Monday, April 15, 2013

Religious India Tour: Place to Visit to Sample the Country’s Religious Diversity

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There is no place in the world like India, when it comes to see the religious diversity. The country, with a multi-cultural population, boasts pilgrimage destinations of all major religions: Hinduism, Muslim, Christian and Buddhism. Almost all the corners of the country have some religious destinations, flocked by pilgrims year-round. Well, if you happen to Visit India for religious tour, the following destinations are where you'll find a unique spiritual fervor to unleash with.

Amarnath Cave: situated amidst lofty Himalayan peaks, Amarnath Cave is a place of grand religious significance for Hindus. It is famed for the iced Shiva lingam that appears in the cave annually in Shravan month. Despite of the fact the journey features tough trekking under inclement weather conditions, an increasing number of devotees opt for this pilgrimage every year. The divine presence of Lord Shiva and magical bounties of nature can leave any visitor mesmerized. Amarnath Yatra packages are offered by many travel companies nowadays.

Golden Temple: this is the largest religious sanctum for Shikh community in India. A glorious structure built in between a pristine lake, the Golden temple is situated in Amritsar in Panjab and deserves the huge footfalls of devotes that it witnesses round the year. The langar or Prasad of the Golden Temple is widely famous. Since it is made of using solid gold, it is gleaming and shining like the rays of sun. Morning prayer in the temple is considered very revered for devotees.

Dargah of Ajmer Sharif: a place of grand spiritual significance of Muslim devotees, this holy Dargah is an ornament of the small city of Ajmer in Rajasthan. This place houses the grave of the grave of the Sufi saint, Moinuddin Chisti, and is very sacred for Muslims. The structure of the Dargah is adorable well endorsed two grand gates: the Nizam gate and Shahjahani Gate erected by two great Mughal Emperors. The annual Urs festival held is very popular and sees masses of crowds from far corners of the globe.

Monasteries in Sikkim: the northeast India state 'Sikkim' is the place to go if you want to see some of the best preserved religious places of Buddhist religion. The state is home to many splendid monasteries, which are nothing less spellbinding for visitors. Pemayangtse Monastery, about 140 kms from Gangtok, is a highly sacred for Buddhist devotees. It is well known for its scenic location, serene atmosphere and religious significance.

The Rumtek Monastry, amidst beautiful landscapes and mountains, is another popular sanctum in the state. This ancient monastery houses some of most unique art objects, ancient manuscripts and icons of the world. Some other monasteries you must visit during Sikkim tour are Enchey Monastery, Phensang Monastery and Phodong Monastery.Apart from that, the holy shrine of Tirupati Balaji, Haji Ali in Mumbai and the temples towns of South India are worth visiting during a religious tour to India.

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