India is home to several gods and goddesses worshipped by trillions of devotees. For Hindu devotees, a tour to Chardham is the most scared one in their entire life. It is believed that a tour to char dham is purifies the heart and soul of human bodies. It also sets one free from the complex process of incarnation.

Before planning a Chardham Yatra, it is vital to understand the religious importance of the char dham and why is it considered a must to visit the four Dhams at least once in the entire lifetime. The four Dhams holding topmost positions among all Hindu religious destinations are located in the Himalayan mountain range of Uttarakhand. People across the country and the globe come to the holy 4 Dhams to wash away their sins.

About the Chardham

The four sacred destinations in Chardham Yatra packages include are Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath, usually visited in the respective manner.

Yamunotri devoted to Goddess Yamuna

Prime source of River Yamuna, Yamunotri is located in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. It is the home of holy goddess Yamuna. The shrine of Yamunotri is located is famous for several hot water springs. Devotees visiting eth temple cook “Prasad” by boiling rice in the hot natural water, which is again considered sacred activity. Other popular places to visit in Yamunotri are Surya Kund, Divya Shila, Hanumanchatti and many more attractive spots.

Gangotri devoted to Goddess Ganga

Home of Goddess Ganga and prime source of River Ganga, the shrine of Gangotri situated at the height of 3,200 meters above the sea level in Uttarakhand. The shrine of the Goddess opens up for visitors in the month of May every year when the holy festival named 'Akshaya Tritiya' is celebrated with great pomp and show. The shrine closes for tourists on the festival day of Deepavali.

Kedarnath devoted to Lord Shiva

The home to Lord Shiva, Kedarnath Dham is one of the 'Jotirlingas' of Lord Shiva. The shrine of Kedarnath is located at the head of Kandakini River. The temple of Lord Shiva is built with stone slabs of black color. The shrine of Kedarnath is also famous for several kunds like Shiv Kund, Hans Kund, Ret Kund, etc.

Badrinath devoted to Lord Vishnu

This is the fourth and final destination of Chardham yatra. The shrine of Badrinath is devoted to Lord Vishnu and is among the Hindu temples visited by hundreds of worshippers every year. The shrine of Badrinath is divided into three parts, Sabha Mandap, Darshan Mandap and Garbha Griha. The temple remains closed in winters and opens up in April.

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