Sence of Place Jake stafford 4b

Islam

I visited Mecca and watched all the Muslims worship the Kaaba stone in the middle of the Grand Mosque. It is a Muslim relic, according to Islamic tradition dates back to the time of Adam and Eve. It is a tradition for all Muslims to visit Mecca at least once in their life.
I also went to Al-Masjid an-Nabawi in Saudi Arabia. This is a holy site that was built by Muhammad, the Islamic prophet. Inside it is a very big temple, it has beautiful colors and is very peaceful. This is the second most holy site for a Muslim to visit.

Hinduism

When exploring for Hindu religious site i found the Ganges river i Eastern India. In reality it travels through India and Banladesh. It is the most sacred river to Hindus. It is worshiped as the goddess Ganga in Hinduism. Bathing in the river is heard to release all sins that a person has made.
Varanasi is a city in Northern India. It is near the Ganges river, this is why many people live here. Along the city's winding streets are some 2,000 temples, including Kashi Vishwanath, also known as the "Golden Temple," is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Shiva is the third god in the Hindu triumvirate.

Buddhism

When looking for an important Buddhist site, I discovered Lumbini. The birth place of Siddhartha Gautama. Lumbini is one of many Buddhist temples. In fact, it has temples within it and some of them are still under construction. Lumbani also has a research institute with in it to learn more about Buddhism.
Bodh Gaya is a site of pilgrimage. It is famous because it is where Gautama Buddah reached Enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree. For Buddhists, Bodh Gaya is the most important of the main four pilgrimage sites related to the life of Gautama Buddha. Bodh Gaya is the most holy place for a Buddhist to visit.

Judism

Herbron is located in the southern west bank. It is the largest city in west bank and the second largest palestinian teritory next to the gaza strip. The city is respected by Jews and Muslims because it's a place of worship. It is busy because of west back trade.
Jerusalem is a holy city and is the capital of Israel. It is one of the oldest cities in the world and was named "Urusalima" which means "city of peace". During Jerusalem existence, it has been destroyed at least twice. To add on to that, there have been a lot of battles fought in this city.

Chrisianity

Bethlehem was the birth place of God's only son, Jesus. Bethlehem was destroyed by the Emperor Hadrian in the second-century Bar Kokhba Revolt. Its rebuilding was promoted by Empress Helena. Bethlehem became a part of Jund Filastin following the Muslim conquest in 637. Bethlehem was then passed over to Britain at the end of World War I.
The Jordan river is a 156 mile long river in west Asia. This is where Jesus was baptized. This is also where Jesus was recorded as God's son. Many people come hear to relieve themselves of their sins. Jesus took refuge at Jordan in the place John had first baptized.

Credits:

Created with images by Conquero - "angel figure sculpture" • Camera Eye - "Holly Ka'ba" • Mohamod Fasil - "Pray, Al-Masjid an-Nabawi" • Travelbusy.com - "Ganges River India" • nicocrisafulli - "The temples" • taylorandayumi - "Lumbini" • manbartlett - "untitled image" • ranok - "Hebron Wall" • amira_a - "Golden needle tips" • Guillaume Paumier - "Bell tower, Church of the Nativity" • liberalmind1012 - "Jordan river"

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