Char Dham Yatra is a pilgrimage tour which takes you to see all four important religious sites in different directions of India. Char Dham include Badrinath in north, Jagannath Puri in east, Dwarika in west and Rameswaram in south. The credit for setting on an all Indian pilgrimage tour to four of these essential points go to Adi Shankarachaya.
Char Dham Yatra is a Hindu pilgrimage tour of four important places including Badrinath in north, Dwarka in west, Jagannath Puri in east and Rameshwaram in south. All these four Hindu Pilgrimage circuits are located in the Indian Himalayas. Yatra or travelling these four places are said to be the journey to the moksha. It is also believed that a journey to these places wash away all sins of human beings.
The Char Dham Yatra is carried out my Hindus at least once in their life span from ancient times onwards. The data depict that almost 5 lakh people come here every year from every nook and corner for praying gods and washing the lifetime sins forever and a chance to get place in heaven. These places were set by the 8th century reformer and philosopher Adi Shankaracharya.
The Char Dham is also popularly known as Dev Bhoomi which means residence of gods. Char Dham Uttarakhand Yatra include popular places to Kedarnath, Gangotri, Badrinath and Yamunotri for peace of body, mind and spirit. Visiting these places completely take your spirit to divine the god and goddess. This Yatra keeps much importance for Hindu believers. The government of India arranges all the facilities for Char Dham Yatra to provide maximum comfort to the travelers.
Badrinath is one of the Dham located in the northern region of India in the Uttrakhand state. It stretched out in the middle of Garhwal hills and on the Alaknanda River. The Badrinath temple here is the main attraction for the tourists as it is said to be a myth which says that Lord Shankara who discovered a stone image of Lord Badrinarayan in black colour in the Alaknanda River. The image was later brought to this temple was built in the 16th century.
Dwarka is situated in the western part of India in Gujrat state. The city is very close to River Gomti which is popularly known as the dwelling place of Lord Krishna. You are Char Dham Yatra is incomplete without visiting Dwarkia. The Dwarkiadheesh temple is one of the most popular sites here which calls different taste and interest of tourists. It is clearly believed that the city was built by Vishwakarma. There is a long line for evening Aarti ceremony in this temple and it is not good to miss it.
Jagannath Puri is located in east part of India in Orissa state is another Dham which is renowned for all the religious reasons and hence Hindu followers prefer to come here at least once in their life. The Jagannath temple is about 900 years old situated on the beach had the idol of Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha. They together are worshiped by the visitors.
Rameshwaram is popularly known as the temple town, situated in South India is popularly known as the fourth site of Char Dham Yatra. You can find temple of Lord Rama and Lord Shiva. Here Lord Shiva is worshipped as Sri Ramanatha Swamy.
Char Dham Uttarkhand is a faith which is based on the peace of body, mind and spirit. Both men and divinity have merely one prayer from ancient time onwards and that is peace for the living being and dead. The Char Dham is also known as Dev Bhoomi which means the living place of gods.
If you are planning to wash your sins making Char Dham Yatra then from April to October/November are most appropriate pilgrim season. This auspicious Yatra can be enjoyed together with family and friends. So, do not waste time in thinking, just start packing your bag.