Chardham is a most popular Hindu pilgrimage circuits situated in the state of Uttarakhand in India. Uttarakhand is known as Dev Bhoomi due to its religious importance. Lots of the temples of God and Goddess are situated in Uttarakhand that's why Uttarakhand is known as the land of God. The most religious and important four pilgrimage Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath which are collectively known as Chardham. Chardham become one of the most important hubs of devotees in northern India. The Yatra commences from Yamunotri then proceed towards Gangotri and finally reach to Kedarnath and Badrinath. Every year Millions of the devotees from all around the world as well as foreigners take part in the yatra to get the blessings of God and Goddess. Each site is dedicated to specific deity, Yamunotri is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna, Gangotri is dedicated to Goddess Ganga and Kedarnath and Badrinath is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. The charming surrounding, snow capped Himalayan peaks, fresh environment, pleasant weather, thick forests, greenery, clear crystal flowing rivers, water streams , ponds, amazing nature beauty and lots of the tourists increase the chram of the place.
Badrinath: It is a holy destination popularly known for its Badrinath Shrine. It is one of the highest temple of Lord Vishnu in India which also known as Baikunth Dham. Badrinath temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is said that Adi Shankaracharya found a black shaligram idol in Alaknanda River and after that transfer to Badribath Temple in 8th century. It also believed that Lord Vishnu meditation here and Goddess Lakshmi converted herself into a berry tree to protect him from Cold and Heat. The shrine holds great faith in the heart of Devotees. Inside the temple there are other 15 idols are also in black color and the temple stands strong in between two majestic mountains Nar and Narayan.
Kedarnath: It is known as one of 12th Jyotirlingams of Lord Shiva in India. It is a most religious shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva, situated in Rudraprayag district in the state of Uttarakhand. The existence of the Kedarnath temple is the result of Pandavas search of Lord Shiva. It is said that Adi Shankaracharya only found Kedarnath temple in 8th century but it was established by Pandavas. It is said that when Pandavas killed all his own brothers in war then they feel guilt and want to wash all the sins. Then they start worshiped of Lord Shiva but they refused their request and converted himself into a bull and tried to run away. Bhima one of Pandavas was able to catch the Hump of Bull. The rest part of the bull appeared in the different part of kedarnath is called Panch Badri. Gaurikund is also a most religious and important part of Kedarnath Yata dedicated to Goddess Parvati wife of Lord Shiva.
Yamunotri: It is a religious part of Chardham dedicated to Goddess Yamuna. Yamunotri is the first stoppage during yatra. It is said that she is daughter of God Sun and sister of Lord Yama (God of Death). The temple is offered 6 km beautiful trekking routes from Janki chatti to reach Yamunotri. It is said that once Yamunotri was the home of great sage Asti Muni. He used to take bath daily in both Yamuna and Ganga River. But when he became old and unable to reach Gangotri then stream of Ganga appeared opposite site of Yamuna River. It also believed that take bath in Yamuna clear all the sins and protect painful death.
Gangotri: It is a Hindu pilgrimage destination which is dedicated to Goddess Ganga. River Ganga is one of the most sacred rivers in India holds great faith among devotes. It is the second stopover during Chardham Yatra and a religious part of them. The Gangotri temple was built by the Gorkha Commander Amar Singh Thapa in 19th century. The existence of Ganga River is the result of Bhagirathi Search of Goddess Ganga. It is said that King Bhagirath did serious penance to impress Goddess Ganga for Moksha his ancestor. After 1000 years penance Goddess Ganga was agree to come down to earth then Lord Shiva caught Ganga and lock to save the mankind.
Yamunotri and Gangotri Temple opens on the auspicious day of Akashya Tritiya which fall last week of April or first week of May. On the other hand Kedarnathh and Badrinath Temple opens first week of May and all temple closes after two days of diwali on the day of Bhai Duj. May to June is the best time to visit, Monsoon take place here from July to August and again September to till Diwali is the best time to take part in the yatra. During the winter when the roads blocked due to heavy snowfall then the idol of God and Goddess brought down to nearest village ? Yamunotri & Gangotri brought down to Kharsali and Mukhwa and Kedarnath & Badrinath idol brought down to Ukhimath and Joshimath village.
All the destinations are well connected to each other with motorable roads. Jolly Grand Airport and Haridwar & Rishikesh is the nearest Airport or Railhead. During yatra vegetarian and simple food are easily available and Non-Vegetarian and Alcohol is banned here. Best accommodation facilities are easily available during yatra. Budget hotels to Luxury services, Ashrams, Dharamshala, Resort and Tent s etc are easily available during yatra. Everyone should visit Chardham once in a lifetime.
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