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Pilgrimages and Temples of Uttar Pradesh


1. Pilgrimages and Temples by Deities:

  1. Rama: Ayodhya - Rama Pilgrimage (Ayodhya district): A Moksha Puri and Divya Desam [Thiru Ayodhi Divya Desam] (DD-65): On the bank of River Sarayu.
    - Sri Rama incarnated at Ayodhya. Ayodhya was the capital of his kingdom. (Valmiki Ramayana)
  2. Rama: Ballia - Kameshwar Dham (Ballia district): Identified with Anga mentioned in Valmiki Ramayana.
    - Sri Rama visited Anga with Vishwamitra and heard the story of Lord Shiva burning Kamadeva there. (Valmiki Ramayana)
  3. Rama: Shringverpur (Prayagraj district): Identified with Shringaverapura mentioned in Valmiki Ramayana. On the bank of River Ganga.
    - Sri Rama visited Sringaverapura during forest exile. Met Guha (Nishadraj) who extended his hospitality. (Valmiki Ramayana)
  4. Rama: Prayag (Prayagraj district): At the confluence of River Ganga & River Yamuna.
    - Sri Rama visited Prayaga during forest exile. Visited Bharadwaja Ashrama at Prayaga. (Valmiki Ramayana)
  5. Rama: Chitrakoot - Rama Pilgrimage (Chitrakoot district): On the bank of River Mandakini.
    - Sri Rama stayed at Chitrakoota during forest exile. Sri Rama met Bharata at Chitrakoota. (Valmiki Ramayana)
  1. Krishna: Mathura - Krishna Pilgrimage (Mathura district): A Moksha Puri and Divya Desam [Thiruvadamathurai Divya Desam] (DD-71)
    - Sri Krishna incarnated at Mathura. Sri Krishna slayed Kamsha at Mathura. (Srimad Bhagavatam)
  2. Krishna: Gokul - Krishna Pilgrimage (Mathura district): A Divya Desam [Thiruvaipadi Divya Desam] (DD-72)
    - Sri Krishna grew up at Gokula. (Srimad Bhagavatam)
  3. Krishna: Vrindavan - Krishna Pilgrimage (Mathura district): A Divya Desam [Thiruvadamathurai Divya Desam] (DD-71)
    - Sri Krishna performed the Rasa Leela with Gopis at Vrindavana. (Srimad Bhagavatam)
  4. Krishna: Govardhan - Krishna Pilgrimage (Mathura district): A Divya Desam [Thiruvadamathurai Divya Desam] (DD-73)
    - Sri Krishna lifted the Govardhana Hill at Govardhana. (Srimad Bhagavatam)
  1. Shiva: Kashi - Vishwanath Temple (Varanasi district): A Jyotirlinga [Vishwanatha Jyotirlinga] (JL-7)
    - Kashi was created by Shiva himself. (Shiva Purana)
  2. Kalabhairava: Kashi - Kalabhairava Temple (Varanasi district)
  3. Shiva: Ballia - Kameshwar Dham (Ballia district): Identified with Anga mentioned in Valmiki Ramayana.
    - Sri Rama visited Anga with Vishwamitra and heard the story of Lord Shiva burning Kamadeva there. (Valmiki Ramayana)
  1. Lalita: Prayagraj - Devi Alopi Temple (Prayagraj district): A Shakti Peetha [Prayaga Shakti Peetha] (SP-20)
    - Where the Anguli Vrinda (Group of Fingers) of Devi had fallen. (Peetha Nirnaya Tantra)
  2. Lalita: Prayagraj - Devi Lalita Temple (Meerapur) (Prayagraj district): A Shakti Peetha [Prayaga Shakti Peetha] (SP-20)
    - Where the Anguli Vrinda (Group of Fingers) of Devi had fallen. (Peetha Nirnaya Tantra)
  3. Parvati: Kashi - Devi Vishalakshi Temple (Varanasi district): A Shakti Peetha [Varanasi Shakti Peetha] (SP-23)
    - Where the Kundala (Ear-Ring) of Devi had fallen. (Peetha Nirnaya Tantra)
  4. Annapoorna: Kashi - Devi Annapoorna Temple (Varanasi district)
  5. Parvati: Ramagiri - Devi Shivani (Chitrakoot district): A Shakti Peetha [Ramagiri Shakti Peetha] (SP-31)
    - Where the Stana (Breast) of Devi had fallen. (Peetha Nirnaya Tantra)
  6. Parvati: Vrindavan - Devi Uma Temple (Mathura district): A Shakti Peetha [Vrindavana Shakti Peetha] (SP-32)
    - Where the Keshajaala (the tresses of Hair) of Devi had fallen. (Peetha Nirnaya Tantra)
  7. Shakambari: Saharanpur - Devi Shakambari Temple (Saharanpur district)

1. Pilgrimages and Temples by Sages:

  1. Sages: Naimisaranya (Sitapur district): A Swayam Vyakta Kshetra and a Divya Desam [Thiru Naimisaranyam Divya Desam] (DD-66)
    - Where the Puranas were narrated by Suta.



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