Shrine
A shrine (Latin: scrinium "case or chest for books or papers"; Old French: escrin "box or case") is a holy or sacred place, which is dedicated to a specific deity, ancestor, hero, martyr, saint, d...
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Sacred caves
Sacred caves and peak sanctuaries are characteristic holy places of ancient Minoan Crete. Most scholars agree that sacred caves were used by the Minoans for religious rites. While all peak sanctuaries...
Sacred grove
A sacred grove or sacred woods are any grove of trees of special religious importance to a particular culture. Sacred groves were most prominent in the Ancient Near East and prehistoric Europe, but fe...
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Sacred mountains
Sacred mountains are central to certain religions and are the subjects of many legends. For many, the most symbolic aspect of a mountain is the peak because it is believed that it is closest to heaven...
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Hall of fame
A hall of fame is a structure housing memorials to famous or illustrious individuals usually chosen by a group of electors. The meaning of "Fame" has changed over the years, originally meaning "renown...
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Shinto shrine
A Shinto shrine (神社, jinja, archaic: shinsha, meaning: "place of the god") is a structure whose main purpose is to house ("enshrine") one or more Shinto (神道, Shintō) kami. Its most im...
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Modern system of ranked Shinto Shrines
The modern system of ranked Shinto shrines (近代社格制度, Kindai Shakaku Seido) (sometimes called simply shakaku (社格), was an organizational aspect of the establishment of Japanese State Shinto....
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Sunanda Devi
Sunanda Devi (Hindi: सुनन्दा देवी) previously known as Nanda Devi East is the lower one of the two adjacent peaks of the highest mountain in Uttarakhand and second highest mountain in India, the o...
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Lake Ronkonkoma (lake)
Lake Ronkonkoma, Long Island's largest freshwater lake, is in Suffolk County, New York, United States, and has a circumference of about 2 miles (3.2 km), and is 0.65 miles (1.05 km) across o...
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Nan'yō Shrine
The Nan'yō Shrine (南洋神社, Nan'yō-jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in the island of Koror, in Palau. The shrine was the ichinomiya of the Japanese-administered colonial government of the South ...
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Monserrate Sanctuary
Monserrate Sanctuary is a Catholic shrine in Bogotá, Colombia. The sanctuary was built between 1650 and 1657 and is 3,152 metres (10,341 ft) above sea level.
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Sarasvati River
The Sarasvati River (Sanskrit: सरस्वती नदी sárasvatī nadī) is one of the main Rigvedic rivers mentioned in the Rig Veda and later Vedic and post-Vedic texts. It plays an important role in Hinduism, si...
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Cave of Santo Hermano Pedro
The Cave-Shrine of Santo Hermano Pedro, is a cave-shrine dedicated to Peter of Saint Joseph Betancur (Canary first saint). Located in the municipality of Granadilla de Abona, near El Medano on the sou...
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Western Wall
The Western Wall, Wailing Wall or Kotel (Hebrew:  הַכֹּתֶל הַמַּעֲרָבִי , translit.: HaKotel HaMa'aravi; Ashkenazic pronunciation: Kosel; Arabic: حائط البراق‎, translit.: Ḥā'iṭ Al...
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Tomb of Samuel
The Tomb of Samuel (Arabic: النبي صموئيل‎, translit. an-Nabi Samu'il or Nebi Samwil, Hebrew: קבר שמואל הנביא‎, translit. Kever Shmuel ha-Nevi;), is the traditional burial site of the b...
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Holy well
A holy well or sacred spring is a spring or other small body of water revered either in a Pagan or Christian context, often both. Holy wells were frequently pagan sacred sites that later became Chris...
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Triveni Sangam
In Hindu tradition Triveni Sangam is the "confluence" of three rivers. Sangama is the Sanskrit word for confluence. The point of confluence is a sacred place for Hindus. A bath here is said to flush ...
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Holy places
Holy places, (Loca sancta) generally refers to the sites that a religion considers to be of special religious significance. They are usually places visited by pilgrims.
Located in Bahji near Acre,...
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Waconda Spring
Waconda Spring, or Great Spirit Spring, was a natural artesian spring located in Mitchell County, near the towns of Glen Elder and Cawker City in the U.S. state of Kansas. It was a sacred site for Na...