“AMARNATH” (3,888m) holy cave temple is situated at a distance of 140 kms from Srinagar, 46 kms from Pahalgam and 40 kms from Sonmarg. God Shiva the “IMMORTAL GOD” AMARNATH” chose this holy cave place for narrating the secretes of immortality and creation of Universe to Maa Parvati ji. In the month of Sharavan ( July – August ) devotees visit to this incredible holy place to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva , Maa Parvati and Lord Ganesh and their the images of ice are naturally formed in the cave.
CHAR DHAM & DO DHAM YATRA
As per HINDU traditional belief, the holy Yatra of Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath collectively called the Char Dham are the most sacred pilgrimages. Undertaking a journey to these places will not just wash away one’s sins but release from the cycle of Birth and Death. Char Dham Yatra begins from Yamunotri moving to Gangotri, Kedarnath and ending at Bardinath which fulfills the aims of Moksha attainment.
MATA VAISHNO DEVI YATRA
The holy Cave Shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi ji is located at a distance of 14 kms from the town of Katra, 50 kms from Jammu and 410 kms from Chandigarh. The Vaishno Devi shrine is nestled in the Trikuta Mountains. Katra, the town at the foot of the Trikuta hills is the base camp for the Vaishno Devi shrine yatra.The temple of Vaishno Devi is dedicated to Vaishnavi, the human manifestation of Goddess Shakti. Within the temple is the deity in the form of a five and half feet tall rock with three Pindies. The holiest of the holy Pindies of “Mata Maha Kali Ji”, “Mata Maha Lakshmi, Vaishno Devi Ji” and “Mata Maha Saraswati Ji are the ultimate destination for pilgrims.
SHIRDI SAI BABA
Located in the Ahmednagar Distt. Of Maharashtra. Shirdi is abode of one of India’s most revered Saint-Sai Baba. A beautiful shrine has been built over the Samadhi of Shri Sai Baba. Popularly known as Shirdi Sai Mandir or Samadhi Mandir where a life size statue of Sai Baba has been installed. Lakhs of devote come here to seek the blessing of Sai Baba at this temple. Other places connected with Sai Baba include Dwarkamani Mosque, Chavadi, Gurusthan, The Kandoba temple etc. Other important religious places around Shirdi include Three Jyotrilinga of Lord Shiv viz Trimbakeshwar, Bhimashanker (Pune), Grishneshwar (Aurangabad), Shani temple at Shignapur.
“A cluster of religious places in the region around Shirdi has made Shirdi -The Spiritual Land”.
SOMNATH – DWARKA DHAM
Somnath temple is about 5km from Veraval and had a checkered history. It is believed that the Somnath temple here was originally built by Somraj, the Moon God himself, out of gold, and then rebuilt by Ravana in silver and then by Krishna in Wood, then by Bhimdev in stone. Somnath is also known by several other names – Deo pattan, Prabhas Pattan or Pattan Somnath, which it acquired during its long and eventful history. Somnath is considered to be the first of the Dwaadash Jyotirlingas of Shiva.
Placed at the extreme southwest Arabian Coast in Sourashtra, Somnath town encloses a serene beach, few streets and a bus stand. It is believed that Somnath is located at a place where the holy River Saraswathy flows into the Sea.
Kartik Poornima held on the full moon day in November / December is a major draw of devotees in this temple town.
UJJAIN – OMKARESHWAR
Located on an island “Mandhata” in Narmada River (Khandwa Distt. Of M.P. India) Omkareswar temple is one the twelve Jyotrilinga shrines of lord Shiva. Consisting of two temples omkareswar (Lord of Omkaara), Amareshwar or Mamleshwar (Lord of immortals or Deves). The two temples are connected by two bridges across river Narmada.
TIRUPATI BALAJI – RAMESHWARAM
Located on Rameshwaram Island (Pamban Island) in Ramanathapuram Distt. of Tamil Nadu. Ramanatha Swamy temple is a famous Hindus temple dedicated to lord Shiva. Rameshwaram along with kashi is the holiest place for Hindus. Also being one of the Char Dhams (other being Badrinath, Jagannath Puri & Dwarka) has made Rameshwaram the epicenter of Hindus religion.