Top 9 Religious Places In Uttar Pradesh

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Top 9 religious places in Uttar Pradesh

India is known as the land of temples and religion. In the northern part of India, there are so many states that are famous for their historical and religious places. Hinduism is India’s most-followed religion and as such, India is full of religious places and pilgrim destinations. With so many different castes and communities all following their own respective religions, India is a marvel just for the fact that it is able to exist with such unity in diversity. One such state is known for its pilgrim tourism in Uttar Pradesh.

There are over 200 million people live in this state and this land spreads over 243,286 km. In this blog, we talk about the Top 9 Religious Places In Uttar Pradesh. The people of India is like to visit religious places and in India, there are so many religious places to visit.

Before we know about the Top 9 Religious Places in Uttar Pradesh first we know about the Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh lies in the central plains of the river (Ganga), the southern uplands and the population of this state is 20.42 Crores, the capital of Uttar Pradesh is Lucknow. It is also famous for its rich culture and traditions. One of the seven wonders of India and the World are in Uttar Pradesh is the Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Prades.

Uttar Pradesh was found in 1526 by Babur, 4000 years ago. The old name of Uttar Pradesh is United Provinces Of Agra and Oudh, later it was named Uttar Pradesh on 1 April 1937. The chief minister of Uttar Pradesh is Yogi Adityanath which is from the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP). One of the Important facts is that Uttar Pradesh is one of the most popular and the fourth largest state of India

So let’s take a look at famous religious places of Uttar Pradesh:-

Varanasi

Varanasi is one of the regional places in the northern part of India. It is famous for bathing in Ghats, which lies on the bank of river Ganga. It is a place where people come for worship and explore all the things. Varanasi is one of the oldest cities of India, it contains over 2,000 temples, and this city is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Varanasi city spreads around 82 km. The old name of Varanasi is Banaras and this city is also famous as Kashi city because it was the home of Lord Shiva. In this city there are many famous places that every people wants to go this place.

Here are some famous places of Varanasi

  • Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple
  • Dashashwamedh Ghat
  • Ramnagar Fort
  • Assi Ghat
  • Ganga Aarti
  • Bharat Mata Temple

Mathura

Mathura is also a famous regional place in India. It is famous for Lord Krishna temples. It is about 28km in area. Millions of people come to see this place and going to their famous religious place to worship Lord Krishna because people believe that in ancient times the Mathura is the birth city of Lord Krishna.

Mathura is in the northern part of India, in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Mathura city lies on the bank of the Yamuna River, Mathura is also famous as Brajbhoomi which was an important religious place for Hindus. The population of Mathura city is 4.42 Lakhs and there are many famous places in Mathur.

Here are some famous places of Mathura

  • Shri Krishna Janambhoomi, Mathura
  • Dwarkadhish Temple
  • Vishram Ghat
  • Kusum Sarovar, Mathura
  • Kans Quilla
  • Mathura Museum

Prayagraj

Prayagraj city is in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The Prayagraj city also famous as Allahabad and IILAHABAD, it spreads around 365 km. The population of Prayagraj city is over 15.4 Lakh and the word Prayagraj is a Sanskrit word and the meaning of Prayagraj is ‘the king among the five Prayags’.

In the city of Prayagraj, there is a famous university that is Prof. Rajendra Singh University, On 17th June 2016 this university was made by Uttar Pradesh Government. The famous Holy place of Prayagraj is Triveni Sangam. Triveni Sangam is the Sangam of all three rivers Ganga, Jamuna (Yamuna), and Saraswati The special thing about Prayagraj is it is one of the largest cities of Uttar Pradesh and there are also many famous  religious places.

Here are some famous places of Prayagraj

  • Prayagraj Fort
  • Khusro Bagh
  • Chandra Shekhar Azad Park
  • All Saint Cathhedral
  • Allahabad Museum
  • Anand Bhawan Museum

Sarnath

The Sarnath city is a place located in the northeast of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. Sarnath is famous as the place where Gautama Buddha delivered his first sermon. Sarnath is a Pilgrim place for Buddhism because this city is the first place where Lord Budha delivered his first speech. Subsequent rulers added to the stupas and monasteries that Ashoka built at Sarnath.

In the 12th century, the Turki Muslims have destroyed the Sarnath temple and they also destroyed many things of Sarnath and the Buddhist site which are located in North India.

Famous places of Sarnath

  • Dhamkesh Stupa
  • Chaukandi Stupa
  • Ashoka Pillar
  • V Celebration museum
  • Sarnath Deer Park
  • Budha Statue

Ayodhya

Ayodhya is one of the favorite religious places of tourists. It is the kingdom of Lord Rama who does vadh of Evil Ravan. Lord Rama goes to the forest for 14 years (Vanvas) and there he Vadh evil Ravan. The Ayodhya city was located in Uttar Pradesh, India. the population of 55,890 since 2011 and the Ayodhya city is corporate with the two neighboring cities of Faizabad. Ayodhya is the capital of Uttar Pradesh

This city is famous for its ancient Hindu story which is Ramayan based on a real-life story written by Valmiki. This city was lies on the bank of the Saryu River which is the capital of the kingdom of Kosala. The old name of Ayodhya is Saket and the. The Ayodhya temple was destroyed by Babur in 1528 A.D. and built a mosque on that place. There are many famous temples and places in Ayodhya.

Here are some famous places of Ayodhya.

  • Shri Ram Janam Bhoomi
  • Hanuman Garhi Mandir
  • Kanak Bhawan Temple
  • Sita ki Rasoi
  • Shri Maniram Das Chavani
  • Nageshwarnath Temple
  • Ramkatha Park
  • Tulsi Smarak Bhaven Museum

Hastinapur

Hastinapur city is located in the Meerut district, Uttar Pradesh. In such text of Hindu, this place is kuru kingdom in the Mahabharat and Purans, and it is also mentioned in Jain text. The population of Hastinapur is 58,452 since 2011. The king of this city is Pandu in the late 17th century. Hastinapur is reestablished by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on 6 February 1949.

The Hastinapur city lies on the bank of the river Ganga and it is famous for the birth city of three Jain Thirtankaras and in today’s time the Hastinapur city was now called Meerut.

Hete are some famous places of Hastinapur

  • Hastinapur Wildlife Century
  • Digambar Jain Mandir
  • Shri Digambar Jain Prachin Bada Mandir
  • Kailash Parvath Rachna
  • Pandeshwar Maha Mandir
  • Jamwadeep Jain Tirath

Vindhyachal

The Vindhyachal city is situated in Uttar Pradesh, India. This city is a famous pilgrimage site for Hindu Religion. The Vindyachal is having a temple that is 70 km away from Varanasi and 85 km from Allahabad, The city is a Hindu pilgrimage site having the temple of Vindhyavasini, who according to Markandeya Purana had incarnated to kill the demon Mahishasura

The famous thing about Vindhyachal is that this city is renowned as a religious place for Hindus and Vindhyachal is dedicated to Goddess Vindhyavasini.

Here are some famous places of Vindhyachal

  • Maa Vindhyavasini temple   
  • Tenda Waterfall
  •  Wyndom Falls
  • Sitamarhi Sita Sanahit Sthal
  •  Ashtabhuja Devi  

Agra

Agra is in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. This city lies on the bank of the Yamuna River and the area spread in Agra is 121 km. The population of Agra is about 15.9 Lakh since 2011 also the Agra is one of the popular places in India and this city’s famous thing is its seventh wonder of the world (Taj Mahal) and millions of people come to see this monument and it is the main attraction of Agra.

The founder of Agra city is Sultan Sikandar Lodhi. He was the king of this city and he founded the Agra city in 1504 after the death of Sultan Sikandar Lodhi his son Sultan Ibrahim Lodhi was the king of this city and he was the last king who ruled in Agra he was killed by Babur in the battle of Panipat in 1526. In Agra city you can go with your friends and family.

Here are some famous places of Agra

  • Taj Mahal
  • Agra Fort
  • Tomb Of Akbar The Great
  • Mehtab Bagh
  • Moti Masjid
  • Tomb Of Mariam

Conclusion

In this blog, we try to give you all the information about the Top 9 religious places in Uttar Pradesh and its famous places. Overall, In UP (Uttar Pradesh) there are many famous and religious places that you should go to see and explore all the things.

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