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Holy Cities of India Posted by on Feb 28, 2011 in Uncategorized

There are several Indian cities that are considered holy cities. These cities are widely visited by religious pilgrims and tourists from all over the world.

Kanchipuram has been dubbed the city of temples because there are at least one hundred and sixteen temples in this city alone.  Kanchipuram was also an important center of learning. Advancements in medicine were made in Kanchipuram, which continues to be a site of scholarly activity. In addition, Kanchipuram is a bustling industrial city of silk saris.

It’s been said that Lord Krishna made Dwarka his capital city, thus making it a holy city. Archeological discoveries have proved that Dwarka was an ancient city that was submerged underwater. The discoveries have unearthed various artifacts that show that Dwarka was a trading center, and may have even traded with the ancient Roman Empire.


Ujjain is a city named after Shiva’s victory over the demon king Tripurasura. In addition to being a religious center, the city of Ujjain was also a center of mathematical importance. The use of zero, negative numbers and trigonometry were thought to have originated from Ujjain. Ujjain was also an astronomical center with a large observatory.

Varanasi is considered the holiest Indian city. Pilgrims come every day to the bathing ghats of Varanasi to partake in their spiritual cleansing. The bathing ghats are stone slab steps near the Ganges where devotees perform their ritual cleaning. Varanasi is known for its saris, which are made of delicate, rich silk. The Varanasi is also a popular destination for tourists who come to watch the local festivals.

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