India is a country under whose shelter multiple religions live with peace. This country can be called as “Land of faith”. India is a vast and huge country with many rituals and spirituals views. India is having supreme power with different forms. The existence of large number of Temples, mosques, Churches, Gurudwaras and monasteries in India which attracts tourists to visit this country.
India is a nation that believes in the ideology of Unity in Diversity. It is an place to different religions, cultures, traditions, ethnic values and Customs. India believes in the philosophy of equality and respect for all the religions.
In India majority of the people follow Hinduism. We find the oldest pilgrimage traditions in the whole world. The people of Hindu religion will follow four Vedas and during vedic period people use to follow Rig Veda and Atharvana Veda.
India is having an upper hand all over the world regarding the spirituality and many significant religious places including Jyothirlingas and many more monuments. As a result, many tourists visit these religious destinations once in a year. Many travel enthusiasts have started visiting these religious destinations. Tourism has grown manifold and so has the fame in India.
Let us together get acquainted to a different and vital side of the country and learn about these fascinating religious tourism places in India. Below are some holy and famous monuments to visit in India.
Famous holy destinations in India:
Hidimba temple is one of the oldest temple in manali which is located in a hill station in the state of Himachal pradesh. It is an ancient temple dedicated to hidimbi devi, sister of hidimba. The temple is surrounded by forestat the himalayas. This place is a famous treking point and one of the famous tourist spot in India.
It is the temple which is located in the himalayan range near uttarkhand. Due to the climatic conditions the temple is open only between the end of the april to november. Lord shiva is worshipped as kedarnath. This temple was built by pandavas and taken care by Adi sankaracharya and one of the twelve Jyotirlingas.
Badrinath temple is also known as badrinarayan temple. It is a hindu temple dedicated to lord vishnu. It is located in the garhwal hills along the banks of alakananda river in uttarkhand. It is open for six months every year, between the end of the april to beginning of november. The statue of vishnu will be in black colour in the form of badrinarayan. This is also known as self manifested statue of vishnu. The statue of vishnu holds shankha and chakra through which he is called as badrinarayan.
Amarnath temple is a hindu shrine located in srinagar which is the capital of jammu and kashmir. This temple is mainly dedicated to lord shiva. It is considered to be one of the holy shrine in hinduism. this cave is mostly covered with snow. Lord shiva is worshipped as ice linga in this cave. According to hindu mythology this is a cave where lord shiva explained the secret of life to godess parvati.
Dudh kosi is a river in nepal which begins from west gokyo to namache at south. Dudh kosi is originated of seven rivers. The total seven rivers forming dudh kosi are sun kosi, indravathi, bhola kosi, dudh kosi, arun, barun and tamur rivers. Dhudh kosi is the highest river in the world. It is the part of everest base camp. It is one of the famous treking point.
This holy lake is one of the important piligrimages for hindus and buddhists. It attracts the tourists and religious people towards itself from various parts of the world. The best time to visit this lake is during spring as it starts melting and gives a chance for bathing. It is well known that taking bath and drinking water in this lake clears all the sins we have done. According to Hindu mythology it is believed that Manassarovar was formed by the lord Brahma the creator god.
Tungnath is the highest shiva temple in the world and it is one of the five panch kedar temples located in the mountain region of tungnath in the state of uttarkhand. Tungnath temple is the highest Hindu shrine dedicated to lord shiva. It is the third kedar among the panch kedars. According to the Hindu mythology the lord shiva and parvati resides at Mount kailash. The pancha kedars are originated and built by pandavas.
Jagannath temple is very much famous in Puri which is located in the state of Odisha. This temple is an important holy destination for many Hindu traditions, particularly who worships lord Krishna and Vishnu. The lord Jagannath was originally worshipped as lord Neela Madhaba by a king named Viswavasu. The lord Jagannath is also known famously as Puri Jagannadhudu.
These are some great monuments and religious destinations one must visit during life time in India. Each and every holy place has its own identity and history. hope you had a great information about holy destination to visit in lifetime in India. Share from your favorite social media if you feel it is worth. Also comment in the comment box.