“Time spent in India has a extraordinary effect on one. It acts as a barrier that makes the rest of the world seem unreal.” – Tahir Shah, Beyond The Devil's Teeth
In a land as diverse as India religion here is in many ways a way of life and many a time life itself. The birthplace of Hinduism , Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism, other religions such as Christianity , Islam, Judasim, Zoroastrianism have slowly but surely found strongholds in the ethnic fabric of a multicultural India.
In a land where the blowing of conch shells heralds the beginning of a new day, the baritone chanting of a Buddhist Monk fills the air with strong vibrations and where the tolling of a church bell beckons you for mass, one is amazed at the ease with which all these contrasting religions find a common platform to operate cohesively.
In India every aspect of life is inundated with religious significance and its manifestations are evident in every corner of the country. With Hinduism being the prime religion of the country a major chunk of Religious Tourism is linked likewise. From the Vaishno Devi Temple in the North, to the temple of Jaganath Puri in the East; from the temple of the Lord Shiva who incidently plays the role of the destroyer to the temple of Dwaraka dedicated to Lord Krishna an incarnation of the Operator of the Universe according to the hindu religion. With the sole temple dedicated to Lord Brahma situated at Pushkar in Rajasthan being the outcome of a curse placed on him it leaves little doubt in ones mind that the term GOD may have actually originated in India