Religious Places in Punjab


The Other Religious Points in Punjab are worth visiting beside the renowned tourist spots in the North Western state of India. India is a exotic country popular for its religious places. The secular India is a haven for people belonging to different religions. The Other Religious Points are a pleasure to visit. Many of the places are even historically important.

His Holiness Pope John Paul II blessed the foundation stone of the new church of Catholic Cathedral, Jalandhar Cantt in February 1986 and the stone was laid in April 1987 by His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. Symbhorian Keeprath Bishop of Jalandhar Diocese. The church was inaugurated in 1989 by His Grace Archbishop Agostino Cacciavillan, the Vatican Ambassador and the Apostolic sent to India.

The village of Bhaini Sahib used to be the headquarter of the Kuka sect. The guru of the Kukas was Ram Singh Ji. It is a glorious name in the history of Punjab. Bhaini Sahib is important among the Other Religious Points in Punjab.

Radha Soami Dera Baba Jaimal Singh was known as Soamiji Maharaj was a mystic. His philosophies somewhat resembled the Vaishnav philosophy. He imagined the soul of human to be Radha. The ultimate aim of Radha or the human soul was to reunite with the soami. Hence this saint was known as Radha Soami. The Ashram of Radha Soami is visited by many of his followers and has become a Religious Point in Punjab.

There are Buddhist caves in Punjab that are situated midway btween Shahpur Kandi and Dhar. These caves are not much known to the tourists.

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Catholic Cathedral, Jalandhar Cantt

The Catholic Mission of the Indian Punjab's status rose after the Partition in 1955. They established their headquarter in Jalandhar as they gained power as the Apostolic Prefecture. From then onwards, Catholic Cathedral, Jalandhar Cantt became the mother church of Punjab. Initially, Catholic Cathedral was looked after by various chaplains. These chaplains were appointed to Jalandhar by the Diocese of Lahore.

The old church was built by Rev. Fr. John Macodnnel. He dedicated the church to St. Patrick. In the later years, a new church was built in the same location. The old church building was brought down from February 1987. His Holiness Pope John Paul II blessed the foundation stone of the new church in February 1986 and the stone was laid in April 1987 by His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. Symbhorian Keeprath Bishop of Jalandhar Diocese.

Radha Soami Dera Baba Jaimal Singh

Radha Soami Dera Baba Jaimal Singh was able to attract a number of disciples. Near about two million people follow the teachings of Radha Soami ji. The disciples of Radha Soami are not only restricted within the boundary of the country but spread outside India. The spiritual movement initiated by him is known as the Radhasoami Satsang throughout the world. The bold step was taken by Radha Soami ji during the colonial period in India.

Radha Soami Dera Baba Jaimal Singh was known as Soamiji Maharaj was a mystic. His philosophies somewhat resembled the Vaishnav philosophy. He imagined the soul of human to be Radha. The ultimate aim of Radha or the human soul was to reunite with the soami. Hence this saint was known as Radha Soami. His ideologies that resembled Vaishnav religious sect preached vegetarianism and to refrain from consuming alcohol.

Bhaini Sahib

Punjab is the North Western state of India. There are a number of Tourist Places in Punjab. Other than the renowned tourist spots in the country, the tourists can take a time out to visit the other places of interest. Bhaini Sahib is such a place in Ludhiana.

Ludhiana in Punjab, had been a center of a sect known as the Kukas. The Kukas followed a devout life style and they were against the sacrifice of cows. The village of Bhaini Sahib used to be the headquarter of the Kuka sect. The guru of the Kukas, Ram Singh Ji was able to anticipate that the Non-cooperation lead by the Father of Nation Gandhi ji will take a new turn in the colonial India.



Last Updated on : 25/06/2013