Do you love pilgrimage ?

@pupupd (1516)
India
June 3, 2009 10:34pm CST
Pilgrimage my definition is a journey in search of moral values. But according to me it is visiting a location where there are lots of devotees praying in many temples, mosque, gurudwara, church etc. These places have their own charm. As soon as you step in that environment, you feel very relaxed and serene. The ambience is also very calm and quiet. I love visiting such places. As I am from INDIA, there are lots of pilgrimage places to visit. What about you ? Do you like visiting such places and why ?
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@GADHISUNU (2163)
• India
4 Jun 09
I am also from India. I do love pilgrimage. As per Sanatana Dharma(SD) pilgrimage has an essential role in the management of karma. So, I like it. Recently I had been to Varanasi(Kashi). It is a great place to go on a pilgrimage. The flowing Gange and the various ghats, Vishwanath-Annapurna-Vishalakshi and several other shrines that are native to Kashi, are a treat to the Soul. The other places I would like to visit would be the Devi-Shakti-Peeths. SriRangam is a shrine which I feel past life connections.Generally I manage pilgrimages as a fall out of my official tours if I can. Way back in 1984 I had a chance to stay at Obra for a40 days. Obra being just about 160 Kms from Kashi, I made 2-3 visits to G-V-A-V and lost myself in the serenity of the place despite preying Pandas.
@pupupd (1516)
• India
5 Jun 09
Wow I would love to visit varanasi. Its one of the favourite destinations of pilgrims. I have not heard of devi shakti peeth but I am sure my mom will know about it. I have been to shirdi, ganpatiphule and harihareshwar. You will find these locations in maharashtra.
@daliaj (5684)
• India
4 Jun 09
I used to do a lot of pilgirmage (to churches) when I was in school. I studied in a convent school and almost all the tours arranged by school were like pilgirmate, visiting famous churches. So, I went for a lot of pilgrimage. Even now I go for trips, but not in the label pilgrimage. We try to visit churches, gurudwaras and mosques in the places where we go. I would prefernot to limit the tours as pilgrimages. I might go for pilgrimages when I become old.
@pupupd (1516)
• India
5 Jun 09
hi daliaj, that right even I feel I should do pilgrimage more when I am older. Because you have a busy life with lots of work, you have tensions and thus you need to relax sometimes beyond the need. Relaxation also can be of various types. Some find relaxation in listening to rock music!! But pilgrimage gives us a very long lasting relaxation which is required by everybody once in a life time.
@xParanoiax (6997)
• United States
5 Jun 09
By the definition in the dictionary, I do enjoy pilgramages...but I don't get to go on them often. Picking out specific locations works too, of course, and the places are often wonderful in their own right.
@bing28 (3798)
• Philippines
5 Jun 09
Oh yes but just local pilgrimage, where we can afford for fare and other expenses. I think joining pilgrimage in some historic and religious places, aside from the relaxation, serenity and awareness of their existence we also feel we're blessed. Getting in to these places seemed to be giving us more strength and inspiration in facing life's struggles. How I wish I could join pilgrimage trip at other countries though quite impossible as it's unaffordable.
@SHAMRACK (8522)
• India
4 Jun 09
Dear friend, I too from India and do like to go for pilgrimage. But I do like those place which has some eternal power feeling. May be there is something I could feel inside as there is something here. I do also has felt this in some of the those places I had visited in India. For me it gives some mental satisfaction.
@raakhee (53)
• Qatar
4 Jun 09
i am from india too and yes,you are right about there being a lot of pilgrimage places to visit.i go to many holy places and get a lot of mental satisfaction after the visit.it's as if i have left behind all my worries there and have come back as a refreshed person.
@maximax8 (29129)
• United Kingdom
4 Jun 09
I am not a religious person but world religion does fascinate me. I like to visit religious buildings and respect the people that are worshiping. I have visited Jerusalem where I saw the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock. I went over to the West Bank and visited the Church of the Nativity. In the Maldives I saw the Grand Friday Mosque and really liked it. Then on one of the tiny islands I saw a very small mosque so that was fascinating. In Malaysia I saw some beautiful looking temples. In many European countries I have visited churches and synagogues. I am a very keen on traveling and I gain more understanding of each country I go to by seeing its religious buildings. One of my old friends took a pilgrimage to Mecca so that was exciting for him.
• Philippines
4 Jun 09
I no experience on pilgrimages but my parents have. And just from their experiences I think they've enjoyed the journey. They have been to great places and churches. The most important of all, they learned a lot of things from the pilgrimages. Maybe someday, I'd love to experience what they have experienced.
@snowy22315 (72347)
• United States
4 Jun 09
I think there are very many interesting places to visit. I think a visit to a temple or a church can be a peaceful and humbling place to visit. I just think that there are many things you can do and it is often nice to go to a spirtual place to think and reflect and to just be.