Bollywood is a fairly religious lot.
Whether to seek blessings for an upcoming release or personal happiness, often one catches glimpses of celebrity trips to places of worship in different parts of the country.
Ritu Nandal follows them around.
Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone
Photograph: Kind courtesy Deepika Padukone/Instagram
After completing one year as man and wife, a royally clad Deepika and Ranveer sought the Almighty’s blessings in both North and South of India at the Golden Temple and Tirupati respectively.
Photograph: Kind courtesy Janhvi Kapoor/Instagram
When not making regular trips to Tirupati, the Dhadak actress finds peace at the Harmandir Saheb.
Photograph: Kind courtesy Team Kangana Ranaut/Instagram
Kangana is quite open about her spiritual leanings.
The Manikarnika actress looks quite happy to pose next to the Maa Mahisasurmardini idol at the temple she got built in her village in Himachal Pradesh.
Photograph: Kind courtesy Kartik Aaryan/Instagram
Considering all the flak Kartik is receiving for all those misogynist lines in Pati Patni Aur Woh, not too hard to guess what he’s praying for at the Golden Temple.
Sara Ali Khan
Photograph: Kind courtesy Sara Ali Khan/Instagram
After making an impressive debut in Kedarnath, Amrita Singh and Saif Ali Khan’s eloquent daughter shows off her Jai Mata Di spirit during a recent trip to Vaishnodevi.
Photograph: Kind courtesy Shilpa Shetty/Instagram
Catch a glimpse of celebrity generosity in Shilpa’s golden crown offerings to Shirdi’s Sai Baba on the occasion of the Sai Samadhi centenary.
Photograph: Kind courtesy Malaika Arora/Instagram
Malaika basks in Wahe Guru’s glory at the Golden Temple.
Photograph: Kind courtesy Vicky Kaushal /Instagram
The Uri star’s josh is high as he asks the lord to bless his upcoming project Sardar Udham Singh at the Golden Temple.
Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan
Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar
The Bachchans are a regular sight at Mumbai’s Siddhivinayak temple.
Here seen with their daughter Aaradhya.
Photograph: Kind courtesy Bhagyashree /Instagram
The intricate architecture of the Ranakpur temple evokes awe as evident in Bhagyashree’s overwhelmed expression.
Kareena Kapoor Khan
Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar
It’s tradition for Kareena, joined by her elder sister Karisma and mum Babita, to attend Christmas mass at the Mount Mary church in Bandra, north west Mumbai.
Photograph: Kind courtesy Urmila Matondkar /Instagram
Though she resigned from the Congress party after unsuccessfully contesting the Lok Sabha election, Urmila’s enthusiasm extended to her public interactions and pious imagery including a trip to suburban Mumbai’s Bhatladevi Mandir.
Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha
It’s common for celebrities to pray for their film’s success along with cast and crew like Akshay and Sonakshi right before Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara.