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7 Important Religious Places In India That Are A Must-Visit For Devotees

India has been among the most important destinations for those seeking knowledge and peace. Right since the ancient era, travellers coming to India to rejuvenate their soul have never been disappointed.

Some of the world’s most famous and respected people including Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and John Lennon not only visited India looking for spiritual direction but also spoke about how their Indian visit impacted their lives! Check out 7 of the most important religious destinations in India that are a must-visit for devotees and tourists alike.

7 Important Religious Places In India

  1. Dwarka
  2. Bodh Gaya
  3. Katra
  4. Nathdwara
  5. Pushkar
  6. Nashik
  7. Rameshwaram

Dwarka

Dwarka - one of the top religious places in India

The journey to this dham is no ordinary travel, but a yatra in itself. One of the seven spiritual cities, Dwarka is a land of mystics and myths, and was once the capital of Lord Krishna’s kingdom.

Home to numerous temples, the prime attraction here is the Dwarkadhish temple, with its beautiful architecture and gorgeous sculptures.

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Bodh Gaya

Bodh Gaya - one of the top religious places in India

Also known as the place where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree, Bodh Gaya serves as a religious sanctuary to the sacred Buddhist circuit in Bihar.

Your first stop in Gaya should be the Mahabodhi temple followed by the Vishnupad temple, both of which will stun you and awe you with their grandeur and purity.

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Katra

Katra - one of the most holy places in India

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The Shrine of Goddess Vaishno is located around 14 km away from Katra, the only connecting link between the devotee and the temple.

Travel facilities like palkis, horses, and even helicopters are available to ride to the top.

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Nathdwara

Nathdwara - one of the top religious places in India

 

The banks of river Banas are home to Nathdwara in Rajasthan, a town that is said to have served as a home to Shrinathji.

The Shrinathji temple, a temple devoted to Lord Krishna’s divine form Pushtimarg is a marvellous example of modern Indian architecture, interspersed with lovely gardens and fruit orchards.

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Pushkar

Pushkar - one of the most holy places in India

One of the five sacred Dhams (pilgrimage site) in Hinduism, the town gets its name from the Sanskrit word Pushkarni which means a lake.

Legend also attributes the name to the Sanskrit words ‘Pushp’ and ‘Kar’ which refer to the lotus flower.

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Nashik

Nashik - one of the top religious places in India

Cradled by the holy waters of Godavari, the place gets its name from an episode in the epic tale of Ramayana, where Lord Rama’s brother, Lakshmana, chops of Srupanakha’s nose off.

Once in every 12 years, Nashik plays host to the grand Kumbh Mela, the largest religious gathering of pilgrims in India. It a colourful marriage of spirit, devotion, tradition, and heritage.

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Rameshwaram

Rameshwaram - one of the most holy places in India

Home to one of the richest cultures in India, Rameshwaram is the place where Lord Ram started to build a bridge to cross the waters to reach Sri Lanka, the home of Ravana.

The presiding deity is the Linga of Sri Ranganatha, and it is believed that a visit to Rameshwaram is necessary to attain moksa.

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