India is a land of festivals, gods.
You should know for a fact that temples and religious places are very important because they help in the growth of the country through becoming tourist spots and attract people worldwide and
help in growing economy at the same time temples will also play a huge role in giving faith & hope for people which can help them grow in their life and career.
So let’s take a look at the best religious, holy and sacred places and temples in India.
This is just a random list of the 10 religious and holy places not a top 10 list and a count down like that.
With that being said, let’s see the best religious places in india.
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Top 10 holy and religious places of India
1. Puri Jagannath
Puri Jagannath is one of the Many holy temples in India.
This is a temple which is dedicated to Sri Jagannath who is a form of Sri Krishna Deva and it is located in Puri district of Odisha.
This temple is so popular that millions of people from different parts of the world visit it every year.
Starting from the month of June to the end of March is considered to be the best time period to visit the temple.
2. Tirumala Tirupati
Tirumala Tirupati is also another most popular Hindu temple which is located in the Tirupati city of Chittoor district in the Andhra Pradesh state.
The temple is mainly dedicated to Sri Venkateswara Swamy of Tirupati Balaji who is a form of Sri Vishnu Deva.
This temple is so popular because it is believed that Sri Vishnu deva in a human form has visited the land of Tirupati and this temple is also famous for its famous laddu prasadam.
This temple is so popular that it has been mentioned in many ancient puranas.
Because of the popularity of the temple it comes as no surprise that it is one of the most highly visited and richest temples in India and across the globe.
As a tourist you can visit not just Tirumala Tirupati but also many other temples nearby.
September to February is considered to be the best time to visit the temple as the climate is relatively balmy with intermittent showers.
Dwarka city is another most popular Holy place of Hindus which is located in the Gujarat state In the Dwarka district.
The temple is popular because Dwaraka is identified as the Dwaraka Kingdom which was the kingdom ruled by Lord Shri Krishna.
The city is also mentioned in the Mahabharata epic.
The main temple of Dwarka was damaged and destroyed multiple times by Mughal rulers and Invaders but still it is again rebuilt.
This place is so popular that it is listed in the char dham pilgrimage sites of hindu religion.
The ideal time to visit Dwarka is between August to February months.
Varanasi which is also called as Kashi or Banaras and also given the name of city of temples is one of the seven ancient cities of Hinduism and the city is considered to be the central part of Shivaay philosophy which is located on the bank of river Ganga in Uttar Pradesh in the Varanasi district.
Varanasi is popular for many reasons as Buddha who is the founder of Buddhism religion found the religion at Varanasi and gave his first sermon so it is not just sacred place for Hindu but also for Buddhists,
it is also believed that Guru Nanak who is the founder of Sikhism visited the place on the day of Shivratri in 1507 which played a huge role in the foundation of the Sikhism religion.
Many popular figures of the bhakti movement like Kabir Das and Ravidas were born here.
There are also lots of amazing facts about the city and it is believed that dying here and getting cremated along the banks of the “holy” Ganges river allows one to break the cycle of rebirth and attain salvation.
The main temple of the city is Kashi Vishwanath temple which is one of the twelve jyotirlingas and this temple is dedicated to Shiva God, what’s special about this temple is that although it has been damaged and
destroyed several times in the past by several Mughal rulers including Aurangzeb still it has been rebuilt again by several hindu & Maratha rulers.
The winter months starting from November to February are the best time to visit the holy city.
Mathura is another sacred city which is located in Uttar Pradesh and it is believed to be the birthplace of Sri Krishna.
This city is one among the seven holy cities of Hindu religion.
You should visit Mathura and there is also a place called Vrindavan which is nearby to Mathura where it is believed that Lord Sri Krishna has spent his childhood days playing with his friends in the vrindavan along with his parents.
If you are interested you can learn more about the history of shri Krishna here because we have talked about a lot of temples which are dedicated to Shri Krishna alone who is considered to be the supreme god of Hindu religion.
October to December are considered to be the ideal time to visit this place.
Badrinath is another holy hindu temple which is dedicated to vishnu god and it is located in the town of badrinath in the uttarakhand state.
This temple is located on the banks of alakananda which is considered to be one of the major sources of ganga river.
The temple is so popular that it is listed one among the char dham yatras and millions of people visit the temple every month
It is believed that visiting the sacred temple will wash away all your sins and also help you attain salvation which is called as moksha.
Because the temple is located in the Himalayas region it is only open for 6 months in a year and in the other six months of the year the temple will be closed due to heavy snowfall in the Himalayan region.
Starting from month of May to the end of October is considered to be the best time to visit Badrinath temple.
7. Vaishnodevi mandir
Vaishno devi mandir is another sacred temple which is present in reasi district in the jammu and kashmir union territory of india
Unlike other famous temples of this list, this is a temple which is dedicated to the female goddess vaishnodevi.
You should visit the temple because it is one of the 108 shakthi peethas of durga matha because of that many people visit the temple especially during navratri and dussehra,
the number of people will reach millions and it is also no surprise that it is one of the richest temples in india because people from all over india and world visit and donate.
It is said that many popular saints including vivekananda visited the temple and this temple has also been mentioned in the mahabharata epic and because the temple is located in jammu and kashmir you can see lots of beautiful mountains and beautiful nature in your journey.
Even though the temple is open to the visitors and devotees throughout the year, the best time to visit the temple is considered between the months of March and October because the weather is cool and convenient for the visitors.
8. Golden temple
The golden temple is a gurdwara and one of the most important temples of sikh religion which is located in amritsar in the punjab state.
Even though the temple was damaged and being destroyed multiple times by mughal rulers and afghan invaders but sikh kings like maharaja ranjith singh has rebuilt the gurdwara with marble and
copper and laid the gold foil on top in 1830 since then it is called as golden temple and this temple is located on a man made pool.
The ideal time to visit the temple is between November to March because the weather is more pleasant for visitors.
9. Meenakshi Amman temple
This is another most important temple for Hindus which is located on the bank of Vaigai river in the Madurai district of Tamilnadu State.
The temple is dedicated to the goddess Meenakshi which is a form of Parvati Mata and sundareshwar who is a form of Shiva.
It is said that the temple was built as a memory of the marriage which took place between Minakshi Mata and sundareshwar.
And similar to other Hindu temples even this temple was attacked and destroyed by many Mughal and Afghan invaders but still it was rebuilt by Hindu rulers.
The temple is very large in size and has four entrances with large walls in four different directions.
The ideal time to visit the temple is in between the months of October to March because obviously they are winter seasons and the weather is pleasant and cool compared to the summer seasons which are very humid and not so pleasing for the visitors.
10. Ramanathaswamy Temple
Ramanathaswamy temple which is located in the island of rameshwaram of the state of Tamil Nadu which is near to Sri Lanka.
The temple is dedicated to Shiva and it is listed as one among the 12 jyotirlinga temples.
It is said that the lingam of rameshwaram was established and being worshipped by lord Rama before moving to Lanka as we know in the Ramayana epic.
Rameshwaram is one of the char dham pilgrimage sites of the Hindu religion.
The rameshwaram temple in itself is a great architecture and a beautiful temple apart from that you can also get to see some amazing engineering works like pamban bridge, etc if you ever visit the temple.
Because Rameshwaram is an island in the sea between Tamilnadu and Sri Lanka obviously the best time to visit the temple is between October to April because the weather is convenient for the visitors and you should avoid the summer season because of the humidity and the temperature.
So these are the top 10 holy, religious and sacred places you should visit in India.
With that said let’s conclude the blog post.
So these are the top 10 best holy places you should definitely visit in india.
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