra. It was built in 1801. The idol of Lord Ganesh has four hands.

Kamakshi Amman Temple

Kamakshi Amman temple is located in the historic city of Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu. The temple is dedicated to goddess Kamakshi who is an avatar of Goddess Parvati.

Meenakshi Amman Temple

Meenakshi Amman temple is located in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Parvati. There are over 33000 sculptures in the temple.

Konark Sun Temple

Konark Sun temple is located in Konark, Odisha. It was built by King Narsingh Dev in 13 century AD. It is also known as the Black Pagoda.

Kashi Vishwanath temple

The Kashi Vishwanath temple is located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is situated on the banks of river Ganga. It is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Shiva. It is the holiest of all Shiva temples.


Buddhist Pilgrimage Sites in India

Lumbini

Lumbini is located under the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal. In ancient times it was a part of India. Buddha was born in 623 BC in Lumbini. The popular attraction is the Ashokan pillar.

Bodhgaya

Bodhgaya is located in the state of Bihar. It is the holiest of four places which are situated near the river Niranjana. Buddha attended enlightenment there. The major attraction is Mahabodhi Temple which was built by Ashoka in 260 BC.

There are a total of six temples in the complex. And it is also famous for the Lotus Pond. There is also a giant Buddha statue of 24. 25 meters in the complex. There is a place called Vajrasana where the Buddha set and got enlightenment.

Sarnath

Sarnath is located 12 kilometres from Varanasi. Sarnath is famous because Buddha preached Dharma to his disciples for the first time in the deer park in Sarnath. The first Buddhist Sangha was established here. The major attraction in Sarnath is Dhamek Stupa.

Dhamek Stupa is 31.3 meters tall. It was built by Ashoka because here Buddha gave his first sermon to his disciples. Another attraction is the Iron Pillar which was built by Ashoka in 250 BC. Another attraction is Chaukhandi stupa where Buddha united with his followers.

Kushinagar

Kushinagar is located 52 kilometres from Gorakhpur. Kushinagar is the final resting place of Lord Buddha. Lord Buddha got Moksha on a full moon day in 543 BC. Buddha attended Nirvana. The attractions in Kushinagar are Nirvana Stupa and Wat Thai Temple.

Rajagiri

Rajagiri is located 90 kilometres from Patna. After reaching the Sarnath, Buddha came here. Buddha’s teachings were written down for the first time in Rajagiri. The major attraction in Rajagiri is Vishwa Shanti stupa. Another attraction is Nalanda University which was the first residential university built in the 5th century AD.

Vaishali

Buddha stayed some days here in Vaishali right after the enlightenment. Vaishali is famous for the Relic Stupa. The nearest destination is Shravasti. Shravasti is situated on the banks of the Rapti river. Buddha spent most of his time in Shravasti. Shravasti is famous for Sudipta Stupa and Angulimala stupa. a

Sanchi Stupa

Sanchi Stupa is located in Sanchi. It is 45 km away from the state capital of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal. It was built by Ashoka in the 3rd Century BC. The complex has three stupas. In the Stupas, there are the carving of Jataka tales.

Some of the famous Buddhist monasteries in India are the Rumtek Monastery, Tawang Monastery, Namdroling Monastery.


Jainism Pilgrimage Sites in India

Dilwara Temple

Dilwara Temple was built between 1100 and 1300. The Dilwara Temple is located in Mount, Abu Rajasthan. The temple is built in white marble. Some of the temples in Dilwara are the Bimal Vashi Temple and the Adinath Temple and Parshav Nath Temple.

Ranakpur Temple

Ranakpur temple is located in Rajasthan. The temple is supported by over 1444 marble pillars. Every pillar is different and no two pillars are the same. The temple is dedicated to Aadinath one of the Jain Tirthankars. The temple was built between the 14th and 15th centuries AD.

Palitana

The city of Palitana is located near Bhavnagar, Gujarat. It is one of the major pilgrimage centers for the Jain. The temples of Palitana are considered to be the most sacred pilgrimage place in Jainism. There are hundreds of Jain temples which are located in the sacred mountain of Shatrunjay. The temples are built in marble. The temples were built between 11th century Onwards.


Sikhism Pilgrimage Sites in India

Golden Temple

The Golden temple is located in Amritsar, Punjab. The Golden Temple was built by Guru Arjan in 1574 AD. The Golden temple is coated with 750 kilos of pure gold. It is also known as the Harmandir Sahib.

Hemkund Sahib

Hemkund Sahib is located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand at an altitude of 4329 meters above sea level. Hemkund, which is derived from the Sanskrit word which means snow bowl.

Paonta Sahib

Paonta Sahib is located on a small hill in Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the famous pilgrimage centers for the Sikhs. It is believed that Guru Gobind Singh lived there for many years. There is a big darbar inside the complex of the temple where Guru Govind Singh Ji used to sit with 52 poets. In the complex one of the attractions is Shri Talab Sahib.

Takht Sri Harmandir Ji Patna Sahib

This religious center of Sikhism is situated on the banks of the holy river Ganga in Patna. It was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh the first emperor of Punjab. It was built in the memory of Guru Gobind Singh Ji.

Sirhind

It is also called the Fatehgarh Sahib. It is located in the Fatehgarh Sahib district of Punjab. It was built by the king of Patiala Karam Singh.

Hazur Sahib

Hazur Sahib is located in Nanded, Maharashtra. Also is known as the Sachkhand Sri Hazur Abchalnagar Sahib. It is one of the five thrones of Sikhism. It is located on the banks of river Godavari. This is the place where the tenth guru of Sikhism, Guru Gobind Singh took his last breath. There is a Gurudwara within the complex, which is known as Sachkhand which means Realm of Truth.

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is located in Delhi. It is associated with the eighth Sikh Guru Harkishan. There is a pool inside the complex which is known as Sarovar. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib was originally a bungalow that belonged to Raja Jai Singh.


Christianity Pilgrimage Sites in India

Basilica of Bom Jesus

It is located in old Goa. At that point in time, the old Goa was the capital of Portuguese. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site now. It contains the remains of Saint Francis Xavier who was one of the co-founders of the society of Jesus. It was constructed from 1594 onwards.

Santa Cruz Basilica

Santa Cruz Basilica is located in Kerala. It is situated at Fort Kochi in Kerala. It was established in 1505 AD by Francisco De Almeida. The architectural style is the Gothic style of architecture.

Saint Catherine Church

The Saint Catherine Church is located in Goa. it is built in 1619 full stop the charge contains a gigantic which is called the Golden Bell which is one of the largest in the world.

Santhome Basilica

The Santhome Basilica is a Roman Catholic Basilica. It is located in Santhanam, Chennai. It is constructed in the 16th century AD. It is constructed over the Tomb of Saint Thomas who was an apostle of Jesus. The architectural style is the Neo-Gothic style of architecture.

Saint Paul Cathedral

The beautiful Saint Paul Cathedral is located in Kolkata. It is one of the most beautiful churches in India it was constructed in 1847.


Islam Pilgrimage Sites in India

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid is located in New Delhi. It is one of the oldest famous mosques in India. It was built by Shah Jahan in 1656 AD. It can accommodate 25,000 persons. It has minarets of red sandstone and marble with the height of 135 feet. It makes the mosque in the largest in India.

Mecca Masjid

Mecca Masjid is located in Hyderabad. It is one of the oldest mosques in India. Mecca Masjid is made of soil and bricks which were exported from Mecca in 1694 AD. The capacity of Mecca Masjid Hyderabad is 10,000 people.

Taj–ul–Masjid

Taj –ul–Masjid is located in Bhopal. Taj–ul–Masjid has the highest capacity of all the mosques in India that is over 1 lakh people.

Jamia Masjid

Jamia Masjid is located in Srinagar. It is one of the most sacred mosques in India. It can accommodate 33000 people at one point in time.

Bada Imambara

Bada Imambara was built by Nawab of Awadh in 1784 AD. It can accommodate over three lakh people.

Nagina Masjid

Nagina Masjid is situated in the Agra Fort. It was built by Shah Jahan for the ladies of the royal families.

Jama Masjid

The Jama Masjid is located in Agra which is also known as the Jama Masjid. It was built by Shah Jahan for his daughter Jahanara Begum. It can accommodate ten thousand people for the prayer at a point in time.

Haji Ali Dargah

Haji Ali Dargah is located in Mumbai. It is one of the most popular attractions in Mumbai and famous for its Mosque, Haji Ali Dargah. The mosque is built on the water. It is located five hundred meters from the cost of Warli. It can be seen anywhere from Marine Drive.

Moti Masjid

Moti Masjid is located in Delhi. The meaning of Moti Masjid is the Pearl Mosque. It is a white marble Mosque. It is located inside the Red Fort Complex. It was built by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. It was built in 1660 AD.

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