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see pilgrimpilgrim,
one who travels to a shrine or other sacred place out of religious motives. Pilgrimages are a feature of many religions and cultures. Examples in ancient Greece were the pilgrimages to Eleusis and Delphi. Pilgrimages are well established in India (e.g.
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Shrine

A place, building, or structure made sacred by association with a historic event or holy personage; an altar, tomb, or chapel.

Shrine

 

a large casket in the form of a sarcophagus or box, or sometimes an architectural structure, often decorated with various pictures, precious stones, and the like and used to hold the remains of saints.

Shrines were set up in churches, usually in an elevated place under a canopy. Some shrines have great aesthetic value, such as the shrine of St. Sebaldus in the Church of St. Sebaldus in Nuremberg (bronze, 1508–19; sculptors, P. Fischer and sons) and the shrine of St. Sergius of Radonezh in the Trinity Cathedral of the St. Sergius Trinity Monastery (silver, 16th century, with a silver canopy from the 18th century).

shrine

A receptacle to contain sacred relics; by extension, a building for that purpose.

shrine

1. a place of worship hallowed by association with a sacred person or object
2. a container for sacred relics
3. the tomb of a saint or other holy person
4. RC Church a building, alcove, or shelf arranged as a setting for a statue, picture, or other representation of Christ, the Virgin Mary, or a saint
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Kali's Shrine stood above the clouds, for the most part, and there was a whole month in which the Bhagat never caught a glimpse of his village.
Purun Bhagat heaped his fire high that night, for he was sure his brothers would need warmth; but never a beast came to the shrine, though he called and called till he dropped asleep, wondering what had happened in the woods.
As he kneeled to throw fuel on the fire the langur ran to the door of the shrine, crooned and ran back again, plucking at the man's knee.
The deer's antlers clashed as he strode into the shrine, clashed against the grinning statue of Kali.
He clutched the bristling withers of the barasingh with his right hand, held the torch away with his left, and stepped out of the shrine into the desperate night.
Of the village, of the road to the shrine, of the shrine itself, and the forest behind, there was no trace.
RAWALPINDI -- The Auqaf Department has sought help from the deputy commissioner in appointing a magistrate for retrieving the land of two shrines, in Murree and Gujar Khan, from illegal managements.
In many parts of the country, particularly in Sindh and Punjab, the people visit the shrines, pay homage to the Sufis, offer prayers and make wishes and if and when they are fulfilled, they revisit the shrine and lay flowers or distribute some food there.
But in recent months, Sufi shrines have been targeted by extremist Sunni militants who consider them heretics, including a suicide bombing by Islamic State that killed more than 80 worshippers at a shrine in Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in southern Sindh province.
Rawalpindi -- The government of Punjab has decided to hand over shrines located in Rawalpindi region to Auqaf department.
Ministry of Haj and Religious Affairs estimates peg the earnings of 100-odd big shrines in the country at an estimated 2 million Afs (29,100 USD) annually.
Acedillo have filed a bill creating the Military History and Shrines Board (MHSB) which is tasked to fully focus on the maintenance and development of national military shrines and battle fields.