Seven Must Visit Pilgrimage Sites in India

India is the land of every religion like Sikh, Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist and Jain. The most famous pilgrimage places in India includes Vaishno Devi,Harmandir Sahib,Mahabodhi Temple,Gomateshwara Temples,Velankanni Church,Dargah Sharif and Sai Baba of Shirdi. Hindu pilgrimage sites can be divided into dhams, kumbhs, jyotirlingas, devi sites such as Char Dhams,Twelve Jyotirlings and 51 Shakti Peeths.

Vaishno Devi, Jammu

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Maa Vaishno Devi also known as Mata Rani, is a Hindu temple dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Vaishnavi, manifestation of the Hindu Mother Goddess Mahalakshmi. Vaishno Devi Temple is the most visited religious place across India and one of the 9 most important devi pilgrimage site in North India.

Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar

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Sri Harmandir Sahib or Golden Temple is the holiest Gurdwara of Sikhism and one of the top five takhts of the Sikh religion. The Harmandir Sahib complex is located in the city of Amritsar and also a symbol of human brotherhood and equality.

Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya

Mahabodhi-Temple

Mahabodhi Temple is the most famous Buddhist temple in Bodh Gaya and one of the oldest brick structures to have survived in eastern India. Bodh Gaya along with other place of Vaishali,Rajgir and Sarnath together are known as the famous Buddhist circuit in India.

Gomateshwara Temples, Shravanabelagola

Gomateshwara-Statue

Gomateshwara Bahubali temple of Shravanabelagola is the most sacred place of Jains and home to 57ft monolithic statue of Bahubali. Bahubali is also called Gommateshwara and the statue one of the largest free standing statues in the world.

Velankanni Church, Tamil Nadu

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Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health is a Roman Catholic Latin Rite Basilica, located at a small town of Velankanni in Tamil Nadu. Our Lady of Good Health of Velankanni is one of the most-frequented religious sites in India and one of the most popular Basilica in India.

Dargah Sharif, Ajmer

Moinuddin-Chishti-Dargah

Ajmer Sharif Dargah is an Islamic shrine of sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti at Ajmer. The dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti is one of the most visited Islamic holy sites in India and one of the country’s most famous pilgrim centre.

Sai Baba Mandir, Shirdi

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Sai Baba of Shirdi is worshipped by both his Hindu and Muslim devotees in India. There are many Sai Baba temples in India as well as in countries outside India but Sai Baba temple of Shirdi is the most famous and one of the richest temple organizations.