Hindu pilgrimage sites in India

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In Hindu religion and spirituality, the pilgrimage has great significance. Members of the faith participate in the following types of pilgrimage. The pilgrimage to each sacred site has its own religious significance.

Holy Place: Himalayan Char Dham - Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri. Varanasi/Kashi, Allahabad/Prayag, Haridwar-Rishikesh, Mathura-Vrindavan, and Ayodhya.

Mahamaham: the world famous festival in temple town of Kumbakonam which is celebrated once in 12 years. More than 25 lakhs of people gather here from differents parts of the world.

Holy Temple: the four Peethas of Puri, Rameswaram, Dwarka, and Badrinath. Katra, home to the Vaishno Devi temple; Puri home to Vaishnava Jagannath temple and Rath Yatra celebration; ; Tirumala - Tirupati, home to the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple; Sabarimala home to Swami Ayyappan . Shakti Peethas, of Goddess - Kalighat and Kamakhya. Jyotirlingas. Pancha Bhoota Stalam.

Holy Mela: The Kumbh Mela (the "pitcher festival") is one of the holiest of Hindu pilgrimages that is held every twelve years; the location is rotated among Allahabad, Haridwar, Nashik, and Ujjain. Shravani Mela of Deoghar. Pitrapaksha Mela of Gaya.

Holy Deity : Kuladaivat Hindu families have their own family patron deity. This deity is common to a lineage, a clan or a locality.

Tombs and Samadhis of Saints: Alandi, Samadhi of Dnyaneshwar: Shirdi, home to Sai Baba of Shirdi

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Varanasi is one of the main pilgrimage sites.
Dwaraka temple
Tirupati temple
Jagannath temple
Badrinath temple
Amarnath temple
Kesava Deo temple

There are four Dhams and twelve Jyotirlings along with 51 Shakti Peeths in India. The twelve Jyotirlings are Kedarnath distance 18 km from Gorikund, reached by trek or helicopter service by Uttara Tourism.

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