The land of Maharashtra is blessed by the holy stay of many great Saints and Spiritual Leaders. The path of spirituality is the path of pilgrimage. Maharashtra has numerous revered places that annually attract pilgrims from various parts of the country. Maharashtra alone has five of the twelve Jyotirlingas. Being a land of Ganapati Bappa, another important site of Pilgrimage of this state is Ashta Vinayakas or eight Ganapati in which there is a pre-ascertained sequence and the route to be followed to seek the blessings of eight Ganeshas. Shakti Peethas are where different parts of Goddess Shakti have fallen when Lord Vishnu’s Chakra, Sudarshana Chakra, cut through the corpse of Sati (Lord Shiva’s wife). Three and half of the Shakti Peetha temples are situated in Maharashtra, they are Saptashrungi of Vani near Nashik, Ambabai of Kolhapur, Tuljabhawani from Tuljapur near Dharashiv and Renukamata of Mahur near Nanded. Some of the other holy sites of Maharashtra are Pandharpur, Shegaon, Shirdi, Akkalkot, Ganpatipule, Shani Shingnapur, Alandi, Dehu, etc. Besides these Hindu pilgrim sites many other revered places of other religions are Hujur Sahib Sachkhand Gurudwara (one of the five Takhts of Sikhs) in Nanded, Haji Ali dargah in Mumbai, Afgan Memorial and Mount Mary Church of Mumbai, Elephanta, Ellora, Ajanta, Kanheri caves with the testimony of Buddha’s teachings, Jain Bahubali or Mahavira statue at Kumbhoj, Bahrot caves the only Parsi cave temple near Dahanu, Ohel David Synagogue (popularly known as Lal Dewool) in Pune and many more. All these celebrated shrines in Maharashtra are well protected and carrying forward the rich legacy of prayer and religious activities.