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Temples of the Gangetic Plains
Temples of the Gangetic Plains

Several temples dot the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, once the seat of several powerful empires. Varanasi, Gaya and Allahabad, Mathura are major Hindu piligrimage centers. The Ganges itself is considered to be a river of great significance in the Hindu religion and there are several temple towns along its path.

Varanasi - The most celebrated pilgrimage site in India The Vishwanath temple in Benares is the goal of the thousands of pilgrims that visit this ancient pilgrimage site. banaras.jpg (71605 bytes) Mathura - Brindavan - the home of Krishna The story of Krishna is intimately connected with Mathura and Brindavan, ancient pilgrimage sites in Uttar Pradesh.
Sarnath - where Buddha preached his first sermon Ashoka's relics are seen in the Buddhist pilgrimage of Sarnath center near Varanasi. Birla Mandir - One of the 20th century Indian Temples. Birla Mandir in the heart of New Delhi is one of the popular tourist destinations. Vaidyanath temple at Deogarh The ancient pilgrimage town of Deogarh is revered as one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Shiva.
Trace the course of the river Ganga and the visit the various temples along its path. Prapitaamaheshwara temple at Gaya Shiva -  is enshrined in the ancient town of Gaya known primarily for its shrine to Vishnu
Dakshinaarka Sun Temple at Gaya This ancient Sun temple in the pilgrimage town  of Gaya is the center of worship on Sundays. Bodhgaya - where Buddha attained enlightenment The Bodhi tree in Bodhgaya is the site where Buddha attained enlightenment.
Naimisaranya - Abode of the Sages Naimisaranya - the in Uttar Pradesh is where the great epics of India were recited and written down. The Footprint of Vishnu - The Vishnupaada temple is the most celebrated temple in Gaya. It was rebuilt by the queen Ahilyabhai Holkar. Mangala Gowri temple at Gaya This Upa Shakti Peetha temple enshrining Devi at Gaya is a center of tantric worship.


Ayodhya - the capital of Rama Several temples associated with Rama, the incarnation of Vishnu are spread over the town of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.

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The Gangetic Plain Temple Index Browse through this pointer to several of the revered Shrines in the Gangetic plains.