Category: Religious Places in India


Gangotri, the origin of the River Ganges and seat of the goddess Ganga, is one of the four sites in the Chota Char Dham pilgrimage circuit. The original Gangotri Temple was built by the Nepalese general Amar Singh Thapa. Holy Place: Himalayan Chhota Char Dham  – Badrinath,  Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri. Varanasi/Kashi, Prayagraj, Haridwar–Rishikesh, Mathura–Vrindavan, Somnath and Ayodhya. Read more…


B Bhimavaram Junction railway station D Dharmavaram Junction railway station Dhone Junction railway station G Gooty Junction railway station Gudivada Junction railway station Gudur Junction railway station Guntakal Junction railway station Guntur Junction railway station K Kakinada Town railway station Read more…


The word Kuladevata is derived from two words: Kula, meaning clan and Devata, meaning deity. Thus, it can be said that Kuladevatas are deities that are worshiped by particular clans. The deity can be a male, female, animal or even an object, like Read more…


Ayyappan is the Hindu god of growth, particularly popular in Kerala. He is a syncretic deity, the son of Shiva and Mohini – the female avatar of Vishnu. Ayyappan is also referred to as Ayyappa, Sastavu, Hariharaputra, Manikanta, Shasta or Dharma Shasta. Holy Temples: The Char Dham of Rameswaram, Dwarka, Puri, and Badrinath.  Katra, home to the Vaishno Devi temple Puri home to Vaishnava Jagannath temple Read more…


The Sabarimala temple is a temple complex located at Sabarimala inside the Periyar Tiger Reserve in Pathanamthitta district, Kerala, India.  It is the site of one of the largest annual pilgrimages in the world with an estimate of between 17 million and 50 million devotees visiting every year. The temple is dedicated Read more…


Venkateswara Temple is a landmark Vaishnavite temple situated in the hill town of Tirumala at Tirupati in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Sri Venkateswara, an incarnation of Vishnu. The temple is also known by other names like Tirumala Temple, Tirupati Temple, Tirupati Read more…


Ratha Jatra also referred to as Rathayatra or Chariot festival is any public procession in a chariot. The term particularly refers to the annual Rathajatra in Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal and other East Indian states, particularly the Odia festival that involve a public procession with a chariot with deities Jagannath (Vishnu avatar), Balabhadra (his brother), Subhadra (his sister) Read more…


The Shree Jagannath Temple of Puri is an important Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Jagannath, a form of Lord Maha Vishnu, located on the eastern coast of India, at Puri in the state of Odisha. The temple is an important pilgrimage destination. The Puri temple is famous for its annual Ratha Yatra, or chariot festival, Read more…


Katra or Katra Vaishno Devi, as it is popularly known, is a small town in the Reasi district in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India, situated in the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, where the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi is located. It is located 42 km from Read more…


Vaishno Devi, also known as Mata Rani, Trikuta and Vaishnavi, is a manifestation of the Hindu Goddess Mata Adi Shakti/Adi Parashakti. The words “Maa” and “Mata” are commonly used in India for mother, and thus are often heavily used in connection with Vaishno Devi. Vaishno Devi Mandir is Read more…

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