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Your Spiritual Vacation just gets organized with the launch of spiritualyatra

–     Explore untapped 750 Spiritual Destinations across India

–     Across boundaries, across religion

–      Spiritual Yatra, recommends you Top 10 Spiritual Destinations

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Mumbai, 24th April 2015: India’s colossal ‘spiritual tourism’ is up for grabs! With 75,000 visitors a day on an average, mostly on pilgrimage to the abode of Lord Venkateswara, another Sri Haridham, first-of-its-kind mythological and spiritual theme park, coming up at the foot of Tirumala hills northwest of Tirupati. After the Middle East countries, some of the most visited holy places of Islam are in India from wonderful mosques to religious shrines and Dargahs. Each spiritual monument is famous for its intricate architecture, historic significance and pride. Ajmer Sharif, Jama Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri are few names where millions and billions of devotees throng to seek the blessings of saints and prophets. A bringer of peace, the Golden Temple at Amritsar is nothing short of a legacy in India for Sikhs. Whereas, the beautiful landscape, pervading divinity and thrilling adventure of Mata Vaishno Devi, is one journey in India that will remain etched in your memories forever.

Spirituality and mystical charm have always drawn people from all over the world to India. As the world becomes increasingly capitalistic and materialist, the quest and urgency for spirituality grows more and more across religions. India has a plethora of religious places but because of lack of time and mismanagement on places people avoid visiting the places. Mumbai based start-up www.spiritualyatra.co.in is a brainchild of Sarita Nair, an avid traveler and explorer of spiritual destinations across boundaries has come up with a one stop solutions for spiritual yatra plans.

Ms. Sarita Nair, Founder, Spiritual Yatra explains, “The idea of Spiritual Yatra was born after my visit to a spiritual place in North India. After witnessing the mismanagement & the un-organized ways in which the local touring is handled, I thought of launching one-stop solution to address the needs of spiritual travellers across the globe by giving them a deeper meaning to their vacation, we, at Spiritual Yatra will make your travel comfortable, affordable, easy and memorable. Here, travellers can plan their trips as per their needs and Spiritual Yatra will help them in designing a customized tour. Through the portal, customers can do all bookings directly like hotel, flight, bus and buy a package too. The main purpose is to provide all services with comfort and most important customer satisfaction. Through Spiritual Yatra, customers can avoid unwanted trouble which usually we have to face on religious destinations”. Spiritual Yatra is formed after a research of 2 years by the team who has explored 750 Spiritual Destinations across India. This also includes several untapped places of interest of various communities. This includes places like Ganga Sagar (West Bengal), Bihari Ji Darshan, Ranakpur Temple (Rajasthan), Hemkund Sahib (Uttarakhand), Velankanni Church (Tamil Nadu), Dwarka (Gujarat), Vrindavan (Uttar Pradesh) and more..! Spiritual Yatra will also be conducting special guided tours on massive spiritual events of the country like Kumbh Mela, Pushkar Mela, Jagannath Yatra, Kolkata Durga Puja, Krishna Janmashthami at Vrindavan.

The major attraction is the most awaited Nashik MAHAKUMBH Mela, happening in the month of July. Spiritual Yatra is hosting a specialized tour which will provide facilities like guide, food, accommodation and travelling.

At the onset of its launch for the coming season, Spiritual Yatra, recommends you the Top 10 Spiritual Destinations one must head to for a soul searching vacation in an organized way. Seeking some deeper meaning on your travels? Make your own pilgrimage to some of India’s great spiritual sites.

Top 10 Spiritual Destinations:

Kashmir with Vaishno Devi -15-April-15 June: In the caves are shrines dedicated to the three forms of the mother goddess — Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasarasvati, which is manifested as Vaishno Devi in the scenic Kashmir.

Mathura- Nainital – 15-April- May: Mathura is the birthplace Krishna Janma-Bhoomi, or ‘Lord Krishna’s birthplace’. There are many places of historic and religious importance in Mathura is Keshav Dev Temple, Vishram Ghat , Shri Jagannath Temple, Bhuteshwar Mathura. Naina Devi Temple- The temple is located on the northern shore of Naini lake. The presiding deity of the temple is Maa Naina Devi represented by two Netras or eyes. Flanking Naina Devi are the deities of Mata Kali and Lord Ganesha .

Haridwar -Hrishekesh May (Buddhapurnima) – Haridwar is the gateway to the four pilgrimages Char Dham Yatra of Uttarakhand (Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath). Millions of pilgrims, devotees, and tourists congregate in Haridwar to perform ritualistic bathing on the banks of the river Ganges to wash away their sins to attain Moksha.

Hrishikesh – April to 1st week of May – Hrishikesh gets its name after Lord Vishnu who appeared to ‘Raibhya Rishi’, as a result of histapasya (austerities), as Lord Hrishikesh. For more than a thousand years Gangotri and Yamunotri, the sources of the Ganges and Yamuna, have been dedicated to Ganga and Yamuna respectively. The Ganga Arti performed at dusk at the Triveni Ghat is extremely popular with visitors.

Himachal Pradesh- Nau Devi Darshan– May-June-July: In Himachal Pradesh you can visit the Nau Devi Darshan. In this trip you can visit the temples of Sheetla Devi, Chandi MandirMansa Devi, Chintpurni Mata ,Shri Naina Devi Ji, Jawala Ji, Kangra Devi , Chamunda Devi, Vaishno Devi Mandir

Mahakaaleshwar/Omkareshar with Panchmarhi– MP- April: Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, is one of the most famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingams, which are supposed to be the most sacred abodes of Shiva.. Panchmarhi,meaning 5 caves were built by five Pandava brothers in Mahabharat era during their fourteen years of exile. The caves are situated on a hilltop and provide an excellent vantage point.

Banaras– 15 April- 1st week of June: It is the holiest of the seven sacred cities. Varanasi has at least 84 ghats. The extensive stretches of ghats enhance the river front with a multitude of shrines, temples and palaces.

Kedarnath 15 May to 15th June: Kēdārnāth Mandir (Kedarnath Temple) is one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to the god Shiva.Kedarnath Temple has statues of the five Pandava brothers, Lord Krishna, Nandi. Other than Kedarnath temple, on the eastern side of the town is Bhairava temple

Girnar Ahemadabad- April- May: Older than Himalayas, Girnar the mountain and its range are considered sacred and it’s an important pilgrimage site for both Jains and Hindus, who gather here in large numbers during the Girnar Parikrama festival. It is also important for Jains as lot of Jain monks have attained Moksh on Mt Girnar.

Kanyakumari– 15 June-15 July – The temple here is a Shakti Peetha, one of the holiest shrines of the Mother goddess.  The Thanumalayan Temple in Suchindram, the three main gods of Hindu mythology – Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu– are in one form called Sthanumalayan. Kanyakumari is also popular in India for its spectacular and unique sunrise and sunset, its being nearly surrounded by waters.

Ashtavinayak yatra & Ganpatipule refers to a pilgrimage to the eight Hindu temples in Maharashtra state of India that house eight distinct idols of Ganesha, in a pre-ascertained sequence. The Ashtavinayaka yatra or pilgrimage covers the eight ancient holy temples of Ganesha which are situated around Pune. The temples are Mayureshwar, Siddhivinayak, Ballaleshwar, Varadavinayak, Chintamani, Girijatmaj, Vighneshwar, Mahaganapati. Ganpatipule –The 400 year old Ganpati idol at Ganpatipule is said to have sprung up from the soil. This deity faces the West, so as to guard the western gates, unlike deities in other Indian temples who face the east. The temple is at the base of a hill, and pilgrims walk around (pradakshina) the hill as a mark of respect.

–     Explore untapped 750 Spiritual Destinations across India

–     Across boundaries, across religion

–      Spiritual Yatra, recommends you Top 10 Spiritual Destinations

Mumbai, 24th April 2015: India’s colossal ‘spiritual tourism’ is up for grabs! With 75,000 visitors a day on an average, mostly on pilgrimage to the abode of Lord Venkateswara, another Sri Haridham, first-of-its-kind mythological and spiritual theme park, coming up at the foot of Tirumala hills northwest of Tirupati. After the Middle East countries, some of the most visited holy places of Islam are in India from wonderful mosques to religious shrines and Dargahs. Each spiritual monument is famous for its intricate architecture, historic significance and pride. Ajmer Sharif, Jama Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri are few names where millions and billions of devotees throng to seek the blessings of saints and prophets. A bringer of peace, the Golden Temple at Amritsar is nothing short of a legacy in India for Sikhs. Whereas, the beautiful landscape, pervading divinity and thrilling adventure of Mata Vaishno Devi, is one journey in India that will remain etched in your memories forever.

Spirituality and mystical charm have always drawn people from all over the world to India. As the world becomes increasingly capitalistic and materialist, the quest and urgency for spirituality grows more and more across religions. India has a plethora of religious places but because of lack of time and mismanagement on places people avoid visiting the places. Mumbai based start-up www.spiritualyatra.co.in is a brainchild of Sarita Nair, an avid traveler and explorer of spiritual destinations across boundaries has come up with a one stop solutions for spiritual yatra plans.

Ms. Sarita Nair, Founder, Spiritual Yatra explains, “The idea of Spiritual Yatra was born after my visit to a spiritual place in North India. After witnessing the mismanagement & the un-organized ways in which the local touring is handled, I thought of launching one-stop solution to address the needs of spiritual travellers across the globe by giving them a deeper meaning to their vacation, we, at Spiritual Yatra will make your travel comfortable, affordable, easy and memorable. Here, travellers can plan their trips as per their needs and Spiritual Yatra will help them in designing a customized tour. Through the portal, customers can do all bookings directly like hotel, flight, bus and buy a package too. The main purpose is to provide all services with comfort and most important customer satisfaction. Through Spiritual Yatra, customers can avoid unwanted trouble which usually we have to face on religious destinations”. Spiritual Yatra is formed after a research of 2 years by the team who has explored 750 Spiritual Destinations across India. This also includes several untapped places of interest of various communities. This includes places like Ganga Sagar (West Bengal), Bihari Ji Darshan, Ranakpur Temple (Rajasthan), Hemkund Sahib (Uttarakhand), Velankanni Church (Tamil Nadu), Dwarka (Gujarat), Vrindavan (Uttar Pradesh) and more..! Spiritual Yatra will also be conducting special guided tours on massive spiritual events of the country like Kumbh Mela, Pushkar Mela, Jagannath Yatra, Kolkata Durga Puja, Krishna Janmashthami at Vrindavan.

The major attraction is the most awaited Nashik MAHAKUMBH Mela, happening in the month of July. Spiritual Yatra is hosting a specialized tour which will provide facilities like guide, food, accommodation and travelling.

At the onset of its launch for the coming season, Spiritual Yatra, recommends you the Top 10 Spiritual Destinations one must head to for a soul searching vacation in an organized way. Seeking some deeper meaning on your travels? Make your own pilgrimage to some of India’s great spiritual sites.

Top 10 Spiritual Destinations:

Kashmir with Vaishno Devi -15-April-15 June: In the caves are shrines dedicated to the three forms of the mother goddess — Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasarasvati, which is manifested as Vaishno Devi in the scenic Kashmir.

Mathura- Nainital – 15-April- May: Mathura is the birthplace Krishna Janma-Bhoomi, or ‘Lord Krishna’s birthplace’. There are many places of historic and religious importance in Mathura is Keshav Dev Temple, Vishram Ghat , Shri Jagannath Temple, Bhuteshwar Mathura. Naina Devi Temple- The temple is located on the northern shore of Naini lake. The presiding deity of the temple is Maa Naina Devi represented by two Netras or eyes. Flanking Naina Devi are the deities of Mata Kali and Lord Ganesha .

Haridwar -Hrishekesh May (Buddhapurnima) – Haridwar is the gateway to the four pilgrimages Char Dham Yatra of Uttarakhand (Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath). Millions of pilgrims, devotees, and tourists congregate in Haridwar to perform ritualistic bathing on the banks of the river Ganges to wash away their sins to attain Moksha.

Hrishikesh – April to 1st week of May – Hrishikesh gets its name after Lord Vishnu who appeared to ‘Raibhya Rishi’, as a result of histapasya (austerities), as Lord Hrishikesh. For more than a thousand years Gangotri and Yamunotri, the sources of the Ganges and Yamuna, have been dedicated to Ganga and Yamuna respectively. The Ganga Arti performed at dusk at the Triveni Ghat is extremely popular with visitors.

Himachal Pradesh- Nau Devi Darshan– May-June-July: In Himachal Pradesh you can visit the Nau Devi Darshan. In this trip you can visit the temples of Sheetla Devi, Chandi MandirMansa Devi, Chintpurni Mata ,Shri Naina Devi Ji, Jawala Ji, Kangra Devi , Chamunda Devi, Vaishno Devi Mandir

Mahakaaleshwar/Omkareshar with Panchmarhi– MP- April: Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, is one of the most famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingams, which are supposed to be the most sacred abodes of Shiva.. Panchmarhi,meaning 5 caves were built by five Pandava brothers in Mahabharat era during their fourteen years of exile. The caves are situated on a hilltop and provide an excellent vantage point.

Banaras– 15 April- 1st week of June: It is the holiest of the seven sacred cities. Varanasi has at least 84 ghats. The extensive stretches of ghats enhance the river front with a multitude of shrines, temples and palaces.

Kedarnath 15 May to 15th June: Kēdārnāth Mandir (Kedarnath Temple) is one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to the god Shiva.Kedarnath Temple has statues of the five Pandava brothers, Lord Krishna, Nandi. Other than Kedarnath temple, on the eastern side of the town is Bhairava temple

Girnar Ahemadabad- April- May: Older than Himalayas, Girnar the mountain and its range are considered sacred and it’s an important pilgrimage site for both Jains and Hindus, who gather here in large numbers during the Girnar Parikrama festival. It is also important for Jains as lot of Jain monks have attained Moksh on Mt Girnar.

Kanyakumari– 15 June-15 July – The temple here is a Shakti Peetha, one of the holiest shrines of the Mother goddess.  The Thanumalayan Temple in Suchindram, the three main gods of Hindu mythology – Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu– are in one form called Sthanumalayan. Kanyakumari is also popular in India for its spectacular and unique sunrise and sunset, its being nearly surrounded by waters.

Ashtavinayak yatra & Ganpatipule refers to a pilgrimage to the eight Hindu temples in Maharashtra state of India that house eight distinct idols of Ganesha, in a pre-ascertained sequence. The Ashtavinayaka yatra or pilgrimage covers the eight ancient holy temples of Ganesha which are situated around Pune. The temples are Mayureshwar, Siddhivinayak, Ballaleshwar, Varadavinayak, Chintamani, Girijatmaj, Vighneshwar, Mahaganapati. Ganpatipule –The 400 year old Ganpati idol at Ganpatipule is said to have sprung up from the soil. This deity faces the West, so as to guard the western gates, unlike deities in other Indian temples who face the east. The temple is at the base of a hill, and pilgrims walk around (pradakshina) the hill as a mark of respect.

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