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Pilgrimages/Rites/Rituals Trips

Pilgrimages/Rites/Rituals Trips

India is one of the very few continuous civilizations in the world

India is the birthplace of 3 religions – Hinduism, Buddism, Jainism Christianity, Islam and Zoroastrianism are also followed in India

All major religions co-exist in peace and brotherhood

Hinduism

Hinduism is the major religion practised in India

From the Mundeshwari Devi Temple in Bihar to the Brihadeeswarar Temple in Tanjore temples constructed in various eras stand tall

Talk about temples in Hrishikesh, Kedarnath, Badri

Buddhism

Buddism was born in the Magadha empire of current day Bihar

Siddharth Gauthama became Buddha under the bodhi tree at Bodh Gaya

Talk about the buddist religious sites in India

Christianity

Christianity came to India in the 1st century CE when St. Thomas landed in the Malabar coast.

The religion has grown in India in the past two millinea

Durin the 17th to 20th centuries several churches were built in the Protugues, Spanish, French and English style of architecture

Talk about Churches in Goa, TN, Kolkata

Islam

Islam came to India with the disciples of Prophet Mohammed

Many Muslim kings invaded India and etched history with their style through the mosques built by them.

Talk about all mosques in Hyderabad, Delhi, UP and other places

Jainism & Zorastrianism

Jainism and Zoroastrianism are other religions practised in India

Jains follow a predominantly vegetarian lifestyle that avoids harm to animals and their life cycles. 

Zoroastrians are called Parsis and live around the Gujarat area.

Talk about festivals of each religion and how it varies in different parts of India