If you are religious and god devoted person, then going to sacred temples to rest your troubled soul must come naturally to you. However, not all temples are as easily gratifying as the ones you go to on a daily basis.
Some are a test of your perseverance, devotion, and physical fitness. In this blog, we are going to take a look at 3 of the most challenging pilgrimage sights in India.
Whether you are someone in search of spirituality, a god fearing devotee, or just ticking off treacherous journeys from your bucket list, these 3 are a must.
Excited to know what these are? Let’s take a look now to find out –
1.Girnar Temple in Gujarat
Girnar is a temple dedicated to Lord Dattatreya, who is considered the amalgamation of the trimurti, namely Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma. Perched atop the Girnar Peak, it is said that to reach the temple, one needs to climb 10,000 steps.
While it is a debated number, there is no question about the difficulty and faith one needs to get up there. Just keep in mind, that the first peak and temple complex you reach is just half way to the main destination.
Once you have walked the whole distance, take a selfie with the temple in frame and watch your followers shoot the sky!
2.Kedarnath Temple in Uttarakhand
If you are looking for a group tour India trek into one of the most treacherous and hard hitting courses in India, then Kedarnath is a must on your list. Located in a deep valley in the Gahrwal mountain range, it is located at 3583 metres above mean sea level.
One of the pillars of the Chota Char Dham, it can be reached via a 21 kilometre trek from Sonprayag or Sitapur. After the 2013 flash flood of the Mandakini River, the route to reach this perched temple of Shiva has changed.
Built by Adi Shankaracharya in the 8th century CE, this temple is also one of the most beautiful sights to see.
3.Amarnath in Jammu and Kashmir
The Amarnath Yatra is one of the most demanding pilgrimage sights in India and needs utmost dedication on your part to climb to the 3888 metres and witness this amazing natural shrine of Shiva.
An ice formed Linga is the main attraction of the shrine and it comes to its own naturally and is also known to wax and wane throughout the different seasons of the year. Also, not to mention the amazing scenery around the place which makes for a picture perfect Instagram feed.
These are the 3 places which make for an immense physical, mental, and spiritual experience. Think you can dare to make it?