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Spirituality of India

In India there is a lot of spiritual places where the pure soul exists . There is peaceful environment where you will feel like here is heaven lets explore these magical places.

Banglore

ISKCON Temple Bangalore

Vrindavana Chandrodaya Mandir, a grand temple complex that is planned to be set up in the holy land of Vrindavana in Mathura District, Uttar Pradesh is dedicated to broadcasting the glories of Sri Krishna and His transcendental abode, Vrindavana, as taught by Srila Prabhupada, all over the world. This project, conceived by the devotees of ISKCON Bangalore will be the tallest temple structure in India – a fusion of traditional Indian temple and modern architecture – with a height of 700 feet and a built-up area of 5,40,000 sq. ft.

Vrindavana Chandrodaya Mandir will not only house a temple for the worship of Lord Sri Krishna, but will also become a center for disseminating the profound message of the Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam, delivered in a modern context for the highest benefit of the people. Lord Sri Krishna, through His timeless message in the Bhagavad-gita, and His endearing pastimes in the Srimad-Bhagavatam has shaped the intellectual, cultural and religious mindscape of India for millennia. It is humanly impossible to fully comprehend and estimate the contributions of Lord Sri Krishna to mankind. It is an attempt to acknowledge and celebrate His divine blessings to this world and it is the aspiration of the devotees to create a world-class iconic monument for Sri Krishna in the holy land of Vrindavana and proudly place Krishna on the world mindscape and Vrindavana on the world map as one of India’s spiritual capital

The temple complex will comprise Vrindavana Chandrodaya Mandir, Krishna Lila Park, Krishna Heritage Museum, Krishna Vaas and Krishna Kutir Retreats. The project will also have many more attractive features. A capsule elevator will take the visitors through the planetary systems to the viewing gallery at the top of the structure where one can have a breathtaking Braj Mandal Darshan. The twelve verdant forests of Vrindavana (dva-dasha kanana) replete with elegant vistas of flower and fruit bearing trees, serenaded with bird songs are recreated exactly as described in the source books of Krishna. There will be a meandering and gurgling Yamuna creek punctuated with lotus-filled ponds that transport one to the world and times of Sri Krishna. The important places of Sri Krishna’s pastimes in Braj will be portrayed in an entertaining manner for the whole family.

The rich heritage and artistic celebration of Krishna in diverse cultures of India practiced and perfected over thousands of years, will be showcased. Vrindavana Chandrodaya Mandir aims to bring about an awakening among Indians and showcase a nation that is not only full of talent, creativity and energy but also adorned with exalted values and character guided by a spiritual worldview. Vrindavana Chandrodaya Mandir aspires to put Vrindavana on the world map

Varanasi

Varanasi can be called as the spiritual capital of India, it occupies a prime position in the list of the holiest of holy destinations for Hindus. Varanasi is also an important spiritual destination for Buddhists too as Buddha gave his first sermon and established Buddhism in the year 528 BC at a place called Sarnath, just outside Varanasi

Today, Varanasi is famous, the world over for its pulsating culture, the ghats along the banks of the holy river Ganga and its 23,000 odd temples which include the Kashi Vishwanath temple dedicated to Lord Shiva with whom the city is synonymous with. Hindus believe that death in the holy city of Varanasi would lead to their salvation and this belief draws the devout like a magnet, to visit the city at least once in a lifetime

Bihar

Located in northeast India in Bihar State, Bodhgaya (also written Bodh Gaya) is the site of the Buddha’s enlightenment and the holiest of four main Buddhist pilgrimage destinations. Known as Uruvela in the Buddha’s time, the city of Bodhgaya is now a town of about 30,000 permanent residents. The two major sacred sites in Bodhgaya are the Mahabodhi temple and the Bodhi tree, around which many other temples and monasteries of various Buddhist traditions (Japanese, Tibetan, Bhutanese and others) have been built.

Every year, millions of Buddhist pilgrims, mainly from Asian countries, flock to Bodhgaya to be inspired, dissipate negative karma and earn merit by visiting the holy site where the Buddha became the Buddha (“Enlightened One”). Throughout the day and night in the height of the pilgrimage season, monks in colorful robes can be seen meditating where the Buddha did, studying dharma texts, making offerings to the many statues and stupas on the site, and circumambulating (walking around) the sacred Mahabodhi Temple.

Kedarnath

Kedarnath is ancient and magnificent temple is located in the Rudra Himalaya range, is over a thousand years old, built of massive stone slabs over a large rectangular platform. Ascending through the large gray steps leading to the holy sanctums we find inscriptions in Pali on the steps. The present temple was built by Adi Shankaracharya. The inner walls of the temple sanctum are adorned with figures of various deities and scenes from mythology. According to legends, the Pandavas sought the blessings of lord Shiva to atone their sin after the battle of Mahabharata. Lord Shiva eluded them repeatedly and while fleeing took refuge at Kedarnath in the form of a bull. On being followed, he dived into ground leaving behind his hump on the surface. Outside the temple door a large statue of the Nandi Bull stands as guard.. It is at this time, that the doors of the temple are thrown open to pilgrims, who flock from all parts of India, for a holy pilgrimage.

Kedarnath is amongst the holiest pilgrimages for the devout Hindu. It is set amidst the stunning mountainscape of the Garhwal Himalayas at the head of the Mandakini River. Kedar is another name of lord Shiva, the protector and the destroyer. The shrine of Kedarnath is very scenically placed, and is surrounded by lofty, snow – covered mountains, and during summer grassy meadows covering the valleys. Immediately behind the temple, is the high Keadardome peak, which can be sighted from great distances. The sight of the temple and the peak with its perpetual snows is simply enthralling

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