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"The People of the Rajasthan reflect the cultural spectrum that scatters its brilliance on the golden tradition of Rajasthan. Rajasthan is also home to some of the important pilgrimage centers in India and is a major pilgrimage desitnation."
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Rajasthan Pilgrimage Destinations & Religious Tours

Ranakpur Jain Temple, Rajasthan
Ranakpur Jain Temple, Rajasthan

Mythological legends and history are rife with storys that tell us that numerous saints and gods chose Rajasthan as their abode. They lived and prayed here and also spread their blessings to the rest of the people. Today, the people of Rajasthan as well from outside the state find that places catering to the faiths of various religion are not only located in the state, but command tremendous respect from all over the country.

Pilgrimage Destinations
Pilgrimage Sites
Jagat Pita Brahma Temple
Eklingji Temple
Dilwara Temple
Ranakpur Jain Temples
Birla Temple

Other Pilgrimage Sites

Hindu Pilgrimages
There are numerous temples spread across the state that speak volumes of the faith of the people since long.

Govind Devji Temple, Jaipur: The family temple for the Kachchwahas of Jaipur, and is open to the public, the idols in the temple, brought here from Vrindavan, are believed to have been carved by Vajranath, one of the greatest sculptors of the time, and grandson of Krishna.

Shrinathji Temple, Nathdwara: A Krishna temple with an image carved from a single block of black marble, Nathdwara has a history that is only a few centuries old. Nathdwara is 48 km from Udaipur.

Jain Pilgrimages
The restrained austerity of the Jain way of life has its anti-thesis in the delightful exuberance, even opulence, that one sees in their temples.

Parsvanath Temple, Nakoda: Situated in a valley ringed by hills, on the Jodhpur-Barmer highway, the temple dedicated to the tirthankara.

Shri Mahavirji Temple: Located 90 km from Ranthambhor, it is believed that the spot was converted into a pilgrimage spot following the unearthing of a statue of Mahavira by a cowherd..

Rishabdeo Temple, Dhulev: A temple complex that is beautifully carved, 64 km from Udaipur, it is dedicated to Rishabdeo.

Bhandasha Jain Temple: A 16th century temple dedicated to the 23rd tirthankara Parsvanath, this temple in Bikaner is very popular.

Jhalraptan: a complex of temples, including many of the Jain faith.

Lodurva: An important complex of Jain temples near Jaisalmer, they are known for the fine quality of their sandstone carvings.

Islamic Pilgrimages
Though there are mosques in most settlements, a few are important.

Tarkin ki Dargah, Nagaur: A discipline of Chishti too gained himself a following, and his tomb in Nagaur has become associated with miracle cures among people of all faiths.


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