December 10th, 2021
India, a country which people say only breathes spirituality and also attracts millions to come to this God’s own country. Every part of India has a unique spiritual history and different gods that people worship earnestly. Kolkata is famous for celebrating Durga Pooja, Maharashtra pays respect to Lord Ganesh every year, Kerala worships the holy idol of Lord Vishnu, Himachal believes in the righteousness of Lord Buddha. So, every state of India pays homage to their own god, and very often, people cross borders to witness the warmth of their much-revered God residing in the other city of India.
Gujarat is one such state of India which worships both Lord Krishna and Lord Shiva. The state has one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples where people come from different parts of the country to worship Lord Shiva. And according to Hindu Mythology, Lord Krishna built the city of Dwarka in Gujarat for his people and the city is still breathing air freely. So, below is the list of five holy pilgrimages to visit from Gujarat.
Char Dham Pilgrimage Tour
Char Dham Yatra is a journey that takes you through the four temple sites sprawled all over India. Starting the journey from Badrinath, you move next to Dwarka which is in Gujarat so if you are in Gujarat then, you can start this auspicious journey from here itself. The journey follows its footsteps to the third Dham – Puri and finally, you pay the last visit at Rameswaram. Many believe that this journey has the capability to purify any soul and further, directs you towards the path of salvation.
You can also check our package for Char Dham yatra from Ahmedabad for more information.
South India Pilgrimage Tour
South India has long been treated as the popular pilgrimage site by the people of the Hindu community. There are tons of sacred temples in this region and each has its own great significance. You can opt for this pilgrimage journey from Gujarat by visiting Sri Parthasarathy Temple in Chennai, Tirupati Balaji temple in Andhra Pradesh which is famously known as Lord Venkateswara temple, Sri Padmavathi Devi temple in Tiruchanoor, Brihadisvara Temple in Thanjavur, Sri Ranganathaswamy temple in Madurai, the famous Rameswaram temple, etc.
Sai Shirdi Pilgrimage Tour
Sai Shirdi is another very popular pilgrimage journey that one can make from Gujarat and is also one of the shortest spiritual journeys. You can book an overnight trip to Mumbai and leave your first to spend some spiritual time in Mumbai only. There are many temples that you can visit like Mumba Devi temple, Sri Siddhivinayak Ganpati Temple, Iskcon Chowpatty, etc. When you drive to Nashik on your way to Shirdi, you can also pay a brief visit to the Trimbakeshwar temple which is a highly sacred site. And finally, follow your footsteps to India’s very popular spiritual site – Shirdi where Sai is worshipped.
Pilgrimage Tour to the Land of Lord Krishna
What is better than a visit to the land where Lord Krishna was born and later, taught the whole world about the ways in which spirituality can be celebrated. The trip would first take you to the capital (Delhi) where you can visit Laxmi Narayan Temple, Hanuman Mandir, and Gauri Shankar Mandir. Then, the second would take you to the birthplace of Lord Krishna where you can pay homage at the places Govind Dev Temple in Vrindavan, Bankey Bihari Temple also in Vrindavan, Ram Janam Bhoomi in Mathura, Gokulnathji Temple in Gokul, Prem Sarovar in Barsana, etc.
The above list of pilgrimage tours from Gujarat will help to sort out the short spiritual journeys that you can make from Gujarat. So, do care to go through the list once.
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