Char Dham Yatra: A Journey for Peace of mind

Every Hindu desires to go for the Chardham Yatra once in his lifetime. It is being believed that by visiting Chardham, one can attain the spiritual benefits in the form of salvation and can get rid of all his sins to find the ways towards heaven after demise. Chardham Tour comprises of the visit to four major shrines named as Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath in Uttarakhand, India.

Yamnotri Dham

The origin of river Yamuna located in Uttrakashi district is the renowned place to attain blissful spiritual moments. Constructed by Maharaja Pratap Singh of Tehri Garhwal this momentous temple is positioned beside the left bank of the river itself, the Yamunotri Temple gives the auspicious chance to many pilgrims to attain spiritual heights. Moreover, the place is renowned with three hot springs near the temple itself and Surya Kund is the most visit place among them. This kund is so popular where a tank full of boiling water lets the pilgrims to dip raw potato and rice covered in a muslin cloth and when boiled can be received as “Prasad”.

Gangotri Dham

Immerse your body and soul at the holy waves of the River Ganga which is being originated from Himalayan glacier called Gangotri to attain pacification. This place is now the sacred place of absolution and so the visitors find themselves fortunate to step into the pious Gangotri temple which is again situated in Uttrakashi district at the height of 3140 meters. Amar Bahadur Thapa, the Gorkha commander built the holy shrine of Goddess Ganga around 250 years ago.

Kedarnath Dham

Find the presence of Lord Shiva in the form of twelve jyotirlings which is known to be the abode of Lord Shiva.  Resting at 3584 m above the sea level, the temple has sanctified the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. This temple is also famous for Shankaracharya’s Samadhi who is known to start the holy trip to Chardham.

Badrinath Dham

Lord Vishnu, who is known for his vivid images, can be found in the meditative position at the Badrinath Temple. Glorifying the Chamouli district of the Himalayan hills the temple is located at the height of 10,248 feet above the sea level. The temple was constructed about two centuries ago by the King of Garhwal and is enclosed by three sections called the Garbhagriha (Sanctum), The Darshan Mandap, and Sabha Mandap.

The Char Dham Yatra offer you the spiritual journey towards the sanctity of Himalayan regions. This year, Chardham Tour is commencing on 24th April 2012, on the very auspicious moment of “Akshaya Tritiya” and like other years this year also the Himalayan ranges will witness lakhs of pilgrims to mark their presence.


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