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Must Visit Destinations in India to Wash Your Sins

By Siji Ram

India has plenty of religious destinations where devotees flock in every year. If some of them are known to have powers to bring you good luck, some of them are to clean your sins.

Let's take a look at some of the popular destinations in India to wash your sins away, and help you lead a better life.


Gomateswara statue at Sravanabelagola

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1. Shravanabelagola

Sravanabelagola in Karnataka is one of the most popular Jain pilgrimage sites in the state. Located in Hassan district, the place is located around 160km from Bengaluru. The Gomateswara temple is the major religious attraction here. It is believed that a dip in the holy waters here will wash away your sins.

Har ki pauri

Evening aarti at Har ki Pauri

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2. Haridwar

Haridwar, which literally translates as "The Gateway to the Gods", is located in Uttarakhand. Being one of the seven holy cities in India, Haridwar is considered as one of the most sought after destinations for religious rituals. A dip in 'Har ki pauri' here is considered auspicious. Vaishno Devi Mandir is another religious attraction worth visiting here.


Pushkar Lake

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3. Pushkar

Pushkar Lake in Rajasthan is believed to be sacred, with the powers of freeing you from al your past sins. The lake is loaced in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan. The Hindu scriptures have a mention of this lake as "Tirtha Raj" which means "King of pilgrimage sites".


Devotees taking a dip at Agnitheertham

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4. Rameswaram

Rameswaram is one of the major pilgrimage sites of South India. Belonging to the state of Tamil Nadu, this religious site sees many devotees who throng in to the place to feel blessed. Agnitheertham in Rameswaram is one of the 64 sacred baths (theerthams). A dip here is taken before visiting the Ramanathaswamy Temple here.

Ghati Subramayna

Ghati Subramanya

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5. Ghati Subramanya

Ghati Subramanya is a pilgrimage site located around 60km from Bengaluru in Karanataka. The temple here is believed to have powers to wash away your sins of harming or killing snakes.

6. Papasnanam Beach

Papasnanam Beach is located in Varkala of Kerala. This beach sees a lot of devotees who visit the place to take a dip to wash off their sins. The beach is also crowded for religious rituals done for departed souls.

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