Char Dham in India is very spiritual for Hindu religion people. Char Dham India includes Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri and Gangotri temple residing in Uttarakhand state of India. Chardham Yatra 2015 will be started soon. The doors of Char Dham temples are open for 6 months in the year and for other 6 months temples remains closed.
Importance of Char Dham Yatra :
According to Hindu mythology, Pilgrims believe that Chardham yatra washes away all sins and opens doors for “Moksha”. Every human being should consider visiting these four Holy places at least once in their lifetime.
All these holy destination are situated in “Land of God” commonly known as Uttarakhand. This CharDham Yatra or Chota Char Dham is famous because it is easily covered in a stretch of 10-11 days. Chardham yatra has captured an important place and so even today thousands and thousands of people from all over the world visit this sacred site every year during the pilgrimage season.
Here we have details of Char Dham in India about how to reach Chardham, places to visit in Char Dham yatra, accommodation and more.
Badrinath Dham in Uttarakhand :
Badrinath is in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is the most important of the four sites in India’s Char Dham pilgrimage. Badrinath is a magical blend of divinity and natural beauty. The relevancy of name and sitting posture as this place was full of Badri (Bael Fruit,’Ber’ in Hindi) bushes and Vishnu meditating for couple of hundred years,beloved Lakshmi stood next to him sheltering him from scorching sunlight turned into a Badri herself called ‘BADRI VISHAL’ and her lord(Nath) became the BadriNath. The principal image of Badrinath is regarded as the first tirthankar, Rishabhanath by Jains.
Main Attraction/Places to Visit in Badrinath Dham Yatra :
Tapt Kund, Narad Kund, Bramaha Kapal, Sheshnetra, Charanpaduka, Mata Murty temple, Mana Village, Vasundhara, Bhim Pul, Vyas Gufa
Kedarnath Dham in Uttarakhand :
Kedarnath is a Hindu holy town located in the Himalayas, about 3584m above sea level near the head of river Mandakini, and is flanked by breathtaking snow-capped peaks. the Kedarnath Temple, and is a popular destination for Hindu pilgrims from all over the world, being one of the four major sites in India’s Char Dham pilgrimage. Due to extreme weather conditions, the temple is open only between the ends of April to Kartik Purnima
Kedarnath is named after King Kedar who ruled in the Satya Yuga. He ruled the seven continents and was a very saintly king. He had a daughter named Vrinda who was a partial incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi. The temple itself is quite an exquisite example of stone work.
Main Attraction/Places to Visit in Kedarnath Dham Yatra :
Guptkashi, Gaurikund, Shankaracharya Samadhi, wildlife sanctuary, Agatsyamuni temple, Vasuki tal, Bhairavanth temple, Son Prayag, Chopta
Yamunotri Dham in Uttarakhand :
Yamunotri , is the source of the Yamuna River and the seat of the Goddess Yamuna. It is situated in the Garhwal Himalayas and located approximately 30 kilometers (19 mi) North of Uttarkashi. The chief attraction at Yamunotri is the temple devoted to the Goddess Yamuna and the holy thermal springs at Janki Chatti. The tiny Yamuna has icy cold water and its absolute innocence and the infantile purity heightens that deep feeling of reverence, Yamunoyri for the devout.
Main Attraction/Places to Visit in Yamunotri Dham Yatra :
Hanuman chatti, Surya kund, Saptarishi kund, Badkot, Kharsali, Dodi tal, Uttarkashi
Gangotri Dham in Uttarakhand :
Gangotri, the origin of the River Ganges and seat of the goddess Ganga, situated in Uttarkashi. . The original temple was constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the early years of 18th century and later rebuilt by the Maharaja of Jaipur. The river is called Bhagirathi at the source and acquires the name Ganga (the Ganges) from Devprayag onwards where it meets the Alaknanda. The origin of the holy river is at Gaumukh, set in the Gangotri Glacier, and is a 19 km trek from Gangotri.
Main Attraction/Places to Visit in Gangotri Dham Yatra :
Gangotri temple, Tapovan, Bhairon ghati, Submerged Shivling, Bhagirathi shila, Pandav gufa, Gauri kund and Surya kund, Gaumukh glacier
Char Dham yatra is having very difficult path to reach there but one should visit Char dham in Uttarakhand India once in their lifetime.
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