8 Famous Holy Cities in India

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Holy Cities in India

In India, it is said that if you visit holy cities, you will attain Moksh (salvation) after your life. Every holy city has some connection with the deities like Ayodhya is the birthplace of Lord Ram, Mathura is the city where Lord Krishna was born. Like this, many cities have a connection with the Deities.  Thousands of foreigners come to India from all over the world to seek spiritual enlightenment and understand Indian culture. In this blog, we have listed a few holy cities of India; enjoy this blog.

Holy Cities of India one should visit

1.      Ayodhya

According to Hindu belief, Ayodhya was the birthplace of Lord Ram. He is said to be the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu.  It is one of the holiest cities in India and a prominent part of Uttar Pradesh in respect to the economic, political, and historical background of Ayodhya temple for a very long time. This city is situated on the bank of the Sarayu River. People believe that this city is 9000 years old and it was the capital of Raja Dashrath’s kingdom. There were more than 700 temples in this promising city, but now there are only 100 significant temples, making it one of India’s most sacred cities. Ayodhya was one of the most controversial topics since 1992.

2.      Mathura

Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Krishna, situated near the city of Vrindavan and  Goverdhan hill that is mentioned in many historical scriptural. It is also believed that Krishna was the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu, who came to teach people the lesson of life and kill evil King Kansa.

Mathura is the place that shows the real Indian and Hindu culture; there are many temples in Mathura like Shree Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple, Dwarkadhish Temple, Banke Bihari Temple, etc. The best time to visit this city is the time of Krishna Janamashtami, when the entire city is in full swing, and they welcome Lord Krishna with full excitement and ritual on his birthday every year. This place is importantfor Hindus, but Mathura is also known for brilliant Buddhist Art, preserved from the golden era of Indian culture.

3.      Varanasi

This place is known as Benares, Kashi, Banaras, but this place is prominently known as Baba ki Nagri, and it is the oldest city in India. There are almost 3 000 temples in this city that one can find on every street. It is said that Lord Shiva has created the holy city, and that’s why it is said to be the spiritual capital of our country. There is a belief that if you die in this city, you will get Moksh.

You can visit anytime you want to feel peace; there are many hotels you can stay in, book your room from online websites like Oyo and get up to 60% off on applying Oyo Coupon Code and enjoy the beauty of Varanasi. This place is one of the most beautiful places in India. With beautiful ghats and temples like Manikarnika Ghat, Dashashwamedha Ghat, Asi Sangam Ghat, Kashi Vishwanath temple, Durga temple, and Sankat Mochan temple and Ganga Aarti of Asi Ghat.

4.      Haridwar

When we talk about trips with our friends, the place that comes to our mind is Haridwar. But most of the people don’t know much about this place about the history and the stories. The meaning of Haridwar is Hari ka Dwar. According to Hindu Religious Books, this is the place where Bhagirath prayed to Lord Shiva to bring Ganga on Earth. Har ki Pauri is the place where Ganga landed on earth for the first time. Some temples in Haridwar are Mansa Devi Temple, Bharat Mata Temple, Maya Devi Temple, Chandi Devi Temple, etc. The biggest Kumbh Mela is organized in Haridwar every 12 years.

5.      Ujjain

Ujjain is called the Sapta Puri, which means one of India’s seven sacred cities situated at the  Kshipra River. People believe that Ujjain has emerged during the time of Samudra Manthan. There is a deep connection of Lord Krishna with Ujjain as it is said that Krishna and his elder brother Balram came to Ujjain to get their education. There is a Gopal Temple in Ujjain, with the silver statue of Lord Krishna, Balram, and Muni Sandipani. It is one of the important peaceful pilgrimages of Hindu dharma.

6.      Dwarka

Dwarka, which is where Lord Krishna spent his life after killing King Kansa, is one of the Sapta Puri, and your Sapta puri is not completed without visiting this place. Dwarka tells you the story of Lord Krishna after he changed the Yaduvansh Kingdom’s capital and how Dwarka submerged in the Arabian Sea after his death. Poetess Mirabai was also from this holy city of Krishna, and she taught the power of Krishna Bhakti. If you are curious about history and want to learn more about history, visit this place to know more about history.

7.      Shirdi

Shirdi is a place in Maharashtra also known as SaikaDarbar – people worship him like a god, but he was a saint who was admired by followers of all religions and who is said to perform several miracles. The person who never did anything wrong in his life always followed the right path, and he is ideal for the human race. Devotee’s throng his shrine year, and the main festivals celebrated in Shirdi are Ramnavami, Guru Purnima, and Vijayadashmi. Do visit this amazing place once in your life and experience the peace in such a crowdie place.

8.      Amritsar

It is beautiful to watch the shining golden façade reflected in the water and listen to the Ardaas. Peaceful intonations of the Granth Sahib is read out every morning. How blessed it is to feel that calming atmosphere in the morning – this place is the Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) of Amritsar that one should visit. There are so many things that you can explore there, like the langar where thousands of devotees are fed daily. If you want to get the best experience, do Golden Temple during Guru Nanak Jayanti and Baisakhi are some of the festivals.

Conclusion:

India is the land where people believe in God and worship and attain eternal peace by visiting India’s holy cities and temples. You can also take your family to these holy places. In this blog, we have mentioned few holy cities where you can visit with your family; these are places where one can feel internal peace, cities like Varanasi, Mathura, Golden Temple, Dwarka, etc.  It gives you space where you can understand yourself and make the right decision for your life. I hope you visit these places soon and have a great experience.