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10 Most Sacred Spots On Earth

21 May 2020 10:40 AM
10 Most Sacred Spots On Earth

From the mythological homes of powerhouse gods like Zeus and Shiva to the serene spot where the mortal Buddha achieved enlightenment, these are the places of legends. Some are still used for age-old rituals, others have been lost to time, but all crackle with a special energy and, if you're lucky, just a little bit of leftover magic.

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1. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
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The two rock formations in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park situated at the heart of Australia are a great attraction for tourists. Uluru is a sandstone rock having a flattened upper surface with a height of nearly 1100 feet, covering an area of around 6 miles. 30 miles from Uluru is Kata Tjuta consisting of 30 domes, made up of varied kind of rocks.

2. Cenote Sagrado, Mexico

Cenote Sagrado, Mexico
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This is one of the most sacred springs in the world situated in Mexico. Its steep walls go up to around 60 feet above the water surface and are made of beautiful limestone. The spring was mainly used for spiritual sacrifices of men, women and children who were thrown in it during the time of draught to satisfy the water deities.

3. Mahabodhi Tree, Bodh Gaya, India

Mahabodhi Tree, Bodh Gaya, India
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It is believed that Prince Siddhartha before being Gautam Buddha meditated under this tree for three days before he got enlightened and achieved spiritual knowledge; which he later casted away to the people in form of teachings. And naturally the tree has become a vital pilgrimage for spiritual tourists.

4. Mount Kailasa, Tibet

Mount Kailasa, Tibet
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This mountain situated in Western Tibet is believed to be the holy abode of Lord Shiva by the Hindus, Jains and the Buddhists. It is a part of the mountain, Gangdise and Lake Manas Sarovar, another famous pilgrimage of Hindus is also nearby the Kailasa Mountain.

5. Mount Sinai, Egypt

Mount Sinai, Egypt
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According to the Bible it is the hill at the top of which Moses is believed to have received the famous Ten Commandments from God. Several monasteries are established around the area.

6. Glastonbury Tor, England

Glastonbury Tor, England
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The hill is believed to possess a spiritual power because the visiting pilgrims often tell that they feel more positive and optimistic after they return from Glastonbury Tor. The caskets of King Arthur and queen Guinever were reputedly discovered from this hill top. The mountain is also associated with different mythical connections including the search for the Holy Grail.

7. Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake, Oregon
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This lake, situated inside the Crater Lake National Park is the deepest lake of the States and the seventh in the world. According to the legends there was a battle which took place between the leader of the Above World and that of the Below World in which the Mount Mazama was destroyed plunging this lake almost 2000 feet down the surface of the land. It is now considered a holy place.

8. Mount Parnassus, Greece

Mount Parnassus, Greece
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Situated in Central Greece this famous mountain made of limestone holds a significant place in Greek mythology according to which it was once the residence of the Muses, the Goddess of Different Arts. So it is considered a holy place and sacred spiritual activities are done on the slopes of the mountain. Besides the place has a great picturesque beauty for the non religious tourists to enjoy.

9. Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
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Surrounded by a trilogy of volcanoes, Lake Atitlan is situated at 1,114 feet below the sea level and thus considered the deepest lake of Central America. In addition to its natural beauty the lake is also well known for the ancient Maya villages, which border the shore of the lake. The largest and the most important of them is Panajachel, which is one of the most sought after tourists' attraction since the 1960s.

10. Vortexes, Arizona

Vortexes, Arizona
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The area is well known for the vortexes (whirlpools) which are believed to have powerful kinetic energy that cast a special effect on its visitors. There are four such vortexes scattered around the town. The one situated in Boynton Canyon is the most popular among them.

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