Tour Type:- Pilgrimage, Senior citizen, family ( Group )
Duration:- 13 days ( 8 nights/ 9 days ) 4 days train journey.
States:-Odessa, Bihar, Uttarpradesh.
Places covered:- Bhubaneswar, poori, Konark, Gaya, Bodh Gaya, Varanasi, vindhyachal, seetamadi, Ayodhya, naimisharnyam, Allahabad.
Vehicle:- A.C. Tempo traveler
Food:-Pure vegetarian (without Onion And Garlic )
Accommodation:- Standard non A.C.Hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis.A.C. Available at extra charge. In case of 3 persons, a room with one extra bed will be provided.
Exclusions:- Poojas, temple entry or special darshan tickets Entry fee during sight seeing Boating Horse ride etc. Portages, Laundry
Total Duration:- 13 Days
Starting from Rajahmundry:-
Day 1 # Rajahmundry to Bhubaneswar train journey
Day 2 # Bhuvaneswar – puri – Konark
After breakfast proceed to Lingaraj temple:-
The 10th or 11th-century Lingaraj temple of Bhubaneswar has been described as “the truest fusion of dream and reality”. A rare masterpiece, the Lingaraj temple has been rated one of the finest examples of purely Hindu temple in India by Ferguson, the noted art critic, and historian. Every inch of the surface of the 55 m-high Lingaraj temple is covered with elaborate carvings. Sculpture and architecture fused elegantly to create a perfect harmony.
Puri:- Jagannatha is not the only deity worshipped in the temple, though it is known as the ‘Jagannatha Temple’. But along with Jagannatha, two others namely, Balabhadra, and Subhadra are also worshipped here. These three, constitute the basic and fundamental Trinity and are considered to be the forms and manifestations of the omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent supreme power.
The Sun Temple of Konark marks the highest point of achievement of Kalinga architecture depicting the grace, the joy and the rhythm of life all its wondrous variety. There is an endless wealth of decoration from minute patterns in bas-relief done with a jeweler’s precision to boldly modeled free-standing sculptures of exceptionally large size. Under the crackling wheels of past events, the Sun Temple has lost its main sanctuary but the remaining structure and the ruins around testify till today the boundless creative energy of Orissan artists and their impressive contribution to the treasury of Indian Art and building technique. Standing majestically on the sandy coast of the Bay of Bengal, the porch, in its solitary grandeur is an eloquent testimony of a gracious and mysterious past. Dedicated to Sun God, this temple was constructed by Raja Narasinghs Deva-I of the Ganga Dynasty was dazzling supreme in the political firmament of India.
Day 3 # After breakfast proceeds to Bhubaneswar railway station. journey to Gaya.
Day 4 # Gaya:-
Mangala Gauri temple:
It is a very old temple built in the 15th century. We have to climb up a small hillock to reach the temple. The steps route is in between houses of local people. At the starting of steps route, there is a temple of Bhima (One of Five Pandavas). We can see his knee impression here. Here Bhima did Shraddhakarma, hence called Bhimvedi Gaya.
After climbing around 200 steps we will reach Mangala Gowri temple campus. There are several temples on that campus. Lord Ganesh temple, Lord Shiva temple, and a very old temple of Lord Janardhan Swamy, Kali Maa temple, Breast fallen place present on the campus. A Bilwa tree also present in that temple.
Ganesh temple present in front of the main temple. Beside that Lord Shiva temple also present. We can do pradakshina to temple. On the backside of the temple, adjacent to temple wall there is a sacred place where Sati Devi sthana fell. Beside this place, Kali maa idol is there. The main temple is a very small temple and only 2 to 3 members can go into the temple at a time. There is no idol in the temple. We can see Breast Satidevi in Deepa lighting. Lord Shiva also present in the form of Shivaling beside maa. Some Tantriks will offer Bali to Mother Goddess.
Importance of Gaya:
Gaya will be considered as the must-see place for every Hindu. This is because of its greatness for Shraddha karmas. This is the best place to do Shraddha karmas. Vishnupad temple, where Lord Vishnu stood upon Dharmavrata Shila on the head of Gayasura, is the important temple in Gaya. Lord Gadadhara is the main deity here. This temple present beside Holy Phalguni river. This place is also considered as one of Sapta Mokshapuras and Pancha Gaya kshetras.
Lord Buddha also got salvation in Gaya. He started his teachings after getting Gnana in Gaya. A very famous Bodhivriksha, which is the important tourist place for Buddhists also present in Gaya. Here Lord Buddha statue is completely made up of Pure gold.
After proceed to Gaya railway station journey to Varanasi.
Day 5 # Varanasi:- A holy dip at River Ganges. Sri Viswanath temple Darshan. Evening Ganga harathi.
Day 6 # early morning proceed to Ayodhya by vehicle.
Ram Janmabhoomi Temple
The area although has been a center of dispute since the destruction of the Babri Masjid, the Ram Janmabhoomi Temple is one of the major attractions in Ayodhya. The place is considered to be the birthplace of Lord Ram the 7th incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The original temple was said to have been demolished by the Mughal emperor Babur in 1528 AD and built a mosque at the site. The mosque, however, was demolished in 1992 and the area has since been a ground of dispute between the Hindus and the Muslims in India.
Then drive to naimisharanyam.
Day 7 # NAIMISHARANYAM
The “Satyanarayan Vrat Katha” as given in Skand Puran, (a routine religious Hindu tradition) was first recited at Neemsaar Tirth.
It is said that the most sacred books of Hindus “Purans” were written by Maharishi Vyas at this holy place. There is a mention of this place in the beginning of Holy Satyanarayan Katha: “एकदा नैमिशारंये ऋषयः शौनकादयः ”
Importance Of Naimisharanya Tirth :-
Another legend is that the name of Naimisharanya Tirth comes from Naimisha Forest.The story regarding the importance of this forest is that, after the great battle of Mahābhārata, sages and saints, who were very much concerned about the beginning of Kali yug, approached Brahma. Being aware of the extreme effects of the yuga, they urged Brahma to show them a place which can stay untouched by the effects of Kaliyug. Brahma took out a sacred wheel (Chakra) and rolls it down on the earth and said, where ever that wheel stops, that would be the place. The sages followed the wheel, which stopped in the forest of Naimisharanya. Thus, sages and saints made it their abode for further penance.As per the legends, Lord Brahma had himself indicated that in Kaliyug era, Naimisharanya would be the most sacred and holy place for meditation.
Then drive to Allahabad ( Prayag )
Day 8 # Allahabad – seetamadi -vindhyachal
About Triveni Sangam
A confluence of three rivers–Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati, the Triveni Sangam in Allahabad is a must-visit tourist spot. The Saraswati remains concealed with a belief that she marks her presence felt underwater. One can clearly identify the pale yellow waters of the Ganga and the blue waters of the Yamuna. It is believed that some drops of nectar fell from a pitcher in the hands of the Gods, which makes up Triveni Sangam. Therefore, a bath in the waters here is said to cleanse people off all their sins. One can take a boat on rent to the platform to do the puja or take a holy dip in the confluence. The much-revered site is the place where the Kumbha Mela is held every 12 years where hundreds and thousands of pilgrims visits to take a holy dip in the confluence. You may find devotees thronging the place throughout the year, but spiritually inclined or not, one Must visit this sacred spot.
Sthala Purana of Alopi Shaktippeth:
There are mainly three stories about the word Alopi. They are,
1)Alopi means the one who disappeared. After Sati dahana and Dhaksha Yagna destruction, Lord Siva disturbed mentally and lifted Satidevi’s body and roaming without any destination. Lord Vishnu cut Sati Devi body parts by using Sudarshana Chakra. Every place, where Satidevi’s body part fell, became a Shaktipeeth. Prayaga is the last place, where last part of Sati Devi’s body fell on the ground. Here Sati Devi body became disappeared, hence the name Alopi.
2)There are some other stories about Alopi Mata. In every temple, at least one idol or one symbol will be there for worshipping the goddess. But here, there is no idol or symbol. We have to imagine the goddess present on a wooden jhula. Hence the name Alopi.
3)According to a local story, Alopi Mata is a newly married bride. She disappeared from pallaki when robbers attącked the marriage troop. As the bride disappeared as a miracle, she is worshipped as Alopi Mata.
Then drive to Vindhyachal:-
the banks of the holy River Ganges in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It’s one of the most revered Shaktipeeths of the presiding deity, Maa Vindhyavasini Devi. The temple is visited by the huge number people daily. Very Large congregations are held during Navratras in Chaitra (April) and Ashwin (October) months.
After proceeding to Seetamadi :-
About Sita Samahit Sthal (Sitamarhi) Temple
Sita Samahit Sthal (Sitamarhi) is one of a famous Hindu temple in India. It is believed that the site of this Indian temple is the place where Sita, the wife of Rama, was swallowed into the earth when she willed it so, while she was living in the ashram of Saint Valmiki in the forest of Sitamarhi.
As per the Ramayana Lord Rama came back to Ayodhya after his victory over Ravana the king of Lanka. Due to the gossip of the people regarding Sita’s stay in Lanka, Rama decided to abandon Sita and sent her to the forest.Unknown to him, she was pregnant with his twin sons.
Later on, a big yagna was held by Lord Rama in Ayodhya and this was the Ashwamedha yagna or horse sacrifice. The yagna was that the horse of that grand yagna was released at Ayodhya and the horse was free to move in any direction or any kingdom. Any king of any kingdom through which the horse passed would have to declare Rama as his sovereign lord and emperor.
While the horse was wandering through the jungle near the place where Sita and her two sons Lav and Kush were staying, the two boys captured the horse.All the great warriors of Rama including Lakshman, Bharath, Shatrughan, Sugreev, and Hanuman were defeated in battle with the two boys.Finally, the great king of Ayodhya came to that place to fight Lav and Kush. Their identities remained unknown and they did not realize that they were fighting their father. Finally, Sita came there with folded palms and told them the truth. Even then, Rama was hesitant to take her back. Sita who was the embodiment of purity and chastity was stung by Rama’s behavior and she cried out to her mother Bhoomi Devi to take her back to her home. Bhoomi or the earth opened up and swallowed Sita. A remorseful Rama took Lav and Kush back to Ayodhya.
Then journey Varanasi.
Day 9 # VARANASI
THE KASHI VISHWANATH TEMPLE
Also known as the Golden Temple, it is dedicated to Lord Shiva, the presiding deity of the city. Varanasi is Said to be the point at which the first jyotirlinga, the fiery pillar of light by which Shiva manifested his supremacy over others gods, broke through the Earth’s crust and flared towards the heavens. More than the Gaths and even the Ganga, the Shivalinga installed in the temple remains the devotional focus of Varanasi.
Near the Kashi Vishwanath temple, there is a nice temple of Devi Annapurna, believed the “Goddess of Fooding”.
It is the ancient temple of Varanasi near the Head Post Office, VishesharGanj. God KalBhairav is believed as “Kotwal Of Varanasi”, without his permission no one can stay in Kashi.
NEW VISHWANATH TEMPLE
Situated in the premises of Banaras Hindu University, a modern place of worship planned by Pandit Malviya and built by the Birlas. Open to all, irrespective of caste or creed.
TULSI MANAS TEMPLE
Constructed by the family of Varanasi, this modern temple is dedicated to Lord Rama. It is situated at the place Where Tulisdas, the great medieval seer, lived and wrote the epic “Shri Ramcharitmanas”, which narrates the life of Lord Rama, the hero of the Ramayana. Verses from Tulsidas’s epic are inscribed on the walls. It is just nearby to Durga Temple.
Besides the Assi river stream, on the way of Durga Temple to Banaras Hindu Temple, this well-known temple of Lord Hanuman is situated. Lord Hanuman is also known as “Sankatmochan” the god who protects from the troubles. This temple is founded by Goswami Tulsidas. This temple is also known as “Monkey” temple, as a lot of monkeys are there inside the premises.
Commonly called the ‘Monkey temple’, it was built in the 18th century. Although it is one of the best-known temples. There is nice stonework done of the temple, it is the nice example of NAGRA Shilp. Goddess DURGA is believed as the symbol of Strength and Power which govern the entire world. There is a pond adjacent to the temple called “Durgakund”.
Visalakshi is one of the eighteen Shakti peethas:-
The word Visalakshi means the one who has big eyes.
She is described as the one who rules the world.
Tantras tell that she will be in the form of Mahakali. She will break the Karma bandhas after the ďeath. Lord Vishwanath, in the form of Mahakali, will give Moksha.
Day 10 # VARANASI
Varanasi local temples and Again darshan of Lord Sri Viswanath.
Day 11 # VARANASI
Evening 7.00.p.m. Proceed to Mughal Sarai railway station. train to Vijayawada. Train journey
Day 12 # Train journey
Day 13 # 1.00.p.m. Reaching to hometown
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