|Haridwar - where the
Ganges is revered. Visit Haridwar in the
foothills of the Himalayas and experience the Aarti to the Ganges, when the entire
riverside is lit up with the glow of hundreds of lamps.
||Rishikesh - Gateway
to the Himalayas. Experience the might of the Ganges and the serene atmosphere of
Rishikesh where all Himalayan pilgrimages begin.
This ancient pilgrimage shrine Badrinath is
revered all over India. Thousands throng to visit this temple which is open only for 6
months in a year.
||Kedarnath - the
Northernmost of the Jyotirlingas. Kedarnath,
nestled in the snow clad Himalayas is an ancient shrine rich in legend and tradition. It
is accessible only on foot, six months in a year.
Jyotir Mutt, cradled in the Himalayas is one of the
pilgrimage sites in the Tehri-Garhwal region and is home to the first mutt established by
The ancient pilgrimage center of Devaprayag in the
Himalayas is at the confluence of the rivers Alaknanda and the Bhagirathi.
||Kailash - The call
of Tibet. Kailash has been revered as the Abode
of Shiva. An arduous trek through the snow clad Himalayas takes piligrims to Manasarovar
lake and to Mount Kailash.
||Amarnath - trek
through Kashmir. Amarnath yatra - the
pilgrimage to Amarnath in Kashmir takes place in the solar month of Leo, when the icy
Shivalingam reaches its fullest size on the full moon day.
|A Himalayan Journey
- Part I Experience the grandeur of Badrinath and its
environs in the first of a three part series on travel through the Garhwal Himalayas.
||Salagraama - Nepal:
The Salagrama stones represent Vishnu and are found in
plenty along the banks of the Gandaki river in Nepal, hailed as Salagrama, one of the
Abodes of Vishnu.
||The Himalayan Temple
Index: Browse through this pointer to several of the revered Himalayan shrines.