Pilgrimage Places Uttar Pradesh
The underground temple, inside the
fort, with the Akshayavat or immortal tree is said to have been
visited by Lord Rama.
The Hanuman temple also near the Sangam,
houses the largest unique reclining image of Lord Hanuman. It is
believed that the river rises during the annual floods to touch
the feet of the image before receding back.
Beni Madhav Temple
An old Lakshmi Narain Temple
in Daraganj locality, where Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is believed to
have paid his homage.
Nageshwarnath is considered to be the
presiding deity of Ayodhya. The temple of Nageshwarnath is said
to have been established by Kush, the son of Lord Rama. Legend
has it that kush lost his armlet while bathing in the river
Saryu, which was picked up by a Nag-Kanya, who fell in love with
him. As she was a devotee lf Lord Shiva, Kush erected this temple
for her. It is said that this has been the only temple to have
survived till the time of king vikramadiya, the rest of city had
fallen into ruins and was covered by dense forests. It was by
means of this temple that king vikmaditya was able to locate
Ayodhya and the sites and different shrines here. The festival of
shivratra is celebrated here with great pomp and splendour. The
present temple built during the reign of sufdarjung by hindu
minister Naval Rai around 1750.
Kanak Bhawan is one of the
finist temple in Ayodhya. It was built by queen of tikamgarh,
virshbhanu kuvari in 1891. the main temple is built around an
opened inner court in which stands a small shrine of Rampada .
the main idols installed inside the garbhagriha are of Devi Sit
& Lord Rama . the sanctrum is well decorated .
Hanuman Garhi is one of the
most important temples of Ayodhya. Situated in the center of the
town, the temple is approachable by a flight of 76 steps. Legend
has it that lord hunman lived here in a cave and guarded the
ramkot. The present temple was built in the middle of 10th
century, in shape of a four sided ford with circular bastions at
each corner. The temple houses an image of lord hunman.
The Dwarkadish Temple, built in 1814,
is a popular temple in the center of town. It is the main temple
of the town, during the festive days of Holi, janmashtami and
Diwali. Situated on the city outskirts, the temple carving and
paintings are major attraction. This is the most visited temple
in Mathura. This temple is managed by followers of Vallabhacarya.
Once you enter this temple from the street, it is fairly
interesting architechually and there is a lot of activity inside.
It is located in the eastern part of Mathura, not far from the
Siva is the eternal guardian of the
Braja Mandala area. Because he is the guardian one is supposed to
ask his permission to be able to successfully circumambulate
Braja Mandala. He is the greatest Vaishnava. There are four
important Siva temples that surround Mathura. There are four
Siva-lingas that protect the four sides of Mathura, which are
called the dik-pala (protectors) of Mathura. They are
Gokarnesvara Mahadeva in the north, Pippalesvara Mahadeva in the
east, Rangesvara Mahadeva in the south, and Bhutesvara Mahadeva
in the west.
This is the famous temple of Gopala
Bhatta Gosvami and is one of the many names of Lord Krishna. The
seva puja of Radharamana was established in 1542, after the Deity
self-manifested from a shaligram-shila. There is no deity of
Radharani in this temple, but a crown is kept next to Krishna
signifying Her presence
This South Indian style temple was built
by the wealthy Seth family of Mathura in the year 1851, and is
dedicated to Lord Sri Ranganatha or Rangaji. This temple has a
traditional South Indian gopuram (gateway) and is surrounded by
high walls. It is one of Vrindavan's largest temples. Once a year
a grand ratha festival (Ratha Yatra) is held known as
Brahmotsava, during the month of Chait (March - April), this
festival lasts for 10 days.
Jugal Kishore Temple
This is one of the oldest temple of
Vrindavana and was completed in 1627. After Emperor Akbar's visit
to Vridavana in the year 1570, he gave permission for four
temples to be built by the Gaudya Vaisnavas, which were
Madana-mohana, Govindaji, Gopinatha and Jugal Kisore. It is also
called the Kesi ghata temple, as it is located next to this
The Kashi Vishwanath Temple
Also known as the Golden temple,
dedicated to Lord Shiva. Varanasi is said to be the sight of the
first Shivlinga. The original temple was destroyed by Mughal
Emperor Aurangzeb and the present temple was rebuilt in 1776 A.D.
by Rani Ahilyabai Holkar of Indore and dedicated to Lord
Shiva.The Temple is open only for Hindus . Varanasi is believed
to be the point at which the first jyotirlinga, the fiery pillar
of light by which shiva manifested has supremacy over others
gods, broke through the Earth’s crust and flared towards
Bharat Mata Temple
A novel temple dedicated to Mother
India, which, instead of the customary gods and goddesses, houses
one of the most perfect relief maps of India carved out of
marble. The temple was gifted by the nationalists Babu Shiv
Prasad Gupta and Shri Durga Prasad Khatri, leading numismatists
and antiquarians. Starting with five at the base, they converge
into one at the top, symbolizing that this world of five elements
has ultimately to merge with the Supreme (The Brahma). This is a
must place top visit in Varanasi.
Tulsi Manas Temple
Constructed in 1964 by a philanthropist
family of Varanasim this temple is dedicated to Lord Ram. The
temple is situated at the place where the great seer of the
medieval ages, Goswami Tulsidas lived and composed the epic poem
' Ramcharitmanas' expounding the history and deeds of Lord