There are many such religious cities in India, where many foreign tourists visit the most. If you look at Mathura, Ujjain or Banaras, here you will get to see a lot of tourists, coming from abroad.

Similarly, not only in India, there are many such religious places in the world, which are famous all over the world, for their unique style. 

Today we will know about some Religious Cities of India, which is quite famous

1. Badrinath

The holy temple of Badrinath is situated, on the banks of river Alaknanda in the Chamoli district, Uttarakhand. The city which is situated around the temple is called Badrinath. The journey of Badrinath Dham is considered to be like heaven on this earth.

In Hinduism, we call holy places, “DhamsIt is said that the Darshan(Visit) of the four Dhams is the greatest prayer of God. Also, out of these four Dhams, the holiest pilgrimage site is Badrinath Dham. Lord Vishnu resides here.

2. Pushkar

The One and only Brahma Temple is situated, on the banks of the Pushkar Lake, in the famous city of Ajmer, Rajasthan. Pushkar is one of the oldest cities in India.

Located in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan amidst the Aravalli range, Pushkar is often referred to as the Tirtha-raj. Pushkar is emerging as one of the popular tourist destinations in India.

There are about 500 temples in this city. There is a famous Pushkar Lake, which is visited by thousands of devotees every year to take a holy dip in it.

3. Ujjain

It is mentioned in the Puranas that, Avantika(Ujjain) is also one of the holiest places in India. On this basis, the religious importance of Ujjain is very special. The second most important thing is that Mahakaleshwar, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas, is located here.

The ancient temples and places of worship of Ujjain are the valuable heritage of archeology. And also they are also ideal centers of our faith and belief.

4. Ayodhya

Ayodhya is said to be the city of Lord Rama. It is the birthplace of “Lord Rama“. It is believed that Hanuman Ji always resides here. Therefore, before coming to Ayodhya to see Lord Rama, devotees visit Hanuman Ji.

The most prominent Hanuman temple here is famous by the name of “Hanumangarhi“. Ayodhya is also a sacred religious place, not only for Hinduism but for Jains and Buddhists also. Ayodhya is described as the City Of God in the Atharvaveda and its prosperity has been compared to heaven.

5. Mathura

Mathura is a holy religious city of Hindus, which is one of the seven major holy cities of Hindus. Mathura is famous as the birthplace of Lord Krishna. It is situated on the banks of river Yamuna

There are many ghats on the holy Yamuna river in Mathura. There are four Shiva temples around Mathura. Vishram Ghat is a very beautiful place, it is the main pilgrimage center in Mathura.

Mathura, one of the ancient cities of the world, situated on the western bank of the Yamuna River, has been the center of ancient Indian culture and civilization. The history of this city is very old and sacred.

The Birla Mandir of Mathura is also very famous. Shri Krishna Janmasthan Temple, Dwarkadhish Temple, Birla Mandir Mathura, Shri Jugal Kishore Ji Mandir are very famous temples in Mathura.

6. Kanchipuram

If you want to visit a destination that is cultural, religious, historical, and full of entertainment, then you must come to Kanchipuram. Kanchipuram, the religious capital of South India with thousands of temples, has a lot to offer to tourists.

The grandeur of the temples present in Kanchipuram is made from afar. The Varadaraja Perumal Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is one of the 108 Divya Desams, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, and has immense religious significance.

7. Dwarika

Lord Krishna established a city and named it Dwarika. Dwarka is a very important Hindu pilgrimage site. It is one of the most sacred pilgrimages among Hindus and one of the Char Dhams.

The Holy Krishna temple is known as the most beautiful temple in the world. It is located in Gujarat, This temple is seen as the main and important place of the Hindus.

8. Varanasi

The most famous city of Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi is also called Kashi. This city is considered to be one of the holiest cities in Hinduism. Many great personalities have been residing in Kashi from time to time.

These include Maharishi Agastya, Dhanvantari, Gautam Buddha, Saint Kabir, Sant Raidas, Shankaracharya, Goswami Tulsidas, Maharishi Vedavyas, etc. Here, Goswami Tulsidas wrote Ramcharitmanas, the most revered book of Hindu religion, here and Gautam Buddha gave his first discourse at Sarnath near Banaras.

9. Shirdi

Shirdi is located at a distance of 110 km from Aurangabad and about 250 km from Mumbai. This place is very famous for Sai Baba. There is a Sai Baba temple in Shirdi.

Devotees from all over the country, have great faith in the Sai Temple of Shirdi. Sai Museum and Khandoba Temple are also very famous here. Shani Shingnapur is also near Shirdi, it is a holy place.

10. Haridwar

Haridwar is the main pilgrimage center of Uttarakhand. There are many monasteries, temples, ashrams. Chandi Devi Temple is a very famous temple in Haridwar.

Neel Parvat, Mansa Devi Temple is a very famous temple in Haridwar. Travelers also come here to see, the beautiful view of Har Ki Pauri and to celebrate picnics, etc.

 

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