Chardham Yatra uttarakhand
Uttarakhand Chardham Yatra is a religious and sacred pilgrimage for Hindus. It is also called as chota chardham covering the major four holy places called Gangotri, Yamunothri, Badrinadh and Kedrinath. This small circuit of four abodes is a precious and one of the important yatras for Hindus.
The origin of char dham is initiated by Shankaracharya, as all-India char dham. Chardham, when this word divided as char and dham, char means four and dham means holy places. So char-dham means, four holy sacred places. Initially the chardham used to be the pilgrimage circuit covering the four holy places in India called Badrinath, Dwaraka, Puri and Rameshwaram. As the time goes on, there has become another pilgrimage circuit made, covering the four religious places which covers two goddesses, Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu from these four places, Gangotri, Yamunothri, Badrinadh and Kedrinath. And this circuit is used to be called as chota chardham and finally reformed its name as chardham.
Indian mythology primarily treats Trimurth as the three major Gods in Hinduism. The Trimurth to name are Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara. Visiting these four laces cover the two major Lords in Hinduism called Vishnu and Shiva (for Brahma, there are hardly temples existing, as a result of a long story in Hindu mythology)
The general route of this travel is starting from Yamunothri. The next connecting and close destination would be Gangothri which again connects to Kedar and the final of the four destinations would be Badri.
The four places those are visited and covered in this traditional following order.
Yamunotri – this holy place lets you see and enjoy the mysterious source of Yamuna River. This is considered as the seat of goddess Yamuna.
Gangotri – this holy place is yet another holy place where the source of the longest river in India and the second greatest river in the world is present and visited. Gangotri lets you visit the seat of the most sacred Goddess Ganaga and the source of the most sacred river in India for Hindus.
Kedarnath – In this place, Kedarnadh, which is another name for Shiva temple is located and visited by many of Shiva devotees in India. One of the twelve Jyothirlingas which are spread all over India, can be visited here.
Badrinadh – Badrinadh is another name for Lord Vishnu and the seat of the lord Vishnu which is in the aspect of Badrinarayan is present here and visited.
The good news is that these places can be best visited in May, during college and school holidays. So, both purposes of Darshan to holy temples as well as freak out in holiday would be covered in the month of May. It can be a good start for the new academics starting with the holy Darshan in the temples for the following academics. And because of the summer holidays, the families find this time as the best time to have holy tour in the summer.
Since going these four places involves lots of walking around 4000 meters on even roads on land rocks, we are here to take complete responsibility of receiving you and your family from your home town to make you visit all the four places and then safely bringing back you to your home towns. This religious tourism can make you concentrate on and retain your spiritual activities rather than worrying about other logistics and transport arrangements.