Since the beginning of time, India has been known for its culture and for being a highly spiritual region, not only through its religion but also because of the social fields. It is one of the sacred countries, and so it is worth to have a spiritual journey here.
This is one of the seven holy places of the country and it is often referred to as ‘Gateway to God’. In the same time, it is one of the oldest living places of the country. It is located at the foot of the Himalayas at the point of origin of the Ganges River. Each night the locals fill the river with small lamps, carrying their prayers. The city is often visited by pilgrims who wish to bathe in the Ganges in order to wash their sins away. In this region, the water is still very clean.
For a long time, Varanasi has been a destination of pilgrimage for Hindu people. It is also called Banares. It is located on the bank of the Ganges River and it is referred to as the city of Lord Shiva. Shiva is the god of destruction and creation. People say that those who die in this city will be saved from renascence. The most interesting fact about the city is that the rituals are held openly.
This city is also located at the foot of the Himalayas and it is a popular tourist destination. It is known as the place that yoga originated from and this is why there are a lot of people who come here to practice yoga, meditation or who wish to discover the world of Hinduism. Just as the city presented previously, this one is also located on the bank of the Ganges. Usually those people visiting the city are searching for peace and knowledge. Here you will find numerous yoga institutes.
This is the most well-known city of Punjab state and it is home to the Golden Temple. It is known as the spiritual center of the Sikh. The temple attracts numerous tourists every year and it is most beautiful during the night when the lights are lit up. Just imagine a dome made of gold, lit by the light. This city was established by the 4th guru of the Sikhs and it is also called ‘Holy Pool of Nectar’.
The city is a pilgrimage destination for Buddhists. The city is most famous for being the place where Lord Buddha was enlightened while he was sleeping under a tree. The place where he had this revelation is noticed by a complex of temples. Here, you can find numerous monasteries. If you ever go to Bodhgaya, you should make the best of the numerous meditation and Buddhism courses that are available there.
There are a lot of places to visit in India and a spiritual journey to those places can change your life. Remember, “Eat, Pray, Love”.