Prayag Ghat-Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh, the land of spirituality and divinity has been the
destination of salvation seekers for many centuries. An ultimate
destination for the pilgrims, Uttar Pradesh houses a number of holy
places where your divinity attains a new height. You may come across
with some purity of your senses, which even you were unaware of till
now. The land that nestles on the bank of sacred river Ganges and also
enjoying the divine foot hills of the Himalayas, Uttar Pradesh beckons
you for an unforgettable religious tour.
This is the land where the great legends of Lord Krishna were staged and this the place as well from where Lord Rama was sent for an exile of 14 years. The five elements that form the divine land of Uttar Pradesh are all blessed with the godliness and divinity of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna. As you visit Mathura and Vrindavan, the legend of Lord Krishna captivates you with all its hue and spirit. Ayodhya is the place which is still soaked in the essence of Lord Rama and you never know when you become a devotee of Him.
As we peep in the Hindu mythology, one legend that still fascinates the entire world is the Kumbha Mela. This greatest religious gathering in the world is played in the holy city Allahabad on the banks of river Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati. But, the reverence of Uttar Pradesh is never complete until we mention Varanasi, one of the most ancient cities of the world, which still holds the divine legend of Lord Shiva.
One more fascinating dimension of Uttar Pradesh is the sanctity of Lord Buddha that has soaked the land into an eternity of sacred Buddhist philosophy. Following the foot prints of Lord Buddha you may visit the places that include Sarnath, Kapilavastu, Sravasti and Kushinagar.
Some Divine Destinations of Uttar Pradesh
The city which holds a heritage dating back to many a thousand years, is one of the oldest cities of the world. The ancient temples, fascinating tales of Hindu mythology and age old Ghats of Varanasi are all that relate to the legend of Lord Shiva leaving you engulfed in the immense divinity.
The Braj Bhoomi, where Lord Krishna was born blessing the entire region with numerous heart-warming childhood incidents and legends, make Mathura Vrindavan the most sacred destination for the Krishna devotees.
This is the city which houses the world famous Kumbha Mela once in 12 years. The fair takes place at the holy confluence of three sacred rivers Ganga, Yamuna and mythological Saraswati making it one of the biggest gatherings in the world.
Ayodhya is one of the most sacred cities of India which was honoured when Lord Rama took birth here. Immense holy spirit of of the city seems to take you for a ride into Treta age when Lord Rama used to rule the city.
Lord Buddha bestowed the entire humanity when he appeared in the world and left behind his holy foot prints which are still worshiped with immense regard and respect. The pious destinations in Uttar Pradesh that still caresses the aroma of Buddhism are Sarnath, Kapilavastu, Kushinagar, Kaushambi and Sravasti.
The state and central government have come up with a number of tour packages that take you to explore the sanctity of Uttar Pradesh easily and comfortably. The itinerary may include all the pilgrimage destinations of the state or you may even chose the places where you desire to go and make itinerary accordingly. Tour packages specially for the Buddhist destinations are also arranged.
|Vrindavan - A Place of Peace And Sanctity - By Deepika Chaturvedi|
Surface of India but still I think there are still some roots left which are nurtured every day.......