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Pilgrimage in Hinduism

Pilgrimage in Buddhism

Gautama Buddha spoke of four holy sites that followers may seek.

Lumbini birth place
Sarnath (formally Isipathana) where he delivered his first teaching
Bodh Gaya place of Enlightenment
Kusinara (now Kusinagar, India) where he passed away

Pilgrimage in Judaism

Pilgrimage in Christianity

Our earliest surviving descriptions of Christian pilgrims and pilgrimage experiences to the Holy Land is from the 4th century.

Canterbury
Conques, France
Jerusalem
Lourdes, France
Rome
Santiago de Compostela
Vierzehnheiligen[?]

Pilgrimage in Islam

Pilgrimage to Mecca - the hajj, is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. It should be attempted at least once in the lifetime of all able-bodied Muslims.

Pilgrimage in Bahai

Bahá'u'lláh presribes pilgrimage in His Motherbook (Kitáb-i-Aqdas). The Most Holy Shrine (the Qiblih), the Blessed House in Baghdad and the venerated House of the Báb in Shihraz are concecrated to pilgrimage, and it is "obligatory" to visit these places. No rites have been prescribed for pilgrimage to the Most Holy Shrine. The obligation is not binding on women.

See also: Pilgrim



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