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Surrouded by mountains on all sides, Ajmer was fromaerly known as "Ajaimeru".Established by Ajaypal Chauhan in 7th Century it is also known as "Jibralter" of the East due to number of attacks it had surviced.Ajmer is a pilgrim center attracting both Hindu and  Sufi devotees.Places of interest inclu...

Once a princely state during the British Raj, Akkalkot is known for its association with Shri Swami Samarth Maharaj - the reincarnation of Lord Dattatreya. Swami Samartha lived here for 22 years at the residence of his disciple Cholappa and attained `Mahasamadhi` in 1878. The `...

Based at the confluence (Sangam) of the rivers Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Sarasvati, Prayag, (place of offerings) was originally called Kaushambi.Mughal Emperor Akbar renamed it Ilahabad, and the British changed to Allahabad.Lord Rama visited the Ashram of Sage Bharadwaj on his way to Chitrakoot.San...

Located on the banks of the Indrayani River, Alandi popularly known as Devachi Alandi (God`s place) is known for ‘samadhi’ and a temple of the Saint-poet Dynaeshwar. The temple was built in 1570.  Sant Dynanehswar translated the Bhagwat Geeta in Marathi known as `Dyneshwari` and attained...

Known as  "Udumbravati", in ancient times, Amravati was abondaned by natives due to  famine  in 14th century, and returned back after several years.Chhatrapati Shahoo Maharaj presented Amravati and Badnera to Shri Ranoji Bhosle, in 1722.Britishers conquered Gavilgad fort  on 15th Dec` 1803 and ...

Aptly called Tirthraj or "king of pilgrimages", Amarkantak plateau in the Maikal hills marks the origin of the river rivers Narmada which flows Westwards, Sone  which flows towards the East and Johila River. Blessed by Lord Shiva with unique purifying powers,  the mere sight of Narmada is enough.S...

Amarnath Cave is a Hindu shrine  situated at an altitude of 3,888 m (12,756 ft), located about 141 km (88 mi) from Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir, India. It can be reached through Pahalgam town. Amarnath cave, 40 m (130 ft) high houses  the ice stalagmite  formed due to freezing of water drops th...

Known for renowned educational institutes like Rural Medical College, Ambajogai was home twon of Freedom fighters Swami Ramanand Tirth & Babasaheb Paranjape who fought against razakars (Nizam regime-Hyderabad).2000 feet above sea level, Ambajogai is one of the devinne 3 & 1/2 `Shakti Peeths` (Place ...

Amritsar (also called Ambarsar) historically also known as Rāmdāspur is a city in the northwestern Indian state of Punjab, not far from the border with Pakistan. Lahore,  in Pakistan, is  50 km to the west. At the center of its walled old town is the Gilded Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib), cons...

The twelve Jyotirlingas (Self immerged idols of Shiva) are the most important places for Hindu pilgrimages. Amongst five Jyotirlingas present in Maharashtra, Anudha Nagnath in the Hingoli District is the eighth Jyotirlimga is of great significance. Dharma (Pandava) constructed this beautiful temple...

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