The sub continent of India is proud to be associated with numerous religions, cultures and languages. As people of various religion and culture stay harmoniously in the same country, the presence of many Gods and goddesses are worshiped here.
Pilgrims from all the corners of the world come to visit the range of Top Pilgrimage & Religious Tours in the country. India Pilgrimage & Religious Sites are considered to be the most holy places in the world with all Diversified Cultured. A visit to these sacred places not only purifies your mind and soul, but also rids you of your worries and troubles.
Bhagwat Katha is the most sacred books of the Hindus. Katha is Narrated by Param Pujya Rayamaharaj Nijaampurkar It gives a tremendous insight and an entirely new perspective to the person who hears the narrative. On hearing, a person is never the same. There is a complete transformation, literally a new birth. Atma (soul) by it’s own nature is sovereign – it cannot by nature be bound – whatever bondage’s felt are sheer illusions of the mind. Trip Guide Sau.Vandana Ektare and Mr.Sunil Despande
15 March Start from Mumbai to Delhi
16 March Start from New Delhi – Suktaal
16 March Stay at Suktaal Ashram
17 ,18 ,19 ,20 March Pujan. Sahita Parayan ,Shri Visnu Shastranam , Gita Path, Bhawat Kathan (Every Morning and Evening)
20 March Visit Rishikesh and Stay at Haridwar
22 March Hari Darshan and Check out
Thousands of people come to India from all over the world seeking spiritual enlightenment. Incidentally, most of these pilgrimage sites are tucked away in places blessed with unparalleled natural beauty. In the land of temples and pilgrimages, we pick the top pilgrimages to take in India.
The holy town of Shirdi in Maharashtra is synonymous with Sai Baba – the saint who was revered by followers of all religions and who is said to have performed several miracles. Devotees throng his shrine year-round and the main festivals celebrated are Ramnavami, Guru Purnima and Vijayadashmi.
The Tirumala Venkateswara Temple near Tirupati is one of the holiest in India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara who is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Millions of devotees visit the temple every year, especially during the annual nine-day Brahmotsavan festival in October.
The Ramanathaswamy temple in Rameswaram is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines of Lord Shiva and is also a part of the Char Dham circuit. Located on Pamban Island and connected to mainland India by a bridge, a trip to Rameswaram is a must-do whether you’re religious-minded or not. Mahashivratri and Navratri are especially popular festivals here.
The majestic seaside temples of Dwarka and Somnath are truly awe-inspiring. Dwarka is one of the four shrines comprising the Char Dham and home to the Jagat Mandir, also known as Dwarkadheesh Temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. The Somnath temple is one of the 12 holy Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva.
One of the most important Indian pilgrimages is to the Vaishno Devi shrine, near Katra in Jammu. The temple is at a height of 5,300 feet and can be reached by an arduous climb. It’s dedicated to the goddess Shakti and is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas. Navratri is the biggest festival celebrated here.
The sacred seaside town of Puri in Odisha is famous for its Jagannath Temple. Dedicated to Lord Jagannath, the temple’s Rath Yatra (or the chariot festival) sees devotees in large numbers from all over the world, celebrating the dieties’ procession from the temple to the ocean waters.
A shimmering golden façade reflected in the water, soothing intonations of the Granth Sahib being read out, the calming atmosphere – a trip to the Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) of Amitsar is a must-do. Do not miss out on the langar where thousands of pilgrims are fed daily. Guru Nanak Jayanti and Baisakhi are some of the festivals that are celebrated with great fervour here.
Dargah Sharif, the Sufi shrine of the saint Moinuddin Chisti at Ajmer, is a favourite with Bollywood celebrities who make a beeline for it before every film release! Thousands of devotees come here to offer a chadar on fulfilment of their wishes. The annual Urs Festival commemorates the Sufi saint.
Known as the birthplace of Lord Krishna, Mathura and nearby Vrindavan are home to hundreds of temples dedicated to the playful, dark-skinned god. Keshav Dev Temple and Banke Bihari Temple are amongst the important shrines here. Janmashtami and Holi are major festivals in Dwarka.
The ancient city of Varanasi is considered most holy and there are several temples located on the banks of the Ganga river. The Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Sankat Mochan Temple are two of the most visited in the city. The annual Ganga Mahotsav celebrates the rich cultural heritage of India.
Parmarth Niketan Ashram to witness the every day evening ceremony of Ganga Aarti Rishikesh.
Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Niketan is organized and performed by ashram residents, particularly the children who are studying the Vedas there. The ceremony commences with the singing of bhajans, prayers, and a purifying and sacred ritual that takes place around a fire, with the offerings made to Agni, the fire god. The lamps are lit and the aarti takes place as the final part of the ceremony. The children sing along with the spiritual head of the ashram, in sweet, haunting voices. A huge statue of Lord Shiva overlooks the proceedings.
Dhavir Maharaj is of great importance to the people of Roha – Raigad, MAHARASHTRA. After Ganesh, people of Roha have great faith in Dhavir Maharaj and he is also known as ‘The God Of Roha’ or ‘Gramdaivat Of Roha’.
.The Dhavir temple has been declared as a religious place, by the Government of Maharashtra.
The Dhavir Temple was built by Balwantrao Vithoji More in 1849. There are two stories told about how Dhavir Maharaj became Roha’s Gramdaivat.
Before living the Dhavir temple to begin the Dhavir Palkhi, it is given ‘SALAMI’ by the Raigad Police. Salami means police stand in a line and fire bullets from their rifles. Before entering in proper Roha the Palkhi is welcomed by the Dalits,then the Muslims.