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ANDRA PRADESH

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

  • Gorsam Chorten, Zemithang,  92 kilometers northwest of Tawang
  • Bomdila monastery, Bomdila

ASSAM

BIHAR (Bihar Photo Gallery)

GUJURAT

  • Krishna temple of Dwarkadhish, Dwarka
  • Jain temples, Shatrunajaya
  • Jain temples, Mount Girnar, Junagadh
  • Ambaji temple, Mount Girnar, Junagadh
  • Somnath Jyotirlinga temple, Veraval
  • Ambaji Shakti Pitha temple, Ambaji
  • Panchasara Parshvanath Jain Derasar & other Jain temples, Patan
  • Hatkeshwar Shiva temple, Vadnagar
  • Brahma temple & Ambika temple, Khedbrahma
  • Ranchhodarai temple, Dakor
  • Ambaji Mata Shakti Pitha temple, Ambaji
  • Motu Derasar Jain temple, Palanpur
  • Patan Jain temples

HARYANA (Haryana Photo Gallery)

  • Brahma Sarovar & Sannihit Sarovar temples, Kurukshetra
  • Shrine of Bu Ali Shah Qalandar, Panipat

HIMACHAL PRADESH (Himachal Pradesh Photo Gallery)

  • Jawalamukhi Shakti Pitha temple, Jawalamukhi
  • Baijnath Shiva temple, Baijnath
  • Laxmi Narayan temple, Chamba
  • Rewalsar Lake, sacred to Buddhists and Hindus, Mandi district
  • Sidh Baba Balak Nath temple, Deotsidh
  • Mahishmardini Shakti Pitha temple, Naina Devi
  • Chintpurni Shakti Pitha temple, Chintpurni
  • Vajreshwari Devi Shakti Pitha temple, Kangra
  • Shrikhand Mahadev mountain top Shiva shrine
  • Chamunda Devi temple, Palampur
  • Mani Mahesh lake and temple, Budhil valley
  • Hatkeshwari Mata temple, Hatkoti
  • Triloknath temple (sacred to Hindus and Buddhists)
  • Mata Renuka Ji temple, Renuka Ji

JAMMU (Jammu Photo Gallery)

  • Vaishno Devi Mahalakshmi temple, Katra, Trikuta Mountains
  • Ziyarat (tomb shrine) of Peer Mitha, Jammu City
  • Dargah (burial tomb) of Pir Baba Budhan Ali Shah, Kiratpur
  • Baba Chamliyal Dargah, Jarhabtal
  • Baba Dhansar, near village of Karua
  • Ziyarat Baba Ghulam Badshah Shahdara Sharif

JHARKHAND

  • Shikharji Jain temple, Parasnath hill
  • Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga temple and Jai Durga Shakti Pitha, Deoghar

KARNATAKA (Karnataka Photo Gallery)

  • Gomateswara Jain temple, Sravanabelagola
  • Malahanikareshwara temple, Sringeri
  • Sri Vidyashankara temple, Sringeri
  • Sharadamba temple, Sringeri
  • Mahabaleshwar temple, Gokarna
  • Maha Ganapati temple, Gokarna
  • Dargah of Sufi saint Hazrat Kwaja Bande Nawaz Gaisu Daraz, Gulbarga
  • Udupi Sri Krishna temple, Udupi
  • Rishimukh Hill, Virupapuragaddi
  • Virupaksha temple, Vijayanagara Temple complex
  • Sri Mookambika temple, Kollur
  • Shri Banashankari Shakti Pitha temple, Badami
  • Chandramouleshwar Shiva temple, Hubli
  • Murudeshwar Shiva temple, Murudeshwar Island
  • Mylara Lingeshwara Shiva temple, Mylara
  • Anegudde Ganapathi temple, Anegudde
  • Shree Sharavu Mahaganapati temple, Mangalore
  • Manjunatha Shiva temple, Dharmasthala
  • Himavad Gopalswamy Temple, Gopalaswamy Hills
  • Shree Dodda Ganapathi temple, Bangalore
  • Bhoga Nandeeshwara Shiva temple, Nandi
  • Ramalingeshwara temples, Avani
  • Srikanteshwara temple, Nanjanagud
  • Chennakesava Vishnu temple Somnathapur
  • Chamundeshwari Durga temple, Mysore
  • Sri Yoga Narasimha Swamy temple, Mysore
  • Sri Nandi Temple, Mysore
  • Sri Chamundeshwari Ammanavara temple
  • Ganapati Ganesh temple, Gokarna
  • Mahaballeswara Shiva temple, Gokarna

KASHMIR (Kashmir Photo Gallery)

  • Shiva cave, Amarnath
  • Cave shrine of Hazrat Azin-ud-Din Wali, Aish-Muqam
  • Roza Bal, tomb of Yuz Asaf - Jesus, Khanyar, Srinagar
  • Hazratbal Dargah Sharif, Srinagar
  • Makhdoom Sahib Dargah, Srinagar
  • Chatti Padshahi Gurudwara, Srinagar
  • Sharika Chakreshwar temple, Srinagar
  • Jamia Masjid, Srinagar
  • Ziyarat Naqshband Sahab, Srinagar
  • Dastgeer Sahib Sufi Shrine, Srinagar
  • Khanqah Shah Hamadan Masjid (Khanqah-e-Moula), Srinagar
  • Bul Bul Lankar Mosque (Dargah of Hazrat Syed Sharaf-ud-Din Abdul Rahman), Srinagar
  • Kheer Bhawani temple, Tulmul
  • Avantiswami temple ruins, Awantipora
  • Martand Surya Sun temple, Anantnag
  • Dargah of Sheikh Noor-ud-din Noorani, Charari Sharief

KERALA (Kerala Photo Gallery)

  • Sabarimala Ayyappan temple, Sabarimala
  • Padmanabhaswamy temple, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Ettumanoor Mahadevan temple, Kottayam
  • Guruvayur Krishna temple, Guruvayur
  • Attukal Bhagavathy temple, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Madhanantheswara Shiva and Ganesh temple, Madhur
  • Shree Muthappan Madapura, Parassinikadavu
  • Mamapuram Valya Palli mosque, Mamapuram
  • Jama'at Mosque, Valanchery
  • Vadakhunnathan Shiva temple, Thrissur
  • Kurumba Bhagavathy Kava temple, Kodungallur
  • Shankara Janmasthan, Kalady
  • Basilica of Our Lady of Ransom, Vallarpadam
  • Ernakulam Shiva temple, Ernakulam
  • Chottanikkara Bhagavathy temple, Chottannikkara
  • Vaikom Mahadeva temple, Vaikom
  • Kaduthuruthy Mahadeva temple, Kaduthuruthy
  • Ettumanoor Mahadeva temple, Ettumanoor
  • Sree Krishna Swamy temple, Ambalappuzha
  • Sree Vallabha temple, Thiruvalla
  • Parthasarathi Vishnu temple, Aranmula
  • Bhagavathy Shiva temple, Changannur
  • Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja temple, Haripad
  • Chettikulangara Bhagavathy temple, Mavelikara
  • Jenardhana Swamy temple, Varkala
  • Beemapalli Mosque, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Attukal Bhagvathy temple, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Saraswathi Mandapam, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Chengallor Mahadeva temple, Thiruvananthapuram

LADAKH (Ladakh Photo Gallery)

  • Spituk Monastery, Leh
  • Hemis monastery (Tibetan Byang-cchub-bsam-gling, 'Isle of Contemplation for the Perfect), 34 kilometers from Ladakh, Leh
  • Rangdun monastery
  • Lamayuru monastery
  • Diskit monastery
  • Rizong monastery
  • Basgo monastery
  • Phyang monastery
  • Soma monastery
  • Thiksey monastery
  • Matho monastery
  • Chemre monastery
  • Takthog monastery
  • Karsha monastery

MADYA PRADESH

  • Jain and Hindu temples, Khajuraho
  • Buddhist stupas, Sanchi
  • Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga temple, Ujjain
  • Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga temple, Mandhata Island
  • Narmada Udgam temple, Amarkantak
  • Kamadgiri sacred hill and temples, Chitrakoot
  • Ram Raja temple, Orccha
  • Shri Digambar Jain Siddha Kshetra Muktagiri temple, Thapoda

MAHARASHTRA (Maharashtra Photo Gallery)

  • Panchavati temple, Godavari River Kumbha Mela site
  • Buddhist, Hindu, Jain caves, Ellora
  • Ajanta caves (Hindu, Buddhist, Jain), Aurangabad
  • Vithoba temple (Shri Vitthal-Rukmini Mandir), Pandharpur
  • Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Shiva temple, Bhimashankar
  • Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga Shiva temple, Parli
  • Shri Ambabai Mahalakshmi temple, Kolhapur
  • Takht Hazur Sahib, Nanded
  • Shri Renuka Mata Devi temple, Mahur
  • Grineshwar Jyotirlinga temple, Aurangabad
  • Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga temple, Trimbak
  • Hajarat Kamar Ali Durvesh Dargah, Shivpur
  • Khandoba temple, Jejuri
  • Tulja Bhavani temple, Tuljapur

MANIPUR

MEGHALAYA

  • Mawphlang sacred forest groves

NEW DELHI Haryana & Punjab Photo Gallery

  • Dargah of Sufi saint Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki, Mehrauli
  • Dargah of Sufi saint Nasiruddin Chiragh Dehlavi, Chirag Delhi
  • Dargah of Sufi saint Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya

ODISHA

  • Jagannath Vishnu temple, Puri
  • Khirachora Gopinatha temple, Remuna

PUNJAB (Punjab Photo Gallery)

  • Hari Mandir Golden Temple, Amritsar
  • Goindwal Sahib Sikh Gurudwara (23 km from Tarn Taran Sahib)
  • Gurudwara Sri Tarn Taran Sahib, Tarn Taran Sahib
  • Anandpur Sahib Sikh Gurudwara, Anandpur
  • Dargah of Shaikh Ahmad al-Faruqi al-Sirhindi, Rauza Sharif, Sirhind
  • Shrine of Sakhi Sarwar (Syed Ahmad Sultan) Nigahia
  • Takht Sri Damdama Sahib, Talvandi Sabo
  • Rauza Sharif, Fatehgarh Sahib
  • Gurudwara Shri Fatehgarh Sahib, Fatehgarh Sahib
  • Ziyarat of Sheikh Mujaddid Alfa Thani, Fatehgarh Sahib
  • Rauza Sharif Mandhali Sufi Darbar, Mandhali

RAJASTHAN

SIKKIM

  • Lingdum monastery
  • Gonjang monastery
  • Hanuman Tok, Gangtok
  • Lake Tsongmo (Changu Lake)
  • Kirteshwar Mahadev temple, Legship
  • Sanga Choeling monastery
  • Tashiding monastery
  • Dubdi monastery

TAMIL NADU (Tamil Nadu Photo Gallery)

  • Sri Ramananthaswami temple, Gandhamadhana Parvatham Hanuman temple, Rameshvaram
  • Mt. Arunachala and Arulmigu Arunachaleswarar temple, Tiruvanamalai
  • Swamimalai Murugan temple (near Kumbakonam)
  • Sri Ranganathaswami Vishnu temple, Srirangam, Tiruchirappalli
  • Thiruchendur Murugan temple, Tiruchendur
  • Palani Murugan temple (Arulmigu Dhandayuthapani), Palani
  • Tiruttani Subramanya Swami Thirukkovil, Thiruttani
  • Ekambareswarar temple, Kanchipuram
  • Kailasanathar temple, Kanchipuram
  • Karchapeswarar temple, Kanchipuram
  • Kamakshi Amman temple, Kanchipuram
  • Kumarkottam temple, Kanchipuram
  • Varadharaja Perumal temple, Kanchipuram
  • Tiruththanka temple, Kanchipuram
  • Trilokyanatha Jain temple, Kanchipuram
  • Nataraja Shiva temple, Chidambaram
  • Meenakshi Amman temple, Madurai
  • Thiruparankundram Murugan temple, Thiruparankundram
  • Pazhamudhircholai Murugan temple, Aligarh Hills
  • Devi Kanyakumari temple, Kanya Kumari
  • Dargah of Sufi saint Shahul Hameed, Nagore
  • Tomb of the Apostle St. Thomas, St. Thomas Basilica, Mylapore, Chennai
  • Bhu Varaha Swamy temple, Srimushnam
  • Vanamamalai Perumal Vishnu temple, Nanguneri
  • Aranganathar Vishnu temple, Karamadai
  • Sree Thanumalayam Shiva temple, Suchindram
  • Karpaga Vinayagar Ganesh temple, Kottaram
  • Basilica of Our Lady of Ransom, Kanyakumari
  • Arulmigu Bhagavathy Amman temple, Kanyakumari
  • Arulmigu Sri Mutharamman Thirukovil temple, Kulasekharappattinam
  • Arulmigu Subramanya Swamy temple, Tiruchendur
  • Sri Vaikuntanatha Perumal Vishnu temple, Srivaikuntam
  • Nellaiappar Shiva and Parvati temples, Tirunelveli
  • Arulmigu Thiruparankundram Murugan temple, Madurai
  • Arulmigu Kodak Azhagar Vishnu temple, Madurai
  • Meenakshi Amman temple, Madurai
  • Kudalalagar Devasthanam Vishnu temple, Alagar Kovil
  • Kalamegha Perumal Vishnu temple, Melur
  • Karpaga Vinayagar (Karpaka Vinayaka) Ganesh temple, Pillayarpatti
  • Athmanathaswamy Shiva temple (Tirupperunturai), Avudaiyarkoil
  • Arulmigu Uchchi Pillaiyar Ganesh temple, Tiruchirappalli
  • Vaidyanathaswamy Shiva temple, Thirumazhapadi
  • Brihadeshavara Shiva temple, Thanjavur
  • Swamimalai Muruga temple, Kumbakonam
  • Adi Kumbeswarar Shiva temple, Kumbakonam
  • Tiruvidaimarudur Mahalingaswamy Shiva temple, Thiruvidaimarudar
  • Saranath Perumal Vishnu temple, Tirucherai
  • Thyagaraja Shiva temple, Thiruvarur
  • Velankanni Church, Velankanni
  • Nagore Dargah Shariff (tomb of Sufi saint Shahul Hameed), Nagore
  • Sowriraja Perumal Vishnu temple, Thirukannapuram
  • Mayuranathaswamy Shiva temple, Mayiladuthurai
  • Thillai Nataraja Shiva temple, Chidambaram
  • Devanathaswamy Vishnu temple (Thiruvanthipuram Kovil), Thiruvanthipuram
  • Thirukkovilur Vishnu temple (Ulagalantha Perumal), Tirukoyilur
  • Betrayaswamy Vishnu temple, Denkanikottai
  • Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple, Sripuram
  • Vedagiriswara Shiva temple, Tirukkalikundrum
  • Neervanna Perumal temple and Ranganatha hilltop temple, Tiruneermalai
  • Kamakshi Amman temple, Kanchipuram
  • Kapaleeshvara Shiva temple, Mylapore, Chennai
  • Adikesava Perumal Vishnu temple, Mylapore, Chennai
  • Sri Parthasarathy Vishnu temple, Chennai
  • Bhaktavatsala Perumal Vishnu temple, Thirunindravur
  • Arulmigu Lakshmi Narasima Swamy temple, Sholinghur
  • Yoga Anjenayar Swamy temple, Sholinghur
  • Arulmigu Subramanya Swamy temple, Thiruttani

TELANGANA

  • Gnana Saraswati temple, Basar
  • Raja Rajashwara Swamy temple, Vemulawada
  • Lakshmi Narasimha temple, Yadagirigutta
  • Sri Sitaramachandra Swamy temple, Bhadrachalam

TRIPURA

UTTARAKHAND (Uttarakhand Photo Gallery)

  • Hari-ki-Pairi Ghat, numerous temples, Haridwar
  • Badrinath temple and nearby five Badri temples, Badrinath
  • Lakshman Jhula, Rishikesh
  • Neelkanth Mahadeva, 32 kilometers from Rishikesh
  • Raghunathji Vishnu temple, Devprayag
  • Karna, Uma Devi and Adi Badri temples, Karnaprayag
  • Vasudeva temple & Sankaracharya Math, Joshimath
  • Shri Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara, Lake Hemkund
  • Kedarnath Jyotirlinga Shiva temple (one of the four Char Dham)
  • Gangotri Goddess Ganga temple (one of the four Char Dham)
  • Yamunotri Goddess Yamuna temple (one of four Char Dham)
  • Badrinath Vishnu temple (one of four Char Dham)
  • Kasar Devi temple, near Almora
  • Jageshwar & Nagesh Jyotirlinga Shiva temples, 36 kilometers from Almora
  • Mahavatar Babaji Cave, near Dwarahat
  • Bagnath temple, Bageshwar
  • Bedni Kund sacred lake of Nanda Devi, Bedni Bugyal
  • Gurudwara Shri Hemkund Sahib Sikh temple‚Äč, Chamoli district
  • Ganesh temple, Dodital sacred lake, Uttarkashi district
  • Kalpeshwar Shiva temple, Urgam valley
  • Bhimeshwar temple, Bhimtal Lake
  • Madhmaheswar temple, Goundar
  • Rudranath Shiva temple, Rudranath
  • Tunganath Shiva temple
  • Tapkeshwar Shiva temple, Dehradun
  • Mahasu Devata temple, Hanol
  • Dodi Tal sacred lake

UTTAR PRADESH (Uttar Pradesh Photo Gallery)

  • Numerous Krishna temples, Vrindavan
  • Triveni Sangam Kumbha Mela river site, Allahabad
  • Numerous temples, ghats and pilgrimage circuits, Varanasi
  • Sarnath Buddhist site
  • Parinirvana Buddhist Stupa, Kushinagar
  • Sankassa Buddhist site ruins, Farrukhabad district
  • Naimisaranya Vishnu temple, Naimisaranya
  • Lalita Devi temple, Naimisaranya
  • Shiva temple, Naimisaranya
  • Byash Gaddi temple (Vyas Gaddi), Naimisaranya
  • Hanuman Gaddi temple, Naimisaranya
  • Maa Vindhyavasini Durga temple, Vindhyachal
  • Gorakhnath temple, Gorakhpur
  • Saint Kabir Samadhi (Burial site), Magahar
  • Bateshwar temple, Bateshwar
  • Devipatan Shikti Pitha temple, Tulsipur
  • Jetavana ancient Buddhist monastery, Shravasti
  • Dhamek Buddhist Stupa, Sarnath

WEST BENGAL

  • Dakshineshwar Ramakrishna Kali temple, Calcutta
  • Taraknath Shiva temple, Tarakeswar
  • Dhamesvara Shri Chaitanya temple, Nabadwip
  • Sri Devananda Gaudiya Math, Nabadwip
  • Tarapith Shakti Pitha temple, Tarapith
  • Kapil Muni temple, Sagar Island
  • Kalighat Kali Shakti Pitha temple, Kolkata

 

 

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