the sages became institutions in course of time, by virtue of
wielding both the temporal and spiritual powers, they took upon
themselves the task of installing deities in gigantic temples, built
at their behest by mighty rulers. Along with temples the place of
their habitation and association became centres of pilgrimage with
the passage of time and people, particularly the erring and sinning
think them as a MUST to expiate their commissions and omissions.
such places are many and scattered all over our Punya Bharat from
Amarnath in Kashmir, to Kanyakumari in Tamilnadu and Dwaraka in
Gujarat to Kamakshipur in Assam. The places of pilgrimage thus came
into existence are of two types; one Swayambutha-self manifested and
nirmitha-built by theists. Another classification divides them into
Daiva-Gods. Asura-Demons, ArshakaSages and Manusha-men. And they are
found in the three worlds heaven, earth and patala.