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Pilgrimages of Uttar Pradesh

  1. Kashi: An ancient pilgrimage of Lord Shiva on the bank of river Ganga which is a Moksha Puri, Jyotirlinga [Vishwanath Jyotirlinga] (Vishwanath) as well as Shakti Peetha [Varanasi Shakti Peetha] (Devi Vishalakshi); also has famous temples of Devi Annapoorna and Sri Kalabhairava (Varanasi district, Uttar Pradesh).
  2. Ayodhya: The birthplace and kingdom of Lord Rama which is a Moksha Puri and a Divya Desam [Thiru Ayodhi Divya Desam] (Faizabad district, Uttar Pradesh)
  3. Mathura: The birthplace of Lord Krishna which is a Moksha Puri and a Divya Desam [Thiru Vadamathura Divya Desam] (Mathura district, Uttar Pradesh)
  4. Gokul: The place where Lord Krishna grew up which is a Divya Desam [Thiruvaipadi Divya Desam] (Mathura district, Uttar Pradesh)
  5. Vrindavan: The place where Lord Krishna enacted his Raasa Leela which is a Divya Desam [Thiruvaipadi Divya Desam] as well as a Shakti Peetha [Vrindavana Shakti Peetha] (Devi Uma) (Mathura district, Uttar Pradesh)
  6. Govardhan: The place where Sri Krishna lifted the Govardhan Hill and sheltered the people from the fury of rains (Mathura district, Uttar Pradesh)
  7. Chitrakoot: The place where Lord Rama stayed during the forest exile (Chitrakoota) and which is a Shakti Peetha [Ramagiri Shakti Peetha] (Ramagiri) (Chitrakoot district, Uttar Pradesh)
  8. Naimisharanya: An ancient forest where the Puranas were told and which is a Swayam Vyakta Kshetra (Sitapur district, Uttar Pradesh)
  9. Prayag: An ancient pilgrimage at the confluence of rivers Ganga, Yamuna and hidden Saraswati which is also a Shakti Peetha [Prayaga Shakti Peetha] (Devi Alopi) (Devi Lalita) (Allahabad district, Uttar Pradesh)
  10. Kameshwar Dham: A place identified with Anga Ashrama mentioned in Valmiki Ramayana where Sri Rama visited while travelling with sage Vishwamitra (Ballia district, Uttar Pradesh)
  11. Saharanpur Shakambari: A famous temple of Devi Shakambari (Saharanpur district, Uttar Pradesh)


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