Top 5 Religious Places in India

Top 5 Religious Places in India

India is considered as the most religious nation in the world. India is home to various religions of different faith. The religious places of India reflects the diversity of region, rituals, people and religions. It includes Haridwar- one of the most visited place of worship,Kumbh mela the largest gathering in the world, 12 Jyotirlingas, Meenakshi Temple and Char Dham yatra.

Vaishno Devi Temple, Jammu Kashmir

It is considered to be one of the holiest pilgrimages of India. Vaishno Devi, is also known as Mata Rani, Trikuta and Vaishnavi. Vaishno Devi is located in Jammu and Kashmir. One of the most visited pilgrim sites in India is the holy place of Mata Vaishno Devi. It is situated at a height of 5300 ft. The site is located inside a cave in a hill. The temple is a Shakti Peeth and is a manifestation of Mother Goddess in Hindu religion.

Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

One of the oldest city in Tamil nadu surrounded by full of Greenery environment. Thanjavur is famous for its world Heritage temple called Brihadeeswara Temple. It is also known as Periya Kovil, RajaRajeswara Temple,Rajarajeswaram and Big Temple. It is located at the heart of the city. This temple is dedicated to Lord Siva. UNESCO has declared it as World Heritage Monument. The temple is built with many exciting architectural designs and many unbelievable facts.

Golden Temple, Amritsar

It is also known as Harmandir Sahib and Swarn Mandir. It is the holiest Sikh gurdwara located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab. The town was originated in 1574 by the fourth Sikh guru, Guru Ram Das. It is a place of great beauty and inspiring peacefulness. It is surrounded by a beautiful lake and four doors.The most important festivals of Punab is Vaisakhi, and that the is best time to explore the culture and tradition of great Punjab.

Tirumala Venkateswara, Tirupati

It is also known as Balaji Temple.It is situated on the last hill of the Seshachalam range in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. This holy temple is known for its wonderful architecture. Tirumala Venkateswara is the most visited temple of Hindu in India and approx 60,000 pilgrims visit here each day. Laddoo is given as Prasadam in Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, which is another attraction of this temple.

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Amarnath cave, Jammu and Kashmir

It is a Hindu place of pilgrimage located in Jammu and Kashmir. The holy Amarnath Cave is located in the beautiful state of Jammu Kashmir. Amarnath Temple cave is situated at an altitude 3,888 m (12,756 ft) near Srinagar and surrounded by snowy mountains. It can only be reached after a precise trekking journey. Amarnath cave is renowed as one of the ancient pilgrimages in India. It is said that Lord Shiva had disclosed the secret of immortality to his wife Goddess Parvati here, which was overheared by a pair of pigeons. It is also believed that even today, a pair of pigeon is seen in the cave.Natural created Linga by ice is formed annually in the caves due to freezing of water is seen in Amarnath Cave every year in the month of sharavan.