The most devoted and famous pilgrimage of India is Char Dham. Char Dham means visiting the most renowned part of holy places in India, they are four shrines Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. All these places together form the Char Dham. These famous shrines are situated on the Himalaya’s foothills. You can find many amazing valley’s on the Himalaya’s reflecting the shines located on different districts Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag and Chamoli. Adi Shankaracharya found these Charodham in the Garhwal Himalayas and got freedom from embodiment. Earlier called ChotaCcharodham, later became Char Dham in the 20th century. The Char Dham is the most visited places by Hindu’s once in a lifetime.
Why people go for this Yatra?
The Ardent Himalayan Valley’s offers the Hindu the most incredible and devoted four pilgrimage temples. This famous Char Dham Yatra means the Hindu’s four sacred abodes encompass a visit to the Dhams Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedernath and Badrinath. Yamunotri resembles dwelling goddess Yamuna – Shakti, Ganga Goddess resemble purity and chastity, Lord Shiva in the form Jyotirling resembles Kedarnath and Badarinath- Lord Vishnu. These four of the Uttrakhand pilgrimages have a great significance in the India spiritually. Devotees visit these tough terrains and bear all the pains are for freed from their sins and punishments of heaven after death.
When Does This Yatra is Done?
Every year, from the month of April, the Yatra starts and continues till October or November. The doors of four temples will remain open till Diwali. Diwali or Deepavali is the festival celebrated my all Hindus. The date of Diwali is decided by the saints as per the Hindu calendar. After the festival Diwali, the doors of four temples will get closed for the next four to five months due to winter snowfall and cold. All these temples are located on Himalayan Mountain, so it is very difficult to visit there during snow fall.
How To Do The Yatra?
For the Chardham Yatra, first you have to reach Delhi from any part of the India or outside India. From Delhi by train or road go to Haridwar. There also you can visit many holy places. Then from Haridwar you have to go Badkot, Yamnotri feet. From Badkot reach Phoolachatti for Pahad Yatra to Yamnotri. You can hire a Doli also and have the Darshan. Then you have to go Uttarkashi, from there to Gangotri and can have the Darshan, then from there go to Rudrapayag. One day is there from Rudrapayag to Badrinath, you can do the Darshan in the morning, then from Badrinath leave to Srinagar and in the evening you will reach Garhwal, then from there to Rishikesh. From Rishikesh, you can return back to Delhi.