Welcome to the blog where we will explore the revered Char Dham Yatra. It is a pilgrimage circuit in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand. This pilgrimage involves visiting four sacred hindu shrines located in the Himalayas. The four shrines included in the yatra are Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri. It is believed that one should complete the Char Dham Yatra in a clockwise direction: Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath. Each of these shrines holds significant religious and mythological significance in Hinduism. This ancient pilgrimage is believed to cleanse the sins of devotees and lead to spiritual salvation. Here at Neem Holidays, we believe in making this spiritual journey enlightening and mesmerizing. Let’s embark on this divine exploration and discover what makes the Char Dham Yatra a must-have experience for every spiritual seeker and avid traveler.
CharDham Yatra’s starting point happens to be the Yamunotri Dham. Devotees from all around the world throng here to seek the blessings of the holy Yamuna goddess and further continue their darshan to the remaining dhams. The Yamunotri temple is the main highlight of Yamunotri Dham. This temple is specifically dedicated to Yamuna goddess. It is believed that if you visit this temple and take a dip in the holy waters of Yamuna River, it will set you free from the unfortunate untimely death. It is located 3,233 metres above mean sea level. Bandarpoonch Parvat and Kalind Parvat surround this temple which leaves us absolutely awestruck.Besides the temple, the other attraction happens to be the thermal springs situated in Janki Chatti. It is believed to be the kunds of the “Shakti” Goddess. The Yamunotri Dham opens on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya and closes on the Yama Tritiya.
Gangotri Dham is the most important and revered temple of goddess river Ganga. It is a very famous CharDham pilgrimage destinations. River Ganga enjoys the status of the most divine river of India and here we can witness the origin point of this holy river at Gaumukh located in Gangotri Glacier. The main highlight of Gangotri Dham is the holy temple of River Ganga.
It is belived that River Ganga traces its descent from heaven when Lord Shiva released it from his locks. It is situated at a height of around 3415 metres. The beautiful surroundings of the majestic Himalayas and pristine Bhagirathi River (Ganga) will definitely leave you mesmerized.The Gangotri temple opens during Akshaya Tritiya and it closes in mid-October.
Kedarnath Dham is believed to be the ultimate pilgrimage for the devotees of Lord Shiva.. It is one of the most sought after pilgrimage destinations in India. Known to be the adobe of Lord Shiva, it is located on the banks of the Mandakini River at a height of around 3,584 metres. The Jyotirlinga situated in the temple is one of India’s 12 jyotirlingas. The idol of Lord Shiva in this temple is in the form of conical rock. Besides the temple, the other attractions include the Kedarnath Dham are Chorabari Tal, Gaurikund, and the Bhairav temple.
The visitors can enjoy some adventure activities such as trekking, camping, and rock climbing with snow-laden mountains in the background. Kedarnath Dham usually opens towards the end of April
Situated at an elevation of around 3100 metres, the Bhadrinath Dham is a famous pilgrimage destination in. It is situated on the banks of the scenic Alaknanda River between the Nar and Narayan ranges and Neelkanth peaks which will delight your soul. The highlight of Badrinath Dham is the Badrinath Temple which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple structure was built by kings of Garhwal. But originally the Badrinath Dham was established by Guru Adi Shankaracharya in the 9th century. The idol of Badri Vishal is awe inspiring. It is also one of the 108 Divya Desams which are dedicated to Lord Vishnu and considered to be holy shrines for Vaishanvites. It is believed that Adi Shankaracharya would reside for six months in a year at this temple, and it was here that he acquired moksha.
Best Time to Plan a Pilgrimage to Char Dhams of Uttarakhand:
The best time to visit Chardham Yatra is between May and November. During monsoon there are frequent landslides and road blockages. However, the Char Dham Yatra can be undertaken during this time too. The four pilgrimage sites are opened to tourists between April and May, and remain open till October to November. Snowfall here begins from the first week of October and continues till Diwali. After this, the 4 Dhams remain closed to devotees and tourists because of snowfall and extreme weather conditions.
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