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Most visited religious places in the world[edit]

In many articles we see differrent claims about number of visitors. I will copy and paste some from wiki pages. Please compare them.

1. Vaishno Devi:- Million of pilgrims visit the temple every year and is the second most visited religious shrine in India, after Tirupati Balaji Mandir.

2. Tirupati:- It is the richest and most visited temple (of any faith) in the world[1].

3. Sabarimala:- Sabarimala is one of the most visited piligrim centres in the world with an estimated 4.5-5 crores devotees coming every year. The world's second largest annual pilgrimage, after Haj in Mecca, is reported to be to Sabarimala.

4. Hajj:- It is the largest annual pilgrimage in the world.

5. Vatican City:- Vatican is one of the most visited places of worship in the world with more than 25 million devotees coming every year.


Can anyone help with correct statistics???


Rajeev madhavan (talk) 05:30, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

History section[edit]

The history section that is now in the article should be renamed Mythology, and a real history section added. This section should contain things like: How long has the temple been there? Who built it?

Sivert45 (talk) 05:38, 24 May 2009 (UTC) Vaishno Devi temple is the most temple of india. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 182.68.113.91 (talk) 10:52, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

Coordinate error[edit]

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The following coordinate fixes are needed for the temple:

33°1'50.62"N, 74°56'56.65"E


Enqach (talk) 17:21, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. It looks as though someone altered the latitude and longitude by one degree each back in September 2011 and the vandalism was not caught at the time. Thanks for pointing it out. Deor (talk) 12:45, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

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I propose that Vaishnavi (deity) be merged into Vaishno Devi. I think that the content in the Vaishnavi (deity) article can easily be explained in the context of Vaishno Devi, and the Vaishno Devi article is of a reasonable size that the merging of Vaishnavi (deity) will not cause any problems as far as article size or undue weight is concerned. Anythingyouwant (talk) 05:23, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

They are not the same goddess. Vaishno Devi is not Vaishnvai, the Matrika and shakti of Vishnu. --Redtigerxyz Talk 04:53, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
Please look at the footnote in Vaishnavi (deity). That footnoted source discusses Vaishno Devi. Is that footnote incorrect?Anythingyouwant (talk) 06:17, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

(outdent)The lead sentence of this Wikipedia article says: "In Hinduism, Vaishno Devi, also known as Mata Rani and Vaishnavi, is a manifestation of the Mother Goddess." Should this be corrected or clarified? Also, a reliable source says this:

The divine girl would be known as Vaishnavi. She could use her own ways in destroying the demons and in freeing the people from them. She agreed to all that and disappeared. She, later on, destroyed the demons, and then retired to the Himalayas. Later, she became Vaishno Devi of Trikut Hills, where people now go in great numbers and have her divine darshan.

This is from pages 5-6 of the book Vaishno Devi by B.K.Chaturvedi (Diamond Pocket Books 2001).Anythingyouwant (talk) 05:23, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

There are multiple 'Vaishnavi's in Hinduism. Though Vaishno Devi is Sanskritised as Vaishnavi, they are not essentially the same goddess. Read [1] which talks about Vaishno Devi, and how this goddess was associated with Vishnu, Vishnu's shakti - the matrika Vaishnavi, Vishnu's consort Vaishnavi as Lakshmi. The matrika's legend is captured primarily in the Devi Mahatmya. --Redtigerxyz Talk 10:54, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for your helpful comments. I have accordingly clarified these two articles, and now this merger request is withdrawn.Anythingyouwant (talk) 14:26, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

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