Monday, November 19, 2007

Bringing the Joys of a Pilgrimage in India

Be it East, West, North or South, India has the proud heritage of pilgrimage centres. more so, places of Hindu worship and faith. Mingling with these are also places that enshrine the beliefs of Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Jainism and Sikhism.

Thus India is truly the only world state that has the spirit to respect all religions and have distinct shrine for them. A riot of culture is reflected through these religious. The glorious Himalayas house the Chardham, the true abode of the Gods and Goddesses.

Down south, the rich temples of the Chola period stand testimony to the deep knowledge of art, science, culture and religious. South-west you have the magnificent churches of Goa reverberating with its own spiritual ethos. The Golden temple of Amritsar, the home of the Granth Sahib, the temple of miracles of lord Jagannath of Puri, the Dargah of Moinnudin Chisti of Ajmer the list goes on and on. The faith unbreakable. The glory of which is to be seen and cherished only in India. In the pages that follow, an attempt to complete many places of religious significance for the Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Jews and Zoroatrians has been mad4e. These demonstrate the important role that religious plays in the day-to-day life of every Indian. Space constraints prevent us from covering all the pilgrim cetres of India. Any exclusion is totally unintentional.

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