is the landmark of Ajmer and one of the holiest of Muslim
shrines in the country. It has a secular appeal and revered by
people of all sect. Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chisti, a Sufi saint from
Persia made this place his abode from 1192 till he died in 1236
This group of fine Jain temples
were built in the 12th to 15th century within the Jaisalmer
Fort. They are beautifully carved and dedicated to Rishabdevji
and Sambhavnathji. The Gyan Bhandar, a library containing some
extremely old manuscripts, is within the temple complex.
Golden Temple, Amritsar is a
place frequented by Sikhs all round the year. The pivot of Sikh
community life, Golden Temple was envisioned by Guru Arjan. Siri
Guru Arjan Dev reversed the prevalent practice of designing high
Expression around which all religions base their preaching.
Peace of mind, body and soul. Since time immemorial both man and
God have just one prayer - Shanti - for the living and the
Departed. The Char Dham, also called the Deo Bhumi - The Adobe
of the Gods - presents just the ambience where the Divine &
the Sublime coexist.
Amarnath is 145 km east of Srinagar in
Kashmir. There is an ice Silva-linga here that changes size with
the seasons, and also as the moon waxes and wanes it becomes
bigger and smaller. On the full moon day the linga is about 6 ft
Faith has moved mountains. From a cave shrine
tucked away deep in the the Trikuta Mountains of Kashmir to a
bustling religuous centre, the call of Mata Vaishno Devi has
drawn and converted many a non-believer.
is just 24 Kms from Haridwar. Located in the laps of lower
Himalayas, this place is considered to be the access point of
three other pilgrim places of Badrinath - Kedarnath, Gangotri
and Yamunotri the four great places which combine to make
Chardham . Rishikesh is surrounded by scenic beauty of the hills
on three sides with Holy Ganga flowing through it.
in Uttar Pradesh, the nucleus of Brajbhoomi, is located at a
distance of 145 km south-east of Delhi and 58 km north-west of
Agra, the city of Taj. Covering an area of about 3,800 sq. km.,
today, Brajbhoomi can be divided into two distinct units - the
eastern part in the trans-Yamuna tract with places like Gokul,
Mahavan, Baldeo, Mat and Bajna and the western side of the
Yamuna covering the Mathura region that encompasses Vrindavan,
Govardhan, Kusum Sarovar, Barsana and Nandgaon.
of Delhi, near the place of Krishna's birth, is the town of
4,000 temples where the sounds of celebration constantly
resound. In the month of August, India celebrates the birth of
Krishna, much as it has been doing every year for the past 5,000
years. This festival is known as Janmastami and falls in the
Indian month of Vasant.
to the four pilgrimages in the Uttrakhand region, is located on
the foot hills of Shivaliks. It is on the banks of River Ganga.
The Ganga leaves the mountains and enters the plains with
Haridwar being the first major town on the plains. Though the
Ganges does not lose its rapids completely nevertheless it
becomes very quite and calm here.
is one of the oldest living cities in the world. Many names have
been given to Varanasi, though its recently revived official
appellation is mentioned in the Mahabharata and in the Jataka
tales of Buddhism. It probably derives from the two rivers that
flank the city, the Varana to the north and the Asi to the
Gaya (once Uruvela village) is the place where, 2500 years ago,
in the 6th century BC, a young ascetic, Siddhartha, attained
enlightenment to become the Buddha, and found Buddhism, one of
the world's oldest religions.