Exploring the Spiritual Centers of India
The new age technology has given us
many things to make our life easier but with that it has also
increased the stress levels. Spirituality is a perfect way to get
away from the stress and reconnect with your true self. Spiritualism
has always been synonymous with India.
Known as the Gateway to the Gods,
Haridwar is considered one of the seven holiest places according to
Hindus, as the Gods are said to have left their footprints there.
Haridwar has very rich ancient religious and cultural heritage. This
city is well known for the holy river Ganges. In case you are
visiting this place a definite must see is Chandi Devi Temple on top
of the mountain which offers wonderful view to the city.
Located in the laps of lower Himalayas,
Rishikesh is surrounded by scenic beauty of the hills on three sides
with Holy Ganga flowing through it. The whole place is considered to
be sacred as it is believed that meditation at this place leads to
attainment of salvation. There are many temples-some ancient, some
new along the river Ganges. Rishikesh is also famous for ashrams
teaching Yoga. Even the Beatles were mesmerized by the beauty of the
place when they came to visit their guru in 60’s.
Varanasi or popularly known as Benares
is a historical city in northern India. The city is sacred to Hindus
and also one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the
world. You are sure to be enthralled by the scene of pilgrims doing
their devotions in the River Ganges at sunrise. The city set against
the back drop of the centuries old temples is probably one of the
most impressive sights in the world and a definite must see in case
of trip to India.
The city which derives its name from
the name of the pool around the Golden Temple means ‘Holy Pool of
nectar” is the spiritual and cultural center of the Sikh religion.
A must visit while on trip to this city is the Golden Temple. The
city is now a major pilgrimage and tourism center.
Bodh Gaya is the most revered of all
Buddhist sacred sites. A small village in Bihar it’s the site of
the Buddha’s enlightenment. Bodh Gaya is essentially a pilgrimage
destination for Buddhists and all of its main attractions are related
to this. Whether you're a Buddhist or not, the main thing to do in
Bodh Gaya is just to absorb the vibe of the place where the Buddha
It’s definitely worth visiting these
religious centers providing the masses with soothing and therapeutic
balm to de-stress.