Soil of Utmost Faith and Beliefs !!!
God is everywhere, where ever you go, he follows you. But what if you get
an opportunity to meet all Saints and Gurus under one roof, and that too on
rippling sands of Rajasthan. Won't it be a great experience for your next
10 years to cherish spirituality? Come and sanctify yourself...
Experience the most spiritual atmosphere of Indian pilgrimage destinations
in the pristine sand of Rajasthan. Its a land of amazing miracles, which add
vibrant colors and refreshing flavours to millions of pilgrims. Rajasthan
evokes pure and beautiful melodies of hymns, sung with love and devotion. It
is blessed with the combination of rich tradition and golden heritage that
spreads all around the geographical boundaries of Rajasthan. The sanctified
pilgrim centres in Rajasthan are not only places of worship but also
monuments of great artistic beauty.
The very sight of pilgrim centres evoke feelings of purity and devotion, in
the hearts of the devotees and draws them close to the Divine. The monuments
make one feel that eternity has been preserved by mortal men, who have built
brilliant architectural wonders to act as the place of worship. The various
pilgrimage centres of different faiths are an excellent demonstration of
communal harmony, an inherent component of the Rajasthani tradition. The
rulers of Rajasthan built magnificent forts and palaces but at the same time
paid due attention to the construction of temples and religious centres.
Even today Rajasthan attracts thousands of travellers, pilgrims and lovers
of art from all parts of the world, to marvel at the wonders of
architecture, craftsmanship and devotion
The faith and belief of Rajasthan temples have carved an eternal niche in
the heart of million devotees, we suggest you to plan minimum 4 to 5 days
trip to experience the religious environment and architectural splendors in
the abode of god.
Religious Retreat !!!
Staying under the roof of divine and spending some cherishable time is none
other a place of religious retreat for millions of pilgrims in the foremost
devotional cities of Rajasthan. There are many Ashram, Dharamshala and
temple complexes, which provide a overnight stay to number of devotees.
There are also arrangements for free meal services (Bhandara), provided by
the temple authorities in the honor of God.
Whereas in some parts of Rajasthan like Pushkar, religious wanderer will be
surprised with the accommodation provided by the Desert Camp organisers,
here the tourist can stay in Swiss Cottages with the facility of attach bath
and water, that runs round the clock. At the time of Pushkar camel fair and
during Kartik Purnima (Full Moon day), you can book Royal Desert Camps. Come
and visit incredible Rajasthan, bestowed with the gatherings of religious
Famous Pilgrim Sites
Seeking the blessings of various deities is none other than a religious way
to elevate one's spiritual consciousness and attain salvation. These
pilgrimage centers and monuments of great divinity and immense popularity
has proved to be a gateway to heaven.
Ranakpur Jain Temple
Ranakpur Jain Temples are an important pilgrimage circuit for Jains,
located 60 km away from Udaipur City.
The temple is considered to be one of the biggest Jain temple complex in
India, it has 1400 pillars, 86 chapels, 29 halls, 20 domes that are well
preserved in its premises. In between March April, at the time of holy
festivals like Mahavir Jayanti. It makes the best time to see the procession
of millions of devotees, with the Rath Yatra' and images of various Jain
Gurus, which is brought to the bank of river for 'Kailash Abhishek'. This
beautiful Jain temple complex is reached after passing through the lush
green belt of colourful villages, which allows mind blowing views of the
journey. The devotees and travellers can access to Ranakpur Jain Temple by
taking a road to national Highway No.8, that connects Udaipur to Ranakpur
Jain Temple. Other most convenient mode of transportations are RSTC buses,
Taxi or private cars. Beside this, there are regular daily buses from Mount
Abu, that takes 7 hours to reach Ranakpur.
Shri Mahavirji Temple, Swai Madhopur
The Mahavirji Temple is another
famous Jain pilgrim destination, located 90 km from Ranthambhor in Swai
Madhopur District. It is believed that the status of Shri Mahavirji, the
24th Jain Tirthankar, was unearthed by a cowherd a few hundred years ago.
The structure of Mahavirji temple is illustrated with the carvings of
religious scenes and ancient style of architecture. Whereas the main Tower
of the temple is build in front of the main temple complex, where the
footprints of Shri Mahavirji is installed. It is the major attraction for
tourists and devotees. Beside this , at the time of annual fair, the is
filled with the large number of Minas, Gujars Jains , and the people of
other communities. This beautiful fair last for five days and ends with the
colourfull Rath yatra, carried by a huge procession. The place, in due
course of time, become a pilgrim centre and attracts Hindu's and Non Hindus
from all over the world. The devotees and tourists can reach Mahavirji
Temple by taking RSTC buses, taxi or private cars from Ranthambhore, Jaipur,
Kota, Agra and Delhi. Jaipur Sanganer Airport is the nearest airport to
Mahavirji Temple, Mahavirji itself is a railway station, from where the
temple is located within the walking distance from the Railway Station.
Ranthanbore is the nearest tourists attraction to Maharvirji Temple.
Udaipur, Eklingi Temple
Eklingi Temple, nestling 24 km in the north of Udaipur. This beautiful
complex is popular for its 108 temples enclosed by high walls with bathing
terraces leading down to the serene water. The atmosphere excludes the
fragrance of incense, lighted lamp and sandalwood. The fifty feet high
Eklingji temple has a multi faced image of Lord Shiva made up of black
stone. The devotional pilgrims can take RSTC buses or take taxi from Udaipur
to ply to Eklingji, it nearly takes half and a hour to reach Eklingji Temple
Pushkar, Brahma Temple
The Brahma temple of Pushkar, lies beyond Nagaparvat and the Anasagar lake.
It is believed that the Lord Brahma, was once on his way to perform yagya on
earth, while discovering a place, a lotus petal fell from his hand on the
earth and suddenly the water start floating from three places, one of them
is Pushkar. The Pushkar soil has immense popularity due to its sacred lake,
where every year at the time of Kartik Purnima (Full Moon Day), millions of
devotees make pilgrimage to sanctify themselves by taking a ritual dip in
the holy water of Pushkar Lake. Its a lifetime opportunity for pilgrims and
travellers to take the charm of two most important event at the same time.
Even the outstanding Pushkar Camel Fair held in between October- November,
same month of the year. There are frequent Rajasthan tourism buses and taxi,
that regularly ply to Pushkar from Ajmer, Jaipur and other major cities of
Rajasthan. It takes nearly half and hour to reach Pushkar from Ajmer.
Nathwara, Shrinathji Temple
Shrinathji Temple is a famous Vaishnavite Shrine, lying at a distance of 48
km away in the north of Udaipur at Nathdawara. As millions of enthusiastic
travellers and pilgrims from all the parts of the world pass through the
lofty mountains and serene lakes of Udaipur, it is just impossible for them
to resist visiting this important pilgrim spot. This beautiful temple
complex enshrines with the black stone image of Lord Krishna, which was
brought here from Mathura, during the desolation carried out by Mughal
emperor Aurangzeb. Since than, the image has great significance and the
devotees moreover treat the image with excessive love and affection, thus
offer special service to Lord Krishna
The temple is worth seeing, and the nearby attraction to the temple are
mind blowing sights like Dhwajaji, Kamal Chowk, Moti Mahal, Ratan Chowk,
Mani Kotha, Sudarshan Chakraraj and the temples of Shri Navnit Priyaji. The
devotees can ply to Shrinathji Temple by taking RSTC buses, taxi, or private
cars, that travels from Udaipur to Nathdawara and other major cities like
Pushkar, Ajmer, Jaipur and Delhi. It nearly takes 2 hours to reach Nathdwara
from Udaipur by road. The local bus stand is 15 minute walk from the
Mount Abu, Dilwara Temple
Dilwara Temple complex is a popular Jain shrine, located 3 km away from
Mount Abu. The famous Dilwara temples enshrine with the images of various
Jain Tirthankar's and important Jain saints. The Temple is considered to be
a masterpiece of architectural wonder, which was built between the 11th and
13th century by various rulers. The travellers and devotees can reach this
place of worship by taking RSTC buses, taxi or private cars. Udaipur (185
km) is the nearest airport to Dilwara Temple from where one can hire taxi or
take a RSTC buses. Whereas the nearest railway station is at Abu Road, 29 km
Ajmer-e-Sharif, lies 135 km away in the south west of Jaipur. It is one of
the most sacred of all the Muslim shrines in India. The Dargarh of
Moin-ud-Din Chisti is considered to be the second most Mecca in the world,
it is believed that the seven pilgrimage to Dargah sharif is equal to one
Mecca. This holiest shrine of Moin-ud-Din Chisti dargah has great
significance in the hearts of Muslims and Non Muslims from all over the
world, its a place of colossal worship and ageless faith. At the time of
festivals the whole environment of the dargah turns spiritual and one can
see various Qawwal performing on the beats of live music. These Qawwal are
gifted with the sweet and fascinating voice straight from the heaven and are
blessed with the poetical compositions of various languages like on Sufism,
Persian, Urdu and Hindi. Ajmer-e-sharif can be easily accessed by RSTC
buses, Taxi or private cars. The tourists can also ply to Ajmer from
Pushkar, which is 11 km away.