Religions in India

Sarnath: Buddhist Pilgrimage In Uttar Pradesh

Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Sarnath is the place where Gathama Buddha gave his first sermon. So, it holds special significance as an important Buddhist pilgrimage center. It is considered to be one among the four holy places that a Buddhist pilgrim must visit. Located 13 kilometres away from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh is also variously known as Sarnath, Mrigadava, Migadaya, Rishipattana and Isipatana. It is …

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Taj-ul-Masjid, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Taj-ul-Masjid, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Taj-ul-Masjid Bhopal, which literally means the ‘Crown of Mosques’, is one of the largest mosques in Asia. Spread across a sprawling campus, this imposing ‘dome of Allah’ is situated in Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh. This pink edifice, embellished with white-dome minarets, is indeed a treat for every eye. Although Sultan Shah Jahan, Begum of Bhopal pioneered its …

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Quwwat-ul-Islam (Qutb Mosque), New Delhi

Quwwat-ul-Islam (Qutb Mosque), Near Qutb Minar, New Delhi

Quwwat-ul-Islam is a unique example of the amalgamation of Hindu and Islamic art. The name of the mosque literally means ‘Might of Islam’. It is also known as the Qutb Mosque or the Great Mosque of Delhi and was the first to be constructed in Delhi after the Islamic invasion in India. This mosque was built by Qutb-ud-din-Aibak, the founder …

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Jama Masjid New Delhi: Biggest Mosque in India

Jama Masjid, New Delhi

Colossal, surreal and beautiful, the mighty edifice of Jama Masjid is impressive enough to make you sit up and take notice of this sprawling edifice. The last architectural venture of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, Jama Masjid holds the reputation of being the biggest mosque in India. Located in Delhi, besides the famous Red Fort, Jama Masjid derives its name from …

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Jamali Kamali Masjid, Mehrauli, New Delhi

Jamali Kamali Masjid, Mehrauli, New Delhi

Jamali Kamali Masjid is put up within the Archaeological Village complex in Mehrauli and houses a mosque and a tomb. Esteemed highly for its sanctimonious import, this mosque has been named after the Sufi saint Shaikh Fazlullah, better known as Jalal Khan or Jamali. The identity of Kamali, however, remains shrouded in mystery. Although the edifice was constructed in 1528-1529, …

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Ajmer Sharif: Dargah Sharif of Hazrat Khwaja

Ajmer Sharif

Islamism, Sufism and the Sufi tradition – all of them teaches us one thing – the message of peace, submission, surrender and obedience to Almighty God. Ajmer Sharif, better known to the world as Dargah Sharif of Hazrat Khwaja, is one of the most revered destinations for the theists, the ultimate place for spiritual redemption. The revered tomb of Hazrat …

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Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra, Ajmer

Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra, Ajmer

Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra is one of the classic instances of religious vandalism, an outstanding example of an edifice built over the ruins of Jain temples. This famous mosque, situated on the border of Ajmer, is an inimitable example of primitive Indo-Islamic architecture. Constructed by Muhammad Ghori, Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra has a slew of interesting legends to its name. …

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Anandpur Sahib: Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib Gurudwara

Anandpur Sahib: Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib Gurudwara

Anandpur sahib is a city and a municipal council in Rupnagar district, Punjab, India. Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib is a gurudwara which is the main attraction at Anandpur Sahib and is one of the most important sacred places of the Sikhs. This city is strongly linked and connected to their religious traditions. Because of its rich historical and religious significance, …

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Top 5 Blasphemy Incidents Against Prophet Muhammad

Top 5 Blasphemy Incidents Against Prophet Muhammad

5 incidents when ‘blasphemy’ against Prophet Muhammad led to widespread communal violence and riots The southern metropolis of Bengaluru yesterday convulsed with communal flare-ups as rampaging Muslims took to the street to protest against a Facebook post that allegedly insulted Prophet Muhammad The capital of Karnataka, Bengaluru, was in the throes of violent communal riots on 12th August, 2020 as …

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