Uttar Pradesh Temples and Shrines


Uttar Pradesh temples and shrines forms an inevitable part of Uttar Pradesh tourism. People from different parts of the world to pay their homage the Uttar Pradesh temples and shrines, the central abode of the Hindu gods and Goddesses.
Uttar Pradesh has a home to a wide range of Hindu mythological characters; therefore, as a result, it houses a wide range of temples and shrines in the memory of these figures.
Talking about the Uttar Pradesh temples and shrines, we can a few, viz.:

  • Vishwanath temple - This temple, located in Benaras, is the coveted destinations of the majority of the tourists visiting Uttar Pradesh.

  • Sarnath - This is the Mecca for the Buddhist pilgrims. It is said that Lord Buddha gave his first sermon at Sarnath.
    • Naimisaranya - Naimisaranya is said to be the 'Abode of the Sages'. It is a common belief that the great Hindu epics were recited and written at this site.

    • Ayodhya - It is the pious site for the Hindus for it is the birthplace of Lord Rama, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

    • Mahtura-Brindavan - This site holds witness to the childhood of Lord Krishna; therefore, devotee from various places folk together to see the birth place of their tutelary God.

    Beside the Uttar Pradesh temples and shrines, Uttar Pradesh also houses a number of Jain shrines. Among the major Jain shrines in Uttar Pradesh are:
    • Ayodhya Jain Shrine,
    • Kausahambhi-Allahabad Shrines,
    • Kashi Jain Shrines,
    • Mathura Jain Shrines,
    • Hastinapur Jain Shrines,
    • Mahoba Jain Shrines, etc.

    In fact, the Uttar Pradesh temples and shrines forms the vital part of Uttar Pradesh tourism. It is form this aspect of the Uttar Pradesh tourism that the Uttar Pradesh government gets the most amount of revenue.
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    Last Updated on 02/15/2013