In religion and spirituality, a pilgrimage is a long journey or search of great moral significance.
Sometimes, it is a journey to a sacred place or to a shrine of importance to a person's beliefs and faith.
Members of every major religion participate in pilgrimages. A person who makes such a journey is called a pilgrim.
Among the four major Buddhism sites of pilgrimage one is in Nepal:
- Lumbini, where Buddha was born
and the three .
Chinnamasta is the Hindu Goddess of transformation. She is one of the Mahavidyas, the wisdomGoddesses, and is probably the most terrifying of them. She is depicted holding her own head, which she has just cut off.
Stories of her origin vary, but one relates that Parvati was bathing with two attendants, Jaya, and Vijaya when the attendants asked the Goddess to satisfy their hunger. After putting them off several times, Parvati looked all around .
The Sakyamuni Buddha described the Buddha Amitabha to Ananda. The Light that issues from Amitabha Buddha is the most brilliant, and none is comparable to him. In adoration we call him:
The Buddha of Infinite Light
The Buddha of Immeasurable Light
The Buddha of Boundless Light
The Buddha of Inexpressible Light
The Buddha whose Light surpasses the Sun and the Moon
Whoever is blessed with the Light will enjoy a calm and peaceful life which is free of .