Tirtha: holy pilgrim centres of the Hindus : saptapuri & chaar dhaam
Discover the ten greatest tirthas of Hindus that are not just places of pilgrimage but sacred spaces resonant with myths and legends. These cities are Varanasi, Kanchipuram, Haridwar, Ayodhya, Ujjain, Mathura and Dwarka and the four great dhaams of Badrinath, Puri, Dwarka and Rameshwaram, with Dwarka being both a puri and a dhaam.
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