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Religious Tours of Kanpur

The charming city Kanpur is the main industrial centre of the India. It is one of the most sacred places of India. The beautiful city is situated on the bank of Ganga. Religious Tours of Kanpur has greater importance in the history of Kanpur. Jajmau, Shri Radhkrishna Temple, Jain Glass Temple, All Soul's Memorial Church, The Temple of Lord Hanuman, Gurudwara Banno Sahib are major religious places.

Gurudwara Banno Sahib holds greater value for Sikh community. There is a 350 old Manuscript of Gurugranth Sahib, certified with the signature of Bhai Banno Sahib. It has great religious significance. Thousands of devotees visit the Gurudwara Banno Sahib every year. Peaceful ambience of Gurudwara Banno Sahib creates a religious feel. It is perhaps the most important attraction in the religious Tours of Kanpur.

The mound of Jajmau was found in the excavations carried during 1957-1958. It was known as Siddhapuri in the ancient times. The Ganga River can be seen from this fort. It houses a Siddhanath and Siddha Devi temples and the tomb of Makhdum Shah Ala-ul-Haq. It also houses a mosque built by Kulich Khan and Radhakrishna Temple.

Shri Radhakrishna Temple of Kanpur is constructed in modern style of architecture with ancient touch. It was built by J.K. trust. The roof of the mandaps has been provided with the facility for sufficient light and air. There are five shrines, the central one is for Shri Radhakrishna and other are for Shri Ardhanarishwar, Shri Laxminarayan, Shri Narmadeshwar and Shri Hanuman.

The Jain Glass Temple is located in Maheshwari Mahal, behind Kamala Tower. The spiritual Jain Glass Temple was devoted to Lord Mahavira and the 23 Jain Tirthnkaras of the Jain community. The construction of the temple is in the traditional ancient style. The walls, doors, floors, pillars, panels and ceilings are ornamented with mirror work. It has stunning marble floors. The walls are vibrantly decorated with paintings, which will narrate the true value of Jain scriptures. It is a beautiful temple which is must visit during religious tours of Kanpur.

The Kanpur Memorial Church was built in 1875. It is also known as All Soul's Cathedral, built in the tribute of the British who died during the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. Walter Granville was the architect of the church. The construction of the Church is in bright red brick, in the Lombardy Gothic Style. It is worth visiting during the religious tours of Kanpur. Tapeshwaridevui Temple, Vankhahdeshwar Temple, Anandeshwar Temple, Prayag Narain Temple are some other temples to be included in the religious tours of Kanpur.

Last Updated On: 2011/07/16

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