Chardham Yatra holds a great importance in India especially among Hindus. Chardham means four abode or four seats of God. Chardham Yatra in Uttarakhand is one of the most sought after Pilgrimage Tourism in Uttarakhand. Different from the actual Chardham Yatra of India which includes Badrinath dham, Dwarka Temple, Puri Temple and Rameshwaram temple, the Chardham Yatra in Uttarakhand is often referred to as Chota Chardham because all the four abodes are in Uttarakhand state only. These four pilgrimages in Uttarakhand are namely – Badrinath Dham, Kedarnath Dham, Gangotri Dham and Yamunotri Dham. These Char dhams are dedicated to different Hindu deities. According to Hindu mythology, one must go on Chardham Yatra at least once in one’s lifetime. The Chardham Yatra is believed to wash the devotee’s sins and opens the gate to Salvation (or Moksha).
Shri Badrinath (or Badrinarayan or Badrinath Dham) is the holy temple of Lord Vishnu in the Badrinath town of Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.
Kedarnath (or Kedarnath Dham) is the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in the in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand.
Gangotri temple is in Gangotri town on the banks of river Bhagirathi in District Uttarkashi and the origin of holy river Ganga.
Yamunotri Dham is also in Uttarkashi District of Uttarakhand, dedicated to Goddess Yamuna and is also the origin of the holy river Yamuna.
Adi Shankaracharya coined the term Chardham and he was the first to achieve Moksha (or Liberation). It is supposed to be carried from west to east i.e. in a clockwise direction as it is considered good (or shubh) according to Hindu mythology. Hence this holy Chardham Yatra in Uttarakhand begins from Yamunotri. Second destination of the Yatra is Gangotri. Then it proceeds towards Kedarnath and finally ending at Badrinath Dham. The Chardham Yatra of Uttarakhand will take you on a journey of mental peace and serenity while connecting you with nature and your spirituality.
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