Pilgrimage

 

Major Hindu Pilgrimages

 Siddhivinayak Templesiddhivinayak-templeOne of the most famous and richest temples the Siddhivinayak temple is located in Prabadevi, Mumbai. The inner roof of the sanctum is plated with gold, and the central statute is of Ganesh.

                 Tirupati Templetirupati-templeTirupati Temple is one of the largest and the richest Hindu temples in the world. The temple is located on the Tirumala hills in Tirupati, Hyderabad.

                Gangotri Temple

gangotri-templeGangotri Temple is located at an altitude of 3048 metres. There is a natural shiv linga submerged under water that can be easily seen when the water level recedes..

               Yamunotri Temple

yamunotri-templeLocated in Uttranchal, the Yamunotri is at the foothill of the Kalind Parvat at the left bank of the Yamuna. Apart from its religious importance, It is famous for its natural surroundings.

Major Christian Pilgrimages

The Catholic Cathedral

The Catholic Cathedral

The Catholic Cathedral in Kohima, Nagala

Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity ChurchApproximately 700 years old, Holy Trinity Church features a tower with six bells, a cemetery and a community centre. Holy Trinity Church is very popular amongst pilgrims.

Christ Church in Pune

Christ Church in PuneChrist Church is one of the biggest churches of Pune, which is in Maharashtra. It is a missionary from Scotland. Here, worship used to takes place in bungalows of missionaries, school and after that rented hall in sachapeer street.

Church of St. Francis of Assis

Church of St. Francis of AssisiChurch of St. Francis of Assist is one of the best churches in Goa. The exterior facade of the Cihurch bears an impressive aroma of the Tuscan order while the main doorway is made in the Manu line style. During the zenith of its glory and magnificence, it is the richest and most fantabolous church in the world.

Major Muslim Pilgrimages

            Ajmer-e-Shariefthumb-ajmer-e-sharief-26718The Dargah Sharif, located at the foot of a barren hill, is the place where the Khawaja Moin-ud-din Chistis’ mortal remains lie buried.                Bibi Ka Maqbara

thumb-bibi-ka-maqbara-27330Bibi Ka Maqbara is built by Prince Azam Shah, son of Emperor Aurangzeb. It was built in 17th century. Prince Azam Shah has dedicated it as a tribute for his mother, Rabia Durrani.

                 Big Mosque

thumb-big-mosque-23950Big Mosque is one of the most famous and beautiful mosques in Chennai. This mosque is located in the Janbazar area of Triplicane in Chennai.

                 Haji Ali Dargah

haji-ali-dargah    Haji Ali Dargarh is one of the most recognised landmarks in Mumbai, the Dargah is located in a small islet off the coast in Worli, Mumbai.

Major Buddhist Pilgrimages


Tawang Monastery thumb-tawang-monastery-27169Tawang Monastery is located in Arunachal Pradesh. It was built in 1680-1681 by Merak Lama Lodre Gyatso. This monastery was built as per the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama.
                 Buddhist Sculpturethumb-buddhist-sculpture-27225At, Sarnath tourists get mesmerized with the elegance of Buddhist Sculptures. Apart from general tourists, this destination also remains crowded with inquisitive scholars, eager to know Buddhism.
                     Ellora Cavesthumb-ellora-caves-27320Ellora caves are a world heritage site located in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. Ellora represents the epitome of the Indian rock cut architecture.                 Bodhgaya Templethumb-bodhgaya-temple-27344It is the place where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. Historically known as Bodhimanda, Bodhgaya Temple is a popular designation for worldwide pilgrims.

 

Major Sikh Pilgrimages

      Hemkund Sahib Gurdwarathumb-hemkund-saheb-27177Situated 4000 metres above sea level and surrounded by snow-capped mountains Hemkunt Sahib one the most holiest shrines of the Sikhs gives it a mesmerising look. The lakes rocky shores are covered by snow most of the times.                  Sis Ganj Gurdwarathumb-sis-ganj-gurdwara-27130Built in old Delhi this gurdwara is dedicated to the ninth Sikh guru Guru Teg Bahadur who was beheaded on the orders of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in the year 1675 A.D.
         Gurdwara Bangla Sahib
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Dedicated to the 8Th Sikh Guru, Guru Harkishan Sahib Ji, gurudwara Bangla Sahib is located in Cannaught Place in New Delhi. Its main hall is kept simple, except for the open central shrine, covered by a small golden dome sporting a sculpted bronze cupola.
                     Golden Templethumb-golden-temple-23666Established by the Fourth Sikh Guru, Guru Ram Das Ji, the Golden Temple or Harmandir Sahib is the most important place of worship for the Sikhs and the oldest one. The city of Amritsar is also called �Guru Di Nagri� or the city of Guru.

 

Major Jain Pilgrimages

        Bhandeshwar Jain TemplesimgeDedicated to the 23rd Jain teerthankar, Parsvanathji is a famous Jain Temple. Two brothers, each signifying its own persona, built this temple.                  Ranakpur Templethumb-ranakpur-temple-26734Ranakpur Temple is situated in Sadri in pall district of Rajasthan, famous for its marvelous architecture. This is dedicated to lord Adinath. One of the five major Jain pilgrimage sites. Built by Seth Dharna Sah.
               Jain Temple – Damanthumb-jain-temple---daman-31567Jain Daman temple is located at the northern region of impressive Nani Daman fort. The specialty of this temple is exquisitely designed and decorated its inner walls, with elegant glass cover.                    Jain Templethumb-jain-temple-27166Jain temples is dedicated to Lord Mahavir, founder of Jainism. Jain temples are known for their intricacy and d�cor. Peace is the main symbol of Janis. Some common Janis temple is Ranakpur and Delaware temple.