Spiritual destinations can give you much needed peace and relief from your daily routine works. The feeling you get after visiting those places will make you come back again and again. India is a country with rich cultures, traditions and rituals, and it has many significant spiritual places where some hundreds of devotees visit every year to seek inner peace.
Here we are providing you some best spiritual destinations in India:
Also known as Harmandir or Darbar Sahib, its foundation was laid by the Muslim saint Mian Mir, an admirer of Guru Arjun. It is not only a religious place of the Sikhs, but also a symbol of brotherhood and equality. While the temple complex is lined with copper and marble, the top structure is lined with pure gold and hence the name 'Golden Temple'.
Located in Odisha, it is one of the eminent tourist attractions which houses a massive temple dedicated to the Sun God. The word 'Konark' is a combination of two words 'Kona' and 'Arka'. 'Kona' means 'Corner' and 'Arka' means 'Sun'. The temple was designed in the form of a splendidly decorated horse-drawn vehicle mounted on 24 wheels, each about 10 feet in diameter.
Situated in the hill town of Tirumala at Tirupati in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, it is the richest and the most visited temple in India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, an incarnation of Vishnu, who is believed to have appeared to save mankind from tests and troubles of Kali Yuga. The mesmerising hill surroundings and soothing weather at Tirumala will captivate every visitor.
Rishikesh is the best place for those who like to experience spirituality along with visiting some ancient temples, popular cafes, yoga ashrams and adventure sports. It is known as the "Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas" and "Yoga Capital of the World". This place has been a hub for adventure sports including White Water Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Flying Fox, Mountain Biking, etc. And there are also numerous ashrams teaching spirituality, yoga, meditation and Ayurveda.
Varanasi, the holy city of India, is one of the world's oldest continually inhabited cities and holiest in Hinduism, Hindus believe that, who die here and gets cremated along the banks of the Ganges river, allows them to break the cycle of births and rebirths.
This is the place where Siddhartha Gautama attained enlightenment under a tree named Bodhi Tree and became Gautama Buddha. Traditionally, Buddha was born in 563 BC in what we now called as Nepal. As Siddhartha, he vacated his family at the age of 29 and traveled to Bodh Gaya in search of the truth. Bodh Gaya is one of the most important pilgrimage sites of Buddha and the other three are located in Kushinagar, Lumbini, and Sarnath.
(Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)