The Origins of Islamic Pilgrimages

Going on a pilgrimage is as old as religion itself, the great religions of the world all have significant places where people can make extraordinary journeys to show their faith. In this blog we look at the great pilgrimages of the Muslim faith and why people travel vast distances to visit certain places. In reality…

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The Origins of Buddhist Pilgrimages

The origins of Buddhist pilgrimages are associated with the places that the teacher visited, and the places associated with his teachings. The four main places are Kusinara, Lumbini, Bodh Gaya and Sarnath. Lumbini holds special significance as it was where Gautama Buddha was born. Other significant places are in India, and Bodh Gaya was the…

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The Origins of Christian Pilgrimages

To make a pilgrimage is traditional in all religions of the world, it is human nature to search for your origins, why you exist and to have a “holy” place or thing to believe in. This place or thing belongs closer to heaven, and brings the pilgrim closer to some divine entity that offers a…

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The Greatest Religious Pilgrimages in History

There are many types of Pilgrimages, but one usually associates them with faith based activity. Taking a journey to a place that for some reason has a special significance plays a big part in many religions and cultures. The great pilgrimages from history play a most important part in formulating art, architecture, social anthropology and…

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