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#Rameshwaram

Rameshwaram - Where Lord Rama Worshipped Shiva.

Rameshwaram is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. The temple is situated on Rameshwaram island in Tamil Nadu. It has the longest corridor among all Hindu temples in India.
The Temple is spread over an area of 15 acres. It has high compound wall on all the four sides, measuring about 865 feet from east to west and 657 feet from north to south. It has huge towers (Gopurams) at the east and west and finished gate towers on the north and south.
The outer set of corridors is reputed to be the longest in the world. The total length of those corridors is thus 3850 feet. There are about 1212 pillars in the outer corridor. The main tower or rajagopuram is 53 m tall. Most pillars are carved with individual composition.
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#अयोध्या
Ayodhya is an ancient city of India in Uttar Pradesh. Ayodhya, also known as Saket, is the birthplace of Shri Ram, the 7th avatar of Lord Vishnu. It used to be the capital of the Kosala Kingdom, the court of king Dasaratha, father of Shri Ram.
The Atharvaveda describes it as "a city built by Gods and being as prosperous as paradise itself". The word Ayodhya is Sanskrit for "not to be warred against". Skand and other Puranas like Brahmanda Purana rank Ayodhya as one of the seven most sacred and holiest cities of India.
According to the Ramayana, Ayodhya was founded by Manu, the law-giver of the Hindus. For centuries it was the capital of the descendants of the Surya dynasty. Opening chapters of Ramayana recount the magnificence of the city, the glories of the king and loyalty of his people.
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#Pushkar
Pushkar is a town in the Ajmer dist of Rajasthan. It holds immense religious values for the people of the State and also for the entire country. The city is known for its sacredness and piousness which is adored by millions of people who visit it.
The city is known for as the “Tirtha Raj” or the land which is considered as the ‘King of Pilgrimage’ amongst the Hindus. The land is considered very pious as it was created by Lord Brahma- who is known as the creator of the world.
Pushkar city has over 500 temples with the main Pushkar temple dedicated to Lord Brahma. Although the Pushkar temple is not the only Brahma temple in the country, still it is one of the very few existing temples that are dedicated to Lord Brahma.
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Mega Road Show of 2019 LS Elections. @narendramodi paid his tributes to Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya.
Har Har Mahadev 🙏
#ModiInVaranasi
#KashiBoleNaMoNaMo
#ModiOnceMore
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Varanasi (Kashi)
It's the ultimate pilgrimage spot for Hindus, the oldest city in the world. These lines by Mark Twain say it all:"Varanasi is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend & looks twice as old as all of them put together"
Hindus believe that one who is graced to die on the land of Varanasi would attain salvation and freedom from cycle of birth, re-birth. Abode of Lord Shiva & Parvati, the origins of Varanasi are yet unknown. Ganges in Varanasi is believed to have the power to wash away our sins.
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Varanasi (Kashi)
It's the ultimate pilgrimage spot for Hindus, the oldest city in the world. These lines by Mark Twain say it all:"Varanasi is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend & looks twice as old as all of them put together"
Hindus believe that one who is graced to die on the land of Varanasi would attain salvation and freedom from cycle of birth, re-birth. Abode of Lord Shiva & Parvati, the origins of Varanasi are yet unknown. Ganges in Varanasi is believed to have the power to wash away our sins.
Ganges is said to have its origins in the tresses of Lord Shiva and in Varanasi, it expands to the mighty river that we know of. The city is center of learning & civilization for over 3000 yrs. Sarnath, where Buddha preached his 1st sermon after enlightenment is just 10 km away.
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PRAYAG
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has changed the name of Allahabad to Prayagraj. It's a laudatory step. Anti nationals can cry as much as they want but Hindus are happy. History needs to be corrected. Period.
The ancient name of the city is Prayag (Sanskrit for "place of sacrifice"), as it is believed to be the spot where Brahma offered his first sacrifice after creating the world. Since its founding, Prayaga has played an important role in the history and cultural life of India.
Prayag, where river Ganga and Yamuna meet, is one of the ancient pilgrimage centers of India. It is venerated in the hymns of the Rig Veda. According to the Hindu mythology the region between the Ganga and the Yamuna is the most fertile region on earth.
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UJJAIN
It is an ancient and historical city that is 5000 years old. It is famous for spiritual as well as scientific reasons. It is described as the best city in Adi Brahma Puran and it is called mokshda and bhukti-mukti in Agni Puran and Garuda Puran.
There was a time when this city had been a capital of a big empire. It has a glorious history. As per religious books this city has never seen destruction, for God of destruction Mahakaal himself resides here. It has a Jyotirling out of the 12, 2 Shakti Peeths, the Sacred Kumbh.
As per Garuda Puran there are 7 cities that can provide salvation but importance of Ujjain is a little more. It's believed that it has foot prints of Lord Vishnu. Lord Rama himself performed his father’s last rites after his death at Ujjain.That place is called ‘Ram Ghat’.
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