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Pilgrimage Destinations Near Bangalore to Visit this 2022

April 8, 2022
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Cleansing the soul of all sins and hardships is usually done at a pilgrimage place. The pilgrimage is not just the destination but also consists of the wondrous journey prior to arrival. 

 

As the saying goes "no amount of heat, rain or cold can stop the soul which wants to exult in the worship of God". 

 

Bangalore more popularly known as the silicon valley of India is quite famous for its nightlife, work aspects and also ambiences, but when you look more closely, you will notice that Bangalore is surrounded by several pilgrimage places to explore. The magnificent places host a variety of beautifully carved temples, mosques and churches. It is a trip to channelize your soul and reconnect with your faith.

 

Let us take you on a journey of tranquillity and peace to discover places to reconnect with your soul and enlighten your faith.

 

Tirupati:

tirupati

Tirupati is a well-known pilgrimage destination and, for south Indians such as ourselves, we've heard of it since our childhood. This pilgrimage destination is located about 250 km from the urban city of Bengaluru. Away from the hassles and rush of the city, Tirupati offers a peaceful and inescapable charm to its wonderful shrines and temples. 

 

The temple is located in Andhra Pradesh, is always ranging between 28 degrees Celsius and 15 degrees Celsius, and is seen as one of the best pilgrimage destinations for the winters. 

 

The city is not just a pilgrimage destination, but also several festivals are celebrated here. Several festivals such as Ratha Saptami, Shri Krisha Janmashtami, Srivari Brahmotsavam and several others are celebrated at Tirupati with flair and grandeur.

 

Tourist locations close to this area are the Iskcon Tirupati, Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, and also Sri GOvindaraja Swamy Temple. 

 

Madurai:

Madurai

There have been several songs written about Madurai and it has been a pilgrimage destination for quite a long time. Nestled on the bank of the Vaigai River in the State of Tamil Nadu. This enchanting city of Madurai hosts the famous Meenakshi Temple.

 

This temple's history is quite famous. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, famously known for fertility, love, devotion. 

 

The speciality of this place is that devotees seeking answers to health, wealth and children may be able to do ceremonies for attaining to.

 

Talking about the aesthetic feel of the temple, it hosts some vibrant colours, and has 14 towers with approximately 33,000 sculptures of Gods, Goddesses, animals and demons, each iterating and depicting a story of the battles fought. This establishment holds a history that dates back to the 6th Century and was further rebuilt in the 16th Century by Vishwanatha Nayaka. One of the attractions that shouldn't be missed would be the Meenakshi Nayakkar Mandapam which instils an illuminating sculpted passage leading to a hall.

 

The famous tourist attractions to visit, while you are here, are Srivari Padala Mandapam Temple, Sri Kapileswaraswami Temple, Sri Kodandarama Swamy Temple. This beautiful pilgrimage site is located approximately 436 km away from Bengaluru and has its own airport and railway station.

 

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