The Golden Temple, Amritsar
The Golden Temple, Amritsar, India (Sri Harmandir Sahib Amritsar) is not only a central religious place of the Sikhs, but also a symbol of human brotherhood and equality. Everybody, irrespective of cast, creed or race can seek spiritual solace and religious fulfillment without any hindrance. It also represents the distinct identity, glory and heritage of the Sikhs.To pen-down the philosophy, ideology, the inner and outer beauty, as well as the historical legacy of Sri Harmandir Sahib is a momentous task. It is a matter of experience rather than a of description.
As advised by Sri Guru Amar Dass Ji (3rd Sikh Guru). Sri Guru Ram Dass ji (4th Sikh Guru) started the digging of Amrit Sarovar (Holly Tank) of Sri Harmandir Sahib in 1577 AD, which was later on brick-lined by Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji (5th Sikh Guru) on 15th December, 1588 and he also started the construction of Sri Harmandir Sahib……………..
HOLY SHRINE SHRI MATA VAISHNO DEVI JI
Mata Vaishno Devi Temple is the most-sought after pilgrimage of the Hindus. Located at Trikoot Parvat, Mata Vaishno Mandir is the holiest shrine of India and it is famous all over the World. The temple is accessible by a journey of 13 kms from Katra. Katra is a small town that falls in Udhampur district of Jammu. From Jammu, Katra lies at a distance of 50 kms. In the northern part of India, many rail-services are available to reach Jammu.
Vaishno Devi Shrine is placed at an altitude of 5200 feet above sea level. Vaishno Devi is the second most-visited shrines of India, first being the Balaji Temple at Tirupati. The temple is managed and maintained by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board. Vaishno Devi is regarded as the incarnation of Durga (Shakti). Every year, millions of pilgrims visit the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi. There is a legend behind the establishment of this temple……………..
CHAR DHAM YATRA
Char Dham of Uttarakhand or Chota Char Dham (small four abodes) is one of the most important Hindu Pilgrimages in India. It comprises of four most holy sites of Uttarakhand, namely – Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. When and how these places got linked in a pilgrimage circuit together is not known. Each of the places has its own individual and legendary history. But perhaps it is the greatness and mysticism of each site that has qualified them to form a sacred pilgrimage tour.
Till 1950s going to the four most sacred sites of Uttarakhand meant embarking on a strenuous journey on foot through the hilly trails. People, like wandering sadhus, and those who could afford to travel with an entourage, were the most likely and regular pilgrims of Chota Char Dham………………..
Himachal is the Land of God and Goddess. Himachal Pradesh has some of the most important Hindu Pilgrimage sites and Hindu temples. Goddess Durga is worshipped in different forms among the Hindus. Nau Durga re the nine manifestations of Goddess Durga that hold the paramount position in Hindu Mythology. It is believed that paying homage to these forms of Goddess makes the devotee free from all the sins and wrongdoings.
Maa Jawala Ji: Jawala Devi Temple is also known as Jawala Ji Temple located in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh is one of its kind, there is no idol placed inside, but a flame. It is one of the 51 Shaktipitha and Hindus believe that a visit to Jawala Devi Temple in Kangra leads to end of their struggle and commencement of happy days.