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Holy Places In India - Rishikesh

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Rishikesh (Sanskrit: Hrishikesh) is a city, Hindu pilgrimage center, Nagar Nigam and Tehsil in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand. It is the gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas and the global capital of yoga. Rishikesh is located 25 km north of Haridwar and 43 km south-east from Dehradun. The entrance to the Himalayas, Rishikesh, where it reaches the Ganges, leaving the Ganges Ranges and moving towards the surface. The serene atmosphere of Rishikesh is home to many noted ashrams. Situated at an altitude of 1380 feet above sea level in Uttarakhand, Rishikesh is one of the holiest pilgrimage centers in India. Surrounded by the low hills of the Himalayas and the scenic beauty, the river Ganges flows from this religious place makes it incredible. Rishikesh is considered the gateway to Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. It is said that by meditating on this place, salvation is attained. Every year a large number of pilgrims from the ashrams come here for meditation and peace

Holy Places In India - Haridwar

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Haridwar is a holy city in Haridwar district of Uttarakhand and is a major pilgrimage center for Hindus. It is controlled by the Municipal Corporation Board. It is a very ancient city. Haridwar is one of the seven sacred sites of the Hindus. Traveling 253 km from its source Gomukh (Gangotri glacier), situated at an altitude of 3139 meters, the Ganges river enters the plains at Haridwar, hence Haridwar is also known as 'Gangadwar'; Which means the place where Gangaji enters the plains. Haridwar means "Gate of Hari (God)". According to later Hindu religious stories, Haridwar is the place where a few drops of nectar accidentally fell from the pitcher when Dhanvantari was carrying the pit after the sea churning. It is noteworthy that the story related to Kumbh or Maha Kumbh is not mentioned in any Purana. It has been mentioned in project form itself. Therefore, the form of the story has also been different. It is believed that drops of nectar fell at four places

Holy Places In India - Baba Balaknath Ji

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Baba Balaknath ji is a Hindu worshiper, who is worshiped with great reverence in the North Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Delhi, his place of worship is known as "Dayotsidh", this temple is Chakmoh village in Hamirpur district of Himachal Pradesh. Located in the high peak of the hill. The temple has a natural cave in the middle of the hill, it is believed that this place was the residence of Babaji. An idol of Babaji is situated in the temple, devotees offer "rot" in Babaji's altar, "rot" is made by mixing flour and sugar / gud in ghee. Babaji is also offered a goat here, which is a symbol of his love, the goat is not sacrificed here but he is nurtured. There is a restriction on the entry of women in Babaji's cave, but a high platform has been erected in front of the cave for their darshan, from where women can see their distance. There is a place "Shahatlai" about six km ahead of the temple, it is believed that Babaji used t

Holy Places In India - Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib

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Manikaran Sahib-is known as an important pilgrimage center for both Sikhs and Hindus located in the Parvati valley on the banks of the Parvati river in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh state. The hot springs, religious trends and beautiful environment here attracts tourists immensely. The number of temples and Gurudwara, Manikaran Sahib make this place a religious place. The Manikaran Sahib Gurdwara is considered sacred by both Sikhs and Hindus. Each religion has its own reasons behind its beliefs. Hindus believe that Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati lived here for about 1100 years and according to the Sikhs, Guru Nanak ji performed many miracles here. Manikaran Sahib is a major religious site of Kullu. This gurudwara is also mentioned in 'Twelfth Guru Khalsa' by Gian Gian Sikh. A name like Manikaran suggests that it originated from Mani or Mani. At this place Lord Shiva and his consort Goddess Parvati were fascinated by the beauty of that place and lived he

Holy Places In India - Bijli Mahadev Temple

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Bijli Mahadev Temple is situated on a hill in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh at an altitude of 2460 meters across the Beas River which is one of the ancient and sacred temples in India. Bijli Mahadev Temple is a major temple of Kullu which is built in 'Kash' style. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is very popular for trekking. Surrounded by valleys and mysteries surrounded by Kullu, Parbati, Garsa and Bhuntar valleys, this temple is situated atop the hill. There is a small village under the hill and is named after Bijli Mahadev. Bijli Mahadev Temple got its name after the miracle that happened here. Local people here say that every 12 years, lightning falls on the Shiva lingam kept inside this temple and this lingam breaks into many pieces. After this, the temple priest Shivalinga is added with the help of butter and this Shivlinga comes back to its old form after some time. Power has to reach Mahadev by trek through a 3 km long path covered with pine trees. People who are

Holy Places In India - Hidimba Devi Temple

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Hidimba Devi Temple is located in Manali in the state of Himachal Pradesh in North India. It is an ancient cave temple, dedicated to Hidimbi Devi, wife of Bhima of the Indian epic Mahabharata. It is one of the most popular temples in Manali. It is also known as Dhungiri Temple. Tourists visiting Manali definitely come to see this temple. The temple is a four-storied structure situated in the middle of the forest. The locals have named the temple after the surrounding forest area. Being situated in the hill station, a large number of tourists gather here to see this temple during the snowfall. You will be surprised to know that there is no idol of Goddess installed in this temple but the footprints of Hidimba Devi are worshiped in Hidimba Devi temple. The Hidimba Devi Temple is built in the middle of a sacred cedar forest near the town of Dungri on the verge of the Himalayan mountains. Hidimba is believed to have returned to take care of the state after Bhima and the Pandavas

Holy Places In India - Baijnath Temple

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The Baijnath Temple is one of the most popular temples in Himachal Pradesh, and here Lord Shiva is worshiped as the 'God of Healing'. Baijnath or Vaidyanath is an avatar of Lord Shiva, and in this incarnation he takes away all the sufferings and sufferings of his devotees. This temple holds great importance for the devotees of Lord Shiva and is considered extremely sacred. It is believed that medicinal properties are found in the water of this temple, which cures many diseases. This temple attracts millions of tourists every year. The Baijnath temple was built in 1204 AD by two native merchants Ahuka and Manuka, who were devotees of Lord Shiva. The Baijnath temple is located only 16 km from Palampur. It is a temple where the mind gets a wonderful peace by worshiping Lord Shiva. Explain that it is one of the few temples in the country where both Lord Shiva and King Ravana are worshiped. Talking about the mythology of Baijnath temple, then tell that the demon ki