Pilgrimage is the immense search for moral significance, this journey can relate to the faiths and beliefs of the individual. The participants of the pilgrimage are called the pilgrim. These pilgrims visit the pilgrimage places with religious fervour and devotion in their hearts they get ready to surmount Wade Rivers, they do trekking of the intense forests just to have a look at the revered demigods and gods. Maharshtra is one of the place which wondrous shrines of mosques, temples and synagogues all this places is visited by millions of people by many people. This is the place where you can find people of varied religions, so it’s but natural that Maharshtra comprises of different centres of Pilgrimage of Maharashtra for various Religions. Maharashtra being a very popular tourist destination marks a precious terminus for pilgrimage. All the sites of Pilgrimage in Maharashtra are well connected by rail and road routes, with the heart of Maharashtra that is Mumbai.
In Mumbai itself you can find many sites in Pilgrimage of Maharashtra like Shree Sidhi Vinayaka temple, Haji Ali Shrine etc. The other famous pilgrimage sites of Maharshtra are in Shirdi, Nasik, Alandi, Trimbakeshwar.
In Nasik there is a Kumbh Mela arranged in every 12 years, it is believed to be the place where Lord Ram had spend fourteen years of banish. Nasik is a domicile to various temples like Ram Kund and Ram Kala Mandir and this place acts as a landmark to the towns and cities of Maharashtrian’s.
Shirdi is the place of the very renowned temple of Sai Baba in the Pilgrimage of Maharashtra, which is called the Shirdi Saibaba Temple; this temple is constructed over the Smadhi of Saibaba. This place is visited by pilgrims of all creeds and religions that recompense homage for Shri Sai Baba. The history behind this temple goes around that long back in the starting of the 18th century a young man with a spark in eyes was found sheltered in the mosque, the local people leaving in shirdi wondered about from where this man came here who hardy haves word with people around. Gradually people presented him food but still he didn’t demand anything from the people. He was called Fakir by the people there. Days turned into months and people realized his extraordinary powers and began to consider him as Baba. The main motto which the Baba taught the people here is having patience and believing in God. There one more belief pertaining to this temple is that, there is an earthen oil lamp in the temple which is supposed that the fire of the temple till date hasn’t extinguished.
Siddhivinayak Temple is also one of the famous temples of Lord Ganesha; this temple has its location at Prabha Devi, Mumbai. This temple has its existence long back from the 19th century, for surging the needs of the growing crowd that visited this temple, there was renovation done in the temple in 1990’s. The temple domiciles a small mandapam which bears the idol of Siddhi Vinayak. The interior roof of the sanctum is gold plated with the wooden doors carved with the images of Ashta Vinayak. This special feature of this temple is that most of the Ganesh temples in the city or any where have their idols with the trunk on the left side but the Siidhi Vinayak temple and the Karpaka Vinayakar temple has the idol with their trunk on the right side. The temple of Siddhi Vinayak is thronged with devotees on Chaturthi and Angaraki.
Haji Ali Dargah is one of the renowned mosques in Mahim Bay of Mumbai; this is only accessible by a slender walkway only during stumpy tide. This is a stunning example of Architecture belonging to the Islam. The dargarh here contains Haji Ali’s tomb. This was constructed by the famous and wealthy Muslim Saint and Merchant named Haji Ali in the year 1431.
The 1st Anglican church in Mumbai is St. Thomas Cathedral, which completed its construction in the year 1718, this was built for the improvement of the moral standards of the settlement of the Britishers. This church has its location on the Veer Nariman Road which is to the close proximity of the Flora Fountain and Horniman Circle Gardens. Churchgate station was named under the reference of St. Thomas Cathedral church.