5 Best holy places to visit in India | 2021

Here are some of the best religious places to visit in India

India is rightfully known as the “Land of Faith.” The abundance of temples, mosques, churches, Gurudwaras, and monasteries in India entices visitors to visit a country that is multicultural, religious, and most importantly, vibrant but unified. Many ordinary locations in India have been transformed into important worship sites due to spirituality. These are some of the most religious places in India.

1.Vaishno Devi Temple

Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board was formed in 1986

A devotion to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji’s Holy Shrine is regarded one of the sacred pilgrimage sites of all time. It is located in Jammu, on the Trikuta Hills. Hindu pilgrims from all across the world flock to this well-known holy spot, where the Mother Goddess, Mata Vaishno Devi, is believed to grant their desires. This sacred site is known as one of the most powerful Shaktipeeth since it is said that the Goddess Sati’s skull fell nearby. The deity is depicted at Mata Vaishno Devi Cave by a five-and-a-half-foot-tall boulder with three heads, known as the Pindies. On the Mata Vaishno Devi pilgrimage, devotees bring chunri, sarees, dry fruits, silver or gold ornaments, cholas, roses, and other customary offerings to Mata.

2. Sun Temple

The Sun Temple, a landmark of Indian architecture, is located in Konark, Odisha. The Sun Temple is a huge structure that is an impressive representation of genius. The triumph of King Narsimhadeva is depicted by the Sun God riding a glorious chariot. The temple’s magnificent Kalinga design is well-known. The prior exposure to the temple of the deity of Surya built of chlorite stone. The walls of the temple are decorated with sculptures – elaborate carvings of different figures including Hindu deities, depictions of the daily mortal life, birds, animals and more.

3. Somnath Jyotirlinga

The most sacred of the 12 jyotirlingas in India is the Somnath Jyotirlinga.

In Prabhas Patan, Saurashtra of  West Gujarat, India, the Somnath temple is situated. Lord Shiva’s first Dwadash Jyotirlinga, according to legend. This holy temple, located on the Arabian Sea’s shores, reaches out to worshippers from all over the world and blesses them countless times. Six times the temple was constructed and restored.

4. Ranakpur Temple

Also known as Chaturmukha Dharana Vihara

The Tirthankara Rishabhanatha Jain Temple in Ranakpur is a Jain temple devoted to Rishabhanatha.  Ranakpur Temple is among Jain culture’s largest and most prestigious temples. The temple’s building began in 1389 and lasted until 1458 CE. The town and temple were both called Ranpur named  after King Kumbha Rana. The city of Ranpur is also recognized as Ranakpur. This temple was again used as a hideaway for burglars and was also occupied by the Mughals.

5. Dargah Gharib Nawaz

The tomb of a sufi saint, Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti

Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chishti is regarded as one of the ’s greatest divine healers. It has a marble dome and a silver platform surrounding the real tomb within. Each year on saint’s death anniversary and the  tomb draws thousands of visitors. People of all faiths, castes, and creeds travel here to deliver a common “chadar” in exchange for the Sufi saint’s blessings.

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