Chardham Yatra 2019
About Char Dham Yatra
Char Dham Yatra is the very popular religious trek in the Himalayas for Hindu, which is situated in Garhwal of Uttarakhand state. Chardham Yatra passes through four pilgrimage – Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. Badrinath is one of the four pilgrimages of a larger Vaishnava pilgrimage route of Char Dham. Char dham was originally called the popular pilgrimage path in the four holy places of Hinduism, It is just opposite of the Indian subcontinent Puri, Rameshvaram, Dwarka, and Badrinath dhams. It is believed that the custom of pilgrimage to Char dham, a Hindu truth-seeker and started the VIII century reformer Shankara.
The gods who inhabit the Himalayan shrine revered Char dham, very demanding. Pilgrims embarking on this sacred journey, as it should have to work hard to be worthy of their attention. These sanctuaries are located in the breathtaking beauty – deep gorges, snow-covered peaks, dense forests, silver waterfalls, frozen rivers, meadows full of wild flowers, and the harsh tales, billowing into the sky.
Badrinath is a pilgrim, in the backdrop of Neelkanth Mountain Peak dedicated to Lord Vishnu placed between Nar and Narayan mountain ranges, Badrinath has been mentioned in various Vedas as well. It also derives huge importance due to mention in Hindu mythology especially related to Lord Shiva and given the array of legends, tales and beliefs that surround it providing it the nature of a holy destination. It is a popular pilgrim destination with devotion and spirituality sensed in almost all aspects of the town. However Badrinath will also give you some of the most splendid and magnificent sceneries and an absolutely inspiring natural beauty.
Kedarnath is located at top of 3584 mts, this is one of the Char Dham and It is one of the busiest pilgrim place in the Garhwal Himalayas. It is believed that in order to evade the Pandavas, Lord Shiva hid himself in the form of a bull at Kedarnath and It was founded by the Pandavas, he went further into the earth leaving the hump on the surface.
Kedarnath Yatra is popular for its ancient Shiva Temple, shrines, Himalayan ranges and undulating landscapes. Marked by the near Chorabari Glacier, the area is flanked by the Kedarnath peaks and countless more ranges with peaks silver with snow. The most remote of the Char Dhams, and maybe hence, one of the most majestically beautiful, Kedarnath remains closed for the six months of winters due to unbearable temperatures and heavy snowfall.
This pilgrimage destination situated in Uttarkashi. It is most famous among the four religious places of Chardham Yatra.
Mythological stories will have you believe that following King Bhagirathi’s penance spread over centuries, Goddess Ganga transformed herself into a river to wash away the sins his forefathers. Lord Shiva then gathers Ganga into his matted locks to minimize the immense impact of her fall and ever since the Himalayan glacier from which Ganga emerges has also been called Bhagirathi. Ganga derives its name after the river passes Devprayag and merges into the river Alaknanda.
Revered as the origin of Yamuna River, the pilgrim centre nestled in the laps of Garhwal Himalayas at 3300 mts high uses its natural elements to fascinate you with its visuals and create a spiritual charm.
This sacred home of sage Asti is surrounded by undulating peaks, Himalayan glaciers and thermal springs. Hindu mythologies hail Yamuna as the sister of Yama- the God of Death, and it is believed that a bath in Yamuna can make death painless. It appeals to all sorts of tourist from the pilgrims, to the ones in search of a romantic destination as well as adventure enthusiasts who are sure to find abundance of thrill and excitement in its grand and awe inspiring sceneries, given the location.