Pilgrimage Tours

The tradition of a pilgrimage was the undertaking of an individual who traveled with a set distant goal, emotional or physical, that spurred him or her on an arduous journey. The purpose of pilgrimages varied. Ancient Greeks and Romans might perform a pilgrimage on behalf of the state or their rulers as well as themselves to experience healing, experience visions, receive prophecies, or participate in activities at their destination. Already in exile, the Jewish people went on pilgrimages to return to their spiritual home or center with God in the hopes of one day reaching a physical home. Muslim pilgrimages were once-in-a-lifetime events; the Hajj, meaning “effort,” signified a believer’s devotion to God’s will. For Hindus, the pilgrimage is performed to see and be seen ...

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