The faith in the supreme power of Almighty can be seen, felt and witnessed in the land of diverse culture and religion, India. The country which houses innumerable temples be it any corner of the road or hailing from the ancient period. The people here promisingly withhold their cultural stride by carrying the notion of keeping God above the rest and in millions make pilgrimages to some of the prominent worship sites every year, and also dedicatedly follow customary rituals in offering prayers to Almighty resting at home. Temples are either derived out of rocks, made from gold or different forms of stones but for some their grandeur, majestic aura, architectural design, intricate carvings will definitely leave you in awe. The temples have a unique story to narrate and is definitely a road to spiritual enlightenment. If you are planning to visit India, make sure your itinerary of the luxury tour has options for visiting the holy temples. The Castle & King tour packages are designed effectually that they offer ample of chances to visit such remarkable temples of humongous heritage significance.
Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, New Delhi
Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, which rests in the capital city on the banks of river Yamuna is a ceaseless place for devotion and peace. The temple is an abode of God, a place of Hindu worship, and the campus is dedicated to spiritual learning. It has a huge architectural value with intricate design patterns and echoes the rich art of India. It is one of the largest Hindu temple complexes in India. The temple comprises of sculptured stone figures of India’s sages; is surrounded by Narayan Sarovar, a lake that carries water from 151 lakes in India; a garden in the shape of lotus; 10 gates, which represents 10 directions and 11 feet high statue of Lakshmi Narayan. Don’t miss the chance of seeing the musical fountain show, which is the center of attraction and boat ride to watch ancient India’s culture.
The Golden Temple, Amritsar, Punjab
The Golden Temple located in the heart of Amritsar is the religious place of Sikhs, visited by a huge number of pilgrims belonging to different caste, creed, and culture belonging not only from India but also from different countries. Also known as Sri Harimandir Sahib the temple is an abode to spiritual solace and religious fulfillment and serves as a symbol of equality and brotherhood. It has an elegant marble lower level embellished with creative motifs; above is the iridescent second level, bounded in intricately carved gold panels, topped by a gold gilded dome. Making a visit to the temple then do make a point of having mouth-watering Prasad, which is Guru-Ka-Langar prepared in the world’s largest free kitchen. Also, witness daily ceremonies like Ardas and Kirtans. Click on the given link for a more detailed itinerary.
Ranakpur Temple, Pali District, Rajasthan
Ranakpur Temple located in the Pali District of Rajasthan is the world-famous and one of the five major Jain pilgrimage sites. The spectacular temple complex is a unique architectural masterpiece, housing halls, domes, and 1444 marble pillars, each carrying intricate carvings and the creditable fact is none are alike. The temple is built in the honor of Adinath, the founder of the Jain religion by a wealthy Jain businessman named Dharma Shah in the 15th century. Do visit the temple during the evenings when the holy place comes to life as is illuminated with rows of ‘Diyas’ and earthen pots and ‘Aarti’ is performed in the central shine. Click on the link to view the itinerary https://castleandking.com/tour/15-days-rajasthan-forts-palaces-with-goa-tour/
Dilwara Temples, Mount Abu, Rajasthan
Dilwara Temple is one of the most significant and sacred pilgrimages for Jains in the world. It is located just 2.5 km away from the only hill station, Mount Abu in Rajasthan. The temple is known for its architectural finesse. Intricate carving and spellbound craftsmanship of artisans and workers are clearly visible. The place wears the aura of peace and tranquillity and one can experience divine connect with the supreme power. This temple complex has five sections dedicated to five Jain Tirthankaras.
Jagannath Temple, Puri, Odisha
Jagannath Temple located in Puri in Odisha is of utmost importance to Hindu devotees. It’s historical as was built in the year 1078. Millions of people visit Odisha to gain Lord Jagannath blessings. The temple is famous for its annual Rath Yatra which is witnessed by millions as the three colossal chariots carry the deities. The best part of this temple is the Prasad prepared here never go wasted, it can serve from 2000 to 2, 00,000 people every day and this you can say is the miracle of God.
Kailasanathar Temple, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu
Kanchipuram is one of the sacred cities in Southern India, also known as ‘The City of Thousand Temples’. It is one of the important holy pilgrimages for Hindus. The city houses Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple, Kamakshi Amman Temple, and Kumarakottam Temple which are some of the major Hindu temples.
Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
The historic Hindu Meenakshi Temple is located on the southern bank of the Vaigai River in the holy city of Madurai. The temple hails from the 14th century and is dedicated to Meenakshi Devi and Shiva. It is spread to 14 acres and has 4,500 pillars and 14 towers. The temple enthralls over a million pilgrims and visitors during the annual 10-day Meenakshi Tirukalyanam festival. It’s one of the ‘Clean Iconic Place’ and the surrounding is completely free from any kind of plastics.
Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple located in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala is one of the wealthiest places of worship in the world. The temple is one of the 108 principal centers of Vaishnavism where Lord Padmanabha, a reincarnation of Lord Vishnu, is worshipped. The temple is built in an elaborated synthesis of indigenous Kerala and the Tamil style of architecture. The temple holds great importance in the history of Hinduism and was established over 5,000 years ago. Its treasury has the largest collection of items of gold and precious stones recorded in the history of the world.