religion and spirituality, a pilgrimage is a long journey or search of great moral significance. Sometimes, it is a journey to a sacred place or shrine of importance to a naat faith. Members of every major religion participate in pilgrimages. A person who makes such a journey is called a pilgrim.
Unlike some other religions,
Hindus are not required to undertake pilgrimages during their lifetime. However, most Hindus go on such journeys to numerous iconic sites including those below: [1 ]
Varanasi is one of the main pilgrimage site
Char Dham (Famous Four Pilgrimage sites): The four holy sites Puri, Rameswaram, Dwarka, and Badrinath (or alternatively the Himalayan towns of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri) compose the ( Char Dham four abodes) pilgrimage circuit.
Kumbh Mela: The (the "pitcher festival") is one of the holiest of Hindu pilgrimages that is held every four years; the location is rotated among Kumbh Mela Allahabad, Haridwar, Nashik, and Ujjain.
Old Holy cities as per Puranic Texts: Varanasi formerly known as Kashi, Allahabad formerly known as Prayag, Haridwar- Rishikesh, Mathura- Vrindavan, and Ayodhya.
Major Temple cities: Puri, which hosts a major Vaishnava Jagannath temple and Rath Yatra celebration; Katra, home to the Vaishno Devi temple; Three comparatively recent temples of fame and huge pilgrimage are Shirdi, home to Sai Baba of Shirdi, Tirumala - Tirupati, home to the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple; and Sabarimala,where Swami Ayyappan is worshipped.
Shakti Peethas: An important set of pilgrimages are the , where Shakti Peethas the Mother Goddess is worshipped, the two principal ones being and Kalighat . Kamakhya
Jyotirlingas: Other set of important pilgrimages are the , where lord Jyotirlingas Shiva is worshipped in the form of Shiva Lingas. There are twelve Jyotirlingas in India.
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Pakistan [ edit ]
A view of Pashupatinath Temple
Bangladesh [ edit ]
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Cambodia [ edit ]
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