From grand temples and mosques to opulent churches, magnificent gurudwaras and serene monasteries, India is the storehouse of spiritual knowledge. Through the ages from the ancient past, India has amalgamated the wealth of knowledge in form of holy Vedas and ures and has emerged as the spiritual lighthouse and home for religion and pilgrimage to the world. It is a melting pot of many cultures and religions. Many of the religions practised in the world such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism and Jainism are found in India. Any religion when followed faithfully leads to God. As Ram Mohan Roy said, "Cows are different colours but the colour of their milk is the same". There are many ways in which people connect to the divine.


A symbol of cultural identity for the Bengalis, Durga Puja is celebrated with much fanfare and gaiety for four days. During Durga Puja, huge clay idols of the ten-armed Goddess Durga and her four children are worshipped in specially made mandaps. .

Among all festivals of India, Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi holds a special significance for Hindus. The festival commemorates the birth of the much-loved Hindu deity, Lord Ganesha. Colourful festivities spanning over ten days mark the celebrations. It starts with the installation of artistically crafted Ganesha idols in homes and public mandaps.

This is a great festival held annually at Ajmer, Rajasthan. During Urs of Ajmer Sherif which is usually celebrated in April/May, the Ajmer city turns into a fairyland for six days. It is a great centre for religious, cultural and commercial activity for people from all over India and the world.

The country is filled with many spiritual destinations that never misses on celebrating with the essence of spirituality and solidarity

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