Char Dham is referred to the four Hindu religious sites in Uttarakhand state of India. These are Badrinath, Kedarnath , Gangotri and Yamunotri, . Nestled in the lap of majestic Himalayas, these four sites are the epicenter of religious activity in north India. Traditionally, the Chardham yatra is undertaken from the west to the east. Thus, the yatra starts from Yamunotri, then proceeding to Gangotri and finally to Kedarnath and Badrinath.
Amongst the four Char Dhams, Yamunotri and Gangotri are dedicated to goddesses Yamuna and Ganga respectively. On the other hand, Kedarnath is dedicated to Lord Shiva while Badrinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Moreover, people also visit Hemkund Sahib in the vicinity, which is one of the highest located religious sites in the country. Thus, pilgrims visit all these places in aspiration of washing away their sins and to attain salvation, by the blessings of the Lord.
Owing to the significance of this religious circuit, devotees from all over the world, come here to experience the eternal bliss. Char Dhams are hustling and bustling with activity during the summer months, as hundreds of devotees embark upon the holy journey. The picturesque surroundings of the mountainous region are simply enthralling, giving the visitors a perfect opportunity to unwind themselves by filling their lungs with fresh air. Moreover, these otherwise silent and tranquil locales resound with the names of the Lord as the pilgrims advance towards their destination.
According to Hindu mythologies and myths, Char Dham signifies the journey to the moksha and a divine life after that. Chardham can be split into Char that means four and Dham meaning destinations. These four destinations that are Gangotri the source of ancient river Ganga, Yamunotri, Kedarnathji and Sri Badrinathji, are considered to be the door to the spirituality and eternity. Placed at almighty Himalayan region in Uttrakhand India, the Char Dham pilgrimage yatra turns into Lone of Godly having all the traits of refining the spite of visitors’ soul & grand peace of mind.
The Chota Char Dham meaning ‘the small circuit of four abodes/seats’), is an important Hindu pilgrimage circuit in the Indian Himalayas Located in the Garhwal region of the state of Uttarakhand that is why it is also called Uttarakhand Chardham, the circuit consists of four sites—Yamunotri , Gangotri , Kedarnath and Badrinath .Badrinath is also one of the four destinations (with each destination being in different corners of the country) of the longer Char Dham or India Chardham from which the Chota Char Dham likely draws its name.
While each of these sites is unique in its own fashion, inclusion in the Char Dham has, over time, caused them be viewed together in popular imagination and in pilgrimage practice.
Most pilgrims to the Chota Char Dham embark from the famous temple town of Haridwar. Others leave from Haridwar’s sister city, Rishikesh or from Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand. From there, the tradition is to visit the sites in the following order:
1. Yamunotri – the source of the Yamuna River and the seat of the goddess Yamuna.
2. Gangotri - the source of the Ganges (River Ganga) and seat of the goddess Ganga.
3. Kedarnath - where a form of the Hindu god Shiva is venerated as one of the twelve Jyotirling (linga of light).
4. Badrinath – the seat of the Hindu god Vishnu in his aspect of Badrinarayan.
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