Maharashtra Pilgrimage

The most fascinating region of India - Maharashtra. It is the state with rich cultural heritage and is a land of intense spirituality and religious faith, which is reflected in the profusion of temples presented here. A pilgrimage is a term primarily used in religion and spirituality of a long journey. Sometimes, it is a journey to a sacred place or shrine of importance to a person's beliefs and faith. Pilgrims are those people of every religion who participate in journey to pilgrimages.
Maharashtra has to its credit pilgrimage centers with great landmarks in the evolution of Indian Temple architecture. Two of rock cut temples of India one is - The Elephanta Cave Temple of Shiva and the Kailasanatha Temple at Ellora are in Maharashtra. Maharashtra has three of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines and two of the Shakti Peethas, the eight Ashta Vinayak shrines and the revered pilgrimage center Karavira Kshetra and Vitthala shrine at Pandharpur - glorified by the saints of Maharashtra. For people interested in spirituality, these pilgrim centers are a must visit places during holidays or during the period of annual festivals.

The chief festival in Maharashtra is Ganesh Festival. All festivals, in Maharashtra are a tribute to its rich culture and legacy. Ganesh Pooja, Gokul Ashtami, Diwali, Holi, Dussehra, Padwa etc. provide a common platform for people from all walks of life to interact with one another.