“A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.”– Mahatma Gandhi
You’ll also see glimpses of our culture present in the holy places situated in this country. As Indians, we’ve made a concerted effort to preserve our rich heritage, which opens doors to our cultural, aesthetic and educational legacies. Believe it or not, in 50s, we want to visit these places because they make us who we are. They show us our culture in its full glory.
Hence, we give you 10 must visit holy places in India to take a trip to if you’ve hit your 50s.
1. Tirupati Temple, Tirupati
Southern India houses some of the most spectacular holy places, out of which Tirupati is the most prominent one. The Tirumala Venkateswara temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, who is considered to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
2. Shirdi Temple, Shirdi
Shirdi is known for Sai Baba and this holy place is thronged by devotees all year round. This religious place near Mumbai is usually full of devotees during Vijaydashami, Ramnavami and Guru Purnima.
3. Vaishno Devi, Katra
This list would be incomplete without the mention of Vaishno Devi. Situated near Katra in Jammu, this temple is at a height of 5,300 feet and is dedicated to Goddess Shakti.
4. Golden Temple, Amritsar
One of the must visit holy places is the Golden temple. It looks magnificent as the temple’s shining golden colour reflects in the water. The calming intonations of the Granth Sahib and the langar are something that you should definitely not miss.
5. Ajmer Sharif Dargah, Ajmer
As you visit the Ajmer Sharif Dargah, a sense of calm prevails. This is where Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti is laid to rest so millions of devotees visit this place every year from across the globe.
6. Jagannath Temple, Puri
An important destination when it comes to pilgrimage, the Jagannath temple in Puri comes to life during the annual Rath Yatra.
7. Sun Temple, Konark
Coupled with exemplary architecture and a sense of spirituality, the Sun temple in Konark is an architectural marvel. The design depicts its ancient story because it’s a treat for the eyes of those who love great mythological stories.
8. Kalighat Kali Temple, Kolkata
Situated on the banks of the Hooghly River, the Kali temple is a sacred pilgrimage destination. Backed by a powerful story, this temple witnesses devotees from all over the world.
9. Dakshineshwar Temple, Kolkata
This is a spectacular temple spreading across 25 acres of land. This gorgeous temple was built in 1855 and is dedicated to Goddess Kali.
10. Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi
When we talk about must visit holy places, Varanasi inadvertently makes it to the list. The Kashi Vishwanath temple and Sankat Mochan temple are the main attractions here. If you visit this place, then you shouldn’t miss out on the annual Ganga Mahotsav. This festival depicts our rich heritage.
Our country is full of must visit holy places. These places make you forget the worries of the world and instil a sense of calm in you. While we’ve listed just a few, the list can go on when talking about holy places in India.
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