(Last Updated on : 07/11/2016)
Holy Cities of East India includes Kolkata
, Jairambati and Malda district
of West Bengal
, Sambalpur and Konark
. These cities are developed from the very early era of Indian civilization.
Bodh Gaya is a pilgrimage site associated with the Mahabodhi Temple
Complex in Gaya district
Puri is known by several names since the ancient times and the eternal abode of Lord Jagannath. Jagannath Temple
is one of the major Hindu temples built in the Kalinga
style of architecture.
Known as the city of temples; Bhubaneshwar was established in 1st century BC and later came under the influence of Buddhism
Mayapur is the place associated with Lord Chaitanya and Lord Krishna
. It is located near to Krishnanagar of West Bengal, and it is only 130 kilometers from Kolkata.
Navadwip in located in Nadia District of West Bengal, and it is the oldest capital of Sena Dynasty
in medieval era. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was born here. Thus Navadwip is made as an important pilgrimage centre in modern Bengal.
Rajgir is an ancient capital of Mauryan Empire
and the seat of both Buddhism and Jainism in eastern India.
Konark in Puri District
is an old city near the sea beach, where Konark temple is located.
Located near the banks of Kanshabati River, Midnapore has the historical, mythological and religious importance and there are numerous temple located nearby.
Nalanda in Nalanda District
of Bihar is a place where the largest Buddhist monastery in India is located. It is a religious place for Buddhists in eastern India now.
Kolkata the modern capital of West Bengal was named after the presence of Goddess Kali in Kalighat. The Kalighat Kali Temple
, Dakshineshwar temple and Siddheswari Kali temple of Bagbazar
are the renowned Kali temples of Kolkata.
Patna is the largest and also the capital city of Bihar. It has many pilgrimages of Islam, Hindus and the Jains. Mahavir Mandir is one of the important religious centres in Patna
It is a religious site in Odisha and small hill station located near Daya River. Dhauli hill is presumed to be the area where the Kalinga War was fought.
Sagardwip is located in the southern fringe in West Bengal, where Gangasagar Mela is hosted. Here Kapilmuni Ashrama is popular.
Land of temples and the land of textiles, Sambalpur is situated about 300 km west of state capital Bhubaneswar.
Bankura and Bishnupur are the land of terracotta temples which influenced Bengal art and architecture of modern era.