Pilgrims

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In religion and spirituality, a pilgrimage is a long journey or search of great moral significance. Sometimes, it is a journey to a sacred place or shrine of importance to a person’s beliefs and faith. Members of every major religion participate in pilgrimages. A person who makes such a journey is called a pilgrim. India is the most popular in pilgrimage tourism because it is the land of every religion like Sikh, Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist and Jain.

Sangha

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Sangha

This page is dedicated to the propagation of the history of the Ramakrishna Order, its national and global significance, its heritage and legacy, culture and contribution. Members are requested to post only in the English language. Let us all join hands to help bring about the golden age of spiritual awakening in the world that was the dream of Swami Vivekananda for which he lived and died and for which he still animates receptive souls wherever they be even as he had promised. It is then our mission to help fulfil the mission of Thakur-Ma-Swamiji. May the Holy Trinity bless us all in our endeavour...

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Birla Mandir

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Birla Mandir

Also called Laxminarayan Temple the, the Birla Mandir was built by the Birla family in 1938. Along with the temple itself, the name ‘Laxminarayan Temple’ encompasses a large garden with fountains behind it. The temple attracts thousands of devotees on Janmashtami day, the birthday of Lord Krishna and is popular Tourist attraction in Delhi

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Brahmakund

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Brahmakund

Har ki pauri mean ” STEP OF GOD ” . It is also known as Brahmakund and it is believed to be the place where divine nectar fell from the pitcher. It is the site for the famous Kumbh Mela which is celebrated in 12 years. Large number of devotees comes especially to Haridwar to take a holy dip in the Ganga River. At twilight, when evening aarti is performed the reflection of the golden diyas that keep floating on the river offers an enchanting view of the ghat to the visitors. This sacred Ghat was built by King Vikramaditya in memory of his brother Bhatrihari, who is said to have meditated on the banks of Ganga in Haridwar. Haridwar is the meaning of two words Har mean lord SHIVA and dwar mean GATE or gateway , so Haridwar mean Gateway of Lord Shiva . This city is regarded as one of the seven holiest places to Hindus. According to the Samudra manthan, Haridwar along with Ujjain, Nashik and Prayag (Allahabad) is one of four sites where drops of Amrit, the elixir of immortality, accidentally spilled over from the pitcher while being carried by the celestial bird Garuda. This is manifested in the Kumbha Mela being celebrated every 3 years in one of the 4 places, and thus every 12 years in...

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Vaishno Devi

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Vaishno Devi

Katra Town, in the valley of Trikuta Mountains, 48 kms. from Jammu, serves as the base camp for visiting the famous shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi, which is approachable on foot along a 13 kms long well laid footpath. Every year, more than 4.5 million pilgrims pass through Katra on their way to the holy shrine. The cave shrine of Mata Vasihnodeviji or Trikuta Bhagwati (alt: 5,200 ft.) has been a beacon of faith and fulfilment to millions of devotees from all over the world. The pilgrimage to the Shrine holds great significance for the...

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Manikaran

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Manikaran

Manikaran is located on the bank of river Parvati. It is an altitude of 1760 meters, and it is 40 km from Bhunter. The area is well known for its natural hot water springs and its beautiful landscape. Manikaran is a pilgrimage centre for Hindus and Sikhs. According to Purans Lord Shiva and mata Parvati were walking in the velley, Parvati dropped her earring . The earring seized by Shesha – naag, Shesha-Naag only surrendered the jewel when Lord Shiva performed his dance Tandav and shot the jewel come up through the hot water spring. According to this story the area get his name Manikaran ( jewel of ear ). In 1574 BC Guru Nanak Dev ji came to this place with Bhai Bala & Bhai Mardana. At night they felt hungry. Bhai Mardana arrange some flour (atta ), but there was no fire to cook the food. Guru Nanak Dev ji asked Mardana to lift a stone and Bhai Mardana then lifted a rock and a hot water spring appeared. Mardana put the chappati in the spring but chappatis sank. Guru Nanak ji then told him to pray to god, if his chappatis float back then he would donate one chappati in the name of God. When he prayed all the chappatis started floating duly baked. Guru Nanak Dev Ji said that anyone who donates in the name of God, his or her drowned items float back. This is a very beautiful place to visit for every...

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Golden Temple

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Golden Temple

Amritsar is a historical city of Punjab India. It is also known as Ramdaspur and Guru da Chak. Amritsar is situated 216 km from state capital Chandigarh, 447 Km from Delhi, the capital of India. The Wagah Border of India – Pakistan is only 28 km from Amritsar. The city was named after the lake founded by forth Sikh Guru Ram Das Ji in 1574. And built a Gurudwara ( Golden Temple) near the lake, which was completed by Fifth Guru Arjan Dev Ji in 1601. It is now a major pilgrimage and tourism centre. Other tourist spots of Amritsar are Golden Temple ( a Holy shrine of Sikhism) Jallianwala bagh , Mata Mandir, Ram Tirth( Ram Tirath is a ashram of Bhagwan Valmiki. Mata sita wa fugitive in Valmiki ashram. It is the place where Luv Kush, the sons of Lord Ram and Mata Sita were...

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Baijnath Bageshwar

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Baijnath Bageshwar

Baijnath Uttarakhand is 25 km from Bageshwar & 440 km from Delhi India. Baijnath temple is located on the bank of river Gomti in Katyuri valley. The place was the capital of Katyuri Dynasty. The ancient temples are the witness of 12 century era. The old temple is dedicated to Goddess of power Mata Parvati & the main temple is dedicated to Baba Baijnath (a name of Lord Shiva). According to local people the temple is constructed by Queen of Katyuri.

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Chaurasi Temple

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Chaurasi Temple

Chaurasi Temple complex is located in the center of Bharmour town and it holds immense religious importance because of temples built around 1400 years ago. Life of people in Bharmour centres around the temple complex-Chaurasi, named so because of 84 shrines built in the periphery of Chaurasi Temple. Chaurasi is hindi word for number eighty four. The beautiful shikhara style temple of Manimahesh occupies the center of the complex. It is believed that when 84 Siddhas, who had come from kurukshetra, were passing through Bharmour to visit Manimahesh, they fell in love with the calmness of Bharmour and reconciled to meditate here. Chaurasi Temple Complex was built approximately in 7th century, although repairs of many temples have been carried out in later period. There is another legend associated with Chaurasi temple complex. It is believed that shortly after Sahil Varman’s accession of Brahampura (ancient name of Bharmour), 84 yogis visited this place. They were greatly pleased with the King’s hospitality. As King had no heir, Yogis promised him ten sons. They were requested by the King to stay back in Brahampura till the prediction of Yogis was fulfilled. In due course of time the king was blessed with ten sons and a daughter. Daughter was named Champavati and because of liking of Champavati new capital Chamba was established. It is believed that Chaurasi temple complex in Bharmour was built to honour these 84 Yogis and named Chaurasi after them. There are 84 big and small temples in Chaurasi temple complex. Chaurasi is a spacious level ground in center of Bharmour where the galaxy of temples mostly in the form of Shivlingas exists. The Chaurasi Temple Complex offers a delightful, clean and a scenic...

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Vaishno Devi Temple

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Vaishno Devi Temple

The Holy Cave Shrine of Vaishno devi is situated in a beautiful racess of the Trikuta Mountains forming a part of the lower Himalayas as in the state of Jammu & Kashmir at an altitude of over 5000 feet. A pilgrimage to the Holy Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji is considered to be one of the holiest pilgrimages of our times. Popular the world over known as the Moonh Maangi Muradein Poori Karne Wali Mata, which means, the Mother who fulfills whatever Her children wish for, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji resides in a Holy Cave located in the folds of the three peaked mountain named Trikuta (pronounced as Trikoot). The Holy Cave attracts lakhs of devotees every year. In fact, the number of Yatris visiting the Holy Shrine annually now exceeds 5 million. This is due to the unflinching faith of the devotees who throng the Shrine from all parts of India and abroad. The Yatris have to undertake a trek of nearly 12 km from the base camp at Katra. At the culmination of their pilgrimage, the yatries are blessed with the Darshans of the Mother Goddess inside the Sanctum Sanctorum- the Holy Cave. These Darshans are in the shape of three natural rock formations called the Pindies. In the cave there are images of three dieties viz. the Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasaraswati. The shrine can be visited throughout the year, but during the winter season the route is often blocked by...

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Abode of Lord Shiva

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Abode of Lord Shiva

Every year, thousands make a pilgrimage to Kailash, following a tradition going back thousands of years. Pilgrims of several religions believe that circumambulating Mount Kailash on foot is a holy ritual that will bring good fortune. The peregrination is made in a clockwise direction by Hindus and Buddhists. Followers of the Jain and Bönpo religions circumambulate the mountain in a counterclockwise direction. The path around Mount Kailash is 52 km (32 mi) long. Lake Manas Sarovar is a personification of purity, and one who drinks water from the lake will go to the Abode of Lord Shiva after death. He is believed to be cleansed of all his sins committed over even a hundred lifetimes.[3] Like Mount Kailash, Lake Manas Sarovar is a place of pilgrimage, attracting religious people from India, Nepal, Tibet and the neighboring countries. Bathing in the Manas Sarovar and drinking its water is believed to cleanse all sins. Pilgrimage tours are organized regularly, especially from India, the most famous of which is the Kailash Manas Sarovar Yatra which takes place every year. Pilgrims come to take ceremonial baths in the cleansing waters of the...

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