The Spectacular Shrines Of India

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The Spectacular Shrines Of India Photo by Ninad Chaudhari

India is a secular country. This land has been a birthplace for three major religions such as Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. The divine and enriching cultural heritage includes several temples, mosques, monasteries, churches, synagogues, etc. But, most India tour packages will have more than a few places of worship that have unique architecture, fascinating legends or surprising local rituals, customs and traditions.  In fact, millions and millions of devotees visit temple towns like Shirdi, Katra, Leh, Ajmer, Madurai, &Thiruvananthapuram to pray, chant, say shlokas, sing aartis and take blessings.  Wouldn’t you like to know about some of these mystical and spiritual shrines?

Konark Sun Temple; Odisha:

This is a historic temple built by y king Narasimhadeva I of Eastern Ganga Dynasty around 1250. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is exquisite archaeological ruins, which is loaded with such amazing sculptures that it will take your breath away. Explore nuances of their erotic art form as it stands today and you will marvel, “How did they accomplish creation of these brilliant and elegant sculptures with 13th century technology?” Though India tour packages are studded with such sculptures, this shrine is one of the most well preserved temples in India. Though, it is not part of all domestic holiday packages, it is part of several East India tour packages. This is one of the primary travel attractions in Odisha. However, JagganathPuri is much more revered temple in modern times. 

Mahabodhi Temple; Bihar:

Literal translation of this temple’s name is great awakening temple. Though it has a spectacular external view and magnificent statue of Buddha inside, this UNESCO world heritage site marks the location where Lord Buddha achieved enlightenment. There are several monasteries across India that live, breath and preach Buddhism and its core principles today. But, this is where is all began. When you book a tailor made India tour package to explore culture and religion in India, this is a must visit site. Enriching spiritual aura of this shrine is alive with Lord Buddha’s blessings. When you visit Bodh Gaya on domestic holiday package, take you time to explore its surroundings, which mark the details of Buddha’s life. 

Do plan you India tour package to include such prime shrines in your itinerary. Most spiritually and religiously important ones date back to almost ancient times. Some have transitioned into travel attractions while others have long queues of devotees outside the shrine, who wait patiently to seek blessings.Explore these breathtaking shrines in your domestic holiday package as they guide you to deeper spiritual path of service, kindness and devotion.

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Ninad Chaudhari works as a Web UI Designer / Developer with Cox & Kings. Ninad is an ardent traveller, who finds best deals on India tour packages to pursue his passion. He recently explored domestic holiday package to Bodh Gaya from Cox & Kings and his albums are replete with photos of temples.

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