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Albania

Albania

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Mausoleum of Abaz Aliu, Mount Tomorr

Mausoleum of Abaz Aliu, Mount Tomorr

Statue of Baba Ali Tomorri, Mount Tomorr

Statue of Baba Ali Tomorri, Mount Tomorr

Mausoleum of Abaz Aliu, Mount Tomorr

Mausoleum of Abaz Aliu, Mount Tomorr

Mausoleum of Abaz Aliu, Mount Tomorr

Mausoleum of Abaz Aliu, Mount Tomorr

Statue Of Abbas Ibn Ali, Mount Tomorr

Statue Of Abbas Ibn Ali, Mount Tomorr

Pilgrims entering Tekke of Sari Salltiku, Mali I Krujes

Pilgrims entering Tekke of Sari Salltiku, Mali I Krujes

First chamber of Tekke of Sari Salltiku, Mali I Krujes

First chamber of Tekke of Sari Salltiku, Mali I Krujes

Statue of Sari Salltiku, Mali I Krujes

Statue of Sari Salltiku, Mali I Krujes

Pilgrim entering main cave chamber of Tekke of Sari Salltiku, Mali I Krujes

Pilgrim entering main cave chamber of Tekke of Sari Salltiku, Mali I Krujes

Pilgrims lighting candles in main cave chamber, Tekke of Sari Salltiku, Mali I Krujes

Pilgrims lighting candles in main cave chamber, Tekke of Sari Salltiku, Mali I Krujes

Tekke Melcanit, Korce

Tekke Melcanit, Korce

Mausoleums at Tekke Melcanit, Korce

Mausoleums at Tekke Melcanit, Korce

Inside masoleums at Tekke Melcanit, Korce

Inside masoleums at Tekke Melcanit, Korce

Church Of St Mary Apollonia, Pojan

Church Of St Mary Apollonia, Pojan

Khanqah of Ali Postivani, Permet

Khanqah of Ali Postivani, Permet

Gjin Aleksi Mosque, Rusan

Gjin Aleksi Mosque, Rusan

Temple of Kuz Baba, Vlore

Temple of Kuz Baba, Vlore

Tyrbe Bektashiane, Turan

Tyrbe Bektashiane, Turan

Tekke of Melan Bektashi, Vllaho Goranxi

Tekke of Melan Bektashi, Vllaho Goranxi

 

Additional Information:

Tekke of Sari Salltiku, Mali i Krujes

Temple of Kuz Baba, Vlore

St Nicholas Monastery, Mesopotam

Gjin Aleksi Mosque, Rusan

Tekke of Melan Bektashi

Tekke of Baba Aliut, Turan-Tepelene

Khanqah of Ali Postivani, Permet

Tekke of Melcanit, Korce

Tyrbe Bektashiane Turan, Korce

Mount Tomorr

 

Austria

Austria

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Halstatt

Halstatt

Church of Vinzenz, Heiligenblut

Church of Vinzenz, Heiligenblut

Church of Vinzenz, main altar, Heiligenblut

Church of Vinzenz, main altar, Heiligenblut

Helenenkirche, Magdalensberg

Helenenkirche, Magdalensberg

Helenenkirche, Magdalensberg

Helenenkirche, Magdalensberg

Mary holding church, main altar, Helenenkirche, Magdalensberg

Mary holding church, main altar, Helenenkirche, Magdalensberg

Falkensteinkapelle, St. Gilgen

Falkensteinkapelle, St. Gilgen

Painting of pilgrims walking to St. Wolfgang church

Painting of pilgrims walking to St. Wolfgang church

Parish Church of Maria Alm, main altar, Maria Alm

Parish Church of Maria Alm, main altar, Maria Alm

Parish Church of Maria Alm, Maria Alm

Parish Church of Maria Alm, Maria Alm

Pilgrimage church of St. Wolfgang, wood carving of Jesus and Mary on main altar

Pilgrimage church of St. Wolfgang, wood carving of Jesus and Mary on main altar

Teufelstein rocks

Teufelstein rocks

Teufelstein rocks

Teufelstein rocks

Martin Gray is a cultural anthropologist, writer and photographer specializing in the study and documentation of pilgrimage places around the world. During a 38 year period he has visited more than 1500 sacred sites in 165 countries. The World Pilgrimage Guide web site is the most comprehensive source of information on this subject.

Austria Travel Guides

Martin recommends these travel guides 

For Additional Information:

Hallstatt

Pilgrimage church of Maria Geburt, Mariastein

Pilgrimage church of Mary, Maria Taferl

Church of St. George, Georgenberg

Frauenberg

Teufelstein

Kapelle Veitsberg

Sankt Lorenz Chapel

Ulrichsberg Church

Magdalensberg, Church of Sankt Helena

Falkenstein Chapel

Sankt Wolfgang Church

St. Bartholomew's Church, Berchtesgaden

Maria Alm am Steinernen Meer

Maria Kirchental Church

St. Vincent Church

 

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

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Baku, Mir Mövsum Ağa Mausoleum

Baku, Mir Mövsum Ağa Mausoleum

Baku, Mir Mövsum Ağa Mausoleum

Baku, Mir Mövsum Ağa Mausoleum

Baku, Mir Mövsum Ağa Mausoleum

Baku, Mir Mövsum Ağa Mausoleum

Ganja, Imamzadeh Mausoleum

Ganja, Imamzadeh Mausoleum

Ganja, Imamzadeh Mausoleum

Ganja, Imamzadeh Mausoleum

Ganja, Imamzadeh Mausoleum

Ganja, Imamzadeh Mausoleum

Qobustan Maraza, Diri Baba Mausoleum

Qobustan Maraza, Diri Baba Mausoleum

Sheki, Kish Church

Sheki, Kish Church

Sheki, Kish Church

Sheki, Kish Church

Martin Gray is a cultural anthropologist, writer and photographer specializing in the study and documentation of pilgrimage places around the world. During a 38 year period he has visited more than 1500 sacred sites in 165 countries. The World Pilgrimage Guide web site is the most comprehensive source of information on this subject.

Additional Information links:

Diri Baba Mausoleum, Qobustan Maraza
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diri_Baba_Mausoleum
https://www.advantour.com/azerbaijan/shamakhi/diri-baba.htm

Kish Church, Sheki
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_Kish
http://www.visions.az/en/news/84/6fe1b673/

Imamzadeh Mausoleum, Ganja
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imamzadeh_(Ganja)
https://www.advantour.com/azerbaijan/ganja/imam-zade-mausoleum.htm

Mir Mövsum Ağa Mausoleum, Baku
http://azerbaijan24.com/about/azerbaijan_cities/baku/baku_mosques/mir_movsum_aga_mosque/
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mir_Movsum_Agha

Besh Barmag Mountain
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Besh_Barmag_Mountain
http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=17450

Gandzasar monastery
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Gandzasar_monastery



Bhutan

Bhutan

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Buli Goempa Monastery

Buli Goempa Monastery

Buli Goempa Monastery, Two spring turned prayer wheels on path to Buli Goempa Monastery

Buli Goempa Monastery, Two spring turned prayer wheels on path to Buli Goempa Monastery

Chagri Monastery

Chagri Monastery

Chagri Monastery

Chagri Monastery

Chimi Lhakhang Fertility Temple

Chimi Lhakhang Fertility Temple

Chimi Lhakhang Fertility Temple

Chimi Lhakhang Fertility Temple

Chimi Lhakhang Fertility Temple

Chimi Lhakhang Fertility Temple

Konchogsum Lhakhang, Bumthang

Konchogsum Lhakhang, Bumthang

Kunzang Dra Nye

Kunzang Dra Nye

Kunzang Dra Nye

Kunzang Dra Nye

Kurjee Zangdopelri, Bumthang

Kurjee Zangdopelri, Bumthang

Kurjey Lhakhang, Bumthang

Kurjey Lhakhang, Bumthang

Mebar Tsho Burning Lake, (Tertin Pema Lingpa deity)

Mebar Tsho Burning Lake, (Tertin Pema Lingpa deity)

Mebar Tsho Burning Lake, (Tertin Pema Lingpa deity)

Mebar Tsho Burning Lake, (Tertin Pema Lingpa deity)

Mebar Tsho Burning Lake, (Tertin Pema Lingpa deity)

Mebar Tsho Burning Lake, (Tertin Pema Lingpa deity)

Tamshing Lhakhang, Bumthang

Tamshing Lhakhang, Bumthang

Tang Rinpoche Laha, Bumbthang

Tang Rinpoche Laha, Bumbthang

Tang Rinpoche Laha, Bumbthang

Tang Rinpoche Laha, Bumbthang

Tang Rinpoche Laha, Bumbthang

Tang Rinpoche Laha, Bumbthang

Tara Lhaden Zhingkham Lhakhang Temple, Thimphu

Tara Lhaden Zhingkham Lhakhang Temple, Thimphu

Tashigang Goenpa

Tashigang Goenpa

Tiger’s Nest, Paro

Tiger’s Nest, Paro

Tiger’s Nest, Paro

Tiger’s Nest, Paro

Ugyen Guru Temple, Paro

Ugyen Guru Temple, Paro

Ugyen Guru Temple, Paro

Ugyen Guru Temple, Paro

Wangdue Phodrang Dzong

Wangdue Phodrang Dzong

Wangdue Phodrang Dzong

Wangdue Phodrang Dzong

Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal statue, Tharpaling Monastery

Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal statue, Tharpaling Monastery

Martin Gray is a cultural anthropologist, writer and photographer specializing in the study and documentation of pilgrimage places around the world. During a 38 year period he has visited more than 1500 sacred sites in 165 countries. The World Pilgrimage Guide web site is the most comprehensive source of information on this subject.

Bhutan Travel Guides

Martin recommends these travel guides 

For Additional Information:

Gonpa/Gompa

Simtokha Dzong

Tango Monastery

Cheri Monastery/Chagri Monastery

Punakha Dzong

Chimi Lhakhang

Bey Langdrak

Wangduephodrang Dzong

Tadzong National Museum, Trongsa

Trongsa Dzong

Tharpaling Monastery

Choedrak Monastery

Drokri Rinchen Jungney

Sobrang Monastery

Kurje Monastery

Tamshing Monastery

Jampa Lhakhang

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jambay_Lhakhang

Mebar tsho (Burning Lake)

Tak Rimochen Monastery

Ugyen cholling Monastery

Thowa Drak/Thowadra Monastery

Gangteng Monastery

Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest)

Paro National Museum

Kyichu Monastery

Rinpung Dzong

Dumtse Lhakhang

Drugyal Dzong

Chumbu Nye

Trashigang Dzong

Konchogsum Lhakhang, Bumthang

 

 

Bolivia

Bolivia

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Lake Titicaca, the Island of the Moon, and the holy mountains of Ancohuma and Illampu

Lake Titicaca, the Island of the Moon, and the holy mountains of Ancohuma and Illampu

Isla del Sol, Lake Titicaca

Isla del Sol, Lake Titicaca

Isla del Sol, Lake Titicaca

Isla del Sol, Lake Titicaca

Town of Copacabana

Town of Copacabana

Church of Copacabana

Church of Copacabana

Virgen de la Candalaria, Copacabana

Virgen de la Candalaria, Copacabana

Santuario de Virgen de Socavón at time of Oruro festival, March 4, 2019

Santuario de Virgen de Socavón at time of Oruro festival, March 4, 2019

Main altar at Santuario de Virgen de Socavón, Oruro

Main altar at Santuario de Virgen de Socavón, Oruro

Image of Mary holding boy Jesus on main altar, Santuario de Virgen de Socavón, Oruro

Image of Mary holding boy Jesus on main altar, Santuario de Virgen de Socavón, Oruro

Close up of Mary holding boy Jesus, main altar, Santuario de Virgen de Socavón, Oruro

Close up of Mary holding boy Jesus, main altar, Santuario de Virgen de Socavón, Oruro

Pilgrims at Santuario de Virgen de Socavón, Oruro

Pilgrims at Santuario de Virgen de Socavón, Oruro

Pilgrims at Santuario de Virgen de Socavón, Oruro

Pilgrims at Santuario de Virgen de Socavón, Oruro

Statue of Mary holding boy Jesus on hill above Santuario de Virgen de Socavón, Oruro

Statue of Mary holding boy Jesus on hill above Santuario de Virgen de Socavón, Oruro

Shrine of miners next to Santuario de Virgen de Socavón, Oruro

Shrine of miners next to Santuario de Virgen de Socavón, Oruro

Church of San Ildefonso, Virgen of Urkupi, Quillacollo

Church of San Ildefonso, Virgen of Urkupi, Quillacollo

Main altar at Church of San Ildefonso, Virgen of Urkupi, Quillacollo

Main altar at Church of San Ildefonso, Virgen of Urkupi, Quillacollo

Sacred statue of Virgen of Urkupi, Church of San Ildefonso, Quillacollo

Sacred statue of Virgen of Urkupi, Church of San Ildefonso, Quillacollo

Statue of Mary holding boy Jesus, Church of San Ildefonso, Quillacollo

Statue of Mary holding boy Jesus, Church of San Ildefonso, Quillacollo

Photograph of Virgen of Urkupi, Church of Ildefonso, Quillacollo

Photograph of Virgen of Urkupi, Church of Ildefonso, Quillacollo

Sacred Mt. Tunupa and Salar de Uyuni (Tunupa)

Sacred Mt. Tunupa and Salar de Uyuni (Tunupa)

Dusty Magic Bus with Martin Gray (1998), Laguna Verde (above 11,000 feet)

Dusty Magic Bus with Martin Gray (1998), Laguna Verde (above 11,000 feet)

Mysterious giant stone carvings atop mountain of Samaipata

Mysterious giant stone carvings atop mountain of Samaipata

Mysterious giant stone carvings atop mountain of Samaipata

Mysterious giant stone carvings atop mountain of Samaipata

Gateway of the Sun, Kalasasaya temple, Tiahuanaco

Gateway of the Sun, Kalasasaya temple, Tiahuanaco

Carving on Gateway of the Sun, Kalasasaya temple, Tiahuanaco

Carving on Gateway of the Sun, Kalasasaya temple, Tiahuanaco

Stela 8, Kalasasaya temple, Tiahuanaco

Stela 8, Kalasasaya temple, Tiahuanaco

Carvings on side of stela 8, Kalasasaya temple, Tiahuanaco

Carvings on side of stela 8, Kalasasaya temple, Tiahuanaco

Sunken temple with the entrance to the Kalasasaya temple in the background, Tiahuanaco

Sunken temple with the entrance to the Kalasasaya temple in the background, Tiahuanaco

Entrance to Kalasasaya temple, Tiahuanaco

Entrance to Kalasasaya temple, Tiahuanaco

Stela 8, Kalasasaya temple, Tiahuanaco

Stela 8, Kalasasaya temple, Tiahuanaco

Stela 8 with Gateway of the Sun in background, Kalasasaya temple, Tiahuanaco

Stela 8 with Gateway of the Sun in background, Kalasasaya temple, Tiahuanaco

Kalasasaya temple, Tiahuanaco

Kalasasaya temple, Tiahuanaco

Puma Punku ruins, Tiahuanaco

Puma Punku ruins, Tiahuanaco

Puma Punku ruins, Tiahuanaco

Puma Punku ruins, Tiahuanaco

 

Bolivia Travel Guides

Martin recommends these travel guides 

Martin Gray is a cultural anthropologist, writer and photographer specializing in the study and documentation of pilgrimage places around the world. During a 38 year period he has visited more than 1500 sacred sites in 165 countries. The World Pilgrimage Guide web site is the most comprehensive source of information on this subject.

For Additional Information:

Oruro, Santuario de Virgen de Socavón

Chaguaya, Virgen of Chaguaya

Cotoca, Santuario de la Virgen de Cotoca

Arani, Church of San Bartolomé, Nuestra Señora La Bella

Quillacollo, Iglesia de San Ildefonso, Virgen of Urkupina

Tiahuanaco

Copacabana

Lake Titicaca

Salar de Uyuni

Samaipata

 

 

 
 
 

Brazil

Brazil

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Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, Aparecida

Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, Aparecida

Interior of the Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, Aparecida

Interior of the Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, Aparecida

Statue of Our Lady of Aparecida, Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, Aparecida

Statue of Our Lady of Aparecida, Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, Aparecida

Painting of Our Lady of Aparecida, Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, Aparecida

Painting of Our Lady of Aparecida, Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, Aparecida

Old Church of Our Lady of Aparecida, Aparecida

Old Church of Our Lady of Aparecida, Aparecida

Bom Jesus da Lapa

Bom Jesus da Lapa

Main altar inside cave sanctuary of Bom Jesus da Lapa

Main altar inside cave sanctuary of Bom Jesus da Lapa

Votives left by pilgrims inside cave sanctuary of Bom Jesus da Lapa

Votives left by pilgrims inside cave sanctuary of Bom Jesus da Lapa

Votives left by pilgrims inside cave sanctuary of Bom Jesus da Lapa

Votives left by pilgrims inside cave sanctuary of Bom Jesus da Lapa

Votives left by pilgrims inside cave sanctuary of Bom Jesus da Lapa

Votives left by pilgrims inside cave sanctuary of Bom Jesus da Lapa

Santuário do Bom Jesus de Matosinhos, Congonhas

Santuário do Bom Jesus de Matosinhos, Congonhas

Santuário do Bom Jesus de Matosinhos, Congonhas

Santuário do Bom Jesus de Matosinhos, Congonhas

Statue of Padre Cicero, Juazeiro do Norte

Statue of Padre Cicero, Juazeiro do Norte

Statue of Padre Cicero, Juazeiro do Norte

Statue of Padre Cicero, Juazeiro do Norte

Small statue of Padre Cicero, Juazeiro do Norte

Small statue of Padre Cicero, Juazeiro do Norte

Small statues of Padre Cicero for sale, Juazeiro do Norte

Small statues of Padre Cicero for sale, Juazeiro do Norte

Sacred statue of Mary, Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição da Praia, Salvador

Sacred statue of Mary, Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição da Praia, Salvador

Wish ribbons left by pilgrims at the Church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, Salvador

Wish ribbons left by pilgrims at the Church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, Salvador

Rio Vermelho, Matriz de Santana Church, mosaic of the Orisha Umbanda Nature Goddess Imenja on side of the church, Salvador

Rio Vermelho, Matriz de Santana Church, mosaic of the Orisha Umbanda Nature Goddess Imenja on side of the church, Salvador

Church at Santuário do Caraça

Church at Santuário do Caraça

 

Brazil Travel Guides

Martin recommends these travel guides 

Martin Gray is a cultural anthropologist, writer and photographer specializing in the study and documentation of pilgrimage places around the world. During a 38 year period he has visited more than 1500 sacred sites in 165 countries. The World Pilgrimage Guide web site is the most comprehensive source of information on this subject.

For Additional Information:

Aparecida, Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida

Bom Jesus da Lapa, Santuário do Bom Jesus da Lapa

Caninde, Estátua de São Francisco

Juazeiro do Norte, Colina do Horto

Barra de Santana, Church of Matriz de Santa Ana - Paróquia Santa Ana e São Joaquim

Salvador, Nosso Senhor do Bonfim Church

Salvador, Nossa Senhora da Conceição da Praia

Salvador, Igreja Matriz de Santana

Trinidade, Basilica of Trindade, Divino Pai Eterno

Santuário do Caraça

Congonhas, Santuário do Bom Jesus de Matosinhos

 
 
 

Buddha Statues, Asia

Buddha Statues, Asia

Golden Buddha, Phitsamulok

Golden Buddha, Phitsamulok

Kaba Aye Pagoda, Yangon

Kaba Aye Pagoda, Yangon

Kyaik Khauk Pagoda, Thanlyin

Kyaik Khauk Pagoda, Thanlyin

Kyaik Khauk Pagoda, Thanlyin

Kyaik Khauk Pagoda, Thanlyin

Kyaik Khauk Pagoda, Thanlyin

Kyaik Khauk Pagoda, Thanlyin

Kyauktan Ye Le Pagoda, Kyauktan

Kyauktan Ye Le Pagoda, Kyauktan

Kyauktan Ye Le Pagoda, Kyauktan

Kyauktan Ye Le Pagoda, Kyauktan

Kyaw Thu Pagoda, Pyay

Kyaw Thu Pagoda, Pyay

Peace pagoda Buddha statue, Pokhara

Peace pagoda Buddha statue, Pokhara

Nam-san South Mountain, Mireuk-gol Maitr, Gyeongju City

Nam-san South Mountain, Mireuk-gol Maitr, Gyeongju City

Shikoku Kongofukuji Temple

Shikoku Kongofukuji Temple

Shwe Bone Thar Pagoda, Pyay

Shwe Bone Thar Pagoda, Pyay

Shwe Bone Thar Pagoda, Pyay

Shwe Bone Thar Pagoda, Pyay

Shwe Mawdaw Pagoda, Bago

Shwe Mawdaw Pagoda, Bago

Shwe San Taw Pagoda, Pyay

Shwe San Taw Pagoda, Pyay

Shwe San Taw Pagoda, Pyay

Shwe San Taw Pagoda, Pyay

Shwe San Taw Pagoda, Pyay

Shwe San Taw Pagoda, Pyay

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon

Swayambhunath stupa, with monkey

Swayambhunath stupa, with monkey

That Ing Hang, Savannakhet

That Ing Hang, Savannakhet

Vinh Ngheim temple, Saigon

Vinh Ngheim temple, Saigon

Wat Phonsane, Phabath

Wat Phonsane, Phabath

Wat Xieng In, Muang Sing

Wat Xieng In, Muang Sing

Hemis Gompa, Large Buddha statue, main altar

Hemis Gompa, Large Buddha statue, main altar

Mihintale Buddha, Sri Lanka

Mihintale Buddha, Sri Lanka

Matho Gompa, Ladakh, India

Matho Gompa, Ladakh, India

Matho Gompa, Ladakh, India

Matho Gompa, Ladakh, India

Dalai Lama Temple, Dharamshala, India

Dalai Lama Temple, Dharamshala, India

Cambodia

Cambodia

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Prang pyramid, Koh Ker

Prang pyramid, Koh Ker

Prang pyramid, Koh Ker

Prang pyramid, Koh Ker

Prasat Preah Vihear

Prasat Preah Vihear

Prasat Preah Vihear

Prasat Preah Vihear

Prasat Preah Vihear

Prasat Preah Vihear

Prasat Sambor

Prasat Sambor

Prasat Sambor

Prasat Sambor

Prasat Sambor

Prasat Sambor

Sunrise at Angkor Wat

Sunrise at Angkor Wat

Temple of Ta Prohm, Angkor

Temple of Ta Prohm, Angkor

Stone Heads of Bodhisattva Avilokiteshvara, Bayon temple, Angkor

Stone Heads of Bodhisattva Avilokiteshvara, Bayon temple, Angkor

Bayon Temple, Angkor

Bayon Temple, Angkor

Martin Gray is a cultural anthropologist, writer and photographer specializing in the study and documentation of pilgrimage places around the world. During a 38 year period he has visited more than 1500 sacred sites in 165 countries. The World Pilgrimage Guide web site is the most comprehensive source of information on this subject.

Additional information:

Angkor Wat
https://sacredsites.com/asia/cambodia/angkor_wat.html

Prasat Preah Vihear
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preah_Vihear_Temple
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1224

Thom Temple, Koh Ker
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koh_Ker
https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Koh_Ker

Prasat Sambor
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sambor_Prei_Kuk

Wat Ounalom, Phnom Penh
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat_Ounalom

Wat Langka, Phnom Penh
https://theculturetrip.com/asia/cambodia/articles/the-10-most-sacred-sites-in-cambodia/

Prasat Phnom Chisor
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phnom_Chisor
http://angkor-travels.com/html/phnomchiso.php

Recommended reading
https://sacredsites.com/asia/cambodia/cambodia_recommended_reading.html




Chile

Chile

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Basilica of Andacollo, Andacollo

Basilica of Andacollo, Andacollo

Basilica of Andacollo, Andacollo

Basilica of Andacollo, Andacollo

Main altar, Basilica of Andacollo, Andacollo

Main altar, Basilica of Andacollo, Andacollo

Statue of Mary and baby Jesus, Basilica of Andacollo, Andacollo

Statue of Mary and baby Jesus, Basilica of Andacollo, Andacollo

Poster of Basilica, Basilica of Andacollo, Andacollo

Poster of Basilica, Basilica of Andacollo, Andacollo

Painting of native Indian finding sacred icon, Basilica of Andacollo, Andacollo

Painting of native Indian finding sacred icon, Basilica of Andacollo, Andacollo

Painting of festival inside basilica, Basilica of Andacollo, Andacollo

Painting of festival inside basilica, Basilica of Andacollo, Andacollo

Catedral La Tirana

Catedral La Tirana

Pilgrim praying in front of sacred statue of Mary, Cathedral of La Tirana

Pilgrim praying in front of sacred statue of Mary, Cathedral of La Tirana

Sacred statue of Mary holding baby Jesus, Cathedral of La Tirana

Sacred statue of Mary holding baby Jesus, Cathedral of La Tirana

Painting of native Indians with Mary and baby Jesus, Cathedral of La Tirana

Painting of native Indians with Mary and baby Jesus, Cathedral of La Tirana

Stained glass window inside Cathedral of La Tirana

Stained glass window inside Cathedral of La Tirana

Santuario Lo Vasquez

Santuario Lo Vasquez

Sacred statue of Mary, Santuario Lo Vasquez

Sacred statue of Mary, Santuario Lo Vasquez

Painting of Mary on tiles, Santuario Lo Vasquez

Painting of Mary on tiles, Santuario Lo Vasquez

Small statues of Mary for sale, Santuario Lo Vasquez

Small statues of Mary for sale, Santuario Lo Vasquez

Stone heads - Moai - Easter Island

Stone heads - Moai - Easter Island

Stone heads - Moai - Easter Island

Stone heads - Moai - Easter Island

 

Chile Travel Guides

Martin recommends these travel guides 

Martin Gray is a cultural anthropologist, writer and photographer specializing in the study and documentation of pilgrimage places around the world. During a 38 year period he has visited more than 1500 sacred sites in 165 countries. The World Pilgrimage Guide web site is the most comprehensive source of information on this subject.

For Additional Information:

Andacollo, Basilica of Andacollo

Caguach, Iglesia Jesús Nazareno

Renaca, Iglesia de San Expedito

Santuario Lo Vasquez

Tirana, Catedral La Tirana

Yumbel, Iglesia de San Sebastián

Easter Island

  1. https://sacredsites.com/americas/chile/easter_island.html
  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_Island

 

 


 

 

Crete

Crete

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Agia Triada Monastery

Agia Triada Monastery

Agia Triada Monastery, Icon of Mary and Jesus

Agia Triada Monastery, Icon of Mary and Jesus

Arkadi Monastery

Arkadi Monastery

Cave of St. Paraskevi

Cave of St. Paraskevi

Minoan Bull’s Head sculpture, Heraklion Archaeological Museum

Minoan Bull’s Head sculpture, Heraklion Archaeological Museum

Poppy Goddess sculpture, Heraklion Archaeological Museum

Poppy Goddess sculpture, Heraklion Archaeological Museum

Statue of Pan, Heraklion Archaeological Museum

Statue of Pan, Heraklion Archaeological Museum

Keras Kardiotissas Monastery

Keras Kardiotissas Monastery

Keras Kardiotissas Monastery

Keras Kardiotissas Monastery

Keras Kardiotissas Monastery, Miraculous Icon of Mary and Jesus

Keras Kardiotissas Monastery, Miraculous Icon of Mary and Jesus

Keras Kardiotissas Monastery, miraculous Icon of St. Alphonsus

Keras Kardiotissas Monastery, miraculous Icon of St. Alphonsus

Mone Palianis Nunnery

Mone Palianis Nunnery

Mone Palianis Nunnery, Miraculous Icon of Mary with Agia Myrtia holy tree

Mone Palianis Nunnery, Miraculous Icon of Mary with Agia Myrtia holy tree

Mone Palianis Nunnery, Mosaic of Mary with child Jesus

Mone Palianis Nunnery, Mosaic of Mary with child Jesus

Mone Palianis Nunnery, painting of Mary with child Jesus

Mone Palianis Nunnery, painting of Mary with child Jesus

Panagia Kera Church

Panagia Kera Church

 

Additional Information:

Cave of St. Paraskevi

Psychron cave, cave of Zeus

Keras Kardiotissas Monastery

Panagia Kera Church

Agia Triada Monastery

Arkadi Monastery

Mone Palianis Nunnery

Minoan sacred sites

Croatia

Croatia

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Church of Our Lady of Bistrica, Marija Bistrica

Church of Our Lady of Bistrica, Marija Bistrica

Church of Our Lady of Bistrica, Marija Bistrica. Main altar with icon of Black Madonna.

Church of Our Lady of Bistrica, Marija Bistrica. Main altar with icon of Black Madonna.

Church of Our Lady of Bistrica, Marija Bistrica. Main altar with icon of Black Madonna.

Church of Our Lady of Bistrica, Marija Bistrica. Main altar with icon of Black Madonna.

Church of Our Lady of Bistrica, Marija Bistrica. Main altar with icon of Black Madonna.

Church of Our Lady of Bistrica, Marija Bistrica. Main altar with icon of Black Madonna.

Painting of the Church of Our Lady of Bistrica, Marija Bistrica

Painting of the Church of Our Lady of Bistrica, Marija Bistrica

Painting of the Church of Our Lady of Bistrica, Marija Bistrica

Painting of the Church of Our Lady of Bistrica, Marija Bistrica

Church of Our Lady of Trsat, Rijeka

Church of Our Lady of Trsat, Rijeka

Church of Our Lady of Trsat, miraculous icon on main altar, Rijeka

Church of Our Lady of Trsat, miraculous icon on main altar, Rijeka

Martin Gray is a cultural anthropologist, writer and photographer specializing in the study and documentation of pilgrimage places around the world. During a 38 year period he has visited more than 1500 sacred sites in 165 countries. The World Pilgrimage Guide web site is the most comprehensive source of information on this subject.

Croatia Travel Guides

Martin recommends these travel guides 

For Additional Information:

Marija Bistrica

Rijeka


 

Egypt

Egypt

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Great Pyramid at dawn

Great Pyramid at dawn

Giza pyramids with camel

Giza pyramids with camel

Giza pyramids at dusk

Giza pyramids at dusk

Great Pyramid building blocks

Great Pyramid building blocks

Sphinx with Khafra Pyramid

Sphinx with Khafra Pyramid

Sphinx at Dawn

Sphinx at Dawn

Hathor Temple, Dendera

Hathor Temple, Dendera

Hathor Temple, Dendera

Hathor Temple, Dendera

Amenhotep colonnade, Luxor

Amenhotep colonnade, Luxor

Luxor Temple, Luxor

Luxor Temple, Luxor

Ramesseum, Luxor

Ramesseum, Luxor

Medinet Habu, Luxor

Medinet Habu, Luxor

Queen Hatshepsut obelisk, Karnak

Queen Hatshepsut obelisk, Karnak

Ankh stone carving

Ankh stone carving

Maqam Sidi Ahmed Al-Badawy, Tanta

Maqam Sidi Ahmed Al-Badawy, Tanta

Maqam Sidi Ahmed Al-Badawy, Tanta

Maqam Sidi Ahmed Al-Badawy, Tanta

St. Catherine's Monastery, Mt. Sinai

St. Catherine's Monastery, Mt. Sinai

Deir Muharraq cave

Deir Muharraq cave

Philae Temple, Aswan

Philae Temple, Aswan

Philae Temple, Aswan

Philae Temple, Aswan

Saint Anthony Monastery

Saint Anthony Monastery

Saint Anthony Monastery

Saint Anthony Monastery

Saint Mina Monastery, Mariut

Saint Mina Monastery, Mariut

Siwa

Siwa

Siwa

Siwa

St. Mary’s Coptic Church, Zeitoun

St. Mary’s Coptic Church, Zeitoun

St. Mary’s Coptic Church, Zeitoun

St. Mary’s Coptic Church, Zeitoun

St. Mary’s Coptic Church, Zeitoun

St. Mary’s Coptic Church, Zeitoun

Temple of Horus and Sobek, Kom Ombo

Temple of Horus and Sobek, Kom Ombo

Temple of Horus and Sobek, Kom Ombo

Temple of Horus and Sobek, Kom Ombo

Edfu Temple

Edfu Temple

Temple of Horus, Edfu

Temple of Horus, Edfu

Philae Temple, Aswan

Philae Temple, Aswan

Temple of Khnum, Esna

Temple of Khnum, Esna

Temple of Khnum, Esna

Temple of Khnum, Esna

Temple of Khnum, Esna

Temple of Khnum, Esna

Serapheum, Saqqara

Serapheum, Saqqara

Temple of Seti I, Abydos

Temple of Seti I, Abydos

Osireion, Abydos

Osireion, Abydos

Martin Gray is a cultural anthropologist, writer and photographer specializing in the study and documentation of pilgrimage places around the world. During a 38 year period he has visited more than 1500 sacred sites in 165 countries. The World Pilgrimage Guide web site is the most comprehensive source of information on this subject.

Egypt Travel Guides

Martin recommends these travel guides 

For Additional Information:

Great Pyramid of Giza

Great Sphinx, Giza

Introduction to Egyptian sacred places

St. Mary’s Coptic Church, Zeitoun, Cairo

Sun Temple of Niuserre, Abu Girab

Serapheum, Saqqara

Red Pyramid, Saqqara

Bent Pyramid, Saqqara

Temple of Seti I, Abydos

Osireion, Abydos

Colossi of Memnon, Luxor

Ramesseum, Luxor

Medinet Habu, Luxor

Luxor Temple, Luxor

Temple of Karnak

Temple of Hathor, Dendera

Philae Temple, Aswan

Temple of Horus and Sobek, Kom Ombo

Temple of Horus, Edfu

Temple of Khnum, Esna

Saint Paul Monastery

Saint Anthony Monastery

Monastery of Almuharraq

Mosque of Sidi Ahmed Al-Badawy, Tanta

Saint Mina Monastery in Mariut

Mt. Sinai

Serabit el-Khadim

Temple of Amun, Siwa

England, Megalithic Sites

England, Megalithic Sites

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Men An Tol, Cornwall

Men An Tol, Cornwall

Avebury Stone Ring, Wiltshire

Avebury Stone Ring, Wiltshire

Avebury Stone Ring, Wiltshire

Avebury Stone Ring, Wiltshire

Avebury Stone Ring, Wiltshire

Avebury Stone Ring, Wiltshire

Avebury Stone Ring, Wiltshire

Avebury Stone Ring, Wiltshire

Eve Stone, Beckhampton Longstones, Avebury

Eve Stone, Beckhampton Longstones, Avebury

Adam Stone, Beckhampton Stones, Avebury

Adam Stone, Beckhampton Stones, Avebury

Aerial view of Avebury Stone Ring

Aerial view of Avebury Stone Ring

Silbury Hill, Avebury, Wiltshire

Silbury Hill, Avebury, Wiltshire

Silbury Hill, Avebury, Wiltshire

Silbury Hill, Avebury, Wiltshire

Avebury Stone Ring, Wiltshire

Avebury Stone Ring, Wiltshire

Castlerigg Stone Ring, Keswick

Castlerigg Stone Ring, Keswick

Castlerigg Stone Ring, Keswick

Castlerigg Stone Ring, Keswick

Cerne Abbas Giant, Dorchester

Cerne Abbas Giant, Dorchester

Boscawen Un Stone Ring, Cornwall

Boscawen Un Stone Ring, Cornwall

Boscawen Un Stone Ring, Cornwall

Boscawen Un Stone Ring, Cornwall

Carwynnen Quoit, Cornwall

Carwynnen Quoit, Cornwall

Cheesewring, Cornwall

Cheesewring, Cornwall

Cheesewring with scholar and author Paul Broadhurst, Cornwall

Cheesewring with scholar and author Paul Broadhurst, Cornwall

Chun Quoit, Cornwall

Chun Quoit, Cornwall

Duloe Stone Ring, Cornwall

Duloe Stone Ring, Cornwall

Lanyon Quoit, Cornwall

Lanyon Quoit, Cornwall

Lanyon Quoit, Cornwall

Lanyon Quoit, Cornwall

Merry Maidens Stone Ring, Cornwall

Merry Maidens Stone Ring, Cornwall

Trethevy Quoit, Cornwall

Trethevy Quoit, Cornwall

Trethevy Quoit, Cornwall

Trethevy Quoit, Cornwall

Fernworthy Stone Ring, Devon

Fernworthy Stone Ring, Devon

Hurlers Stone Ring, Cornwall

Hurlers Stone Ring, Cornwall

Long Meg and Her Daughters Stone Ring, Little Salkeld

Long Meg and Her Daughters Stone Ring, Little Salkeld

Long Meg and Her Daughters Stone Ring, Little Salkeld

Long Meg and Her Daughters Stone Ring, Little Salkeld

Rollright Stone Ring, Oxfordshire

Rollright Stone Ring, Oxfordshire

The Whispering Knights, Rollright Stone Ring, Oxfordshire

The Whispering Knights, Rollright Stone Ring, Oxfordshire

Rudston Monolith and Church

Rudston Monolith and Church

Stanton Drew Stone Ring, Somerset

Stanton Drew Stone Ring, Somerset

Aerial view of Stonehenge Stone Ring

Aerial view of Stonehenge Stone Ring

Stonehenge, Summer Solstice, 2022

Stonehenge, Summer Solstice, 2022

Stonehenge, Summer Solstice, 2022

Stonehenge, Summer Solstice, 2022

Stonehenge, Summer Solstice, 2022

Stonehenge, Summer Solstice, 2022

Stonehenge, Summer Solstice, 2022

Stonehenge, Summer Solstice, 2022

Stonehenge Stone Ring

Stonehenge Stone Ring

Swinside Stone Ring, Lake District

Swinside Stone Ring, Lake District

Swinside Stone Ring, Lake District

Swinside Stone Ring, Lake District

Tintagel, Cornwall

Tintagel, Cornwall

Yockenthwaite Stone Ring, North Yorkshire

Yockenthwaite Stone Ring, North Yorkshire

 

Additional Information:

Avebury stone ring

https://sacredsites.com/europe/england/avebury.html

Silbury Hill

Adam and Eve stones, Avebury

Stonehenge

Rollright Stones, The Whispering Knights

Swinside stone ring

Castlerigg stone ring, Keswick

Devil’s Quoits

Stanton Drew stone ring

Nine Stones - Nine Maidens stone ring

Tintagel

Hurlers stone ring, Cornwall

Cheesewring, Cornwall

Duloe stone ring, Cornwall

Trethevy Quoit, Cornwall

Carwynnen Quoit, Cornwall

Boscawen-Un stone ring, Cornwall

Merry Maidens, Cornwall

Chun Quoit, Cornwall

Lanyon Quoit, Cornwall

Brisworthy stone circle, Devon

Fernworthy stone circle, Devon

Yockenthwaite stone ring

Long Meg and her Daughters stone ring

Rudston Monolith

 

England, Christian Sites

England, Christian Sites

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Sunset at St. Michael's Mount

Sunset at St. Michael's Mount

St Nonnas Church, Altarnon, Cornwall

St Nonnas Church, Altarnon, Cornwall

Avebury Cathedral

Avebury Cathedral

Avebury Cathedral stained glass

Avebury Cathedral stained glass

Avebury Cathedral stained glass

Avebury Cathedral stained glass

Bath Cathedral

Bath Cathedral

Bath Cathedral, sculptures on sides of front of cathedral showing angels climbing to heaven

Bath Cathedral, sculptures on sides of front of cathedral showing angels climbing to heaven

Bath Cathedral stained glass

Bath Cathedral stained glass

Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral

Glastonbury Tor, St. Michael’s Tower

Glastonbury Tor, St. Michael’s Tower

Glastonbury Tor, Pilgrims inside St. Michael’s Tower

Glastonbury Tor, Pilgrims inside St. Michael’s Tower

Glastonbury Tor with St. Michael’s Tower

Glastonbury Tor with St. Michael’s Tower

Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral, painting inside cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral, painting inside cathedral

Hereford Cathedral, stained glass of Christ with disciples at last supper

Hereford Cathedral, stained glass of Christ with disciples at last supper

Launceston Church Of St Mary Magdalene, Cornwall

Launceston Church Of St Mary Magdalene, Cornwall

Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral, stained glass

Lincoln Cathedral, stained glass

Lincoln Cathedral, stained glass

Lincoln Cathedral, stained glass

Lincoln Cathedral, stained glass

Lincoln Cathedral, stained glass

Lincoln Cathedral, stained glass

Lincoln Cathedral, stained glass

Minster Of St Cuthburga, Wimborne

Minster Of St Cuthburga, Wimborne

St Frideswides Church, Oxford

St Frideswides Church, Oxford

Miraculous Icon of Mary, Our Lady of Caversham Church, Reading

Miraculous Icon of Mary, Our Lady of Caversham Church, Reading

Rudston Church and ancient monolith in churchyard

Rudston Church and ancient monolith in churchyard

Rudston Church and ancient monolith in churchyard

Rudston Church and ancient monolith in churchyard

Saint Withburga’s Church, Dereham

Saint Withburga’s Church, Dereham

Saint Withburga’s Well behind church, Dereham

Saint Withburga’s Well behind church, Dereham

Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral, stained glass window

Salisbury Cathedral, stained glass window

Sherborne Abbey

Sherborne Abbey

Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham

Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham

Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham

Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham

Miraculous Icon of Mary, Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham

Miraculous Icon of Mary, Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham

Priest with students and miraculous Icon of Mary, Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham

Priest with students and miraculous Icon of Mary, Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham

St Alban’s Cathedral

St Alban’s Cathedral

St Eustachius Church, Tavistock

St Eustachius Church, Tavistock

Tewkesbury Abbey

Tewkesbury Abbey

Tintagel, Cornwall

Tintagel, Cornwall

Wells Cathedral

Wells Cathedral

Wells Cathedral, stained glass of three Magi offering gifts to Jesus

Wells Cathedral, stained glass of three Magi offering gifts to Jesus

Wells Cathedral, stained glass

Wells Cathedral, stained glass

Winchester Cathedral

Winchester Cathedral

Winchester Cathedral, stained glass

Winchester Cathedral, stained glass

Winchester Cathedral, stained glass

Winchester Cathedral, stained glass

Worcester Cathedral Of The Blessed Mary, stained glass of Noah receiving instructions on building the Ark, Genesis 6:13-22

Worcester Cathedral Of The Blessed Mary, stained glass of Noah receiving instructions on building the Ark, Genesis 6:13-22

Worcester Cathedral Of The Blessed Mary, stained glass showing pairs of animals entering Noah’s Ark

Worcester Cathedral Of The Blessed Mary, stained glass showing pairs of animals entering Noah’s Ark

 

Additional Information:

St. Nonna’s Church, Altarnon

St. James Church, Avebury

Bath Abbey

Roman Bath Springs, Bath

Durham Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral

Glastonbury Tor

Glastonbury Chalice Well

Glastonbury

Gloucester Cathedral

Hereford Cathedral

Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Launceston

Lincoln Cathedral

Minster of St. Cuthburga

St Frideswide's Church, Oxford

Reading Abbey

Saint Withburga’s Well

Salisbury Cathedral

Sherborne Abbey

Our Lady of Walsingham

St. Alban’s Cathedral

St Eustachius Church, Tavistock

Tewkesbury Abbey

Wells Cathedral

Winchester Cathedral

Worchester Cathedral

St. Edmundsbury Cathedral

Ely Cathedral

 

France

France

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Mont Saint-Michel

Mont Saint-Michel

Basilique Notre-Dame de Sion

Basilique Notre-Dame de Sion

Basilique Notre-Dame de Sion, statue of Mary, inside of tree next to Basilica

Basilique Notre-Dame de Sion, statue of Mary, inside of tree next to Basilica

Cathedral of Notre Dame, Chartres

Cathedral of Notre Dame, Chartres

Cathedral of Notre Dame, Chartres

Cathedral of Notre Dame, Chartres

Cathedral of Notre Dame, Chartres, front entrance door to Cathedral

Cathedral of Notre Dame, Chartres, front entrance door to Cathedral

Cathedral of Notre Dame, Chartres, sculpture of Christ over door at main entrance to Cathedral

Cathedral of Notre Dame, Chartres, sculpture of Christ over door at main entrance to Cathedral

Cathedral of Notre Dame, Chartres, Black Madonna holding baby Jesus, inside Cathedral

Cathedral of Notre Dame, Chartres, Black Madonna holding baby Jesus, inside Cathedral

Cathedral of Notre Dame, Chartres, enormous maze on floor of Cathedral

Cathedral of Notre Dame, Chartres, enormous maze on floor of Cathedral

Cathedral of Notre Dame, Chartres

Cathedral of Notre Dame, Chartres

Church of Saint-Aignan, Chartres

Church of Saint-Aignan, Chartres

Cathedral of Notre Dame, Chartres, door with polished face of Mary

Cathedral of Notre Dame, Chartres, door with polished face of Mary

The Abbey of Conque

The Abbey of Conque

Church of Casamaccioli, Corsica

Church of Casamaccioli, Corsica

Fontanaccia Dolmen, Corsica

Fontanaccia Dolmen, Corsica

Stantari Menhirs, Corsica

Stantari Menhirs, Corsica

Basilique Notre-Dame de la Délivrande, Douvres-la-Délivrande, sacred icon of Mary and baby Jesus

Basilique Notre-Dame de la Délivrande, Douvres-la-Délivrande, sacred icon of Mary and baby Jesus

Basilique Notre-Dame de la Délivrande, Douvres-la-Délivrande, sculpture of angel

Basilique Notre-Dame de la Délivrande, Douvres-la-Délivrande, sculpture of angel

Gavrinis Dolmen, Larmor-Baden

Gavrinis Dolmen, Larmor-Baden

Gavrinis Dolmen, Larmor-Baden, carving on stone inside dolmen

Gavrinis Dolmen, Larmor-Baden, carving on stone inside dolmen

La Roche-aux-Fées, La Roche (dolmen)

La Roche-aux-Fées, La Roche (dolmen)

La Roche-aux-Fées, La Roche (dolmen)

La Roche-aux-Fées, La Roche (dolmen)

Sanctuary of Mary, La Salette

Sanctuary of Mary, La Salette

Sanctuary of Mary, La Salette

Sanctuary of Mary, La Salette

Sanctuary of Mary, La Salette, stained glass window of sanctuary

Sanctuary of Mary, La Salette, stained glass window of sanctuary

Église Saint-Blaise, Le Couvent

Église Saint-Blaise, Le Couvent

Église Saint-Blaise, stained glass window of Joan of Arc, Le Couvent

Église Saint-Blaise, stained glass window of Joan of Arc, Le Couvent

Cathedral of Saint Julien, Le Mans

Cathedral of Saint Julien, Le Mans

Cathedral of Saint Julien, Le Mans

Cathedral of Saint Julien, Le Mans

Cathedral of Saint Julien, Le Mans

Cathedral of Saint Julien, Le Mans

Cathedral of Saint Julien, Le Mans

Cathedral of Saint Julien, Le Mans

Le Puy panorama

Le Puy panorama

Cathedral of Notre Dame, Le Puy

Cathedral of Notre Dame, Le Puy

Cathedral of Notre Dame, Le Puy

Cathedral of Notre Dame, Le Puy

Cathedral of Notre Dame, Le Puy, statue of Black Madonna

Cathedral of Notre Dame, Le Puy, statue of Black Madonna

Cathedral of Notre Dame, Le Puy, statue of St. James as pilgrim, on Cathedral wall

Cathedral of Notre Dame, Le Puy, statue of St. James as pilgrim, on Cathedral wall

Church of St. Michael, Le Puy

Church of St. Michael, Le Puy

Church of St. Michael, Le Puy

Church of St. Michael, Le Puy

Church of St. Michael, Le Puy

Church of St. Michael, Le Puy

L’Hopital-Saint-Blaise, Église Saint-Blaise

L’Hopital-Saint-Blaise, Église Saint-Blaise

Lourdes, Basilica of Lourdes

Lourdes, Basilica of Lourdes

Mont Sainte-Odile

Mont Sainte-Odile

Mont Sainte-Odile, mosaic inside chapel

Mont Sainte-Odile, mosaic inside chapel

Mont Sainte-Odile, mosaic inside chapel

Mont Sainte-Odile, mosaic inside chapel

Climbers on Mt. Blanc

Climbers on Mt. Blanc

Paray le Monial

Paray le Monial

Rocamadour

Rocamadour

Sainte Anne d’Auray, Basilica of Saint Anne

Sainte Anne d’Auray, Basilica of Saint Anne

Sainte Anne d’Auray, Basilica of Saint Anne, tapestry hanging inside Basilica

Sainte Anne d’Auray, Basilica of Saint Anne, tapestry hanging inside Basilica

Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert, Hilltop view of the church and town

Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert, Hilltop view of the church and town

St. Martin du Canigou

St. Martin du Canigou

Saintes Marie de la Mer

Saintes Marie de la Mer

Basilica of Mary Magdalene, Vezelay

Basilica of Mary Magdalene, Vezelay

Basilica of Saint Martin, stained glass of St. Martin, Tours

Basilica of Saint Martin, stained glass of St. Martin, Tours

Martin Gray is a cultural anthropologist, writer and photographer specializing in the study and documentation of pilgrimage places around the world. During a 38 year period he has visited more than 1500 sacred sites in 165 countries. The World Pilgrimage Guide web site is the most comprehensive source of information on this subject.

France Travel Guides

Martin recommends these travel guides 

For Additional Information:

List of megalithic sites

Boulogne-sur-mer, Cathedral of Notre Dame

Amiens, Cathedral of Our Lady of Amiens

Reims, Cathedral of Our Lady of Reims

Paris, Cathedral of Notre Dame

Paris, Basilica of Sacre Coeur

Chartres, Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres atop pagan sacred site

Chartres, Church of St. Aignan

Douvries-la-Delivrande, Basilica of Our Lady of Deliverance (a Black Madonna) on Celtic goddess site

Jersey, La Houque Bie megalithic site

Mont-Saint-Michele, Abby of St. Michael on pagan site

Guingamp, Coat-an-Hay and Coat-an-Noz sacred Celtic forests, near Guingamp

Basilica of Notre Dame de Bonsecours

Foret de Huelgoat
Celtic sacred forest of Foret de Huelgoat

Foret de Huelgoat, Megalithic sites in area

Island of Ile de Sein. Pagan holy island, accessible by boat from Audierne

Megalithic sites

Paimpont, Celtic sacred forest of Foret de Paimpont and megalithic site of La Roche aux F'ees

St. Anne d'Auray, Cathedral of St. Anne, Mary's mother, built on pagan sacred site

Carnac, Large megalithic site, Tumulus of Saint-Michel on pagan sacred hill, and nearby Locmariaquer megalithic site

Gavrinis, Island with megalithic passage mound

Bourges, Cathedral of St. E'tienne

Lourdes, Holy grotto and Cathedral

Paray le-Monial, Sacré-Coeur church

Le Puy, Cathedral of Notre Dame

Le Puy, Church of St. Michael

Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, Basilica of Mary Magdalene

Arles

Sts. Marie de la Mer, Church of Saintes Marie de la Mer

St. Guilhem le De'sert, Gellone Monastery

Conques, Abbey of Conque

Rennes le Chateau, Church of Mary Magdalene

Mt. Canigou, Monastery of St. Martin

Tours, Basilica of St. Martin of Tours

La Roche aux Fees

Le Mans, Cathedral of St. Julian

Basilica of St. Thérèse of Lisieux

Mont St. Odile

Sanctuary of Our Lady of Salette

Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, Basilica of Mary Magdalene


 

Germany

Germany

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Cathedral of Aix-la-Chapelle, Aachen

Cathedral of Aix-la-Chapelle, Aachen

Statue of Mary, Cathedral of Aix-la-Chapelle, Aachen

Statue of Mary, Cathedral of Aix-la-Chapelle, Aachen

Shrine of Our Lady of Altötting, Altötting

Shrine of Our Lady of Altötting, Altötting

Mosaic of Christ, Cathedral of Aix-la-Chapelle, Aachen

Mosaic of Christ, Cathedral of Aix-la-Chapelle, Aachen

Shrine of Our Lady of Altötting, Altötting

Shrine of Our Lady of Altötting, Altötting

Shrine of Our Lady of Altötting, Altötting

Shrine of Our Lady of Altötting, Altötting

Shrine of Our Lady of Altötting, Altötting

Shrine of Our Lady of Altötting, Altötting

Altar of Shrine of Our Lady of Altötting, Altötting

Altar of Shrine of Our Lady of Altötting, Altötting

Statue of Mary, Shrine of Our Lady of Altötting, Altötting

Statue of Mary, Shrine of Our Lady of Altötting, Altötting

Pilgrim at Shrine of Our Lady of Altötting, Altötting

Pilgrim at Shrine of Our Lady of Altötting, Altötting

Shrine of Our Lady of Altötting, Altötting

Shrine of Our Lady of Altötting, Altötting

Shrine of Our Lady of Altötting, Altötting

Shrine of Our Lady of Altötting, Altötting

Shrine of Our Lady of Altötting, Altötting

Shrine of Our Lady of Altötting, Altötting

Shrine of Our Lady of Altötting, Altötting

Shrine of Our Lady of Altötting, Altötting

Shrine of Our Lady of Altötting, Altötting

Shrine of Our Lady of Altötting, Altötting

Panorama of Externsteine rocks

Panorama of Externsteine rocks

Wall Sculptures and Grottos of Externsteine

Wall Sculptures and Grottos of Externsteine

Neolithic astronomical observatory atop the Externsteine rocks

Neolithic astronomical observatory atop the Externsteine rocks

Ettal Abbey, Ettal

Ettal Abbey, Ettal

Ettal Abbey, Ettal

Ettal Abbey, Ettal

Statue of Mary and Jesus, Ettal Abbey, Ettal

Statue of Mary and Jesus, Ettal Abbey, Ettal

Statue of Mary and Jesus, Ettal Abbey, Ettal

Statue of Mary and Jesus, Ettal Abbey, Ettal

Ettal Abbey, Ettal. Painting of unicorn bowing to statue of Mary and Jesus, on cathedral ceiling.

Ettal Abbey, Ettal. Painting of unicorn bowing to statue of Mary and Jesus, on cathedral ceiling.

Cave of Sybillenloch, Burg Teck

Cave of Sybillenloch, Burg Teck

Stadtkirche, Murrhardt

Stadtkirche, Murrhardt

Cathedral of the Assumption and St. Stephen, Speyer. Mosaic of Mary holding baby Jesus, with three wise men.

Cathedral of the Assumption and St. Stephen, Speyer. Mosaic of Mary holding baby Jesus, with three wise men.

Cathedral of the Assumption and St. Stephen, Speyer

Cathedral of the Assumption and St. Stephen, Speyer

Martin Gray is a cultural anthropologist, writer and photographer specializing in the study and documentation of pilgrimage places around the world. During a 38 year period he has visited more than 1500 sacred sites in 165 countries. The World Pilgrimage Guide web site is the most comprehensive source of information on this subject.

Germany Travel Guides

Martin recommends these travel guides 

For Additional Information:

Externsteine megalithic site

Aachen, Cathedral of Aix-la-Chapelle

Speyer, Cathedral of the Assumption and St Stephen

Murrhardt, Stadtkirche

Burg Teck, Cave of Sybillenloch

Ettal, Ettal Abbey

Altötting, Shrine of Our Lady of Altötting

 

Hungary

Hungary

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Ciko, Máriaszéplak

Ciko, Máriaszéplak

Budapest, Our Lady of Remete

Budapest, Our Lady of Remete

Csatka, Sarlós Boldogasszony Church

Csatka, Sarlós Boldogasszony Church

Csatka, Sarlós Boldogasszony Church, painting of Mary inside church

Csatka, Sarlós Boldogasszony Church, painting of Mary inside church

Csatka, Sarlós Boldogasszony Church

Csatka, Sarlós Boldogasszony Church

Mariabesnyo, Basilica of Mariabesnyo, Grotto of Mary

Mariabesnyo, Basilica of Mariabesnyo, Grotto of Mary

Győr, Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady

Győr, Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady

Mariabesnyo, Basilica of Mariabesnyo

Mariabesnyo, Basilica of Mariabesnyo

Mariapocs, Basilica of our Lady of Mariapocs

Mariapocs, Basilica of our Lady of Mariapocs

Mariapocs, Basilica of our Lady of Mariapocs, Stained glass of Mary holding baby Jesus

Mariapocs, Basilica of our Lady of Mariapocs, Stained glass of Mary holding baby Jesus

Mariapocs, Basilica of our Lady of Mariapocs, icon of Mary holding baby Jesus

Mariapocs, Basilica of our Lady of Mariapocs, icon of Mary holding baby Jesus

Mariapocs, Basilica of our Lady of Mariapocs, mosaic of Mary holding baby Jesus

Mariapocs, Basilica of our Lady of Mariapocs, mosaic of Mary holding baby Jesus

Mariapocs, Basilica of our Lady of Mariapocs, stained glass of Mary holding baby Jesus

Mariapocs, Basilica of our Lady of Mariapocs, stained glass of Mary holding baby Jesus

Mariapocs, Basilica of our Lady of Mariapocs, stained glass of Mary holding baby Jesus

Mariapocs, Basilica of our Lady of Mariapocs, stained glass of Mary holding baby Jesus

Mariapocs, Basilica of our Lady of Mariapocs, stained glass of Mary holding baby Jesus

Mariapocs, Basilica of our Lady of Mariapocs, stained glass of Mary holding baby Jesus

Mariapocs, Basilica of our Lady of Mariapocs, pilgrims in front of sacred icon

Mariapocs, Basilica of our Lady of Mariapocs, pilgrims in front of sacred icon

Matraverebely, Basilica of our Lady of Great Bliss

Matraverebely, Basilica of our Lady of Great Bliss

Martin Gray is a cultural anthropologist, writer and photographer specializing in the study and documentation of pilgrimage places around the world. During a 38 year period he has visited more than 1500 sacred sites in 165 countries. The World Pilgrimage Guide web site is the most comprehensive source of information on this subject.

For Additional Information:


Mariabesnyo, Basilica of Mariabesnyo

Matraverebely, Basilica of our Lady of Great Bliss

Mariapocs, Basilica of our Lady of Mariapocs

https://www.shrineofmariapoch.com/history.html

Ciko, Máriaszéplak

Gyor, Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady

Budapest, Our Lady of Remete

Pannonhalma Archabbey

Szombathely, St. Martin’s Church

Pilgrim routes in Hungary

Saint Martin Pilgrimage Routes in Hungary


 

India, Bihar

India, Bihar

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Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji (Patna Sahib), Patna

Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji (Patna Sahib), Patna

Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji (Patna Sahib), Patna

Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji (Patna Sahib), Patna

Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji (Patna Sahib), Patna

Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji (Patna Sahib), Patna

Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya

Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya

Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya

Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya

Buddhist Monks at Bodhi Tree (The site of Buddha's enlightenment)

Buddhist Monks at Bodhi Tree (The site of Buddha's enlightenment)

Small Stupa, Bodh Gaya

Small Stupa, Bodh Gaya

Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya

Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya

Impression of Buddha feet, Bodh Gaya

Impression of Buddha feet, Bodh Gaya

Vishnupad Temple, Gaya

Vishnupad Temple, Gaya

Baidyanathdham Jyotir Linga Shiva Temple, Deoghar

Baidyanathdham Jyotir Linga Shiva Temple, Deoghar

Baidyanathdham Jyotir Linga Shiva Temple, Deoghar

Baidyanathdham Jyotir Linga Shiva Temple, Deoghar

Mandar Hill, Bounsi, 12th Jain Tirthankara statue in hilltop temple

Mandar Hill, Bounsi, 12th Jain Tirthankara statue in hilltop temple

Mandar Hill, Bounsi, Temple interior, Vishnu reclining on great serpent

Mandar Hill, Bounsi, Temple interior, Vishnu reclining on great serpent

Mandar Hill and Vishnu Temple In Papharni Talab Lake

Mandar Hill and Vishnu Temple In Papharni Talab Lake

Mandar Hill, Churning the Pole of Amrit Manthan

Mandar Hill, Churning the Pole of Amrit Manthan

Surya Mandir, Deo

Surya Mandir, Deo

Surya Mandir, Deo. Goddess Durga with lion

Surya Mandir, Deo. Goddess Durga with lion

Surya Mandir, Deo. Photographic poster of temple with deities

Surya Mandir, Deo. Photographic poster of temple with deities

Surya Mandir, Deo. Pilgrims entering shrine

Surya Mandir, Deo. Pilgrims entering shrine

Mundeshwari Devi Temple

Mundeshwari Devi Temple

Mundeshwari Devi Temple, Four-faced Shiva linga inside temple

Mundeshwari Devi Temple, Four-faced Shiva linga inside temple

Mundeshwari Devi Temple, statue of Goddess Mundeshwari

Mundeshwari Devi Temple, statue of Goddess Mundeshwari

Patna Bihar Museum, statue of  Vishnu

Patna Bihar Museum, statue of Vishnu

Patna Bihar Museum, statue of Vishnu

Patna Bihar Museum, statue of Vishnu

Patna Bihar Museum, Female Sculpture

Patna Bihar Museum, Female Sculpture

Harihar Nath Temple, Sonepur. Women waiting to enter shrine

Harihar Nath Temple, Sonepur. Women waiting to enter shrine

Harihar Nath Temple, Sonepur. Pilgrims worshipping Shiva and Vishnu

Harihar Nath Temple, Sonepur. Pilgrims worshipping Shiva and Vishnu

Sultanganj Ajgaivinath Dham, Sultanganj Shiva Temple

Sultanganj Ajgaivinath Dham, Sultanganj Shiva Temple

Ajgaivinath Dham Shiva Temple, Sultanganj. Rock cut sculptures of Shiva and Parvati

Ajgaivinath Dham Shiva Temple, Sultanganj. Rock cut sculptures of Shiva and Parvati

Sultanganj Ajgaivinath Dham Shiva Temple, Sultanganj. Hanuman Carrying Sanjeevi Mountain

Sultanganj Ajgaivinath Dham Shiva Temple, Sultanganj. Hanuman Carrying Sanjeevi Mountain

Ajgaivinath Dham Shiva Temple, Sultanganj. Rock cut cliff statue of Mahavishnu

Ajgaivinath Dham Shiva Temple, Sultanganj. Rock cut cliff statue of Mahavishnu

Ajgaivinath Dham Shiva Temple, Sultanganj, Statue of Sun God Surya

Ajgaivinath Dham Shiva Temple, Sultanganj, Statue of Sun God Surya

Ajgaivinath Dham Shiva Temple, Sultanganj. Shiva lingams on floor of temple

Ajgaivinath Dham Shiva Temple, Sultanganj. Shiva lingams on floor of temple

Martin Gray is a cultural anthropologist, writer and photographer specializing in the study and documentation of pilgrimage places around the world. During a 38 year period he has visited more than 1500 sacred sites in 165 countries. The World Pilgrimage Guide web site is the most comprehensive source of information on this subject.

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Makhdoom Wali Azam Sufi Shrine, Maner, Bihar

Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji, Patna, Bihar

Khudneshwar Asthan, Morwa, Bihar

Dargah Hazrat Makhdoom e jahaan Sharfuddin Ahmad Yahya Maneri, Bihar Sharif, Bihar

Shringi Rishi Dham Shiva Temple, Badhauli Bankar, Bihar

Ajgaivinath Dham Shiva Temple, Sultanganj, Bihar

Deo Surya Mandir, Deo, Bihar

Maa Mundeshwari Temple, Paunra, Bihar


 

India, Chhattisgarh

India, Chhattisgarh

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Ma Bamleshwari Temple (base of hill), Dongargarh

Ma Bamleshwari Temple (base of hill), Dongargarh

Ma Bamleshwari Temple (base of hill), Dongargarh

Ma Bamleshwari Temple (base of hill), Dongargarh

Ma Bamleshwari Temple (base of hill), Dongargarh

Ma Bamleshwari Temple (base of hill), Dongargarh

Ma Bamleshwari Temple (top of hill), Dongargarh

Ma Bamleshwari Temple (top of hill), Dongargarh

Ma Bamleshwari Temple (top of hill), Dongargarh

Ma Bamleshwari Temple (top of hill), Dongargarh

Pilgrims with deity, Ma Bamleshwari Temple (top of hill), Dongargarh

Pilgrims with deity, Ma Bamleshwari Temple (top of hill), Dongargarh

Rajiv Lochan Temple, Rajim

Rajiv Lochan Temple, Rajim

Rajiv Lochan Temple, Rajim

Rajiv Lochan Temple, Rajim

Mahamaya Devi Temple, Ratanpur

Mahamaya Devi Temple, Ratanpur

Mahamaya Devi Temple, Ratanpur

Mahamaya Devi Temple, Ratanpur

Shivrinarayan Temple, Seorinarayan

Shivrinarayan Temple, Seorinarayan

Statues of Ram and Lakshman, Shivrinarayan Temple, Seorinarayan

Statues of Ram and Lakshman, Shivrinarayan Temple, Seorinarayan

Hanuman statue, Shivrinarayan Temple, Seorinarayan

Hanuman statue, Shivrinarayan Temple, Seorinarayan

Shivrinarayan Temple, Seorinarayan

Shivrinarayan Temple, Seorinarayan

 

Additional Information:

 Bambleshwari Temple, Dongargarh

Danteshwari Temple

Mahamaya Devi, Ratanpur

Bhoramdeo Temple, Kabirdham district

Rajiv Lochan Temple, Rajim

Triveni Sangam, Rajim

Shivrinarayan Temple

Mahamaya Temple, Bilaspur

Chandrahasini Devi temple, Janjgir

 

 

India, Haryana & Punjab

India, Haryana & Punjab

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The Golden Temple, Amritsar

The Golden Temple, Amritsar

Hari Mandir, Amritsar

Hari Mandir, Amritsar

Sikh pilgrims at the Golden Temple, Amritsar

Sikh pilgrims at the Golden Temple, Amritsar

Gurudwara Shri Fatehgarh Sahib, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab

Gurudwara Shri Fatehgarh Sahib, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab

Gurudwara Shri Fatehgarh Sahib, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab

Gurudwara Shri Fatehgarh Sahib, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab

Gurudwara Shri Fatehgarh Sahib, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab

Gurudwara Shri Fatehgarh Sahib, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab

Gurudwara Shri Fatehgarh Sahib, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab

Gurudwara Shri Fatehgarh Sahib, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab

Nizamuddin Dargah, New Delhi

Nizamuddin Dargah, New Delhi

Nizamuddin Dargah, New Delhi

Nizamuddin Dargah, New Delhi

Pilgrim praying inside shrine of Nizamuddin Dargah, New Delhi

Pilgrim praying inside shrine of Nizamuddin Dargah, New Delhi

Women pilgrims at shrine of Nizamuddin Dargah, New Delhi

Women pilgrims at shrine of Nizamuddin Dargah, New Delhi

Shrine of Imām Rabbānī Shaykh Ahmad al-Farūqī al-Sirhindī, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab

Shrine of Imām Rabbānī Shaykh Ahmad al-Farūqī al-Sirhindī, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab

Pilgrim inside shrine of Imām Rabbānī Shaykh Ahmad al-Farūqī al-Sirhindī, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab

Pilgrim inside shrine of Imām Rabbānī Shaykh Ahmad al-Farūqī al-Sirhindī, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab

Martin Gray is a cultural anthropologist, writer and photographer specializing in the study and documentation of pilgrimage places around the world. During a 38 year period he has visited more than 1500 sacred sites in 165 countries. The World Pilgrimage Guide web site is the most comprehensive source of information on this subject.

India Travel Guides

Martin recommends these travel guides 

For Additional Information:

Haryana

Nizamuddin Dargah, New Delhi

Punjab

Golden Temple, Amritsar

Gurudwara Shri Fatehgarh Sahib, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab

Shrine of Imām Rabbānī Shaykh Ahmad al-Farūqī al-Sirhindī, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab

 

India, Himachal Pradesh

India, Himachal Pradesh

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Anandpur Sahib Gurudwara

Anandpur Sahib Gurudwara

Anandpur Sahib Gurudwara

Anandpur Sahib Gurudwara

Anandpur Sahib Gurudwara

Anandpur Sahib Gurudwara

Anandpur Sahib Gurudwara

Anandpur Sahib Gurudwara

Baba Garib Nath Temple, Raipur Maidan

Baba Garib Nath Temple, Raipur Maidan

Baba Garib Nath Temple, Raipur Maidan

Baba Garib Nath Temple, Raipur Maidan

Baba Garib Nath Temple, Raipur Maidan

Baba Garib Nath Temple, Raipur Maidan

Large statue of Shiva at Baba Garib Nath Temple, Raipur Maidan

Large statue of Shiva at Baba Garib Nath Temple, Raipur Maidan

Painting of Baba Garib Nath, Baba Garib Nath Temple, Raipur Maidan

Painting of Baba Garib Nath, Baba Garib Nath Temple, Raipur Maidan

Painting of Baba Garib Nath doing ceremony at Shiva Lingam, Baba Garib Nath Temple, Raipur Maidan

Painting of Baba Garib Nath doing ceremony at Shiva Lingam, Baba Garib Nath Temple, Raipur Maidan

Painting of Baba Garib Nath with Ganesh, Baba Garib Nath Temple, Raipur Maidan

Painting of Baba Garib Nath with Ganesh, Baba Garib Nath Temple, Raipur Maidan

Baijnath Jyotir Linga Shiva Temple

Baijnath Jyotir Linga Shiva Temple

Shiva Linga inside Baijnath Jyotir Linga Shiva Temple

Shiva Linga inside Baijnath Jyotir Linga Shiva Temple

Paintings of Krishna at store near Baijnath Jyotir Shiva Linga Temple

Paintings of Krishna at store near Baijnath Jyotir Shiva Linga Temple

Brajeshwari Devi Shakti Peetha Temple, Kangra

Brajeshwari Devi Shakti Peetha Temple, Kangra

Metal sculptures of lions at entrance of Brajeshwari Devi Shakti Peetha Temple, Kangra

Metal sculptures of lions at entrance of Brajeshwari Devi Shakti Peetha Temple, Kangra

Brajeshwari Devi Temple, Kangra

Brajeshwari Devi Temple, Kangra

Brajeshwari Devi Temple, Kangra

Brajeshwari Devi Temple, Kangra

Brajeshwari Devi Temple, Kangra

Brajeshwari Devi Temple, Kangra

Carving of Nav Durga riding tiger, Brajeshwari Devi Shakti Peetha Temple, Kangra

Carving of Nav Durga riding tiger, Brajeshwari Devi Shakti Peetha Temple, Kangra

Main altar of Goddess Vajreshvari, Brajeshwari Devi Shakti Peetha Temple, Kangra

Main altar of Goddess Vajreshvari, Brajeshwari Devi Shakti Peetha Temple, Kangra

Statue of Chamunda Devi, Chamunda Devi Temple

Statue of Chamunda Devi, Chamunda Devi Temple

Sculpture of Goddesses Kali and Chamunda Devi, Chamunda Devi Temple

Sculpture of Goddesses Kali and Chamunda Devi, Chamunda Devi Temple

Icon of Ganesh, Chamunda Devi Temple

Icon of Ganesh, Chamunda Devi Temple

Large statue of Shiva, Chamunda Devi Mandir

Large statue of Shiva, Chamunda Devi Mandir

Pilgrims posing for photograph with statue of Hanuman, Chamunda Devi Mandir

Pilgrims posing for photograph with statue of Hanuman, Chamunda Devi Mandir

Painting of Mata Chintpurni at Chintpurni Temple

Painting of Mata Chintpurni at Chintpurni Temple

Brass sculpture of Goddess Nav Durga riding tiger at Chintpurni Temple

Brass sculpture of Goddess Nav Durga riding tiger at Chintpurni Temple

Statue of Buddha at Dalai Lama Temple, Namgyal Monastery, McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala

Statue of Buddha at Dalai Lama Temple, Namgyal Monastery, McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala

Painting of Ushnisha Sitatapatra, Goddess of the White Umbrella, Dalai Lama Temple, Namgyal Monastery, McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala

Painting of Ushnisha Sitatapatra, Goddess of the White Umbrella, Dalai Lama Temple, Namgyal Monastery, McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala

Painting of Goddess Saraswati at Dalai Lama Temple, Namgyal Monastery, McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala

Painting of Goddess Saraswati at Dalai Lama Temple, Namgyal Monastery, McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala

Jwaladevi Temple

Jwaladevi Temple

Jwaladevi Temple

Jwaladevi Temple

Sculpture of Shiva carrying body of Shakti at Jwaladevi Temple

Sculpture of Shiva carrying body of Shakti at Jwaladevi Temple

Painting of Nav Durga Goddess riding tiger at Jwaladevi Temple

Painting of Nav Durga Goddess riding tiger at Jwaladevi Temple

Hill of Naina Devi Temple

Hill of Naina Devi Temple

Naina Devi Temple

Naina Devi Temple

Icon of Naina Devi in Naina Devi Temple

Icon of Naina Devi in Naina Devi Temple

Sculpture of Goddess Chamunda Devi on door of Naina Devi Temple

Sculpture of Goddess Chamunda Devi on door of Naina Devi Temple

Renuka Ji

Renuka Ji

Renuka Ji

Renuka Ji

Renuka Ji

Renuka Ji

Renuka Ji

Renuka Ji

Renuka Ji

Renuka Ji

Renuka Ji

Renuka Ji

Renuka Ji

Renuka Ji

Renuka Ji

Renuka Ji

Renuka Ji

Renuka Ji

Renuka Ji

Renuka Ji

Martin Gray is a cultural anthropologist, writer and photographer specializing in the study and documentation of pilgrimage places around the world. During a 38 year period he has visited more than 1500 sacred sites in 165 countries. The World Pilgrimage Guide web site is the most comprehensive source of information on this subject.

India Travel Guides

Martin recommends these travel guides 

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Mata Renuka Ji Temple

Baba Balik Nath

Shrikhand Mahadev

Mata Brajeshwari Temple

Mata Jwalaji

Mata Shri Chhinnamastika Devi Temple

Chamunda Devi

Mata Chintpurni Temple

Mani Mahesh Kailash

Kesgarh Sahib Gurdwara

 

India, Jammu

India, Jammu

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Shrine of Baba Chamliyal, Jarhabtal

Shrine of Baba Chamliyal, Jarhabtal

Inside shrine of Baba Chamliyal, Jarhabtal

Inside shrine of Baba Chamliyal, Jarhabtal

Shrine of Peer Baba Budhan Ali Shah, near Jammu City airport

Shrine of Peer Baba Budhan Ali Shah, near Jammu City airport

Pilgrims inside shrine of Peer Baba Budhan Ali Shah, near Jammu City airport

Pilgrims inside shrine of Peer Baba Budhan Ali Shah, near Jammu City airport

Shrine and mosque of Shahdara Sharif, Thanna Mandi, Rajouri

Shrine and mosque of Shahdara Sharif, Thanna Mandi, Rajouri

Shrine of Shahdara Sharif, Thanna Mandi, Rajouri

Shrine of Shahdara Sharif, Thanna Mandi, Rajouri

Entrance of shrine Shahdara Sharif, Thanna Mandi, Rajouri

Entrance of shrine Shahdara Sharif, Thanna Mandi, Rajouri

Pilgrim praying inside shrine of Shahdara Sharif, Thanna Mandi, Rajouri

Pilgrim praying inside shrine of Shahdara Sharif, Thanna Mandi, Rajouri

Ziyarat Peer Mitha (Moslem shrine), Jammu City

Ziyarat Peer Mitha (Moslem shrine), Jammu City

Ziyarat Peer Mitha (Moslem shrine), Jammu City

Ziyarat Peer Mitha (Moslem shrine), Jammu City

Ziyarat Peer Patae Ali Shah (Hindu shrine), Jammu City

Ziyarat Peer Patae Ali Shah (Hindu shrine), Jammu City

Ziyarat Peer Patae Ali Shah (Hindu shrine), Jammu City

Ziyarat Peer Patae Ali Shah (Hindu shrine), Jammu City

Martin Gray is a cultural anthropologist, writer and photographer specializing in the study and documentation of pilgrimage places around the world. During a 38 year period he has visited more than 1500 sacred sites in 165 countries. The World Pilgrimage Guide web site is the most comprehensive source of information on this subject.

India Travel Guides

Martin recommends these travel guides 

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Shahdara Sharif

Vaishno Devi Temple

Ziyarat Peer Mitha

Peer Baba Budhan Ali Shah

Baba Chamliyal Dargah

Baba Dhansar

India, Kashmir

India, Kashmir

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Tents for pilgrims near Amarnath Shiva Cave Temple, cave in distance at top of photograph

Tents for pilgrims near Amarnath Shiva Cave Temple, cave in distance at top of photograph

Tents for pilgrims at Amarnath Shiva Cave Temple

Tents for pilgrims at Amarnath Shiva Cave Temple

Amarnath Shiva Cave Temple

Amarnath Shiva Cave Temple

Ice Lingam of Amarnath Shiva Cave Temple

Ice Lingam of Amarnath Shiva Cave Temple

Painting of Shiva, Ice Lingam and Shakti at Amarnath Shiva Cave Temple

Painting of Shiva, Ice Lingam and Shakti at Amarnath Shiva Cave Temple

Painting of Shiva smoking sacred herb Ganga (Hashish) at Amarnath Shiva Cave Temple

Painting of Shiva smoking sacred herb Ganga (Hashish) at Amarnath Shiva Cave Temple

Avanti Swami Temple

Avanti Swami Temple

Hazratbal Dargah Sharif, Srinagar

Hazratbal Dargah Sharif, Srinagar

Kheer Bhawani Temple, Tumulla

Kheer Bhawani Temple, Tumulla

Statue of Goddess Ragnya Devi, Kheer Bhawani Temple, Tumulla

Statue of Goddess Ragnya Devi, Kheer Bhawani Temple, Tumulla

Chhatti Padshahi Gurudwara, Srinagar

Chhatti Padshahi Gurudwara, Srinagar

Chhatti Padshahi Gurudwara, Srinagar

Chhatti Padshahi Gurudwara, Srinagar

Chhatti Padshahi Gurudwara, Srinagar

Chhatti Padshahi Gurudwara, Srinagar

Dastgeer Sahib, Srinagar

Dastgeer Sahib, Srinagar

Dastgeer Sahib, Srinagar

Dastgeer Sahib, Srinagar

Khanqah Shai Hamadan, Srinagar

Khanqah Shai Hamadan, Srinagar

Khanqah Shai Hamadan, Srinagar

Khanqah Shai Hamadan, Srinagar

Pilgrim praying inside shrine of Khanqah Shai Hamadan, Srinagar

Pilgrim praying inside shrine of Khanqah Shai Hamadan, Srinagar

Pilgrims inside Makhdoom Sahib Dargah, Srinagar

Pilgrims inside Makhdoom Sahib Dargah, Srinagar

Pilgrims praying inside shrine of Makhdoom Sahib Dargah, Srinagar

Pilgrims praying inside shrine of Makhdoom Sahib Dargah, Srinagar

Mattan Temple, Martand

Mattan Temple, Martand

Roz Bal, Srinagar, supposed burial place of Jesus (but actually of his brother James)

Roz Bal, Srinagar, supposed burial place of Jesus (but actually of his brother James)

Jamia Masjid, Srinagar

Jamia Masjid, Srinagar

Sheikh Nooruddin Noorani’s Dargah, Charisharief

Sheikh Nooruddin Noorani’s Dargah, Charisharief

Sheikh Nooruddin Noorani’s Dargah, Charisharief

Sheikh Nooruddin Noorani’s Dargah, Charisharief

Sheikh Nooruddin Noorani’s Dargah, Charisharief

Sheikh Nooruddin Noorani’s Dargah, Charisharief

Pilgrims inside shrine of Sheikh Nooruddin Noorani’s Dargah, Charisharief

Pilgrims inside shrine of Sheikh Nooruddin Noorani’s Dargah, Charisharief

Cenotaphs of different Sufi sages, Sheikh Nooruddin Noorani’s Dargah, Charisharief

Cenotaphs of different Sufi sages, Sheikh Nooruddin Noorani’s Dargah, Charisharief

Shrine of Hazrat Zain Din Wali, Aishmuqam

Shrine of Hazrat Zain Din Wali, Aishmuqam

Temple of Sharika Devi, Srinagar

Temple of Sharika Devi, Srinagar

Temple of Sharika Devi, Srinagar

Temple of Sharika Devi, Srinagar

Temple of Sharika Devi, Srinagar

Temple of Sharika Devi, Srinagar

Martin Gray is a cultural anthropologist, writer and photographer specializing in the study and documentation of pilgrimage places around the world. During a 38 year period he has visited more than 1500 sacred sites in 165 countries. The World Pilgrimage Guide web site is the most comprehensive source of information on this subject.

India Travel Guides

Martin recommends these travel guides 

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Hazratbal Dargah Sharif

Makhdoom Sahib Dargah

Chhatti Padshahi Gurudwara

Sharika Chakreshwar Temple

Jamia Masjid

Ziyarat Naqshband Sahab

Ziyarat Makhdoom Sahib

Dastgeer Sahib

Roza Bal

Khanqah Shai Hamadan

Dargah of Hazrat Syed Sharaf-ud- DIN Abdul Rahman

Kheer Bhawani Temple

Avanti Swami Temple ruins

Mattan Temple

Shrine of Hazrat Azin-ud-Din Wali

Amarnath Shiva Cave Temple

Sheikh Nooruddin Noorani’s Dargah

India, Kerala

India, Kerala

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Hanuman sculpture on temple door, Amabalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, Kerala

Hanuman sculpture on temple door, Amabalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, Kerala

Plastic wrapped statues of Krishna for sale, Amabalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, Kerala

Plastic wrapped statues of Krishna for sale, Amabalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, Kerala

Ayappa devotees at Shree Krishna Temple, Guruvayur, Kerala

Ayappa devotees at Shree Krishna Temple, Guruvayur, Kerala

Islamic shrine of Mamburam Maqam, Chandappadi, Kerala

Islamic shrine of Mamburam Maqam, Chandappadi, Kerala

Shree Krishna Temple, Guruvayur, Kerala

Shree Krishna Temple, Guruvayur, Kerala

Women devotees at Shree Krishna Temple, Guruvayur, Kerala

Women devotees at Shree Krishna Temple, Guruvayur, Kerala

Pilgrims waiting in Darshan line at Shree Krishna Temple, Guruvayur, Kerala

Pilgrims waiting in Darshan line at Shree Krishna Temple, Guruvayur, Kerala

Pilgrims waiting in Darshan line at Shree Krishna Temple, Guruvayur, Kerala

Pilgrims waiting in Darshan line at Shree Krishna Temple, Guruvayur, Kerala

Ayappa devotees at Parassinikkadavu Muthappan Temple, Karinkalkuzhi, Kerala

Ayappa devotees at Parassinikkadavu Muthappan Temple, Karinkalkuzhi, Kerala

Pilgrims at Parassinikkadavu Muthappan Temple, Karinkalkuzhi, Kerala

Pilgrims at Parassinikkadavu Muthappan Temple, Karinkalkuzhi, Kerala

Pilgrim performing Puja (devotional action) at Attukal Bhagavathy Shakti Peetha Temple, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Pilgrim performing Puja (devotional action) at Attukal Bhagavathy Shakti Peetha Temple, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Interior of Beemapalli Mosque, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Interior of Beemapalli Mosque, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Beemapalli Mosque, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Beemapalli Mosque, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Shayana Pradikshanam devotional practice of pilgrims at Sabarimala

Shayana Pradikshanam devotional practice of pilgrims at Sabarimala

Martin Gray is a cultural anthropologist, writer and photographer specializing in the study and documentation of pilgrimage places around the world. During a 38 year period he has visited more than 1500 sacred sites in 165 countries. The World Pilgrimage Guide web site is the most comprehensive source of information on this subject.
 

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India, Ladakh

India, Ladakh

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Wall paintings of Buddha, Alchi Gompa

Wall paintings of Buddha, Alchi Gompa

Statue of Lady Manjushri, Alchi Gompa

Statue of Lady Manjushri, Alchi Gompa

Chemrey Gompa

Chemrey Gompa

Chemrey Gompa

Chemrey Gompa

Statue of Padmasambhava, Chemrey Gompa

Statue of Padmasambhava, Chemrey Gompa

Painting of Chakrasamvara, Chemrey Gompa

Painting of Chakrasamvara, Chemrey Gompa

Diskit Gompa

Diskit Gompa

Large statue of Bodhisattva Manjushri, Diskit Gompa

Large statue of Bodhisattva Manjushri, Diskit Gompa

Prayer stones at stupa (Chorten) near Diskit Gompa

Prayer stones at stupa (Chorten) near Diskit Gompa

Hemis Gompa, Large Buddha statue, main altar

Hemis Gompa, Large Buddha statue, main altar

Hemis Gompa, Painting of Milarepa, Hemis museum

Hemis Gompa, Painting of Milarepa, Hemis museum

Lamayuru Gompa

Lamayuru Gompa

Likir Gompa

Likir Gompa

Matho Gompa, Vairocana statue

Matho Gompa, Vairocana statue

Painting of Padmasambhava, near Takthog Gompa

Painting of Padmasambhava, near Takthog Gompa

Shey Stupa

Shey Stupa

Stakna Gompa

Stakna Gompa

Sleepy dog with prayer flags at Khardungla pass

Sleepy dog with prayer flags at Khardungla pass

Martin Gray is a cultural anthropologist, writer and photographer specializing in the study and documentation of pilgrimage places around the world. During a 38 year period he has visited more than 1500 sacred sites in 165 countries. The World Pilgrimage Guide web site is the most comprehensive source of information on this subject.

India Travel Guides

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Ladakh

Buddhism in Ladakh

Short History of Ladakh

Alchi Gompa

Takthog Gompa

Chemre Gompa

Hemis Gompa

Matho Gompa

Thiksey Gompa

Basgo Gompa

Spituk Gompa

Phyang Gompa

Gurdwara Pathar Sahib

Likir Gompa

Rizong Gompa

Lamayuru Gompa

Rangdun Gompa

Diskit Gompa

Kursha Gompa

Phugtal Gompa

Soma Gompa

 

India, Maharashtra and Karnataka

India, Maharashtra and Karnataka

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Hanuman shrine, Pandharpur, Maharashtra

Hanuman shrine, Pandharpur, Maharashtra

Painting of Vitthal and Rakhumai, Pandharpur, Maharashtra

Painting of Vitthal and Rakhumai, Pandharpur, Maharashtra

Temple of Vitthal, Pandharpur, Maharashtra

Temple of Vitthal, Pandharpur, Maharashtra

Painting of Hanuman in temple, Pandharpur, Maharashtra

Painting of Hanuman in temple, Pandharpur, Maharashtra

Hanuman shrine,statue of Hanuman, Pandharpur, Maharashtra

Hanuman shrine,statue of Hanuman, Pandharpur, Maharashtra

Neon lights atop temple showing Vitthal and Rakhumai, Pandharpur, Maharashtra

Neon lights atop temple showing Vitthal and Rakhumai, Pandharpur, Maharashtra

Govindarajaswamy Shiva Temple, Arasikere, Karnataka

Govindarajaswamy Shiva Temple, Arasikere, Karnataka

Central icon at Govindarajaswamy Shiva Temple, Arasikere, Karnataka

Central icon at Govindarajaswamy Shiva Temple, Arasikere, Karnataka

Beginning of path to Malekallu Tirupathi Hilltop Temple, Arasikere, Karnataka

Beginning of path to Malekallu Tirupathi Hilltop Temple, Arasikere, Karnataka

Small shrine at beginning of path to Malekallu Tirupathi Hilltop Temple, Arasikere, Karnataka

Small shrine at beginning of path to Malekallu Tirupathi Hilltop Temple, Arasikere, Karnataka

Malekallu Tirupathi Hilltop Temple, Arasikere, Karnataka

Malekallu Tirupathi Hilltop Temple, Arasikere, Karnataka

Wall carving of Hanuman inside small shrine at beginning of path to Malekallu Tirupathi Hilltop Temple, Arasikere, Karnataka

Wall carving of Hanuman inside small shrine at beginning of path to Malekallu Tirupathi Hilltop Temple, Arasikere, Karnataka

Malekallu Tirupathi Hilltop Temple, Arasikere, Karnataka

Malekallu Tirupathi Hilltop Temple, Arasikere, Karnataka

Painting of Hanuman at Hilltop Sita Temple above Ramalingeshwara, Avani area, Karnataka

Painting of Hanuman at Hilltop Sita Temple above Ramalingeshwara, Avani area, Karnataka

Painting of sage studying sacred texts at Hilltop Sita Temple above Ramalingeshwara, Avani area, Karnataka

Painting of sage studying sacred texts at Hilltop Sita Temple above Ramalingeshwara, Avani area, Karnataka

Shiva Natraj statue with 18 arms, Badami Caves, Badami, Karnataka

Shiva Natraj statue with 18 arms, Badami Caves, Badami, Karnataka

Temple and chariot of Goddess Banashankari, Badami, Karnataka

Temple and chariot of Goddess Banashankari, Badami, Karnataka

Temple of Goddess Banashankari, Badami, Karnataka

Temple of Goddess Banashankari, Badami, Karnataka

Chennakesava Temple, Belur, Karnataka

Chennakesava Temple, Belur, Karnataka

Stone carving at Chennakesava Temple, Belur, Karnataka

Stone carving at Chennakesava Temple, Belur, Karnataka

Stone carving at Chennakesava Temple, Belur, Karnataka

Stone carving at Chennakesava Temple, Belur, Karnataka

Sringeri Shankar Mutt Temple, Dharwad, Karnataka

Sringeri Shankar Mutt Temple, Dharwad, Karnataka

Shree Mahaganapati Temple, Gokarna, Karnataka

Shree Mahaganapati Temple, Gokarna, Karnataka

Stone carving at Hoysaleshwara-Shantaleshwara Temple, Halebidu, Karnataka

Stone carving at Hoysaleshwara-Shantaleshwara Temple, Halebidu, Karnataka

Hoysaleshwara-Shantaleshwara Temple, Halebidu, Karnataka

Hoysaleshwara-Shantaleshwara Temple, Halebidu, Karnataka

Stone carving of Ganesh at Hoysaleshwara-Shantaleshwara Temple, Halebidu, Karnataka

Stone carving of Ganesh at Hoysaleshwara-Shantaleshwara Temple, Halebidu, Karnataka

Stone carving at Hoysaleshwara-Shantaleshwara Temple, Halebidu, Karnataka

Stone carving at Hoysaleshwara-Shantaleshwara Temple, Halebidu, Karnataka

Gopalaswami Temple, Hangalada Hosahalli, Halebidu, Karnataka

Gopalaswami Temple, Hangalada Hosahalli, Halebidu, Karnataka

Mahaganapahy Temple, Madhur, Karnataka

Mahaganapahy Temple, Madhur, Karnataka

Mahaganapahy Temple, painting of Ayappa, Madhur, Karnataka

Mahaganapahy Temple, painting of Ayappa, Madhur, Karnataka

Mahaganapahy Temple, painting of Durga with lion, Madhur, Karnataka

Mahaganapahy Temple, painting of Durga with lion, Madhur, Karnataka

Mahaganapahy Temple, painting of Ganesh, Madhur, Karnataka

Mahaganapahy Temple, painting of Ganesh, Madhur, Karnataka

Mahaganapahy Temple, painting of Vishnu, Madhur, Karnataka

Mahaganapahy Temple, painting of Vishnu, Madhur, Karnataka

Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple, Melkote, Karnataka

Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple, Melkote, Karnataka

Metal sculpture of Narasimha on main door of Narasimha Swamy Temple, Melkote, Karnataka

Metal sculpture of Narasimha on main door of Narasimha Swamy Temple, Melkote, Karnataka

Main Gopuram tower at Murdeshwar Temple, Karnataka

Main Gopuram tower at Murdeshwar Temple, Karnataka

Murdeshwar Temple, Krishna lecturing to Arjuna, great statue of Shiva in the background, Karnataka

Murdeshwar Temple, Krishna lecturing to Arjuna, great statue of Shiva in the background, Karnataka

Chamundeshwari Temple, Mysore, Karnataka

Chamundeshwari Temple, Mysore, Karnataka

Nandi Bull, Chamundi Hill, Mysore, Karnataka

Nandi Bull, Chamundi Hill, Mysore, Karnataka

Bhoga Nandeeshwara Shiva Temple, main statue of Shiva and Parvati inside shrine, Nandi, Karnataka

Bhoga Nandeeshwara Shiva Temple, main statue of Shiva and Parvati inside shrine, Nandi, Karnataka

Bhoga Nandeeshwara Shiva Temple, sculpture of Ganesh, Nandi, Karnataka

Bhoga Nandeeshwara Shiva Temple, sculpture of Ganesh, Nandi, Karnataka

Bhoga Nandeeshwara Shiva Temple, small Shiva icons with OM, Nandi, Karnataka

Bhoga Nandeeshwara Shiva Temple, small Shiva icons with OM, Nandi, Karnataka

Bhoga Nandeeshwara Shiva Temple, stone statue of Nandi Bull, Nandi, Karnataka

Bhoga Nandeeshwara Shiva Temple, stone statue of Nandi Bull, Nandi, Karnataka

Painting of Nav Durga riding tiger, Srikanteshwara Temple, Nanjanagudu, Karnataka

Painting of Nav Durga riding tiger, Srikanteshwara Temple, Nanjanagudu, Karnataka

Srikanteshwara Temple, Nanjanagudu, Karnataka

Srikanteshwara Temple, Nanjanagudu, Karnataka

Stone sculpture of Nandi Bull with flowers, Srikanteshwara Temple, Nanjanagudu, Karnataka

Stone sculpture of Nandi Bull with flowers, Srikanteshwara Temple, Nanjanagudu, Karnataka

Giant statue of Shiva at Srikanteshwara Temple, Nanjanagudu, Karnataka

Giant statue of Shiva at Srikanteshwara Temple, Nanjanagudu, Karnataka

Main statue of Ganesh inside Srikanteshwara Temple, Nanjanagudu, Karnataka

Main statue of Ganesh inside Srikanteshwara Temple, Nanjanagudu, Karnataka

Stone carving of Muruga with peacock, Srikanteshwara Temple, Nanjanagudu, Karnataka

Stone carving of Muruga with peacock, Srikanteshwara Temple, Nanjanagudu, Karnataka

Main Gopuram tower at entrance of Sri Vidyashankara Temple, Sringeri, Karnataka

Main Gopuram tower at entrance of Sri Vidyashankara Temple, Sringeri, Karnataka

Entrance to inner shrine of Sri Vidyashankara Temple, Sringeri, Karnataka

Entrance to inner shrine of Sri Vidyashankara Temple, Sringeri, Karnataka

Temple elephants and pilgrims at Sri Vidyashankara Temple, Sringeri, Karnataka

Temple elephants and pilgrims at Sri Vidyashankara Temple, Sringeri, Karnataka

Temple elephants at Sri Vidyashankara Temple, Sringeri, Karnataka

Temple elephants at Sri Vidyashankara Temple, Sringeri, Karnataka

Sri Krishna Temple, Udupi, Karnataka

Sri Krishna Temple, Udupi, Karnataka

Sri Krishna Temple, Udupi, Karnataka

Sri Krishna Temple, Udupi, Karnataka

Sri Krishna Temple, Udupi, Karnataka

Sri Krishna Temple, Udupi, Karnataka

‘Chariot’ pulled by devotees during pilgrimage festivals at Sri Krishna Temple, Udupi, Karnataka

‘Chariot’ pulled by devotees during pilgrimage festivals at Sri Krishna Temple, Udupi, Karnataka

Detail of horse sculpture on Chariot at Sri Krishna Temple, Udupi, Karnataka

Detail of horse sculpture on Chariot at Sri Krishna Temple, Udupi, Karnataka

Ayappa devotees at Sri Krishna Temple, Udupi, Karnataka

Ayappa devotees at Sri Krishna Temple, Udupi, Karnataka

Sacred lake and hill of Shravanabelagola, Karnataka

Sacred lake and hill of Shravanabelagola, Karnataka

The Holy Feet of the Sri Gomatheswar statue, Shravanabelagola (Sravanabelagola)

The Holy Feet of the Sri Gomatheswar statue, Shravanabelagola (Sravanabelagola)

Great statue of Sri Gomatheswar, Shravanabelagola

Great statue of Sri Gomatheswar, Shravanabelagola

Martin Gray is a cultural anthropologist, writer and photographer specializing in the study and documentation of pilgrimage places around the world. During a 38 year period he has visited more than 1500 sacred sites in 165 countries. The World Pilgrimage Guide web site is the most comprehensive source of information on this subject.

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MAHARASHTRA

KARNATAKA




India, Tamil Nadu

India, Tamil Nadu

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Shiva Natraj Temple, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu

Shiva Natraj Temple, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu

Shiva Natraj Temple, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu

Shiva Natraj Temple, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu

Ekambaranathar Temple, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Ekambaranathar Temple, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Painting of Shiva, Shiva Natraj Temple, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu

Painting of Shiva, Shiva Natraj Temple, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu

Ekambaranathar Temple, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Ekambaranathar Temple, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Ekambaranathar Temple, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Ekambaranathar Temple, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, Tamil Nadu

Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, Tamil Nadu

Ekambaranathar Temple, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Ekambaranathar Temple, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Painting of Kamatchi Amman, Kamatchi Amman Temple, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu

Painting of Kamatchi Amman, Kamatchi Amman Temple, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu

Shrine Of Our Lady Of Ransom, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu

Shrine Of Our Lady Of Ransom, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu

Painting of Muruga, Dhandayuthapani Swamy Temple, Palani, Tamil Nadu

Painting of Muruga, Dhandayuthapani Swamy Temple, Palani, Tamil Nadu

Dhandayuthapani Swamy Temple, Palani, Tamil Nadu

Dhandayuthapani Swamy Temple, Palani, Tamil Nadu

Karpaga Vinayagar Temple, Pillayarpatti, Tamil Nadu

Karpaga Vinayagar Temple, Pillayarpatti, Tamil Nadu

Karpaga Vinayagar Temple, Pillayarpatti, Tamil Nadu

Karpaga Vinayagar Temple, Pillayarpatti, Tamil Nadu

Thanumalayam Koil Temple, Suchindram, Tamil Nadu

Thanumalayam Koil Temple, Suchindram, Tamil Nadu

Thanumalayam Koil Temple, Suchindram, Tamil Nadu

Thanumalayam Koil Temple, Suchindram, Tamil Nadu

Murugan Temple, Swamimalai, Swamimalai, Tamil Nadu

Murugan Temple, Swamimalai, Swamimalai, Tamil Nadu

Thanjavur, Brihadishwara Temple, Thanjavur

Thanjavur, Brihadishwara Temple, Thanjavur

Muruga Temple, Thiruchendur, Tamil Nadu

Muruga Temple, Thiruchendur, Tamil Nadu

Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Temple, Thiruparankundram, Tamil Nadu

Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Temple, Thiruparankundram, Tamil Nadu

Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Temple, Thiruparankundram, Tamil Nadu

Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Temple, Thiruparankundram, Tamil Nadu

Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Thirukoil, Tiruttani, Tamil Nadu

Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Thirukoil, Tiruttani, Tamil Nadu

Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Temple, Thiruparankundram, Tamil Nadu

Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Temple, Thiruparankundram, Tamil Nadu

Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Thirukoil, Tiruttani, Tamil Nadu

Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Thirukoil, Tiruttani, Tamil Nadu

Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Thirukoil, Tiruttani, Tamil Nadu

Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Thirukoil, Tiruttani, Tamil Nadu

Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Thirukoil, Tiruttani, Tamil Nadu

Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Thirukoil, Tiruttani, Tamil Nadu

The great Shiva temple of Rameshvaram

The great Shiva temple of Rameshvaram

Tiruvanamalai, Tamil Nadu

Tiruvanamalai, Tamil Nadu

Temple of Tiruvanamalai from the top of Mt Arunchala

Temple of Tiruvanamalai from the top of Mt Arunchala

Mount Arunachala with Tiruvanamalai temple complex at the base

Mount Arunachala with Tiruvanamalai temple complex at the base

Martin Gray is a cultural anthropologist, writer and photographer specializing in the study and documentation of pilgrimage places around the world. During a 38 year period he has visited more than 1500 sacred sites in 165 countries. The World Pilgrimage Guide web site is the most comprehensive source of information on this subject.

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TAMIL NADU




India, Uttar Pradesh

India, Uttar Pradesh

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Durga on tiger, road between Varanasi and Gorakhpur

Durga on tiger, road between Varanasi and Gorakhpur

Gorakhnath Temple, Gorakhpur

Gorakhnath Temple, Gorakhpur

Gorakhnath Temple, Gorakhpur

Gorakhnath Temple, Gorakhpur

Gorakhnath Temple, Gorakhpur

Gorakhnath Temple, Gorakhpur

Mahaparinirvana Stupa, Kushinagar

Mahaparinirvana Stupa, Kushinagar

Reclining statue of Buddha, Mahaparinirvana Stupa, Kushinagar

Reclining statue of Buddha, Mahaparinirvana Stupa, Kushinagar

Mahaparinirvana Stupa, Kushinagar

Mahaparinirvana Stupa, Kushinagar

Statues of Buddhist monks doing Vipassana walking meditation, Myanmar Stupa, Kushinagar

Statues of Buddhist monks doing Vipassana walking meditation, Myanmar Stupa, Kushinagar

Ramabhar Stupa, Kushinagar

Ramabhar Stupa, Kushinagar

Myanmar Stupa, Kushinagar

Myanmar Stupa, Kushinagar

Byash gaddi (Vaasa gaddi), Naimisharanya

Byash gaddi (Vaasa gaddi), Naimisharanya

Pilgrims walking around Chakra Tirtha, Naimisharanya

Pilgrims walking around Chakra Tirtha, Naimisharanya

Hanuman Gaddi Temple, Naimisharanya

Hanuman Gaddi Temple, Naimisharanya

Painting of Rama and Hanuman, Hanuman Gaddi Temple, Naimisharanya

Painting of Rama and Hanuman, Hanuman Gaddi Temple, Naimisharanya

Large statue of Shakti, Shakti Dham, Naimisharanya

Large statue of Shakti, Shakti Dham, Naimisharanya

Large statue of Shiva, Shakti Dham, Naimisharanya

Large statue of Shiva, Shakti Dham, Naimisharanya

Statue of Shiva, Shakti Dham, Naimisharanya

Statue of Shiva, Shakti Dham, Naimisharanya

Statues of Rama and Sita, Shakti Dham, Naimisharanya

Statues of Rama and Sita, Shakti Dham, Naimisharanya

Shakti Dham, Naimisharanya

Shakti Dham, Naimisharanya

Statues of Narasimha and Lakshmi, Shakti Dham, Naimisharanya

Statues of Narasimha and Lakshmi, Shakti Dham, Naimisharanya

Saint Kabir Samadhi (Burial place), Magahar

Saint Kabir Samadhi (Burial place), Magahar

Saint Kabir Samadhi (Burial place), Magahar

Saint Kabir Samadhi (Burial place), Magahar

Painting of Saint Kabir, Saint Kabir Samadhi (Burial place), Magahar

Painting of Saint Kabir, Saint Kabir Samadhi (Burial place), Magahar

Saint Kabir Samadhi (Burial place), Magahar

Saint Kabir Samadhi (Burial place), Magahar

Saint Kabir Samadhi (Burial place), Magahar

Saint Kabir Samadhi (Burial place), Magahar

Entrance to meditation chamber of Saint Kabir, Magahar

Entrance to meditation chamber of Saint Kabir, Magahar

Statue of Saint Kabir inside his meditation chamber, Magahar

Statue of Saint Kabir inside his meditation chamber, Magahar

Sadguru Kabir Samadhi (written in Hindi), Magahar

Sadguru Kabir Samadhi (written in Hindi), Magahar

Pilgrims on the Ganges River, Banaras

Pilgrims on the Ganges River, Banaras

Early morning fog shrouds the river Ganges and the holy city of Banaras

Early morning fog shrouds the river Ganges and the holy city of Banaras

Martin Gray is a cultural anthropologist, writer and photographer specializing in the study and documentation of pilgrimage places around the world. During a 38 year period he has visited more than 1500 sacred sites in 165 countries. The World Pilgrimage Guide web site is the most comprehensive source of information on this subject.

India Travel Guides

Martin recommends these travel guides 

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Banaras

Sant Kabir Nirvana Asthali, Maghar

Chakra Tirth Temple, Naimisharanya

Naimisharanya Temple Complex

Lalita Devi Mandir

Maharani Shri Sur Gaddi Mandir

Hanuman Gaddi Mandir

Byash Gaddi (Vyas Gaddi)

 

India, Uttarakhand

India, Uttarakhand

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Town and temple complex of Badrinath

Town and temple complex of Badrinath

The Holy Dhama Temple of Badrinath

The Holy Dhama Temple of Badrinath

Gangotri Temple, Uttarakhand

Gangotri Temple, Uttarakhand

Gangotri Temple, Uttarakhand

Gangotri Temple, Uttarakhand

Gangotri Temple, Uttarakhand

Gangotri Temple, Uttarakhand

Statue of Ganga Mata, Gangotri Temple, Uttarakhand

Statue of Ganga Mata, Gangotri Temple, Uttarakhand

Statue of Ganga Mata, Gangotri Temple, Uttarakhand

Statue of Ganga Mata, Gangotri Temple, Uttarakhand

Poster of Gangotri Temple and Ganga Mata, Uttarakhand

Poster of Gangotri Temple and Ganga Mata, Uttarakhand

Kedarnath Temple, Uttarakhand

Kedarnath Temple, Uttarakhand

Kedarnath Temple, Uttarakhand

Kedarnath Temple, Uttarakhand

Sadhus at Kedarnath Temple, Uttarakhand

Sadhus at Kedarnath Temple, Uttarakhand

Yamunotri Temple of Goddess Yamuna, Uttarakhand

Yamunotri Temple of Goddess Yamuna, Uttarakhand

Yamunotri Temple of Goddess Yamuna, Uttarakhand

Yamunotri Temple of Goddess Yamuna, Uttarakhand

Yamunotri, Uttarakhand

Yamunotri, Uttarakhand

Yamunotri, Uttarakhand

Yamunotri, Uttarakhand

Yamunotri, Uttarakhand

Yamunotri, Uttarakhand

Jageshwar Jyotir Linga Temple, Uttarakhand

Jageshwar Jyotir Linga Temple, Uttarakhand

Inner sanctum at Jageshwar Jyotir Linga Temple, Uttarakhand

Inner sanctum at Jageshwar Jyotir Linga Temple, Uttarakhand

Jageshwar Jyotir Linga Temple, Uttarakhand

Jageshwar Jyotir Linga Temple, Uttarakhand

Kasar Devi Temple, Almora, Uttarakhand

Kasar Devi Temple, Almora, Uttarakhand

Katarmal Surya Temple, Almora, Uttarakhand

Katarmal Surya Temple, Almora, Uttarakhand

Mahasu Devta Temple, Hanol, Uttarakhand

Mahasu Devta Temple, Hanol, Uttarakhand

Mahasu Devta Temple, Hanol, Uttarakhand

Mahasu Devta Temple, Hanol, Uttarakhand

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Uttarakhand

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Uttarakhand

Poster of Neelkanth Mahadev Temple and deity, Uttarakhand

Poster of Neelkanth Mahadev Temple and deity, Uttarakhand

Tapkeshwar Shiva Temple with large Hanuman statue, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Tapkeshwar Shiva Temple with large Hanuman statue, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Tapkeshwar Shiva Temple with large Hanuman statue, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Tapkeshwar Shiva Temple with large Hanuman statue, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Statue of Hanuman at Tapkeshwar Shiva Temple, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Statue of Hanuman at Tapkeshwar Shiva Temple, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Statue of Goddess Parvati, Tapkeshwar Shiva Temple, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Statue of Goddess Parvati, Tapkeshwar Shiva Temple, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Statue of reclining Vishnu at Tapkeshwar Shiva Temple, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Statue of reclining Vishnu at Tapkeshwar Shiva Temple, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Statues of Goddesses at Tapkeshwar Shiva Temple, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Statues of Goddesses at Tapkeshwar Shiva Temple, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Statue of Ganesh at Tapkeshwar Shiva Temple, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Statue of Ganesh at Tapkeshwar Shiva Temple, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Statue of Shiva at Tapkeshwar Shiva Temple, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Statue of Shiva at Tapkeshwar Shiva Temple, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Tunganath Temple, Uttarakhand

Tunganath Temple, Uttarakhand

Vishwanath Jyotir Linga Temple, Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand

Vishwanath Jyotir Linga Temple, Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand

Shiva Lingam at Vishwanath Jyotir Linga Temple, Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand

Shiva Lingam at Vishwanath Jyotir Linga Temple, Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand

Dargah Hazrat Sabir e Pak Piran Kaliyar, Uttarakhand

Dargah Hazrat Sabir e Pak Piran Kaliyar, Uttarakhand

Dargah Hazrat Sabir e Pak Piran Kaliyar, Uttarakhand

Dargah Hazrat Sabir e Pak Piran Kaliyar, Uttarakhand

Photograph of photograph of Dargah Hazrat Sabir e Pak Piran Kaliyar, Uttarakhand

Photograph of photograph of Dargah Hazrat Sabir e Pak Piran Kaliyar, Uttarakhand

Martin Gray is a cultural anthropologist, writer and photographer specializing in the study and documentation of pilgrimage places around the world. During a 38 year period he has visited more than 1500 sacred sites in 165 countries. The World Pilgrimage Guide web site is the most comprehensive source of information on this subject.

India Travel Guides

Martin recommends these travel guides 

 

For Additional Information:

Uttarakhand

Kedarnath

Joshimath

Gangotri

Tunganath

Yamunotri

Panch Kedar temples

Chota Char Dham

Panch Prayaga

Rudranath

Madhyamaheswar

Kalpeshwar Mahadev Mandir

Tapkeshwar

Uttarkhand temples

Jageshwar Dham temple

Katermal, Surya temple

Mahasu Devata temple, Hanol

Nanital

Anandpur Sahib Gurudwara

Thakhat Damdama Sahib

Gomukh Shiva temple

Madhmaheswar Temple

Nanda Devi Mandir

Kasar Devi Temple

Bhimeshwar temple

Dargah Hazrat Sabir e Pak Piran Kaliyar Shareef

 

Indonesia, Bada Valley, Sulawesi

Indonesia, Bada Valley, Sulawesi

Langke Bulava statue near Bomba village, Bada Valley

Langke Bulava statue near Bomba village, Bada Valley

Loga statue near Pada village, Bada Valley

Loga statue near Pada village, Bada Valley

Indonesian man inspecting a kalamba near Kolori village, Bada Valley

Indonesian man inspecting a kalamba near Kolori village, Bada Valley

Inside of a kalamba near Kolori village, Bada Valley

Inside of a kalamba near Kolori village, Bada Valley

Broken kalambas with archaeologist Iksam Djorimi, near Kolori village, Bada Valley

Broken kalambas with archaeologist Iksam Djorimi, near Kolori village, Bada Valley

Broken kalamba near Kolori village, Bada Valley

Broken kalamba near Kolori village, Bada Valley