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Char Dham, and the four Pilgrimage sites

"Four abodes" is the literal English translation of the word Char Dham, which basically is a religious circuit that comprises of four most revered pilgrimage sites in India. Now, as per Hinduism visiting all the four sacred spots enables an...
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8 Most Visited Pilgrimage Sites In India

India is renowned for being a land of spirituality and a variety of religions, and therefore it is also very popular for possessing a number of sites that are religiously significant. Now, there are thousands of pilgrimage sites available in the...
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10 Magnificent Monasteries in India

It was in a town in Bihar known as Bodh Gaya that Gautama Buddha is said to have attained "enlightenment". It was while sitting under the "Bodhi Tree" that he is said to have gained knowledge which led to the creation of a religion known as...
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Varanasi, Discover Why Is It a Must Visit Indian Pilgrimage Site?

"Religion and spirituality" serve as two sides of the same coin when one talks about the rich culture of India. It is therefore not surprising that there exists in the country a large number of pilgrimage sites worth a visit. Now, one such site...
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10 Amazing Jain Temples in India

Historically speaking, Jain religion is said to have first developed in India during the period of the Indus Valley Civilization. According to the 2011 census report, there were about 4,451,753 followers of this religion in the country. Now, there...
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7 Pilgrimage Sites in India worth visiting during summer

India is renowned for being a land surrounded by "spirituality and mysticism", and so it is not surprising that there exists a number of pilgrimage sites in country worth visiting. These spots include a mixture of Hindu temples, Jain temples,...
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Why Are Pilgrimage sites important in Indian culture?

India is a country known for being land of "spirituality". The major reason for this being the existence of varied religions being followed by the people of the country. It is due to the presence of several religions in the Indian Culture that a...
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10 Magnificent Muslim Shrines In India

As per the statistics found in the Census report compiled in 2011, about 14.2% of the population in India are followers of Islam. Now, these numbers provided by the central government clearly suggest that Muslims form a significant part of the...
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10 Worth Visiting Indian Churches

  According to the 2011 Census report, Christianity is the third major religion in India. The statistics suggesting that 2.4% of the population follow the religion. Now, with Christianity being such an integral part of the Indian culture, it...
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9 Must visit Pilgrimage Sites in India

    "Spirituality and mysticism" are concepts that blend beautifully in the culture of India. With a number of religions coexisting in the country, it is not surprising then that there are a large number of pilgrimage sites available....
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Vyas Gufa

On the banks of a river called “Saraswati” lies a beautiful and popular Hindu pilgrimage site known as Vyas Gufa i.e. Cave of Sage Vyas. This “pious” site is said to be located in the Chamoli district in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand. In...
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Tarapith Temple

Located in state of West Bengal is a Hindu shrine dedicated to Goddess Ma Tara called “Tarapith Temple”. This “Tantric” temple is situated in a small town called Tarapith in the Birbhum district. This temple has been constructed using red bricks and...
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Kalighat Temple

A renowned temple dedicated to Goddess Kali known as “Kalighat Kali Temple” is located in the city of Kolkata in West Bengal. Historically, speaking there exist a number of references to this temple that can be found in 15th century texts. The...
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Tipu Sultan Shahi Masjid

Popularly known as “Tipu Sultan Masjid” is a Muslim shrine located in West Bengal known as the “Tipu Sultan Shahi Mosque”. Known for its magnificent architecture and cultural heritage this mosque is located in Kolkata also known as “The City of Joy”....
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St Paul’s Cathedral

“The first Episcopal Church in Asia” is the best way to describe an Anglican Cathedral located in West Bengal known as “St Paul’s”. This “Gothic architecture” based cathedral is situated in the city of Kolkata on Chowringhee Road. In addition, this...
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St. John’s Church

Considered to be the “third oldest church” in the “City of Joy” i.e. Kolkata is a Catholic shrine (originally a cathedral) known as St John’s Church. This church constructed by the “East India Company” is located in the Kolkata district in close...
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St. James’ Church

Commonly referred to as “Jora Girja” meaning “twin church for its twin spires” is a Catholic shrine located in West Bengal called “St James’s Church”.  This church is located in Kolkata and considered to be “one of the most elegant churches in the...
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Nizamat Imambara

Constructed in 1847 by Nawab Nazim Mansur Ali in close proximity to the Bhagirathi River in West Bengal is a renowned Shia Imambra (i.e. a type of congregation hall) called Nizamat. This Imambara is located in the Murshidabad district. Historically...
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Church of the Lord Jesus

Originally a “Scottish Presbyterian Church” which became a “Jesuit Church” in 1969 is catholic shrine known as Church of the Lord Jesus. Locally referred to as “Prabhu Jisur Girja” this church is located in Kolkata in an area called “Taltala”....
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Katra Masjid

Constructed between 1723 and 1724 is a mosque in West Bengal known as Katra Masjid. This mosque comprising of the tomb of Nawab Murshid Quli Khan is situated in the Murshidabad district. Apart from being a mosque it is also considered to be an...
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