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Best Religious Tourism in India

Posted by makeutravel on December 27th, 2016

Each religious practice is beautifully celebrated by everyone. March through the impressive mountains and you shall experience divine existence or navigate through the winding alleys, where mysticism combined with history waits to greet your religiously thirsty souls.  The devout soil of the state constantly keeps you in contact with a Supreme Power that dwells in each object and each person.

The subsistence of a large number of temples, churches, mosques, monasteries and gurudwaras in India signals the traveller to visit a realm that is liberal, spiritual and most of all united with all the diversity around. Religious Tourism in India has grown multiply and so has the reputation of India. Let us mutually get acquainted with a diverse and vital side of this great country and learn about these mesmerising religious tourism places in India


Jyotirlinga is a memorial where Lord Shiva, a great God in Hinduism, is worshipped in the form of a "Lingam of light." There are twelve established Jyotirlinga shrines in India -

•  Somnath was devastated and built six times. It is held in admiration throughout India and is rich in legend, culture, and history. It is situated at Prabhas Patan in Saurashtra in Gujarat.

•  Mallikarjuna is also called Srisaila. It is the name of the pillar placed on a mountain on the river Krishna. Srisailam, near Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh, enshrines Mallikarjuna in a traditional temple that is sculpturally rich.

•  Mahakal, which is located in Madhya Pradesh, is adobe to the Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga temple. The Lingam at Mahakal is said to be Swayambhu, the only one of the 12 Jyotirlingams to be so. It is also the sole one looking south and also the temple to have a Shree Yantra situated upside down at the ceiling of the Garbha Graha.

•  Mamleshwar which is located in Madhya Pradesh is present on an island in the Narmada River. It is adobe to a Jyotirlinga shrine as well as the Mamaleshwar temple.

•  Kedarnath in Uttarakhand is at the northernmost of the Jyotirlingas. Kedarnath, carefully nestled in the snow-clad Himalayas, is a traditional shrine, rich in legend and culture. It is reachable only by foot, and for not more than six months a year.

•  Bhimashankar, located in the Sahyadri range of Maharashtra, constitutes a Jyotirlinga shrine connected with Shiva destroying the demon Tripurasura. In addition, there is also a Bhimashankara temple at Nainital, which was said to be as Daakini country in ancient days. It is said that Bhima, the Pandava prince was wedded to Hidimba, a Dakini there. Mahashivaratri is celebrated in great joy here too.

•  Benares in Uttar Pradesh is abode to the Vishwanath Jyotirling temple.

•  Trimbakeshwar, near Nasik in Maharashtra, has a Jyotirlinga shrine connected with the origin of the Godavari River.

•  Another one of the Jyotirlinga is Baidyanathdham in Jharkhand & Parli Vaidyanath Temple at Deogarh

•  Nageshwar Temple is located in Dwarka, Gujarat

•  Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu is abode to the vast Ramalingeswarar Jyotirlinga temple and is admired as the southernmost of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines of India. It enshrines the "Lord of Rama" pillar.

•  Ghrishneshwar Jyotirlinga shrine is located in Aurangabad Maharashtra. It is situated near the rock-cut temples of Ellora.


Shirdi is a township in North Maharashtra. It is situated 185 km east of the Arabian Sea seashore. Shirdi was where the great saint Sai Baba resided till his Samadhi in 1918. At the moment, it is a pilgrimage centre and millions of his followers from all over the globe come each year to pay their compliments. The paramount time of the year to trip Shirdi is January to March. Pilgrim influx peaks amid September and November when numerous Hindu festivals occur. Baba's death anniversary is honoured in the month of October, the exact date depending on the Hindu calendar. Some of the most significant festivals in Shirdi are Dussera and Baba's death anniversary.

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