Since the beginning, spiritual & religious played an importance role in each and every culture. According to culture & religions, different people have different thoughts & beliefs. However, since the olden time, sacred sites have been a mysterious attraction for billions and billions of people around the world. As per the belief, different sacred sites have the supremacy to heal the body, enlighten the mind and inspire the heart. From mountaintop monasteries to super-modern temple, from old edifice pilgrims to multiple eaves Pagoda, the sacred places are found in diverse vicinity of the earth where some blessed sites might be a little tougher to get through. So, here is the list of most sacred place in the World.
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
The birthplace of Muhammad and the site of Muhammad's first revelation of the Quran, Mecca is regarded as the holiest city of the Islamic religions. Located in Saudi Arabia, Mecca is considered the most sacred city in the Islamic faith and every person who baptized into the Muslim faith is mandated to visit Mecca at least once in their lifetime.
Known as the Hajj, Mecca is obligatory for all the Muslims. Muslims are expected to say a prayer facing the Kaaba, in Mecca. Considered as the holiest site of Islam, Mecca is only for the Muslim as non-Muslims are actually banned from entering the city. This holiest site of Islam attracts millions and millions of pilgrims from all over the Globe especially, during the annual Hajj pilgrimage. It is one of the largest gatherings of people in the world.
One of the oldest cities in the world, Jerusalem is located on a plateau in the Judean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea. Considered as one of the holy places for Abrahamic religions precisely, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, Jerusalem is one of the holiest place on the planet.
Lost its charm in terms of peace and order due to clashes between Israelis and Palestinians however, visited by millions of pilgrims, Jerusalem holds its sacred site till today and it's considered as the most sacred land for Christians because it's a place where Jesus lived, preached and died. Among the holy places, garden of Gethsemane at the foot of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem is where Jesus prayed and was captured; Via Dolorosa is where he bore the burden of carrying his cross and finally to Mount Calvary is where he was crucified.
Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar
Known as the Great Dagon Pagoda and the Golden Pagoda, the Shwedagon Pagoda is a gilded Stupa located in Yangon, Myanmar. Situated on Singuttara Hill to the west of Kandawgyi Lake, the Stupa is 99 metres giant and it dominates the Yangon skyline.
Gleaming in gold and decorated with diamonds, the huge Shwedagon Pagoda is famed for holding the relics of four Buddha's hair. Rising 100 yards above the city of Rangoon, Myanmar's Shwedagon Pagoda is outstandingly architecture and its one of the world's great wonders and the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar. Visitors should visit at night to enjoy the chants of the faithful, the wafting incense where the great golden Stupa shines in the spotlights.
Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
Built in the year 1626, Italy's largest, richest and most spectacular church, Saint Peter's Basilica of Vatican City is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture designed by the Donato Bramante, Carlo Maderno, Gian Lorenzo Bernini & Michelangelo.
Constantly illustrates as "holding a unique position in the Christian world" Peter's Basilica of Vatican City is one of the largest churches in the world with 186 metres of length, 46 metres height where the main dome is 136 meter high and 42 metres large in diameter. The holiest church for Jesus Christ followers, it is neither the Catholic Church nor the Catholic. The largest church ever built in the City of Vatican; St. Peter's is visited by the millions of Christians.
Mahabodhi Temple, India
Home to the countless sacred and holy sites, India is home to many religions like Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Jainist, and Sikh faiths. Among the famous holy places also a UNESCO World Heritage site, Mahabodhi Temple is the holiest temple for Buddhist people and one of the oldest temples in the world.
Located in Bodh Gaya in Bihar state of India, the temple is situated around 96 km from Patna. Mahabodhi temple is one sacred place which believed that Gautama Buddha have attained enlightenment. Hence, the place is highly venerated by the Buddhists. On the other side, located in the city of Amritsar in Punjab state of India, Golden Temple also known as Suvarna Mandir or the Harmandir Sahib (Darbar Sahib) is the holiest Gurudwara for Sikh followers around the world.