Wedding in India is considered an auspicious ceremony and when this ceremony is performed in a holy place like a temple, it is believed to add that benediction in a sacred relationship like marriage. This is the idea that makes the concept of temple weddings in India so popular. Hindus have this faith that when a pious procedure like marriage is performed before a deity it only gets the couple closer to God.
The sacred city of Haridwar is counted amongst the most religious places for Hindus globally. The city is situated on the banks of river Ganga, most holy Hindu river. It is believed that the Ganga leaves mountains and enters plains from Haridwar. The city of Haridwar is home to innumerable temples. The holy city is supposed to be visited by every god and goddess. Temples are sprawling in each and every corner of the city. The temples of Haridwar are highly revered.
The sacred city of Haridwar is surrounded by scenic beauty of the hills on three sides with Holy Ganga flowing through it. The whole place is considered to be sacred as it is believed that meditation at this place leads to attainment of salvation.
The celestial temples of Khajuraho are considered to be a commemoration of the wedding of Shiva & Parvati, the life forces of the entire Universe – a manifestation of Shiva as the Ardha – Narishwar (half male & half female), the yin and yang of masculine and feminine powers of the cosmic energy.
One of South India’s great temple towns, Madurai is synonymous with the celebrated Meenakshi Temple. Situated on the banks of river Vaigai, Madurai has a rich cultural heritage passed on from the great Tamil era more than 2500 years old. Madurai was an important cultural and commercial centre even as early as 550 AD.
One of the four celebrated religious centers of India, Puri, the abode of Lord Jagannath needs no introduction. According to tradition Puri was once a thickly wooded hill inhabited by the Sabaras.It is a pilgrimage town with the famous temple of Lord Jagannath (means Lord of the Universe) and is a major tourist destination with all its beautiful and pleasant sights.