» Spiritual Shrines in Nagpur
If there is any place in India where you will actually find secularism being practiced tolerantly then that place is undoubtedly Nagpur. As the largest city of central India it has a huge population comprising of all faiths and religions. The city is a mix and match of varied creeds and castes. From tribal divinity to dominant religious convictions you have God enshrined in beautiful places of worship.
The city co-exists harmoniously with people enjoying the spirituality and rituals of every major religion. And so you have communities celebrating festivals like Marbat, Ram Navami, Durga Puja and Ganesh Puja in noteworthy traditions. Processions play an important role in religious fervor of most religions and so you have Eid E Milad, Guru Nanak Jayanti, Mahavir Jayanti and Moharram pageants.
Deekshabhoomi, the largest Buddhist stupa is an important Buddhist structure located in Nagpur. The most famous temple in Nagpur is Tekdi Ganesh Mandir located near Nagpur Railway Station. Sri Poddareshwar Ram Mandir and Shri Mahalaxmi Devi temple of Koradi are also important Hindu temples. Also numerous churches and gurdwaras are a fine legacy for the city.
Well known places of worship include the Jama Masjid-Mominpura and Bohri Jamatkhana-Itwari. Taj Baba Dargah is a good example of communal harmony and peaceful co-existence in Nagpur city, as people shed their religious, caste, cultural and language barriers to pay their respect to the great Soofi Saint.