India is filled with n number of pilgrimages with which this country leaves its visitors with a countless number of options to witness the spirituality and faithful devotion of people. Every temple has its special history and special ritual that adhere by no matter what. So, it would be wrong to say that every temple works the same way and follows the same kind of tradition.
Below, is the list of top 8 Pilgrimages in India that you must visit because of their popular spiritual beliefs and rich history. You can also see the detailed itinerary of our 7 Jyotirlinga Tour and if any of them amuse you further then, book yourself for a spiritual journey.
Shirdi is popularly known as the hometown of the most revered spiritual leader ‘Sai Baba’ and is now, a very worshipped pilgrimage site by the people of the Hindu community. During his course of life, the people saw him working many miracles and healing some people from death also. Because of his benevolent nature, people started worshipping him and after that, a sacred temple was built on his burial ground. So, an exploring journey to this pilgrimage site will help you realize your path in life and even, help you to find that spiritual peace.
Vaishno Devi is the most revered pilgrimage dedicated to ‘Mata Vaishno’ which attracts millions of pilgrims every year and is located about 60 km away from Jammu. One has to a trek almost 21 km in order to reach the temple premises since it is located high up on the mountains. It is a journey of self -discovery for those who want to take refuge in spiritualism because you would be surprised to see the unwavering devotion of the all the people who come to this temple.
Golden temple is another example of how religious are people of India and how infectious is spiritualism in India. Golden Temple is a beautiful yet religious Sikh Shrine located in the state of Amritsar where ‘Guru Granth Sahib’ is placed under a canopy and various people come to worship it. The temple is completely surrounded by a holy pool and is only reached by a tailored path. The shrine also offers a meal to around 20,000 people every day for free as a token of charity.
Somnath temple, which is also popularly known as the first Jyotirlinga out of the twelves other Jyotirlinga. So, a religious ritual of worshipping Lord Shiva is done in this temple and is located in the state of Gujarat. Every year, thousands of pilgrims arrive here to worship Lord Shiva and to earn his precious blessings in return. The beauty of this temple is splendid because it exhibits the hard work of craftsmen intricately and the sea in the background also accentuate the beauty of this temple a thousand times.
Ajmer Sharif Dargah
Ajmer Sharif Dargah is a very popular pilgrimage site for the people of the Muslim community but it is not entirely exclusive to the Muslim people because people of other religion also enjoy the peaceful aura of this shrine. The Dargah is located in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan and is also buzzed all over India as a work of art. Many Bollywood celebrities have been spotted in this shrine taking the blessings of the Almighty. The best moment you can capture in this shrine is to partake in the evening folklore music event.
Rameswaram Temple is also one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples where Lord Shiva is worshipped and is also popular because of its splendid architecture. The temple is located on the Rameswaram Island of Tamil Nadu which is why the beauty of this temple is inexplicable in terms since it carefully shows day on one side and night on the other. Many go to this temple either because of their spiritual devotion or because of its surreal beauty.
Jagannath Temple is the pride of Odisha and is dedicated to Lord Jagannath (a spiritual form of Lord Vishnu). The temple is particularly famous for its chariot festival where three principal deities are taken on a spiritual roam around the place. Many people join this festival every year with the hope of witnessing the most revered site of spiritualism. The temple is beautifully stretched on the banks of ocean water so, in the evening site of this temple is almost celestial.
Venkateshwara Temple is a popular landmark of the South which is located in the Tirupati district of Andhra Pradesh. The temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara who is also popularly known as the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. So, here you can easily get lost in the celebration of spiritualism and also, able to find peace. If you are keen on visiting this temple then, you should visit this temple during the festivals of Brahmotsavan in October.