Religion and spirituality are integral to the cultural heritage of India! These often impact one’s entire way of living and even guide beliefs and rituals. It is the power of these beliefs that actually makes this country so diverse and culturally rich. And do you know what adds more power to your belief? The occasional religious trips and pilgrimages. These trips are not only to pay homage at the shrines, but they also make you connect with your inner self and strengthen your bond with the forces you believe in. At the end of the day, you improve as a person and even find mental relief and rejuvenation.
Although each corner of India is dotted with some important religious places, but today we will specifically talk about sacred places near Nagpur. Nagpur is a budding city of Maharashtra that’s known for its unending and prosperous orange orchards. But you’ll also find many prominent spiritual centres, temples, and mosques in this city. (And remember they are all overcrowded by the rush of devotees throughout the year.) And if you have explored them all, then it’s time to pay a visit to the top religious destinations around Nagpur as well.
Before you peek out of the Orange City, why don’t you pay homage to these religious places of Nagpur? They are surely going to make your journey to the famous temples in and around Nagpur more enriching and blissful.
The Shree Ganesh Mandir in Nagpur is very popular among believers of Lord Ganesh. That’s why you’ll especially find a large chunk of devotees visiting this place during the time of Ganesh Utsav. And this temple especially got its name “Tekdi” because you’ll have to leave your car on rent way behind before climbing towards this temple that is located on a (Tekdi) hillside.
Deekshabhoomi is one of the famous tourist attractions and Buddhist Temple in Nagpur. It’s also considered an important pilgrimage centre for the Buddhists and you’ll see a rush of them during the Dharma Chakra Pravartana Day in this temple. If you want, you can visit this temple during that date (14th October) or whenever you want to feel a sense of serenity in this zen like place.
A 400-years old temple in this city, the Ramtek Temple holds a special value both in the realm of tourism and religion as well. The temple dedicated to Lord Ram attracts devotees all-round the year and continues to hold religious arti and Puja on a regular basis.
The Swaminarayan Temple of Nagpur is especially known as one of the oldest and primitive temples of the city. But apart from this, even its architecture and heritage attract lots of devotees towards it. You can visit this temple to marvel at its exclusive structure while praying for your spiritual betterment.
When we are talking about the important religious places of Nagpur, how can we forget the Poddareshwar Ram Mandir in this city? It’s a very profound temple especially tagged as the pride of Nagpur and was built back in the year 1923. Just take a self-drive car rental in Nagpur to reach it because it’s said that whoever visits this temple, definitely finds inner peace and spiritual enlightenment.
You surely do know a lot about the essential and prominent temples and religious centres within Nagpur now. So, it’s the time to drive beyond this city’s boundaries and read about the road trips to the religious places near Nagpur.
When you travel for around 45 kilometres from Nagpur, you’ll reach a small village called Adasa. The temple complex in this location is very much talked about because — firstly, it’s a pre-historic temple of around 4000 years old standing at this place; secondly, you’ll find it located on a hillock in this village and people love to climb all the way to the hill to reach it; and thirdly, it’s a temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha that’s built in the traditional Hemadpanti style (you don’t find many temples built in this style) and the idol of Lord Ganesha is of around 12 feet height with 7 feet breadth and is surprisingly carved out of a single stone!
One of the very important Hindu religious places near Nagpur is the Koradi Temple located around 15 kilometres away from the city. It’s one of the Shakti Peethas of the country and especially dedicated to Goddess Mahalaxmi Jagadamba. Situated on the banks of Koradi Lake, this temple is buzzing with devotees throughout the year. Don’t miss hearing the mythologies related to this temple from the locals.
When you are taking road trips around Nagpur, you’ll reach this iconic temple located about 20 kms away from the city. It’s a special temple dedicated to the Buddhist religion but still you’ll find devotees and tourists from all sects paying a visit to this place. The incredible architecture of this temple is the first point of attraction; and secondly, it’s a living proof of the Indo-Japanese friendship in the country which makes its presence exemplary.
Located around 599 kilometres away, though the distance from Nagpur is more, but you’ll see devotees driving from this city towards this prominent place especially dedicated to Sai Baba. The entire town of Shirdi is a tell tale of the life of Sai Baba and you’ll find various places to visit in this city that have special religious importance. From the shrine to the temple dedicated to Sai Baba and even some spiritual centres are here to ensure that your journey from Nagpur to Shirdi is worthwhile.
Another very important religious destination near Nagpur that requires emphasis is Nasik. It’s the place where the holy Kumbh Mela is held every 12 years. Naturally even the count of temples and important religious places in this city is imaginable. That’s why you’ll find devotees flocking this city throughout the year.
All these holy places have deep religious significance. But if your heart years for more, you can as well check some more divine destinations around Nagpur like the iconic Bhimashankar Temple, Kalbhairav Temple in Harihareshwar, Lord Ganesha Temple in Ganpatipule, and Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai. Just remember to note down the opening and closing time of these temples before you plan your trip so that the journey is uninterrupted and fruitful.
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