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Questions tagged [pilgrimage]

Pilgrimage is a journey to sacred places (Tīrtha or Kshetra). It is otherwise called Tirtha-yatra. Use this tag for questions related to sacred places . Add other relevant tags if applicable. [Puranas] give the names of many sacred places to visit. Kashi, Dwaraka, Puri, Kanchipuram etc., are some of the examples of Tīrthas.

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Are there two gauri Kunds?

Are there two gauri Kunds? Wikipedia says Gauri kunda is the base camp of Kedarnath trek https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gauri_Kund There's another gauri Kund on the route of Mount kailash ...
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Can anyone explain about lord Ayyappa irumudi kattu?

Devotees visiting the Sabarimala Temple carry with a specially designed bag with two compartments called Irumudi Kattu. I need to know more about that which is followed for many years. Can any one ...
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Do any other scriptures mention Brahma Tirtha, bathing where non-Brahmins become Brahmins?

Mahabharat, Vana parva, tirtha-yatra parva https://www.wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/the-mahabharata-third-book/d/doc7362.html. Says: One should next proceed to the excellent tirtha of Brahma. ...
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Does Pithru Tharpana in both Kasi & Rameswaram reduces evil effects of the doer?

Legend says that doing pithru tharpana in Kasi and from there directly going to Rameswaram and performing the pithru tharpana is good and it reduces evil effects of the doer. Any substantiative ...
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Why the act of accepting gifts at sacred places (Tirthas) is considered a bad Karma?

In the Devi Bhagavata Purana's 9th Book's 34th Chapter, Savitri (wife of Satyavan) asks Yamaraja: Sâvitrî said :-- “O Bhagavân! What is, according to the S’âstras, Brahmahattyâ (murdering a ...
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Can the list of Divyadesams be added to or subtracted from?

Can new Divaydesams be created and/or existing ones derecognised as such?
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Do all Hindu schools of thought believe that bathing at holy places helps clear sins? [duplicate]

Bathing at pilgrimages like Ganga, Yamuna, etc. helps clear sins. Is this a universal Hindu belief or does it differs across school of thoughts? As it is commonly believed in our country that bathing ...
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What is the story and significance of Dashashwamedh Ghat?

Dashashwamedh Ghat is one of the famous Ghats of of river Ganga in Varanasi (Kashi). It is mentioned on the official site of Varanasi that Lord Brahma has performed ten horse sacrifices their. This ...
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What is the mahAtmya of Pandharpur? [duplicate]

This place is one of the famous pilgrim centers. What is its significance and glory?
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What are Char Dham?

What is the meaning of dham? Why there are 4 only i.e char-dham. If someone visit to char-dham, then will their sin be erased? Means why people visit there and what do they get there?
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Are there any Indian travellers who visited abroad for learning other cultures, faiths?

Many foreign visitors visited India since ancient times to study the cultures and religions of the land. Did India have any of its own in the past who similarly travelled across nations to study the ...
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Is the Rama Setu pilgrimage “equally effective” for all pilgrims irrespective of their dwelling places?

The Skanda Purana,Brahma Khanda,describes the greatness of Rama Setu as follows: In the Brahma Khanda of Skanda Purana, Suta Maha Muni addressed a Conclave of Rishis and narrated the significance ...
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What is the origin of Kumbha Mela?

Once every 12 years, the Maha Kumbh is celebrated at Haridwar, Prayag, Nasik and Ujjain. It is generally believed that the reason for celebrating Maha Kumbh at those 4 places is because the Amrita (...
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What is the story of Haridwar?

I want to know the details story of ritual place Haridwar and "Har ki pauri". There are many famous places in Haridwar.So I would like to know the story behind Haridwar pilgrimage place.
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How is Mount Kailash, the abode of Lord Shiva, described in Hindu scriptures?

Sacred Mount Kailash (कैलाश) is the abode of Lord Shiva. Shiva, who embodies the destroyer aspect of the trinity of God {Trimurti} is said to reside at Mt. Kailash. How is this Kailash mountain ...
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Is this shlokha from the Garuda Purana? If so, which chapter?

From here: Garuda Purana says: tAvattapO vrataM tIrthaM japahOmArchanAdikaM vEdashAstrAgamakathA yAvattattvaM na vindati So long as one has not achieved atma jnana, one should ...
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Was there a Rama Temple in Ayodhya?

Was there any Rama temple in Ayodhya? Also, was Ayodhya mentioned as a pilgrimage site in any of the Puranas?