Spiritual Places of Haryana

Haryana is highly popular amongst pilgrims from all over the world, who consider this place as blessed and sanctified. Haryana encompasses of numerous pilgrim destinations. The Pilgrim Destinations in Haryana offer devotees with a vast range of sacred places that are of noteworthy historical and religious significance. The pilgrim places of Haryana are packed by pilgrims all over the year, who visit these significant religious places in order to seek eternal happiness and divine blessings.

Birla Gita Mandir

Location: Kurukshetra district, Haryana
Dedicated To: Lord Krishana
Built In: 1952 AD
Built By: Jugal Kishore Birla
Famous Festival: Krishana Janmashtami
Get There: Kurukshetra is the nearest railway station (2kilometers)
Best Time to visit: August to March

Besides the idol of Lord Krishna, the main hall has portraits of Guru Nanak, Guru Gobind, Sant Ravi Dass, Guru Teg Bahadur, Ved Vyas and Tulsi Das along with their sayings. There is a Dharmashala within the temple complex where devotees could be stay. There is the Sarovar Brahma on the north direction of this Temple .The chariot marble is drawn with the 4 horses, which the warrior Arjun and Lord Krishna as been seated and more eighteen characters installed on almost all the sides. This marble carved scenery is places in the garden area of the Birla temple. There is a large garden which has a large marble chariot drawn by four horses. A white marble Gaj Ghanta (elephant's bell) located in the temple garden commemorates this myth.

Humayun's Mosque

Location: Fatehabad town, Haryana
Built In: 1529 to 1556 AD
Built By: Humayun
Get There: The nearest railway station is the Bhattu and nearest airport is IGI, Delhi.
Best Time to Visit: October to March

This mosque is very famous and is popular as people offer Friday prayers here. This masque is the most popular that can hold thousands of people for Namaz at a time. The oldest son of the Mughal emperor Babur was Humayun who has constructed this Mosque. There is a huge screen in the west side of the Mosque which is constructed up of ‘Lakhauri brick’. This screen showed the accurate direction of offering homage known as (Mehrab) that is laid by 2 arched recesses. This is the most popular mosque of north India.

Mansa Devi Temple

Location: Bilaspur village, 3 kilometers from the Mani Majra, Chandigarh
Dedicated To: Maa Mansa
Built By: Karam Singh of Patiala
Built In: 1811 to 1815
Famous Festival: Navratra and Chat shudiashtami
Get There: IGI is the nearest airport.
Best Time to Visit: October to March

The most important temple is dedicated to Mansa who is worshipped in the sanctum sanctorum both in the form of ‘Pindi’ as well as in her anthropomorphic form executed on a marble. Mata Mansa Devi Temple at Panchkula is a symbol of Himalayan culture and faith. This shrine is located on the foot hills of Shivalik. Haryana is highly popular amongst pilgrims from all over the globe, who consider this place as blessed and sanctified. There are two temples. This temple contains thirty-eight panels of wall paintings besides floral designs painted all over the ceiling and the arches leading into the temple. The drawings of the temple are not of high standard but a great variety of themes is illustrated.

Sita Mai Temple

Location: Karnal district, Haryana
Dedicated To: Maa Sita
Get There: IGI, Delhi is the nearest airport and buses are available for go to Haryana, Karnal from Delhi.
Best Time to Visit: October to March

This temple is situated in Karnal district, Haryana which is made of bricks. This is the place where the earth parted and Maa Sita entered. So, this Temple is popular of North West India and thousands of devotees come to visit here. The whole shrine is covered with ornamentation. It is the headquarters of Sri Ramakrishna Mission which was started by Swami Vivekananda. It is actually located in the village of Sita Mai. The shrine is said to mark the spot where the earth swallowed Sita in answer to her appeal in proof of her purity.
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