Whether you feel like having a great holiday and a unique one, what better way to do this than doing something you’ve never done before? In this period of the year, the religious tourism is a type of holiday that those looking for tranquility and peace in their lives, should opt for.
Apart from this, this is not such an easy tourism to make. It involves that the person that does it has a high level of education and of culture that will allow one to appreciate the cultural and the religious sights and architecture, the construction, the values and the spiritual meanings of the many art objects one may see. The pilgrimages are one way of such a spiritual trip and they are split in two types – the ones that are determined by the religious traditions of some countries – like the Mecca pilgrimage and another type are the ones that are bound to specific events and manifestations – like holy relics, miracle made icon etc.
The thing that this tourism starts from is religion. One religion that was constant about the pilgrimage is the Moslem one. It is the one that carried the tradition up to this day and it does not seem to go anywhere for many years to come. For each religion there is a certain place that resembles Mecca. Some of these places are the Athos Mountain for the orthodox people, the Vatican for the Catholics. Among all these there are some religions that have existed for ages and that are not those well known, such as those from Africa, Australia or the Northern Europe.
The Vatican is a state within a state, which is independent starting the 1929 year and is the place where the ruler of eth Roman-Catholic Church resides. He is as well the ruler of that state. Other places to visit while being in Vatican, are the Saint Peter’s Church and the Sistine Chapel painted by Michelangelo.
The Kailas Mountain from Tibet is bounded by the history of Ramayana. The legend says about the prince Rama who was sent on this mountain to find the weed that is life giving. Not knowing how this weed looks like, he took the entire mountain and searched it. The mysticism of this mountain resides as well in the two lakes that lye at its base – one that has a sun shape – Manasarovar and the other one has a moon shape – Rakastal. This makes it easy to understand that many pilgrims are attracted by this mountain.