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Encyclopedia > List of holy cities

This is a list of cities that various groups regard as holy. Cities may be considered holy in themselves, important sites for worship or study, or the high seat of particular religions. Holiness means the state of being holy, that is, set apart for the worship or service of a god or gods. ...


The origins of holy cities may have developed from important locations as origins of significant ritual practices, residence of religio-civic rulers and traditional places ascribed to myths, divinities, religious founders or cults. Some holy cities may have developed from locations customarily accepted as places of worship or the formation of settlements around a mythical nucleus that may have had origins in pre-history.

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Definition

According to standard dictionary definitions, the term holy city is defined as a city that is the center of religious worship and traditions[1] or a city regarded as particularly sacred by the adherents of a religious faith[2].


The concept of holy city has been a fixture of human civilization since time immemorial and is important in the context of being a center of worship, origin of a religion or belief, site of important relics or objects, established traditions, or center of religious, moral, or source of civil authority. The city itself may or may not have been specifically defined as "holy" by those who regard it as holy but is "holy" by virtue of historical or traditional practices or long-standing recognition. Possession of or loss of the city or locations in question have often caused or continue to cause conflict.


Some cities on the list are also disputed in the sense that some adherents of that particular religion or belief do not regard it as "holy" per se.


Assyro-Babylonian

  1. Babylon, the gate of god, Known as Babilu in Akkadian and Kadingirra in Sumerian.
  2. Ashur, The City of the Patron God of Assyira, the Sky God.
  3. Nineveh, Capital of the Assyrian Empire.
  4. Ur, Also the traditional birthplace of Abraham the religious patriarch of Christians, Jews and Muslims.
  5. Nippur, holy capital city of the Sumerians.

Chaldean mythology, also called Chaldaic mythology, is the collective name given to Sumerian, Assyrian and Babylonian mythologies, although Chaldea did not comprehend the whole territory inhabited by those peoples. ... Babylon was a city in Mesopotamia, the ruins of which can be found in present-day Babil Province, Iraq, about 50 miles south of Baghdad. ... Ashur (אַשּׁוּר in Hebrew, ܐܫܘܪ in Assyrian), was the son of Shem, the son of Noah. ... , For other uses, see Nineveh (disambiguation). ... UR, Ur, or ur can refer to several things: The City of Ur Úr (letter) of the Ogham alphabet Ur (rune) ᚢ of the runic alphabets Royal Game of Ur Ur, the first known continent Ur- is a German prefix. ... This article is about the religous people known as Christians. ... A Muslim is a believer in or follower of Islam. ... The city of Nippur [nipoor] (Sumerian Nibru, Akkadian Nibbur) was one of the most ancient of all the Babylonian cities of which we have any knowledge, the special seat of the worship of the Sumerian god, Enlil, ruler of the cosmos subject to An alone. ...

Ayyavazhi

  1. Swamithoppe - where Vaikundar performed The Great Tavam.
  2. Ambalappathi - where Ayya unified into him, the seven Deities.
  3. Muttappathi - where Ayya was given second as well as third Vinchai.
  4. Tamaraikulampathi - where Akilattirattu Ammanai, the scripture of Ayyavazhi was written down.
  5. Pooppathi - where Ayya unified into him Poomadanthai, the goddess of Earth.
  6. Vakaippathi - Considered Northern entrance of Dwaraka pathi which is inside the sea.
  7. Avatharappathi - where Ayya after the incarnation in the sea, arose in the world.

Ayyavazhi (IPA: )(Tamil:அய்யாவழி -Path of the father), is a monistic religion, originated in South India in the mid 19th century. ... Swamithoppe-Pathi is the head quarter of all the Pathis where Ayya Vaikundar spent most of his life. ... Ayya Vaikundar was the Manu avathar (to born as a human being) of Lord Narayana according to Akilattirattu Ammanai the holy script of Ayyavazhi religion. ... The Structure erected above the Vatakku Vasal where Ayya Vaikundar performed the Tavam According to Akilattirattu Ammanai, For ten months, Ayya Vaikundar revealed to the people all about the past, present, and future in the form of songs. ... Ambalappathi is one of the Panchappathis and holy places of Ayyavazhi situated roughly 11 kms west to Kanyakumari, and this is the place where Ayya Vaikundar reigned as a king and unified the Deities into himself – see Ekanai Kalyaanam. ... Muttappathi is one among the Panchappathis (Five places where God is in Tamil) and one of the holy sites of Ayyavazhi, a the religion of South India. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Located in southern India, Tamaraikulampathi is a holy site for the people of Ayyavazhi and one among the Panchappathis, which is situated 6kms north-west to Kanyakumari. ... Akilathirattu Ammanai அகிலத்திரட்டு அம்மானை (Tamil: akilam (world) + thirattu (collection) + ammanai (ballad)), also called Thiru Edu (venerable book), is the main religious book of the Southern Indian Ayyavazhi faith, officially an offshoot of Hinduism. ... Ayyavazhi (IPA: )(Tamil:அய்யாவழி -Path of the father), is a monistic religion, originated in South India in the mid 19th century. ... Pooppathi is one among the Panchappathis and one of the holy places of the religion of Ayyavazhi. ... Earth (IPA: , often referred to as the Earth, Terra, the World or Planet Earth) is the third planet in the solar system in terms of distance from the Sun, and the fifth largest. ... Vakaippathi, one among the Panchappathis is a holy site for the People of Ayyavazhi. ... Avatharappathi is a phrase in Tamil which represents The place where God incarnates.The Avatharappathi is one among the holy places of the religion of Ayyavazhi,(see: Ayyavazhi Holy Sites) which had been erected in Thiruchendur. ...

Bahá'í

  1. Baghdad, House of Bahá'u'lláh where Bahá'u'lláh lived in from 1853 to 1863.
  2. Shiraz, House of the Báb where the Báb declared his mission to Mullá Husayn.
  3. Acre, Shrine of Bahá'u'lláh.
  4. Haifa, Shrine of the Báb and administrative headquarters of the Bahá'í Faith
See also: Bahá'í pilgrimage

Seat of the Universal House of Justice in Haifa, Israel, governing body of the Baháís The Baháí Faith is a religion founded by Baháulláh in 19th century Persia. ... Baghdad ( translit: ) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ... The Shrine of the Báb and its Terraces, 2003. ... Eram Garden, Shiraz most popular garden. ... The Shrine of the Báb and its Terraces, 2003. ... The Old City of Acre in the 19th or early 20th century, looking south-west from atop the Land Wall Promenade, the open space now a parking lot. ... Shrine of Baháulláh from the North Located in Bahji near Akká, the Shrine of Baháulláh is the most holy place for Baháís - their Qiblih. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Shrine of the Báb The Shrine of the Báb is the location where the Bábs remains have been laid to rest. ... The Baháí Arc from the International Archives building Baháí World Centre The name given to the administrative center of the Baháí Faith. ... The Shrine of the Báb and its Terraces, 2003. ...

Buddhism

  1. Lumbini, commonly recognized as the birth site of Gautama Buddha.
  2. Bodh Gaya, where Gautama Buddha's attained Enlightenment.
  3. Sarnath, where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma, and where the Buddhist Sangha was founded.
  4. Kushinagar, where Gautama Buddha attained Parinirvana, and was cremated.
  5. Anuradhapura, which contains the 2300 year old holy Bo tree relic Sri Maha Bodhi.
  6. Kandy, which is the site of the Dalida Maligawa, the Temple of the Tooth.

Buddhism is a dharmic, non-theistic religion, a philosophy, and a life-enhancing system of psychology. ... Lumbini (Sanskrit for the lovely) is a Buddhist pilgrimage site located in Rupandehi District, Lumbini Zone of Nepal near the Indian border. ... Standing Buddha sculpture, ancient region of Gandhara, northern Pakistan, 1st century CE, Musée Guimet. ... Bodh Gaya or Bodhgaya is the place of Buddhas attainment of Enlightenment. ... Standing Buddha sculpture, ancient region of Gandhara, northern Pakistan, 1st century CE, Musée Guimet. ... Sarnath (formerly also Mrigadava, Rishipattana, Isipatana), located 13 kilometres from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India, is the deer park where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma, and where the Buddhist Sangha was founded. ... Standing Buddha sculpture, ancient region of Gandhara, northern Pakistan, 1st century CE, Musée Guimet. ... Dharma (Sanskrit धर्म) or Dhamma (Pāli) means Natural Law or Reality, and with respect to its significance for spirituality and religion might be considered the Way of the Higher Truths. ... Sangha is a word in Pali or Sanskrit that can be translated roughly as association or assembly. It is commonly used in several senses to refer to Buddhist or Jain groups. ... Kushinagar or Kusinagar is a Buddhist pilgrimage site located next to Kasia a rural town in the state of Uttar Pradesh, 52 km off Gorakhpur, in northern India. ... Standing Buddha sculpture, ancient region of Gandhara, northern Pakistan, 1st century CE, Musée Guimet. ... In Buddhism, parinirvana (Sanskrit -- Pali: Parinibbana -- Chinese: 般涅槃; Pinyin: bō niè pán) is the final nirvana, traditionally understood to be within reach only upon the death of someone who attained complete enlightenment. ... Anuradhapura, (අනුරාධපුර in Sinhala), is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, world famous for its well preserved ruins of the Great Sri Lankan Civilization. ... The Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy Kandy (මහ නුවර in Sinhala, கண்டி in Tamil) is a city in the centre of Sri Lanka. ... The Sri Dalada Maligawa or The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a temple in the city of Kandy in Sri Lanka. ...

Tibetan Buddhism

More important than anything inherent to the places is the presence of the holiest leaders, the highest lamas, who are considered reincarnations of their predecessors. Tibetan Buddhism is the body of religious Buddhist doctrine and institutions characteristic of Tibet, the Himalayan region (including northern Nepal, Bhutan, and Sikkim), Mongolia, Buryatia, Tuva and Kalmykia (Russia), and northeastern China (Manchuria: Heilongjiang, Jilin). ...

  1. Lhasa, seat of the Dalai Lama (now in exile in Dharamsala, India) in the Potala palace, also national (and under Chinese rule regional) capital of Tibet.
  2. Shigatse, seat of the Panchen Lama, also the country's second city.
  3. Tsurphu, (later in exile Rumtek in Sikkim, India), seat of the Karmapa Lama, not a proper city, rather a monastic site fairly close to Lhasa.

Lhasa prefecture-level city in Tibet Autonomous Region Lhasa (Tibetan: ལྷ་ས་; Wylie: lha-sa; Simplified Chinese: 拉萨; Traditional Chinese: 拉薩; pinyin: Lāsà), sometimes spelled Llasa, is the traditional capital of Tibet and the capital of the Tibetan Autonomous Region of the Peoples Republic of China. ... The 13th Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso (1876-1933) In Tibetan Buddhism, the successive Dalai Lamas (Tibetan: ཏ་ཱལའི་བླ་མ་; Wylie: Taa-la’i Bla-ma; Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Dálài LÇŽmā) form a tulku lineage of Gelug leaders which trace back to 1391. ... Prayer Drums, Dharamsala Dharamsala or Dharmsāla, (literally; Rest House) is a town in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. ... The Potala Palace, located in Lhasa, Tibet, was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to Dharamsala after a failed uprising in 1959. ... Shigatse (Tibetan: གཞིས་ཀ་རྩེ་; Wylie transliteration: Gzhis-ka-rtse; Modified Wiley: gzhi-ka-rtse; pinyin (Tibetan): Xigazê; Chinese: 日喀则; pinyin: Rìkāzé, Zhigatse [Zhi-ga-tse], and Xigatse) is the second largest city in Tibet with a population of 80,000. ... The Panchen Lama (Chinese: 班禪喇嘛 ;Tibetan: པན་ཆེན་བླ་མ་) is the second highest ranking lama after the Dalai Lama in the Gelugpa (Dge-lugs-pa) sect of Tibetan Buddhism (the sect which controlled Tibet from the 16th century until the Communist takeover). ... Tsurphu (mTshur phu)is the seat of the Karmapas in the Tolung area of Central Tibet in the Dowo Lung valley,70 km from Lhasa. ... Rumtek monastery Rumtek (Rum-theg dGon-pa), is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery located in the Indian state of Sikkim near the capital Gangtok. ... Sikkim (also Sikhim) (DevanāgarÄ«: सिक्किम  ) is a landlocked Indian state nestled in the Himalayas. ... The Karmapa is the title given to the head of the Karma Kagyu (Bka rgyud), one of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. ...

Confucianism

  1. Qufu, legendary birthplace of Confucius.

Confucian temple in Jiading district, Shanghai. ... Location within China Qufu (Chinese: 曲阜; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chü1-fu4) is a city in Shandong Province, China. ... Confucius (Chinese: , transliterated Kong Fuzi or Kung-fu-tzu, lit. ...

Christianity

  1. Jerusalem, The site of some of Jesus' teaching and entombment; Christians believe he was crucified on a nearby hill, Golgotha. Nominally the earthly model (under king Solomon) of Heaven, hence old maps in Christian countries were traditionally oriented towards it (and Catholic and Anglican cathedrals point approximately towards it).
  2. Bethlehem, Birthplace of Jesus.
  3. Nazareth, Jesus's hometown and site of many of his acts and miracles.
  4. Antioch, Once the center of Christianity.
  5. Rome, Place of Sts. Peter and Paul's martyrdom. Center of Christianity after Antioch.

In addition, various Christian denominations have separate holy cities: This article is becoming very long. ... Panoramic view from Mt. ... Calvary (Golgotha) was the hill outside Jerusalem on which Jesus was crucified. ... The term Anglican describes those people and churches following the religious traditions of the Church of England, especially following the Reformation. ... Bethlehem (Arabic بيت لحم   house of meat; Standard Hebrew בית לחם house of bread, Bet léḥem / Bet láḥem; Tiberian Hebrew Bêṯ léḥem / Bêṯ lāḥem; Greek: Βηθλεέμ) is a city in the West Bank under Palestinian Authority considered a central hub of Palestinian cultural and tourism industries. ... Nazareth (Arabic الناصرة an-Nāṣirah; Hebrew נָצְרַת, Standard Hebrew Naẓərat, Tiberian Hebrew Nāṣəraṯ) is an ancient town in the North District in Israel. ... Antioch on the Orontes (Greek: Αντιόχεια η επί Δάφνη, Αντιόχεια η επί Ορόντου or Αντιόχεια η Μεγάλη; Latin: Antiochia ad Orontem, also Antiochia dei Siri), the Great Antioch or Syrian Antioch was an ancient city located on the eastern side (left bank) of the Orontes River about 30 km from the sea and its port, Seleucia Pieria. ... Nickname: The Eternal City Motto: SPQR: Senatus PopulusQue Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC Mayor Walter Veltroni Area    - City 1,285 km²  (496. ... According to tradition, Peter was crucified upside-down, as shown in this painting by Caravaggio. ... The name Saint Paul may refer to one of several possible meanings or references, though it is most commonly used to refer to the Biblical Paul of Tarsus. ...


Armenian Apostolic

  1. Echmiadzin

The Armenian Apostolic Church, sometimes called the Armenian Orthodox Church is one of the original churches, having separated from the then-still-united Roman Catholic/Byzantine Orthodox church in 506, after the Council of Chalcedon (see Oriental Orthodoxy). ... The cathedral (480, 618) The church of St. ...

Roman Catholicism

In the Catholic Church, only Jerusalem and Rome have traditionally been called holy cities. All other sites of significance are "holy" by virtue of their importance as location of shrines or places of pilgrimage. The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ...


Jubilee cities

  1. Rome, center of the Catholic Church, and site of the four major basilicas that are required to be visited to gain a Roman Jubilee.
  2. Santiago de Compostela, Site of the tomb of St. James the Greater.
  3. Santo Toribio de Liébana, where the largest single piece of the True Cross is kept.
  4. Caravaca de la Cruz, where it is claimed a piece of the True Cross is kept.
  5. Assisi, Birthplace and site of the tomb of St. Francis of Assisi. Also an important place for pacifism and tolerance between different religions, and the site of two major basilicas.

The concept of the Jubilee is a special year of remission of sins and universal pardon. ... Nickname: The Eternal City Motto: SPQR: Senatus PopulusQue Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC Mayor Walter Veltroni Area    - City 1,285 km²  (496. ... St. ... The concept of the Jubilee is a special year of remission of sins and universal pardon. ... Location map of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia Santiago de Compostela (also Saint James of Compostela) is the capital of the autonomous community of Galicia. ... For people and places called Saint James, see the diambiguation page. ... Santo Toribio de Liébana is a Franciscan monastery located in the district of Liébana, near Potes in Cantabria, Spain. ... According to Christian tradition, the True Cross is the cross upon which Jesus was crucified. ... Baroque façade of the Castle of Vera Cruz Caravaca de la Cruz (or simply and more commonly Caravaca) is a town and municipality of southeastern Spain, in the province of Murcia, near the left bank of the River Caravaca, a tributary of the Segura. ... According to Christian tradition, the True Cross is the cross upon which Jesus was crucified. ... Crest of the township (comune) of Assisi Assisi (Latin: Asisium) is a town and episcopal see in Italy in Perugia province, Italy, in the Umbria region, on the western flank of Mt. ... Numerous saints have been named Francis. ...

Marian shrines

  1. Aparecida, The largest Marian shrine in the world, as well as the most popular pilgrimage site in Latin America. It is dedicated to Our Lady of Aparecida, Brazil's patron saint.
  2. Mexico City, Popular pilgrimage site after a 16th century appearance of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
  3. Knock, Popular pilgrimage site after a 19th century appearance of the Virgin Mary.
  4. Lourdes, Popular pilgrimage site after a 19th century appearance of the Virgin Mary.
  5. Fátima, Popular pilgrimage site after a 20th century appearance of the Virgin Mary.
  6. Jasna Góra, Popular pilgrimage site - monastery with an icon of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa.
  7. The Pillar, in Saragossa, Spain, Popular pilgrimage site after a 1st century appearence of the Virgin Mary.

A Virgin Mary shrine is a shrine marking an apparition or other miracle ascribed to the Blessed Virgin Mary. ... Aparecida is a Brazilian city and municipality in the state of São Paulo. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... Our Lady of Aparecida (also written as Our Lady Aparecida) is the Patroness of Brazil, represented by a statue of the Virgin Mary located in the Basilica of Aparecida in Aparecida, Brazil. ... Country Mexico State Federal District Municipality Mexico City Founded Seat of the Government Capital of the Nation Head of government Marcelo Ebrard Area    - City km² Population    - City (2005) 8,720,916  - Density 5,741/km² Website: http://www. ... Our Lady of Guadalupe Our Lady of Guadalupe or the Virgin of Guadalupe is a 16th century image, a Roman Catholic icon and Mexicos most popular religious image: Nobel laureate Octavio Paz is quoted as saying that the Mexican people, after more than two centuries of experiments, have faith... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... Our Lady of Lourdes Basilica Lourdes (Lorda in Occitan) is a town in the Hautes-Pyrénées département in France. ... District or region Santarém Municipality Ourém Area 71. ... Medieval Jasna Góra Monastery Jasna Góra Monastery Jasna Góra Monastery Jasna Góra Monastery by night The Jasna Góra Monastery (pl. ... CzÄ™stochowa ( , German: ) is a city in south Poland on the Warta River with 248,894 inhabitants (2004). ... Nuestra Señora del Pilar (Spanish for Our Lady of the Pillar) is an apparition of Mary, mother of Jesus, whose shrine (Nuestra Señora del Pilar Basilica) is in Zaragoza, Spain, by the river Ebro. ... For alternative meanings, see Zaragoza (disambiguation). ...

Eastern Orthodox

  1. Constantinople, today Istanbul, Once the center of the entire Church, and still the spiritual centre, and the cathedral Agia Sofia, now museum.
  2. Mount Athos, Site of 20 monasteries.
  3. Kiev, Origin of East Slavic Christianity, which evolved into Russian Orthodox Church.
  4. Alexandria, Site of Patriarchate, seat of St. Mark, and residence of Jesus Christ.
  5. Ephesus, Site of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, also one of the early church communities established by the Apostle Paul.

Eastern Orthodoxy (also called Greek Orthodoxy and Russian Orthodoxy) is a Christian tradition which represents the majority of Eastern Christianity. ... Map of Constantinople. ... Istanbul (Turkish: , Greek: Konstandinúpoli, historically known in English as Constantinople; see other names) is Turkeys most populous city, and its cultural and economic center. ... Hagia Sophia Hagia Sophia (Church of Holy Wisdom), now known as the Ayasofya Museum, is a former Eastern Orthodox church converted to a mosque in 1453, converted into a museum in 1935, in the Turkish city of Istanbul. ... Capital Karyes Languages Koine Greek, Church Slavonic (both liturgical), as well as Modern Greek, Russian, Serbian, Georgian, Bulgarian, Romanian (civil) Head of State Greek Minister of For. ... Location Map of Ukraine with Kiev highlighted. ... The Russian Orthodox Church (Русская Православная церковь) is that body of Christians who are united under the Patriarch of Moscow, who in turn is in communion with... Alexandria Modern Alexandria. ... Historical Map of Ephesus, from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1888 Ephesus (Greek: , Turkish: ), was one of the great cities of the Ionian Greeks in Anatolia, located in Lydia where the Cayster River (Küçük Menderes) flows into the Aegean Sea (in modern day Turkey). ... The Twelve Apostles (in Koine Greek απόστολος apostolos [1], someone sent forth/sent out, an emissary) were probably Galilean Jewish men (10 names are Aramaic, 4 names are Greek) chosen from among the disciples, who were sent forth by Jesus of Nazareth to preach the Gospel to both Jews and Gentiles... Paul of Tarsus (b. ...

Ethiopian Orthodox

  1. Axum - holiest pilgrimage site as the location of the Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion that is said to house the Ark of the Covenant.
  2. Lalibela - pilgrimage site with an extensive complex of monolithic churches.

Tewahedo Church may refer to any of the following: The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church The Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Axum, properly Aksum, is a city in northern Ethiopia. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A late 19th-century artists conception of the Ark of the Covenant, employing a Renaissance cassone for the Ark and cherubim as latter-day Christian angels The Ark of the Covenant (ארון הברית in Hebrew: aron habrit) is described in the Hebrew Bible as a sacred container, wherein rested the stone... The Bete Giyorgis, one of the many rock-hewn churches at the holy site of Lalibela, Ethiopia Lalibela is a town in northern Ethiopia. ... Church of St. ...

Russian Orthodox

  1. Moscow, Capital of Russia.
  2. Sergiyev Posad, The center of the modern Russian Orthodox Church.

The Russian Orthodox Church (Русская Православная церковь) is that body of Christians who are united under the Patriarch of Moscow, who in turn is in communion with... Image File history File links File links The following pages link to this file: Moscow Red Square ... Image File history File links File links The following pages link to this file: Moscow Red Square ... Location Position of Moscow in Europe Government Country District Subdivision Russia Central Federal District Federal City Mayor Yuriy Luzhkov Geographical characteristics Area  - City 1,081 km² Population  - City (2005)    - Density 10,415,400   8537. ... Location Position of Moscow in Europe Government Country District Subdivision Russia Central Federal District Federal City Mayor Yuriy Luzhkov Geographical characteristics Area  - City 1,081 km² Population  - City (2005)    - Density 10,415,400   8537. ... Monument to St. ...

Georgian Orthodox

  1. Mtskheta, The Robe of Jesus is buried here.
  2. Tbilisi, Capital of Georgia.

The Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church is one of the worlds most ancient Christian Churches, founded in the 1st century by the Apostle Andrew. ... Mtskheta is one of oldest cities of the republic of Georgia (in Kartli province of Eastern Georgia), near Tbilisi. ... Tbilisi (Georgian თბილისი ) is the capital and largest city of the country of Georgia, lying on the banks of the Kura (Mtkvari) River, at . ...

Anglicanism

  1. Canterbury, Kent, The center of the Anglican Church.

The term Anglican (from medieval Latin ecclesia Anglicana meaning the English church) is used to describe the people, institutions, and churches as well as the liturgical traditions and theological concepts developed by the established Church of England, the Anglican Communion and the Continuing Anglican Churches (a loosely affiliated group of... Statistics Population: 42,258 (2001) Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: TR145575 Administration District: City of Canterbury Shire county: Kent Region: South East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Kent Historic county: Kent Services Police force: Kent Police Ambulance service: South East Coast Post office and...

Protestantism

Aside from Jerusalem, the following are considered important or historically significant but may not hold under scrutiny by Protestants themselves as "holy cities". The following may thus be safely disregarded or omitted. Protestantism is one of three main groups within Christianity. ...

  1. Wittenberg, where Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses.
  2. Geneva, sometimes called the Protestant Rome, where John Calvin governed and did much of his work during the Reformation.
  3. Plymouth, Massachusetts, landing site of the Mayflower and location of the original settlement of English Puritans in North America.
  4. Nashville, Tennessee (mainly among U.S. Protestants), often called the Buckle of the Bible Belt or the Protestant Vatican, a major center of the Christian publishing (Bibles, books, periodicals) and recording (music) industries, with a history rich of revivalism and heavily influenced by the Evangelical movement.

Statue of Martin Luther in the main square Wittenberg, officially [Die] Lutherstadt Wittenberg, is a town in Germany, in the Bundesland Saxony-Anhalt, at 12° 59 E, 51° 51 N, on the Elbe river. ... Martin Luther (November 10, 1483 – February 18, 1546) was a German monk,[1] priest, professor, theologian, and church reformer. ... The 95 Theses. ... Geneva (pronunciation //; French: Genève //, German:   //, Italian: Ginevra) is the second most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich), and is the most populous city of Romandy (the French-speaking part of Switzerland). ... John Calvin (July 10, 1509 – May 27, 1564) was a French Protestant theologian during the Protestant Reformation and was a central developer of the system of Christian theology called Calvinism or Reformed theology. ... The Protestant Reformation was a movement which began in the 16th century as a series of attempts to reform the Roman Catholic Church, but ended in division and the establishment of new institutions, most importantly Lutheranism, Reformed churches, and Anabaptists. ...   Settled: 1620 â€“ Incorporated: 1620 Zip Code(s): 02360 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://www. ... Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor by William Halsall (1882) For other uses, see Mayflower (disambiguation). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... For other cities named Nashville, see Nashville (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... The approximate extent of the Bible Belt, indicated in red A Bible Belt is an area in which socially conservative Christian Evangelical Protestantism is a pervasive or dominant part of the culture. ... A revival meeting is a series of Christian religious services held with an eye to encourage active members of a religious body and to provoke those outside of it to become part of it. ... The word evangelicalism usually refers to religious practices and traditions which are found in conservative, almost always Protestant, Christianity. ...

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

  1. Palmyra, New York is the birthplace of the Latter Day Saint movement. Joseph Smith, Jr. received his First Vision in the Sacred Grove and found the Golden Plates in the Hill Cumorah.
  2. Kirtland, Ohio was headquarters of The Church from 1831 to 1838. It is the site of Kirtland Temple where several visions and manifestations occurred.
  3. Independence, Missouri was declared to be the site of the New Jerusalem for the Second Coming of Christ. The Community of Christ, the Restoration Branches and the Church of Christ (Temple Lot) all make their headquarters there. Liberty Jail is not far from Independence.
  4. Adam-ondi-Ahman is the location where Adam, believed to be the Ancient of Days referred to in the Book of Daniel, is expected to visit the earth prior to the Second Coming of Jesus. Smith also used the name Adam-ondi-Ahman in reference to the location where Adam and Eve are said to have lived after being cast out from the Garden of Eden. Joseph Smith Jr. possibly believed these two locations were the same.
  5. Nauvoo, Illinois was a beautiful city built by the Latter-day Saints from 1839-1846. It is the site of the Nauvoo Temple and the Smith Family Cemetery (final resting place for Joseph Sr., Joseph Jr., Hyrum, Lucy Mack and Emma. Carthage Jail is very near Nauvoo.
  6. Salt Lake City, Utah was the refuge for the Saints driven from Illinois. Today it is the administrative headquarters of the largest LDS denomination, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is also the location of the Salt Lake Temple, the Salt Lake Tabernacle, the Seagull Monument and the Beehive House.

The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the largest attraction in the citys Temple Square. ... Palmyra is a town located in Wayne County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 7,672. ... The Latter Day Saint movement is a religious movement which began in the early 19th century and is generally considered to be founded by Joseph Smith, Jr. ... Joseph Smith, Jr. ... Stained glass depiction of the first vision of Joseph Smith, Jr. ... An 1893 engraving of Joseph Smith receiving the Golden Plates and the Urim and Thummim from Moroni. ... The Hill Cumorah is a place from the Book of Mormon where the Nephites were destroyed in a final battle with the Lamanites, and according to Joseph Smith, Jr. ... Kirtland is a city in Lake County, Ohio, USA. The population was 6,670 at the 2000 census. ... The Kirtland Temple is a registered National Historic Landmark in Kirtland, Ohio, USA, on the eastern edge of the Cleveland metropolitan area. ... Independence is a city in Missouri, in the Kansas City metropolitan area. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article refers to the religious usage of the term. ... Community of Christ Temple in Independence, Missouri, USA. Dedicated 1994 RLDS redirects here. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The headquarters building of the Church of Christ as seen from the original temple site designated by Joseph Smith, Jr. ... Liberty Jail is a prison in Liberty, Missouri where Joseph Smith, Jr. ... Adam-ondi-Ahman is a historic site along the east bank of the Grand River in Daviess County, Missouri. ... Michelangelos Creation of Adam, from the Sistine Chapel. ... Ancient of Days (Atik Yomin) is one of the biblical names for God. ... The Book of Daniel, written in Hebrew and Aramaic, is a book in both the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh) and the Christian Old Testament. ... The Second Coming or Last Coming refers to the Christian and Islamic belief in the return of Jesus Christ to fulfill the rest of Messianic prophecy, such as the resurrection of the dead, last judgment and full establishment of the Kingdom of God (also called the Reign of God) and... Jesus (8–2 BC/BCE to 29–36 AD/CE),[1] also known as Jesus of Nazareth, is the central figure of Christianity. ... Michelangelos Creation of Adam, from the Sistine Chapel. ... The Fall of Man by Lucas Cranach, a 16th century German depiction of Eden The Garden of Eden (from Hebrew Gan Ä’den, גַּן עֵדֶן) is described in the Book of Genesis as being the place where the first man—Adam—and woman—Eve—lived after they were created by God. ... Nauvoo (נָאווּ to be beautiful, Sephardi Hebrew NÃ¥vu, Tiberian Hebrew Nâwû) is a city in Hancock County, Illinois, United States. ... See also: Nauvoo Illinois Temple for an overview of a similar or rebuilt structure currently standing on the same site. ... Joseph Smith, Sr. ... Joseph Smith, Jr. ... Hyrum Smith (February 9, 1804 – June 27, 1844) was the brother of Joseph Smith, Jr. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Emma Hale Smith Emma Hale Smith (10 July 1804 - 30 April 1879) was the wife of Joseph Smith, Jr. ... Salt Lake City redirects here. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the largest attraction in the citys Temple Square. ... Salt Lake Temple is the centerpiece of the 10 acre (40,000 m²) Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The Salt Lake Tabernacle, known worldwide as the Mormon Tabernacle, is located in Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah along with the Salt Lake Assembly Hall and Salt Lake Temple. ... Seagull Monument, Salt Lake City Temple Square. ... The Beehive House is one of the two official residences of Brigham Young, an early leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons). ...

Egypt (ancient)

  1. Abydos - center of worship for several gods connected to death and the dead, including Upuaut, Anhur, Anubis, and Osiris.
  2. Alexandria, Egypt - in the Hellenistic period, the center of worship for Serapis.
  3. Bubastis - site of the primary temple of Bast.
  4. Crocodilopolis - center for the cult of Sobek.
  5. Deir el-Bahri - site of temples to the pharaohs Mentuhotep II, Hatshepsut, and Thutmose III.
  6. Dendera - site of cults of Isis and Hathor.
  7. Heliopolis - major cultic center with temples for Atum and the Ennead.
  8. Leontopolis - a cultic center for the worship of Maahes, Sekhmet and Bast.
  9. Karnak - center for the worship of Amon-Re, Montu, and Mut, as well as, briefly, Akhenaten's god Aten.
  10. Medinet Habu - mortuary temple for Ramesses III.
  11. Memphis, Egypt - cultic center for Ptah and Apis.
  12. Mendes - the center for the Mendes Triad: the ram deity Banebdjed the fish goddess Hatmehit, and their child Har-pa-khered, who were eventually identified with Osiris, Isis and Horus, respectively.
  13. Nekheb - cultic center for Nekhbet, patron-goddess of Upper Egypt.
  14. Tanis, Egypt - the northern center for the worship of the Theban Triad (Amun, Mut, and Khonsu).
  15. Thebes, Egypt - cultic center for the Theban Triad.

Khafres Pyramid (4th dynasty) and Great Sphinx of Giza (c. ... Abydos may mean: Egyptian Mythology - The holy city of Osiris, who was buried there himself, as were many other pharaohs. ... A hawk eating its prey Death is the end of life, the full cessation of vital functions in a biological organism. ... In Egyptian mythology, Wepwawet (opener of the ways; also Upuaut, Wep-wawet, Ophois), the son of Isis, is a jackal-god of death and war, worshipped especially in Asyut (Siut). ... In Egyptian mythology, Anhur was a god of war and hunting, later identified with Horus and worshipped particularly in Thinis. ... Anubis is the Greek name for the ancient jackal-headed god of the dead in Egyptian mythology whose hieroglyphic is more accurately spelled Anpu (also Anup, Anupu, Wip, Ienpw, Inepu, Yinepu, or Inpw). ... For other uses, see Osiris (disambiguation). ... Antiquity and modernity stand cheek-by-jowl in Egypts chief Mediterranean seaport For other uses, see Alexandria (disambiguation). ... The term Hellenistic (established by the German historian Johann Gustav Droysen) in the history of the ancient world is used to refer to the shift from a culture dominated by ethnic Greeks, however scattered geographically, to a culture dominated by Greek-speakers of whatever ethnicity, and from the political dominance... Serapis can refer to: A series of British ships named HMS Serapis. ... Bubastis is an Ancient Egyptian city, located along the River Nile in the Delta region of Lower Egypt. ... In Egyptian mythology, Bast (also spelt Ubasti, and Pasht) is an ancient goddess, worshipped at least since the Second Dynasty, for whom the centre of her cult was in Per-Bast (Bubastis in greek), which was named after her. ... Crocodilopolis or Krokodilopolis (Greek: ) or Ptolemais Euergetis or Arsinoe (Greek: ) was an ancient city in the Heptanomis, Egypt, the capital of Arsinoites nome, on the western bank of the Nile, between the river and the Lake Moeris, southwest of Memphis, in lat. ... Sobek (from the Temple of Kom Ombo) or In Egyptian mythology, Sobek (also spelt Sebek, Sochet, Sobk, Sobki, Soknopais, and in Greek, Suchos) was the deification of crocodiles, and was originally a demon, as crocodiles were deeply feared in the nation so dependent on the Nile River. ... Djeser-Djeseru – the focal point of the complex Deir el-Bahri (Arabic دير البحري dayr al-baḥrī, literally meaning, “The Northern Monastery”) is a complex of mortuary temples and tombs located on the west bank of the Nile, opposite the city of Luxor, Egypt. ... nomen or birth name Nebhotepre Mentuhotep II (2046-1995 BCE) was a Pharaoh of the 11th dynasty, the son of Intef III of Egypt and a minor queen called Iah. ... Maat-ka-re[1] Truth is the Ka of Re Nomen (Khnumt-Amun) Hatshepsut[1] (Joined with Amun), Foremost of Noble Ladies Horus name Wesretkau [1] Mighty of kas Nebty name Wadjrenput[1] Flourishing of years Golden Horus Netjeretkhau [1] Divine of appearance Consort(s) Thutmose II Issues Neferure... Menkheperre Lasting is the Manifestation of Re Nomen Thutmose Neferkheperu Son of Ra, Thutmose, beautiful of forms Horus name Kanakht Khaemwaset Horus Mighty Bull, Arising in Thebes Nebty name Wahnesytmireempet He of the Two Ladies, Enduring in kingship like Re in heaven Golden Horus Sekhempahtydsejerkhaw Horus of Gold Powerful of... Entrance to the Dendera Temple Complex, photographed 23rd December 2003 Dendera (also spelled Denderah), is a little town in Egypt. ... Isis is a goddess in Egyptian mythology. ... Statue of Hathor (Luxor Museum) In Egyptian mythology, Hathor (Egyptian for house of Horus) was originally a personification of the Milky Way, which was seen as the milk that flowed from the udders of a heavenly cow. ... Heliopolis (Greek: or ), was one of the most ancient cities of Egypt, and capital of the 13th Lower Egyptian nome. ... History Atum (alternatively spelt Tem, Temu, Tum, and Atem) is an early deity in Egyptian mythology, whose cult centred on the Ennead of Heliopolis. ... The Ennead (a word derived from Greek, meaning the nine) is a grouping of nine deities, most often used in the context of Egyptian mythology. ... Leontopolis is the Greek name for the Ancient Egyptian city known as Taremu in ancient times and as Tell al Muqdam today. ... In Egyptian mythology, Maahes (also spelt Mihos, Miysis, and Mahes) was a lion-god. ... Two statues of Sekhmet (standing) in the Egyptian Museum of Berlin. ... In Egyptian mythology, Bast (also spelt Ubasti, and Pasht) is an ancient goddess, worshipped at least since the Second Dynasty, for whom the centre of her cult was in Per-Bast (Bubastis in greek), which was named after her. ... Map of Karnak, showing major temple complexes Interior of Temple Al-Karnak (Arabic الكرنك, in Ancient Egypt was named Ipet Sut, the most venerated place) is a small village in Egypt, located on the banks of the River Nile some 2. ... , , or This article is about the Egyptian god. ... In Egyptian mythology, Menthu was a hawk-god of war. ... For other uses, see Mut (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Akhenaten (disambiguation). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Medinet Habu from the air Medinet-Habu is the mortuary temple of Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses III. It is located on the west bank of the River Nile at Thebes, Egypt, south of the morturary temple of Tutankhamun/Horemheb. ... Osirid statues of Ramses III at his temple at Medinet Habu. ... Memphis, coordiates , , was the ancient capital of the first nome of Lower Egypt, and of the Old Kingdom of Egypt from its foundation until around 1300 BC. Its Ancient Egyptian name was Ineb Hedj (The White Walls). The name Memphis is the Greek deformation of the Egyptian name of Pepi... Ptah In Egyptian mythology, Ptah (also spelt Peteh) was the deification of the primordial mound in the Ennead cosmogony, which was more literally referred to as Ta-tenen (also spelt Tathenen), meaning risen land, or as Tanen, meaning submerged land. ... Apis can refer to the following: Apis — An Egyptian god Apis — A Bee genus Apis — In Greek mythology a prophet. ... For information about the Portuguese language surname Mendes, see the article Mendez. ... In Egyptian mythology, Banebdjed is the ram-god, husband of Hatmehit and father of Har-pa-khered. ... In Egyptian mythology, Hatmehit, or Hatmehyt was a fish-goddess, wife of Banebdjetet and mother of Har-pa-khered. ... This page is about the Egyptian deity. ... ... In Egyptian mythology, Nekhbet (of Nekheb) was an early, predynastic, local vulture-goddess, patron of the city of Nekheb. ... Map of Upper and Lower Egypt Ancient Egypt was divided into two kingdoms, known as Upper and Lower Egypt. ... Tanis or The ruins of Tanis in 2004 Tanis (Τάνις), the Greek name of ancient Djanet (modern صان الحجر Ṣān al-Ḥaǧar), is a city in the north-eastern Nile delta of Egypt. ... The Theban Triad are the three Egyptian gods that were the most powerful in the area of Thebes, in Egypt. ... Amun (also spelled Amon, Amoun, Amen, and rarely Imen, and spelt in Greek as Ammon, and Hammon) was the name of a deity, in Egyptian mythology, who gradually rose to become one of the most important deities, before fading into obscurity. ... For other uses, see Mut (disambiguation). ... In Egyptian mythology, Chons (alternately Khensu, Khons, Khonsu or Khonshu) is a lunar deity, and a son of Amun and Mut. ... Thebes For the ancient capital of Boeotia, see Thebes, Greece. ... The Theban Triad are the three Egyptian gods that were the most powerful in the area of Thebes, in Egypt. ...

Greece (ancient)

  1. Aegina - A cultic center of Zeus.
  2. Argos - A center of worship for Hera, Zeus and Hermes.
  3. Athens - Major cultic center for Athena.
  4. Corinth - Cultic center for Hera.
  5. Delos - Birthplace of Apollo and Artemis; cultic center for Hera.
  6. Delphi - Site of the Oracle of Apollo.
  7. Dodona - Cultic center and oracle of Zeus.
  8. Eleusis - Cultic center for Demeter and Persephone, site of the Eleusinian Mysteries.
  9. Leuce, center of the cult of the hero Achilles.
  10. Olympia - Hallowed site of the ancient Olympic Games and the Heraea.
  11. Paestum - Cultic center for Athena, Hera and Apollo.
  12. Pheneos in Arcadia was the main center for the cult of Hermes.
  13. Rhodes - Sacred to the sun-god Helios and the sea-god Poseidon.
  14. Samos - Cultic center of Hera.
  15. Samothrace - Cultic center (see Samothrace temple complex) for a cthonic mystery religion worshipping the "Great Mother" as well as Hecate and other fertility gods.
  16. Thebes, Greece - Mythical home of Cadmus; birthplace of Dionysus and cultic center for Heracles.
  17. Tiryns - Birthplace of Heracles; cultic center for Hera.

Ancient Greece is a period in Greek history that lasted for around one thousand years and was extinguished by the newly-powerful Christianity. ... The Aegina town centre Aegina (Greek: Αίγινα (Egina)) is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece in the Saronic Gulf, 31 miles (50 km) from Athens. ... The Statue of Zeus at Olympia Phidias created the 12-m (40-ft) tall statue of Zeus at Olympia about 435 BC. The statue was perhaps the most famous sculpture in Ancient Greece, imagined here in a 16th century engraving In Greek mythology, Zeus (in Greek: nominative: Ζεύς Zeús, genitive... Argos (Greek: Άργος, Árgos, IPA argos) is a city in Greece in the Peloponnese near Nafplio, which was its historic harbor, named for Nauplius. ... Olympian pantheon of classical Greek Mythology, Hera (IPA pronunciation: ; Greek or ) was the wife and older sister of Zeus. ... Hermes bearing the infant Dionysus, by Praxiteles Hermes (Greek IPA: ), in Greek mythology, is the Olympian god of boundaries and of the travelers who cross them, of shepherds and cowherds, of orators and wit, of literature and poets, of athletics, of weights and measures and invention and commerce in general... Athens (Greek: Αθήνα, Athína IPA: ) is the capital and largest city of Greece. ... Helmeted Athena, of the Velletri type. ... Corinth, or Korinth (Greek: Κόρινθος, Kórinthos; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is a Greek city-state, on the Isthmus of Corinth, the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnesus to the mainland of Greece. ... Olympian pantheon of classical Greek Mythology, Hera (IPA pronunciation: ; Greek or ) was the wife and older sister of Zeus. ... The island of Delos, Carl Anton Joseph Rottmann, 1847 The island of Delos (Greek: Δήλος, Dhilos), isolated in the centre of the roughly circular ring of islands called the Cyclades, near Mykonos, had a position as a holy sanctuary for a millennium before Olympian Greek mythology made it the birthplace of... Lycian Apollo, early Imperial Roman copy of a fourth century Greek original (Louvre Museum) In Greek and Roman mythology, Apollo (Ancient Greek , Apóllōn; or Ἀπέλλων, Apellōn), the ideal of the kouros, was the archer-god of medicine and healing, light, truth, archery and also a bringer of death... The Diana of Versailles, a Roman copy of a sculpture by Leochares (Louvre Museum) Artemis (Greek: nominative , genitive ), in Olympian Greek mythology the daughter of Zeus and of Leto and the twin sister of Apollo, was one of the most widely venerated gods and manifestly one of the oldest deities... Olympian pantheon of classical Greek Mythology, Hera (IPA pronunciation: ; Greek or ) was the wife and older sister of Zeus. ... The amphitheatre, seen from above. ... Michelangelos rendering of the Delphic Sibyl The Delphic Sibyl was a legendary figure who gave prophecies in the sacred precinct of Apollo at Delphi, located on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. ... Theatre of Pyrrhus in Dodona. ... An oracle is a person or agency considered to be a source of wise counsel or prophetic opinion; an infallible authority, usually spiritual in nature. ... The Statue of Zeus at Olympia Phidias created the 12-m (40-ft) tall statue of Zeus at Olympia about 435 BC. The statue was perhaps the most famous sculpture in Ancient Greece, imagined here in a 16th century engraving In Greek mythology, Zeus (in Greek: nominative: Ζεύς Zeús, genitive... Eleusis (Game) The cardgame invented by Robert Abbott in 1962, and later popularized in 1977 by Martin Gardner in his Mathematical Games column in Scientific American magazine. ... Ceres (Demeter), allegory of August: detail of a fresco by Cosimo Tura, Palazzo Schifanoia, Ferrara, 1469-70 Dêmêtêr (or Demetra) (Greek: , mother-earth or perhaps distribution-mother, perhaps from the noun of the Indo-European mother-earth *dheghom *mater) is the Greek goddess of grain and agriculture... Persephone and Hades In Greek mythology, Persephone (Greek Περσεφόνη, Persephónē) was the queen of the Underworld, the Kore or young maiden, and the daughter of Demeter— and Zeus, in the Olympian version. ... The Eleusinian Mysteries were annual initiation ceremonies for the cult of Demeter and Persephone based at Eleusis in ancient Greece. ... Map of Snake Island For the Bulgarian island also in the Black Sea and often referred to as Snake Island see St. ... From the Greek , in mythology and folklore, a hero (male) or heroine (female) usually fulfills the definitions of what is considered good and noble in the originating culture. ... The Wrath of Achilles, by François-Léon Benouville (1821–1859) (Musée Fabre) In Greek mythology, Achilles, also Akhilleus or Achilleus (Ancient Greek ) was a hero of the Trojan War, the central character and greatest warrior of Homers Iliad, which takes for its theme, not the War... Olympia (Greek: Ολυμπία Olympía or Ολύμπια Olýmpia, older transliterations, Olimpia, Olimbia), a sanctuary of ancient Greece in Elis, is known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times, comparable in importance to the Pythian Games held in Delphi. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... Paestum overview. ... Arcadia or Arkadía (Greek Αρκαδία; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is a region of Greece in the Peloponnesus. ... Location map of Rhodes Rhodes, (Greek: Ρόδος (pron. ... Helios in his chariot In Greek mythology the sun was personified as Helios or Helius (Greek Ἥλιος / ἥλιος). Homer often calls him Titan and Hyperion. ... Neptune reigns in the city centre, Bristol, formerly the largest port in England outside London. ... Samos (Greek Σάμος; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is an island in southeastern Greece in the Aegean Sea, off the coast of Turkey. ... Olympian pantheon of classical Greek Mythology, Hera (IPA pronunciation: ; Greek or ) was the wife and older sister of Zeus. ... Samothrace (Greek: Σαμοθράκη, Samothraki, Turkish: Semadirek) is an island in Greece, in the northern Aegean Sea. ... General location of Samothrace The Samothrace Temple Complex, known as the Sanctuary of the Great Gods is one of the principal Pan-Hellenic religious sanctuaries, located on the island of Samothrace within the larger Thrace. ... A mystery religion is any religion with an arcanum, or secret wisdom. ... For other uses, see Hecate (disambiguation). ... Thebes (in Demotic Greek: Θήβα — Thíva, Katharevousa: — Thēbai or Thívai) is a city in Greece, situated to the north of the Cithaeron range, which divides Boeotia from Attica, and on the southern edge of the Boeotian plain. ... Cadmus Sowing the Dragons teeth, by Maxfield Parrish, 1908 Cadmus, or Kadmos (Greek: Κάδμος), in Greek mythology, was the son of the king of Phoenicia and brother of Europa. ... Dionysus with a leopard, satyr and grapes on a vine, in the Palazzo Altemps (Rome, Italy) This article is about the ancient deity. ... Hercules, a Roman bronze (Louvre Museum) In roman mythology, Heracles or Herakles (glory of Hera, or Alcides, original name) + , ) was a divine hero, the son of Zeus and Alcmene, stepson of Amphitryon[1] and great-grandson of Perseus. ... Map ot Tiryns Tiryns (in ancient greek Τίρυνς) is a Mycenaean archeological site in the Greek nomos of Argolis in the Peloponnese peninsula, some kilometres north of Nauplion. ... Hercules, a Roman bronze (Louvre Museum) In roman mythology, Heracles or Herakles (glory of Hera, or Alcides, original name) + , ) was a divine hero, the son of Zeus and Alcmene, stepson of Amphitryon[1] and great-grandson of Perseus. ... Olympian pantheon of classical Greek Mythology, Hera (IPA pronunciation: ; Greek or ) was the wife and older sister of Zeus. ...

Hinduism

Kasi (Varanasi) is the oldest living city in the world and is considered as one of the most sacred places of pilgrimage for Hindus irrespective of denomination.[1]
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Kasi (Varanasi) is the oldest living city in the world and is considered as one of the most sacred places of pilgrimage for Hindus irrespective of denomination.[1]
  1. Ahobilam
  2. Amarnath (Indian Occupied Kashmir)
  3. Ayodhya
  4. Badrinath
  5. Belur Math
  6. Dakshineswar
  7. Kasi (Varanasi)
  8. Gaya
  9. Gokarna
  10. Haridwar
  11. Kalighat
  12. Kamakhya
  13. Kanchipuram
  14. Kaanipakam
  15. Katra
  16. Kateel
  17. Kolhapur
  18. Madurai
  19. Mathura
  20. Mayapur
  21. Mount Kailash
  22. Navadwip
  23. Pajaka
  24. Palani
  25. Pandharpur
  26. Prayag
  27. Puri
  28. Rameshwaram
  29. Sabarimala
  30. Tarakeswar
  31. Tarapith
  32. Thanjavur
  33. Thiruthani
  34. Thiruparankundram
  35. Thiruvananthapuram
  36. Tirupati
  37. Udupi
  38. Vrindavan
  39. Talapady
  40. srikalahasti

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Seven Sacred Cities

  1. Ayodhya
  2. Mathura
  3. Haridwar (Maya)
  4. Kasi (The Holiest of the Holy)
  5. Kanchi
  6. Ujjain (Avantika)
  7. Dwaraka
  8. Kolhapur

To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Mathura (मथुरा) is a city in India, located approximately 50 km north of Agra, and south of Delhi. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Benares (also known as Banaras, Kashi, Kasi and Varanasi (वाराणसी)) is a Hindu holy city on the banks of the river Ganga or Ganges in the modern north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. ... Kanchipuram, Kanchi, or Kancheepuram (also sometimes Conjeevaram) is the name of a temple town and the headquarters of Kanchipuram district in Tamil Nadu, India. ... Ujjain   (Hindi:उज्जैन) (also known as Ujain, Ujjayini, Avanti) is an ancient city of central India, in the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh, on the eastern bank of the Kshipra River. ... Dwarka is a city in Gujarat, India. ... Kolhapur   (Marathi:कोल्हापूर ) is a city situated in the south west corner of Maharashtra, India. ...

Jyothirlingams (Shaivism)

  1. Bhimashankar
  2. Deoghar
  3. Dwarka
  4. Grishneshwar
  5. Kedarnath
  6. Omkareshwar
  7. Rameswaram
  8. Somnath
  9. Srisailam
  10. Triambakeshwar
  11. Ujjaini (Avantika)
  12. Kasi (Varanasi)

A Jyothirlingam is a special Hindu icon of Lord Shiva. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Bhimashankar, located in the Sahyadri mountain range in Pune district in Maharashtra, India. ... Deoghar is the headquarter of Deoghar District of Jharkhand state, India. ... Gopura of Dwarakadhish Temple Dwarka is a city in Gujarat, India. ... Grishneshwar, also known as Ghushmeshwar, is an ancient pilgrimage site revered as the abode of one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Shiva. ... Kedarnath is one of the four monasteries (called maths) holy to the Hindus. ... Omkareshwar is a Hindu temple in Madhya Pradesh state in India. ... Rameswaram is a town in the southern part of India in the state of Tamil Nadu, on an island separated from the mainland by the Pamban channel. ... The Somnath Temple located in the Prabhas Kshetra near Veraval in Saurashtra, on the western coast of Gujarat, India is one of the twelve Jyotirlings (golden lingas) symbols of the God Shiva. ... Srisailam ಶ್ರಿಶೈಲ is a Jyothirlingam (Hindu shrine to Shiva) located in Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh, India. ... Ujjain   (Hindi:उज्जैन) (also known as Ujain, Ujjayini, Avanti) is an ancient city of central India, in the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh, on the eastern bank of the Kshipra River. ... Benares (also known as Banaras, Kashi, Kasi and Varanasi (वाराणसी)) is a Hindu holy city on the banks of the river Ganga or Ganges in the modern north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. ...

51 Shakti Peethas

See: Shakti Peethas The Shakti Peethas are places of worship consecrated to the Goddess Shakti, the female principal of Hinduism and the main deity of the Shakta sect. ... The Shakti Peethas are places of worship consecrated to the Goddess Shakti, the female principal of Hinduism and the main deity of the Shakta sect. ...

Satellite image of the largest religious gathering on Earth in Hindu holy city of Prayag. Around 70 million Hindus from around the world participated in Kumbh Mela on the banks of river Ganga.
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Satellite image of the largest religious gathering on Earth in Hindu holy city of Prayag. Around 70 million Hindus from around the world participated in Kumbh Mela on the banks of river Ganga.

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (721x721, 88 KB) Summary Image may be used for illustration and publishing purposes with the credit of spaceimaging. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (721x721, 88 KB) Summary Image may be used for illustration and publishing purposes with the credit of spaceimaging. ... This is a list of the largest historic gatherings of people for a single event: In January 2001, a reported 20 million Hindu pilgrims travelled to Allahabad in India for the Kumbh Mela, the worlds largest religious festival. ... Map of India. ... This article is about the Hindu religion; for other meanings of the word, see Hindu (disambiguation). ... Ardh Kumbh Mela - The largest religious gathering in the world. ... This article is about the river. ...

Kumbh Mela sites

  1. Haridwar
  2. Nashik
  3. Prayag
  4. Ujjaini (Avantika)

Ardh Kumbh Mela - The largest religious gathering in the world. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Nashik (Marathi: ) ( ) or Nasik (Marathi: ) is a city in Indias Maharashtra state. ... Map of India. ... Ujjain   (Hindi:उज्जैन) (also known as Ujain, Ujjayini, Avanti) is an ancient city of central India, in the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh, on the eastern bank of the Kshipra River. ...

Other "Snanam" sites

  1. The Mahamaham at Kumbakonam
  2. The Pushkaram at Rajahmundry

Mahamaham is a Hindu festival celebrated every 12 years in a small temple-town called Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu, India. ... Kumbeswara temple at Kumbakonam Kumbakonam is a town in the Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu state in southern India. ... Pushkaram is a festival in India which occurs in any particular year with respect to one of twelve important rivers; the river for each years festival is based on which zodiacal sign Jupiter is in at that time. ... Rajahmundry or Rajamundry (రాజహ్మండ్రి in Telugu) is a major city in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh state of southern India. ...

The Shankara Mathams

The four Peethams established by Sri Adi Shankaracharya Adi Shankara (Malayalam: ആദി ശങ്കരന്‍, Devanāgarī: , , IPA: ); c. ... Adi Shankara (Malayalam: ആദി ശങ്കരന്‍, Devanāgarī: , , IPA: ); c. ...

  1. South: Sringeri
  2. West : Dwaraka
  3. North: Jyotirmath (Badrinath)
  4. East : Puri Jagannath Peetham

Vidyasankara temple Sringeri, located in Chikmagalur district in the Indian state of Karnataka is the site of the fourth matha established by the Adi Sankaracharya, Hindu reformer and exponent of the Advaita Vedanta philosophy, in the 8th century C.E. It is located on the banks of the river Tunga. ... Gopura of Dwarakadhish Temple Dwarka is a city in Gujarat, India. ... Jyotirmath, also called Jyotir Math and Joshimath, is a place in Uttaranchal, India in the Himalayas. ... Puri is a city in the Indian state of Orissa. ... Jagannath(far right) with his brother Balarama(far left) and sister Subadra (center) in Radhadesh, Belgium Jagannath is a Sanskrit term used to describe a deity form of Krishna. ...

Subrahmanya Kshetrams

The six main Subrahmanya Kshetram's {Known as "Aaru Padai Veedugal"):

  1. Tirupparamkunram
  2. Tiruchendur
  3. Tiruvavinankudi (Palani)
  4. Tiruverakam (Swami Malai)
  5. Kundruthoradal (Tiruttani)
  6. Palamuthircholai
  7. Kukke Subramanya

Tirupparamkunram is a small township, 10 km outside the city of Madurai, in South India. ... Tiruchendur is a small town in Tuticorin District, India, 45 km away from Tuticorin and 53 km from Tirunelveli. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Swamimalai is a small town near Kumbakonam in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu, India. ... Tiruttani is one of the main tourist centre in Thiruvallur district, Tamil nadu about 85km from Chennai. ... Kukke Subramanya is a famous Hindu cave temple dedicated to Subramanya (Lord Murugan) located in Subramanya, Karnataka,about 105 km from Mangalore. ...

Ranganatha Kshetrams

The three Ranganatha Swamy kshetrams on islands standing on the river Kaveri - (Also Sri Ranganatha, Ranganathar, Ranga) Ranganatha is a Hindu deity, more well-known in South India. ... Ranganathaswamy Temple can refer to any of several temples dedicated to the Hindu God Ranganatha, including: Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple (Srirangam) Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple (Srirangapatna) Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple (Shivanasamudra) Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple (Nellore) Category: ... Siva Samudram Falls on the Kaveri River near Mysore The Kaveri River (also spelt Cauvery or Kavery) is one of the great rivers of India and is considered sacred by the Hindus. ...

  1. Adi Ranga: the Ranganathaswamy temple at Srirangapatna.
  2. Madhya Ranga: the Ranganathaswamy temple at Shivanasamudra.
  3. Antya Ranga: the Ranganathaswamy temple at Srirangam.

The Gopuram or gateway to the temple. ... Srirangapattana (also spelt Srirangapatna; anglecized to Seringapatam during the British Raj) is a town of great religious, cultural and historic importance located near the city of Mysore in the south Indian state of Karnataka. ... The Sri Ranganthaswamy temple in Shivanasamudra, in the Indian state of Karnataka, is a temple dedicated to the Hindu God Ranganatha, a manifestation of Vishnu. ... Shivanasamudra is a small town in the Mysore district of Karnataka state. ... The Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam, Tamil Nadu India is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Ranganatha, a reclining form of Lord Vishnu. ... Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam Srirangam, also known as Thiruvarangam, is a small island town adjoining Tiruchirapalli in South India. ...

Indigenous Australian

  1. Devil's Marbles Conservation Reserve, A geological site sacred to the Arrernte people of northern Australia. Possibly the oldest continually used by man.
  2. Uluru is sacred to the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara, the Aboriginal people of the area, and has many springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings.
  3. Hindmarsh Island is sacred to the Ngarrindjeri people.

Australian Aborigines are the indigenous peoples of Australia. ... One of the boulder formations at the Devils Marbles site, called Karlu Karlu by the Kaytetye. ... Arrente is both a language, a group of people, and an area of land in Central Australia. ... Uluṟu at midday Uluṟu, also known as Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation in central Australia, in the Northern Territory. ... Pitjantjatjara is the name of both an Aboriginal people (or Anangu) of the Central Australian desert and their language. ... Yankunytjatjara (also Yankuntatjara, Jangkundjara, Kulpantja) is an Australian Aboriginal language. ... Hindmarsh Island (Kumarangk in Ngarrindjeri dialect) is an island in South Australia. ... The Ngarrinjeri is the language and traditional Aboriginal people of the lower Murray River and western Fleurieu Peninsula, Australia. ...

Islam

See also Ziyarat Islam (Arabic:  ) is a monotheistic religion based upon the Quran, its principal scripture, whose followers, known as Muslims (مسلم), believe God (Arabic: الله ) sent through revelations to Muhammad. ... Ziyarat is a pilgrimage to sites associated with the prophet Muhammad, his companions, or other venerated figures in Islamic history, such as Shia imams or Sufi saints. ...

The Masjid Al-Haram in Mecca with the Kaaba at the centre
The Masjid Al-Haram in Mecca with the Kaaba at the centre
  1. Mecca, the holiest city in Islam. Location of the Ka'aba - the basis of the Qibla (direction of prayer), focus of the Hajj.
  2. Medina, the second holiest city in Islam, site of Masjid al-Nabawi, where the final prophet of Islam, Muhammad, is buried. Where early Muslims Muhajirun emigrated to following the Hijra.
  3. Jerusalem where Masjid Al Aqsa is where Muslims believe that Muhammad ascended through the heavens to God. Also city of the earlier Israelite Prophets and the Dome of the Rock.

In addition to the cities listed above the following are holy cities for some Islamic sects: Image File history File links Download high resolution version (650x601, 223 KB) Summary Mecca Image Work of the Govt. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (650x601, 223 KB) Summary Mecca Image Work of the Govt. ... Masjid al Haram Al-Masjid al-HÌ£arām (Arabic: ‎ The Sacred Mosque), is a large mosque in the city of Mecca. ... Mecca IPA: or Makkah IPA: (in full: Makkah al-Mukarramah IPA: ; Arabic: ‎, Turkish: Mekke) is the capital city of Saudi Arabias Makkah province, in the historic Hejaz region. ... Picture of the Kaaba with Muslim pilgrims performing Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) The Kaaba (Arabic: ‎ translit: ), also known as al-Ka‘abatu’l-Musharrafat ( ‎), al-Baytu l-‘AtÄ«q ( ‎ The Primordial House), or al-Baytu’l-Ḥarām ( ‎ The Sacred House), is a large cuboidal building located inside the mosque known... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 232 KB) Description : Masjid Nabawi. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 232 KB) Description : Masjid Nabawi. ... Masjid al-Nabawi or Mosque of the Prophet is the second holiest mosque in the Islamic world. ... Medina (Arabic: ‎ IPA: or المدينة IPA: ; also transliterated into English as Madinah) is a city in the Hejaz region of western Saudi Arabia. ... Mecca IPA: or Makkah IPA: (in full: Makkah al-Mukarramah IPA: ; Arabic: ‎, Turkish: Mekke) is the capital city of Saudi Arabias Makkah province, in the historic Hejaz region. ... The Kaaba or Kaaba, in the mosque known as Masjid al Haram in Mecca (Makkah), is the holiest place in Islam. ... Facing the Qibla at a prayer in Damascus The geometrical calculation of Qibla Qibla () is an Arabic word for the direction that should be faced when a Muslim prays. ... Arabic pronunciation The Hajj ( translit: ), (Turkish:Hac), (Malay:Haji) is the Pilgrimage to Mecca in Islam. ... Medina (Arabic: ‎ IPA: or المدينة IPA: ; also transliterated into English as Madinah) is a city in the Hejaz region of western Saudi Arabia. ... Masjid al-Nabawi or Mosque of the Prophet is the second holiest mosque in the Islamic world. ... Prophets of Islam are human beings who are regarded by Muslims to be prophets. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Muhajirun (Arabic المهاجرون the emigrants) is the name used for those early Muslims who followed Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in the hijra. ... This article is about the event of hijra. ... For other uses see Hijra. ... Panoramic view from Mt. ... Al-Aqsa Mosque For other uses, see Al-aqsa (disambiguation). ... This article is becoming very long. ... This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... The Dome of the Rock in the center of the Noble Sanctuary The Dome of the Rock (Arabic: مسجد قبة الصخرة, translit. ...


Sunni

While there are no specific holy cities outside of the above mentioned three for Sunni Muslims, there are several important cities that are respected for their significance to the formation of Sunni islam. Sunni Islam (Arabic سنّة) is the largest denomination of Islam. ...

  1. Baghdad, from where the Caliphate at its height ruled.
  2. Damascus, seat of Umayyad rule.
  3. Timbuktu, especially significant for African Muslims, Capital of the Empire of Mali, and centre of African Islamic learning.
  4. Chinguetti is sometimes said to be 'the seventh holiest city of Islam'. Home to five important manuscript libraries of scientific and Qur'anic texts, and a principal gathering place for pilgrims of the Maghreb to gather on the way to Mecca. It also became a center of Islamic religious and scientific scholarship in West Africa.
  5. Bukhara, seat of the Samanid dynasty, contains numerous ancient Mosques (Po-i-Kalyan, Mir-i Arab Madrasah, Kalyan Mosque)
  6. Samarkand, especially significant for Eastern Muslims, capital of Timurs kingdom.

Baghdad ( translit: ) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ... Damascus at sunset Damascus ( translit: Also commonly: الشام ash-Shām) is the largest city of Syria and is also the capital. ... The Courtyard of the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, one of the grandest architectural legacies of the Umayyads. ... The city of Timbuktu ( Archaic English: Timbuctoo, Koyra Chiini: Tumbutu, French: Tombouctou) is a city in Mali, West Africa. ... The Mali Empire was an Islamic Empire of the Mandinka people in West Africa from the 14th to 17th centuries. ... Chinguetti (Arabic: شنقيط) is a ksour or ancient trading centre in northern Mauritania, lying on the Adrar Plateau east of Atar. ... Bukhara (Bokhara in XIX century English, Buxoro or Бухоро in Uzbek (the Cyrillic alphabet was officially phased out for Uzbek after independence); بُخارا /Bukhârâ/ in Persian, Buhe/Puhe Tang Chinese, Бухара in Russian; also Boxara in Tatar) is the fifth-largest city in Uzbekistan, and capital of the Bukhara region (Bukhoro Wiloyati). ... The Samanid dynasty (819-999) was a Persian dynasty in Central Asia, named after its founder Saman Khuda. ... Kalyan Minaret. ... Colour photograph of a Madrasa taken in Samarkand ca. ... Statue of Timur in Shahrisabz, Uzbekistan Tīmūr bin Taraghay Barlas (Chagatai Turkic: تیمور, iron) (1336 – February 1405) was a 14th century warlord of Turco-Mongol descent[1][2][3], conqueror of much of Western and central Asia, and founder of the Timurid Empire (1370–1405) in Central Asia and...

Shia

  1. Najaf, site of the tomb of Imam Ali in Imam Ali Mosque, who the Shi'a consider to be their founder. Also site of Wadi-us-Salaam cemetery.
  2. Mazari Sharif, another shrine of the Imam Ali, while the majority of Muslims believe Ali was buired in Najaf, a significant minority believe he is in Mazari Sharif, in Afghanistan.
  3. Karbala, tomb of Husayn bin Ali in the Mashhad al-Husain.
  4. Mashhad, site of burial of Imam Reza Mashhad ur-Reza.
  5. Qom, site of the shrine of Fatima Masoumeh, sister of Imam Reza. Also site of Jamkaran mosque.
  6. Samarra, tombs of Ali al Hadi and Hasan al Askari, and mosque where Imam Mahdi went into occultation.
  7. Kazimain, tombs of Imam Musa al Kazim and Imam Muhammad al Taqi.

Shiʻa Islam (Arabic شيعى follower; English has traditionally used Shiite) makes up the second largest sect of believers in Islam, constituting about 30%–35% of all Muslim. ... Najaf (Arabic: ) is a city in Iraq, about 160 km south of Baghdad, located at 31. ... Ali ibn Abi Talib (علي بن أبي طالب) (c. ... Exterior view of Imam Ali Shrine The Imam Ali Holy Shrine (Arabic: حرم الإمام علي), also known as Meshed Ali or the Tomb of Ali, is a mosque located in Najaf, Iraq. ... Wadi-us-Salaam (Arabic; Valley of Peace) is the largest Islamic cemetery, and one of the largest cemeteries in the world. ... Mazari Sharif , also known as Mazar-e-Sharif, Mazar-i Sharif, Mazār-e SharÄ«f and Mazar-i-Sharif (locally: مزار شریف), is the fourth biggest city in Afghanistan and the capital of Balkh province. ... Ali ibn Abi Talib (علي بن أبي طالب) (c. ... Shrine of Karbala Karbala (Arabic: ‎ ; BGN: Karbalā’; also spelled Kerbala, Kerbela, Karbila) is a city in Iraq, located about 100 km southwest of Baghdad at 32. ... Imaginary portrait of Husayn ibn Ali, by contemporary Iranian artist. ... Mashhad (also spelt Mashad, Persian: ‎ ​) is the second largest city in Iran and one of the holiest cities in the Shia world. ... Imam Ali ar Rida (January 1, 766 - May 26, 818) was the Eighth Shia Imam. ... Qom is famous for the shrine of Hazrat Masoumeh, first built in the late 8th century. ... Imam Ali ar Rida (January 1, 766 - May 26, 818) was the Eighth Shia Imam. ... The Jamkaran Mosque undergoing renovation. ... Map showing Samarra near Baghdad Sāmarrā (سامراء) is a town in Iraq ( ). It stands on the east bank of the Tigris in the Salah ad Din Governorate, 125 km north of Baghdad and, in 2002, had an estimated population of 201,700. ... Imam Ali al-Hadi (September 8, 828 _ July 1, 868) was the tenth Shia Imam. ... Imam Hasan al-Askari (December 6, 846 - January 4, 874), was the eleventh Shia Imam. ... Muhammad al-Mahdi (868 - ?) is the twelfth and final Imam of the Shia. ... In this July, 1997 still frame captured from video, the bright star Aldebaran has just reappeared on the dark limb of the waning crescent moon in this predawn occultation. ... Kazimain or Al-Kazimiyah is a town located in Iraq that is now a neighborhood of Baghdad, located in the northern area of the city about 5 km from the center of the city. ...

Sufism

The following lines list only a very small number of the innumerable locations throughout the Muslim world that are considered to have religious significance to followers of the Sufi sect. Sufism is a mystic tradition of Islam encompassing a diverse range of beliefs and practices dedicated to Allah/God, divine love and sometimes to help a fellow man. ...

  1. Ajmer, India, site of the shrine and tomb of Moinuddin Chishti. Considered significant by most, holy by very few Sufis.
  2. Türkistan, Kazakhstan, site of the mausoleum of 12th century Sufi Hodja Ahmed Yassawi. Known as the Second Mecca of the East in mediaeval times. In Kazakhstan, three pilgrimages here seen as equivalent to one Hajj.
  3. Konya, Turkey, site of the tomb of Mawlana Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi, a 13th century master of tasawuff.
  4. Delhi, shrine of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya.
  5. Lahore, Pakistan, shrine of Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh.
  6. Pakpatan, Pakistan, shrine of Hazrat Baba Fareed Gangj Shakar.

To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Moinuddin Chishti dargah, Ajmer, India Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti (Persian: خواجہ معین الدین چشتی ) was born in 1141 and died in 1230 CE, also known as Gharib Nawaz (Persian: غریب نواز ), is the most famous Sufi saint of the Chishti Order of South Asia. ... The Mazar of Shaikh Ahmad Yasavi in the town of Turkestan. ... A view of the Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasavi in Turkestan, Kazakhstan. ... Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasavi. ... Arabic pronunciation The Hajj ( translit: ), (Turkish:Hac), (Malay:Haji) is the Pilgrimage to Mecca in Islam. ... Tomb of Mevlana Rumi is a popular attraction of Konya. ... Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi or Jalal al-Din Muhammad Balkhi Rumi (also known as Mowlavi or Moulana, meaning my guide in Iran, Central and South Asia or Mevlana meaning our guide in Turkey) (September 30, 1207 - December 17, 1273 CE) was a Persian poet and Sufi mystic, who was... Delhi   (Hindi: , Urdu: ‎, Punjabi: ) is a metropolis in northern India. ... Nizamiddun Bawli Nizamuddin Auliya (1238 - 1325 AD) also known as Hazrat Nizamuddin, is a famous Sufi saint of the Chishti Order in India. ... Lahore (لاةور) is a major city in Pakistan that is the capital of the province of Punjab. ... Syed Abul Hassan Bin Usman Bin Ali Al-Hajweri (Arabic: سید علی بن عثمان الہجوہری ) (sometimes spelled Hujwiri), also known as Shaikh Ali Hajweri, Data Ganj Bakhsh (Arabic: داتا گنج بخش ), or Data Sahib, was a scholar of Islam and a Sufi saint, and writer of the 11th century. ...

Jainism

  1. Mount Abu, site of the Dilwara Temples
  2. Shravanabelagola
  3. Palitana, also known as Shetrunjay.
  4. Sammed Shikarji Hills, where 20 of the 24 Tithankaras attained Nirvana.

Jaina redirects here. ... Mount Abu is the highest peak in the Aravalli Range of Rajasthan state, in western India. ... The Jain Dilwara temples of India are located about 2½ kilometers from Mount Abu, Rajasthans only hill station. ... The statue of Gomatheswara dates from 978-993 AD. Shravanabelagola is a city located in the Hassan district, in the Indian state of Karnataka. ... Palitana is a major pilgrimage centre for Jains. ... [ (Devanagari , Pali: Nibbāna निब्बान -- Chinese: 涅槃; Pinyin: niè pán), literally extinction and/or extinguishing (ie, of the passions) is a mode of being that is free from mind-contaminants (Kilesa) such as lust, anger or craving. ...

Judaism

  1. Jerusalem is the holiest city in the world for Jews. It is the ancient capital of the united Kingdom of Israel and then of the Kingdom of Judah. It is the current capital of the State of Israel. Mentioned repeatedly in the Bible and the site of the Temples in Jerusalem: the First Temple (Solomon's Temple) and the Second Temple.

There are also three other holy cities of somewhat lesser importance to the Jewish people. These cities have played important roles in Jewish history and were, along with Jerusalem, the main centers of Jewish population in Palestine between the Roman conquest of Jerusalem and the 19th century: Judaism is the religion of the Jewish people. ... Panoramic view from Mt. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Kingdom of Judah (Hebrew מַלְכוּת יְהוּדָה, Standard Hebrew Malḫut Yəhuda, Tiberian Hebrew Malḵûṯ Yəhûḏāh) in the times of the Hebrew Bible, was the nation formed from the territories of the tribes of Judah, Simeon, and Benjamin after the Kingdom of Israel was divided, and was named after Judah... Tanakh ‎ (also Tanach, IPA: or , or Tenak, is an acronym that identifies the Hebrew Bible. ... The Temple in Jerusalem or the Holy Temple (Hebrew: בית המקדש, transliterated Bet HaMikdash) was the primary resting place of the Gods presence (shechina) in the physical world according to classical Judaism. ... Solomons Temple was the first Jewish temple in Jerusalem which functioned as a religious focal point for worship and the sacrifices known as the korbanot in ancient Judaism. ... Drawing of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the time of Herod the Great A stone (2. ...

While not considered holy cities per se, the following cities had great spiritual significance to Jews through the ages because of their close association with the development of Jewish law and culture: This article is about the place in the Middle East. ... The Cave of the Patriarchs is considered to be the spiritual center of the ancient city of Hebron. ... It has been suggested that Abraham (Hebrew Bible) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ishaq be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Yaqub be merged into this article or section. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Rebeccah (Rebekah or Rivkah) (רִבְקָה Captivating, Enchantingly Beautiful, Noose or Snare, Standard Hebrew Rivqa, Tiberian Hebrew Riḇqāh) is the wife of Isaac. ... Look up Leah, לֵאָה in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Michelangelos The Creation of Adam, a fresco on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, shows God creating Adam, with Eve in His arm. ... Michelangelos The Creation of Eve, a fresco on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, shows God creating Eve from the side of Adam. ... David and Goliath by Caravaggio, c. ... Safed (Hebrew צפת Tzfat, Arabic صفد Safad, other English spellings Zefat,Safad,Tsfat etc. ... The Jerusalem Talmud (In Hebrew Talmud Yerushalmi, in short known as the Yerushalmi), also known as the Palestinian Talmud, like its Babylonian counterpart (see Babylonian Talmud), is a collection of Rabbinic discussions elaborating on the Mishnah. ... This article is about traditional Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism). ... The Grave of Isaac Luria in Safed Rabbi Isaac Luria (1534–July 25, 1572) was a Jewish scholar and mystic. ... Hasidic Judaism (Hebrew: Chasidut חסידות) is a Haredi Jewish religious movement. ... Tiberias in 1862, the ruins reminiscent of its ancient heritage. ... For the tractate in the Mishnah, see Sanhedrin (tractate). ...


Biblical

The word Bible refers to the canonical collections of sacred writings of Judaism and Christianity. ... Beer Sheva is a city in Israel and the largest city of the Negev desert, often known as the Capital of the Negev. In 2004, Beer Sheva had a population of 184,500 making it the fifth largest city in Israel. ... It has been suggested that Abraham (Hebrew Bible) be merged into this article or section. ... Bethel (Hebrew בֵּית־אֵל, Standard Hebrew Bet El, Beyt El, Tiberian Hebrew Bêṯ-ʼĒl) is a Biblical city in ancient Israel, about 10 miles north of Jerusalem in Samaria (Northern West Bank). ... It has been suggested that Abraham (Hebrew Bible) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Yaqub be merged into this article or section. ... Bethlehem (Arabic بيت لحم   house of meat; Standard Hebrew בית לחם house of bread, Bet léḥem / Bet láḥem; Tiberian Hebrew Bêṯ léḥem / Bêṯ lāḥem; Greek: Βηθλεέμ) is a city in the West Bank under Palestinian Authority considered a central hub of Palestinian cultural and tourism industries. ... Rachels Tomb is a holy site of high significance to Judaism and is located in Northern Judea (Southern West Bank) just outside of the Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo at the northern entrance to Bethlehem along what was once the Biblical Bethlehem-Ephrath road. ... This page is about the Biblical king David. ... Shechem is a name of geographical places. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Israelite Samaritans [Updated: November 2006] Written by: Benyamim Tsedaka HISTORY & UNIQUENESS The Samaritan Israelites are the remnant of an ancient people, descended from the ancient Kingdom of Israel , whose attempts to achieve peace among the people of Israel was rejected by the leaders of the descendants of the Kingdom... Mount Gerizim; archaeological research Mount Gerizim (Samaritan Hebrew Ar-garízim, Arabic جبل جرزيم Jabal JarizÄ«m, Tiberian Hebrew הַר גְּרִזִּים Har GÉ™rizzîm, Standard Hebrew הַר גְּרִיזִּים Har GÉ™rizzim) is a mountain in the West Bank near Nablus which is sacred to the Samaritan sect. ... Shiloh may be: Shiloh (Biblical) Shiloh (river), river in the Samarian region of the West Bank Shilo (town), an Israeli settlement near the location of Biblical Shiloh Shiloh (book), the Phyllis Reynolds Naylor novel Battle of Shiloh, a major 1862 battle of the American Civil War Shiloh and Other Stories... The Tabernacle is known in Hebrew as the Mishkan ( משכן Place of [Divine] dwelling). It was to be a portable central place of worship for the Hebrews from the time they left ancient Egypt following the Exodus, through the time of the Book of Judges when they were engaged in conquering...

Classical antiquity and the Middle Ages

Classical antiquity is a broad term for a long period of cultural history centered on the Mediterranean Sea, which begins roughly with the earliest-recorded Greek poetry of Homer (7th century BC), and continues through the rise of Christianity and the fall of the Western Roman Empire (5th century AD... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... Elephantine Island, showing the nilometer (lower left) and the Aswan Museum. ... Leontopolis is the Greek name for the Ancient Egyptian city known as Taremu in ancient times and as Tell al Muqdam today. ... Yavne (Hebrew יבנה, Arabic يبنة Yibnah) is a city in the Center District of Israel in Israel. ... Tzippori, also known by several other names & spellings including Sepphoris, is one of the oldest Jewish settlements to be uncovered by archaeologists, and one of the richest in what has been found there. ... For the tractate in the Mishnah, see Sanhedrin (tractate). ... Drawing of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the time of Herod the Great A stone (2. ... Tiberias in 1862, the ruins reminiscent of its ancient heritage. ... For the tractate in the Mishnah, see Sanhedrin (tractate). ... Mentioned as one of the cities in the portion of the Tribe of Dan (Yehoshua 19:45), Bnei Brak is famous in the Talmud (Sanhedrin 32b) as the seat of Rabbi Akivas court, and in the Pesach Haggada as the site of the all-night Pesach Seder of Rabbi... Akiba ben Joseph (or Rabbi Akiva, Rebbi Akiva, c. ... Sura was a city in the southern part of ancient Babylonia, located west of the Euphrates River. ... ... Mahuza (in Hebrew and Aramaic sources, particularly Jewish ones, Maḥuza) is the name given to the metropolis formed by Ctesiphon and Seleucia on opposite sides of the Tigris River. ... Nehardea or Nehardeah was a city of Babylonia, situated at or near the junction of the Euphrates with the Nahr Malka; one of the earliest centers of Babylonian Judaism. ... The Talmudic Academies in Babylonia were the center for Jewish scholarship and the development of Jewish law in Mesopotamia and had a great and lasting impact on the development of world Jewry. ... Location Coordinates : 37° 53’N , 4°46′0″W Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Córdoba (Spanish) Spanish name Córdoba Founded 8th century BC Postal code 140xx Website http://www. ... Mosque of Oqba Kairouan (Arabic القيروان) (variations include Kairwan, Kayrawan, Al Qayrawan) is a city in Tunisia, about 160 kilometres south of Tunis. ... Narbonne (Narbona in Catalan and in Occitan, commonly Narbo especially when referring to the Ancient Rome era) is a town and commune of southwestern France in the Languedoc-Roussillon région. ... Commonly used image indicating one artists conception of Maimonidess appearance Maimonides (March 30, 1135 or 1138–December 13, 1204) was a Jewish rabbi, physician, and philosopher in Spain and Egypt during the Middle Ages. ... Mainz is a city in Germany and the capital of the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. ... Gershom ben Judah best known as Rabbeinu Gershom (in Hebrew: Our teacher Gershom) (c. ... Ashkenazi Jews, also known as Ashkenazic Jews or Ashkenazim (אַשְׁכֲּנָזִי אַשְׁכֲּנָזִים Standard Hebrew, AÅ¡kanazi,AÅ¡kanazim, Tiberian Hebrew, ʾAÅ¡kănāzî, ʾAÅ¡kănāzîm, pronounced sing. ... Troyes is a town in northeastern France. ... Rashi (1040-1105) (Artists imagination) Rashi רשי is a Hebrew acronym for רבי שלמה יצחקי (Rabbi Shlomo Yitzhaqi), or רבי שלמה ירחי (Rabbi Shlomo Yarchi) (February 22, 1040 – July 13, 1105), author of the first comprehensive commentaries on the Talmud and Tanakh. ... For other uses, see Lublin (disambiguation). ... The Council of Four Lands (Vaad Arba Aratzot) in Lublin, Poland was the central body of Jewish authority in Poland from 1580 to 1764. ... Ashkenazi Jews, also known as Ashkenazic Jews or Ashkenazim (אַשְׁכֲּנָזִי אַשְׁכֲּנָזִים Standard Hebrew, AÅ¡kanazi,AÅ¡kanazim, Tiberian Hebrew, ʾAÅ¡kănāzî, ʾAÅ¡kănāzîm, pronounced sing. ... Vilnius Old Town Vilnius (sometimes Vilna; Polish Wilno, Belarusian Вільня, Russian Вильнюс, see also Cities alternative names) is the capital city of Lithuania. ... Mukacheve (Мукачеве, Ruthenian: Мукачів (Mukachiv), Russian: Мукачево (Mukachevo), Hungarian: Munkács, Slovak and Czech: Mukačevo, German: Munkatsch, Yiddish: Munkacz) is a city in Zakarpattya region of southwestern Ukraine. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Sephardim (ספרדי, Standard Hebrew SÉ™fardi, Tiberian Hebrew ardî; plural Sephardim: ספרדים, Standard Hebrew Sfaradim, Tiberian Hebrew ) are a subgroup of Jews, generally defined in contrast to Ashkenazim and/or . ... Warning: Value not specified for common_name Motto: دولت ابد مدت Devlet-i Ebed-müddet (The Eternal State) Anthem: Ottoman imperial anthem At the height of its power (1680) Capital Söğüt (1299-1326) Bursa (1326-1365) Edirne (1365-1453) Constantinople (Istanbul) (1453-1922) Language(s) Ottoman Turkish Government Monarchy Sultans  - 1281–1326... Functional electrical stimulation Foundation for Ecological Security Flywheel energy storage Flexible Energy Solutions Ltd. ... The Mishnah (Hebrew משנה, Repetition) is a major source of rabbinic Judaisms religious texts. ... The remains of the city of Gamala lies on the Golan Hights. ... Golan (aka Gaulonitis; gō´lan; גּולן, gōlān; Γαυλανῖτις, Gaulanítis) was a city in the territory allotted to Manasseh in Bashan, the most northerly of the three cities of refuge... The Hasmonean Kingdom (pronunciation) in ancient Judea and its ruling dynasty from 140 BC to 37 BC was established under the leadership of Simon Maccabaeus, two decades after Judah the Maccabee defeated the Seleucid army in 165 BC. Origin of the Hasmonean dynasty The origin of the Hasmonean dynasty is... A meron or half-instanton is a Euclidean space-time solution of the Yang-Mills field equations. ...

Hasidism

Hasidic Judaism (Hebrew: Chasidut חסידות) is a Haredi Jewish religious movement. ... Belz (Ukrainian: , Polish: BeÅ‚z or BeÅ‚sk, Yiddish: בעלזא) is a small city in the Lviv Oblast (province) of western Ukraine, near the border with Poland, located at around . ... Belz (חסידות בעלזא) is a Hasidic dynasty named after the town of Belz, a small town originally located in eastern Poland, presently in Ukraine. ... Góra Kalwaria is a town on the Vistula River in the Mazovian Voivodship, Poland, about 25 km southeast of Warsaw. ... Ger, or Gur (or Gerrer when used as an adjective) is a large Hasidic dynasty originating from Gur, the Yiddish name of Góra Kalwaria, a small town in Poland. ... Chabad Lubavitch, also known as Lubavitch Chabad, is a large branch of Hasidic Judaism. ... Medzhybizh (Ukrainian: , Russian: , Polish: MiÄ™dzybórz, MiÄ™dzyborz or MiÄ™dzybóż, Yiddish: Mezbizh) is a city in Letychivskyi rayon (Летичівський район), Khmelnytska oblast, Western Ukraine. ... This article incorporates text from the public domain 1901-1906 Jewish Encyclopedia Israel ben Eliezer Rabbi Israel (Yisroel) ben Eliezer (about 1700 Okopy Świętej Tr jcy - May 22, 1760 Międzyborz) was a Jewish Orthodox mystical rabbi who is better known to most religious Jews as... County Satu Mare County Status County capital Mayor Iuliu Ilyés, from Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania, since 2004 Population (2002) 115. ... Map of Romania with Transylvania in yellow Transylvania (Romanian: or Transilvania; Hungarian: ; German: ; Serbian: or Erdelj / Ердељ) is a historical region in the center of Romania. ... Satmar is the largest Hasidic group in existence today. ... Uman (Ukrainian: , Uman’), is a town in central Ukraine, Cherkasy Oblast (province). ... Nachman of Breslov also known as Reb Nachman of Breslav or simply as Rebbe Nachman (1772-1810) was an Orthodox rabbi and the founder of the Breslov Hasidic dynasty. ...

Roman religion (ancient)

  1. Rome, within the compound of the pomerium.

Religion in ancient Rome combined several different cult practices and embraced more than a single set of beliefs. ... Nickname: The Eternal City Motto: SPQR: Senatus PopulusQue Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC Mayor Walter Veltroni Area    - City 1,285 km²  (496. ... The pomerium (or pomoerium) was the sacred boundary of the city of Rome. ...

Shintoism

  1. Ise, Site of the Grand Shrine of Ise.
  2. Nagoya, Site of Atsuta Shrine.
  3. Izumo, Site of the Izumo Taisha.
  4. Kyoto, Site of other important shrines, such as Yasaka Shrine, Fushimi Inari Shrine and Iwashimizu Shrine. This was also the old capital where the Emperors once resided.
  5. Kamakura, Site of other important shrines, such as the Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, Hase-dera, and hundreds of other sites of religious and cultural importance.

Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... This article is about the city in Mie Prefecture. ... Ise Shrine (Ise-jingÅ« 伊勢神宮; alternately Grand Shrines of Ise or Ise DaijingÅ« 伊勢大神宮) is a shrine to Shinto goddess Amaterasu ōmikami, located in the city of Ise in Mie prefecture, Japan. ... Nagoya Castle in June of 2004. ... Atsuta Shrine Atsuta Shrine ) is a Japanese Shinto shrine in Atsuta-ku, Nagoya. ... Izumo (Japanese: 出雲国; Izumo no kuni) was an old province of Japan which today consists of the eastern part of Shimane prefecture in the Chugoku region. ... Izumo Taisha (出雲大社; also Izumo no ÅŒyashiro) is one of the most ancient and important of the Shinto shrines in Japan. ... This article is about the city Kyoto. ... The Iwashimizu Hachimangu The Iwashimizu Shrine (or Iwashimizu Hachimangu 石清水八幡宮) is a Shinto shrine in the city of Yawata in Kyoto prefecture, Japan. ... His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Akihito. ... Crowds of visitors in Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine) Big Buddha at Kotokuin Kamakura (Japanese: 鎌倉市; -shi) is a city located in Kanagawa, Japan, about 50 km south-south-west of Tokyo (to which it is linked by the railway line to Yokosuka). ... View down the stairs at Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine Tsurugaoka is a shrine in the city of Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. ... Noborirou Hase-dera (長谷寺) is the main temple of the Buzan sect of Shingon Buddhism. ...

Sikhism

  1. Amritsar, India, Site of the most holy location in Sikhism, the Golden Temple.
  2. Nankana Sahib, Punjab (Pakistan), The Birth place of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikh religion.

Sikhism (IPA: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ) is a religion that began in sixteenth century Northern India with the teachings of Nanak and nine successive human gurus. ... Amritsar (Punjabi: ), meaning Pool of the Nectar of Immortality, is the administrative headquarter of the Amritsar District in Punjab, India. ... The Golden Temple The Golden Temple is also known as Harmandir Sahib or Hari Mandir by the Sikhs. ... Nankana Sahib, also known as Raipur and Rai-Bhoi-di-Talwandi is a city in the state of Punjab in present-day Pakistan. ... The Punjab or Panjab   (Punjabi/Urdu: پنجاب) province of Pakistan is the countrys most populous region and is home to the Punjabis and various other groups. ... Guru Nanak (Gurmukhi: ਗੁਰੂ ਨਾਨਕ, Devanagari: गुरु नानक) (20 October 1469 - 7 May 1539), the founder of Sikhism and the first of the ten Gurus of the Sikhs, was born in the village of Talwandi, now called Nankana...

Taoism

  1. Mount Tai, One of the Five Sacred Mountains of China, and the site of a sacred taoist temple.

Taoism (sometimes written as and actually pronounced as Daoism (dow-ism)) is the English name for: Dao Jia [philosophical tao] philosophical school based on the texts the Tao Te Ching (ascribed to Laozi [Lao Tzu] and alternately spelled Dào Dé Jīng) and the Zhuangzi; a family of organized... Mount Tai (Chinese: 泰山; pinyin: ) is a mountain of historical and cultural significance located north of the city of Taian, in Shandong Province, China. ...

See also

// The shrine where Baháulláh is buried, from above. ... Holy City, California, (ZIP code 95026) is a town situated in the Santa Cruz Mountains in Santa Clara County. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Holy of Holies. ... For other uses of the word pilgrimage, see Pilgrimage (disambiguation). ...

References

  1. ^ Merriam-Webster Dictionary, definition: holy city
  2. ^ Dictionary.com, definition: holy city

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