Why Char Dham Yatra has more Significant in Hindu Religious
India is a great nation to visit for tourist charms. In India, the spiritual beliefs, most famous culture and heritage wonders are the main reasons,the temples with magnificent architecture, world famous destinations that is why the pilgrims plan to visit in India. India is really a paradise for the seekers of spirituality and tranquility. Among of these pilgrimages, Char Dham Yatra is the world famous and attraction of all worlds tourist, chardham yatra begins in the state of Uttarakhand from east to west. The Hindus called it as the Teerth Yatra (pilgrimage) to well known place of the Hindu Gods namely Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath. And Kedarnath these 4 religious places are located in the different districts of Uttarakhand.
A Common Myth about Char Dham Yatra:-
It is a common myth among the people that the Char Dham Yatra is organized only for the old aged pilgrims. This myth stops when a pilgrim starts the tour. A pilgrims starts experiencing and believing that the pilgrims of all age equally enjoy the tour, which is not only full of cultural values, but also a adventurers.
Importance of Char Dham in Hindu Religion:
The Char Dham Yatra is a most visited place to achieve salvation. Every year, more than 2.5 Lac travelers visit these holy places. According to Hindu mythology, it is accepted that the Hindu philosopher Shri Adi Shankaracharya announced this name ‘Char Dham’. The meaning of this name is four Holy Destinations (living place of God). These 4 places are in the region that is famous for the magnificent and peak mountains surrounded by a snow as well cold and perfect atmosphere.
In India, the Hindus think that the Char Dham darshan opens the entry of salvation by washing away all their sins. It is also considered that this place must be visited at least once in a lifetime. These four Religious place have a great significance and place in Hindu mythology. According to hindu mythology, Shri Adi Shankaracharya obtain freedom from rebirth in the Shri Badrinath Dham. The starting of the Chardham Yatra is Yamunotri. Proceed to Gangotri shrine. Then next destination is Shri Kedarnath Dham and finally Shri Badrinath Dham. After completing the Char Dham the pilgrim or visitors got an serenity of the mind which is main purpose of every visitors.
Dham is a main destination for Hindus as it boasts Yamunotri- the source of the holy Yamuna River. This holy river has a famous mythological story among Hindus that the Yamuna was the sister of Yamraj and at the occasion of Bhai Dooj, Brother Yamraj make a promise to Yamuna that whosoever will having a bath in the Yamuna River will not be taken to Yamlok and he would achieved salvation. The temple is the seat of Goddess Yamuna and also the main starting point (source) of the Yamuna River. It is the most famous religious plac in Garhwal (Uttarakhand). Yamunotri Dham, situated at the altitude of 3164 M from ocean level, millions of visitors visiting this holy place the major attraction point here are the temple dedicated to the Goddess Yamuna and the Janki Chatti’s hot water springs. Here the environment is cleared Yamunotri with the cold flow of Yamuna. The place remains hot with the thermal springs famous as Kunds of Hindu Goddess ‘Shakti’.
The Gangotri Dham is situated at an altitude of 3200 Mtr in the centre of affecting surroundings with bank of river Bhagirathi. The main focus place of Gangotri Dham is Gomukh, which is the source of the Holy River Ganges. It is assume that river Ganga came to earth after King Bhagirath prayer for a long time. The rock on which King Bhagirath did his prayer is situated near to Ganga Temple in Gangotri. Here a special prayer of Ganga River is organized both inside the place as well bank of the river. A beautiful and attractive temple devoted to Goddess Ganga is located in this area. It is consider that the holy river Ganga is the source of clearness and sanctity. That is why before entering inside the temple, the pilgrims having a bath in this great river
Shri Kedarnath Dham is also a famous religious place for all Hindus as it is one of the twelve jyotirlingas of Bhole Nath(Lord Shiva), the God of holocaust. Tungnath, Kedarnath, Madhmaheshwar, Kalpeshwar, and Rudranath sites are together known as Panch Kedar. Adi Shankaracharya reconstructs the temple. After the ruler of Satyuga named this temple as ‘Kedar’ Kedarnath temple. This place is open from April end till Kartic Poornima.
‘Kedar’ Kedarnath Temple the importance of Shri Badrinath Dham can be believed from the fact that it is considered as the most famous holy place among the four other holy places. Located at an elevation of 3,133 meters from the ocean level and situated on the left bank of the Alaknanda River. The Dham is devoted to Lord Vishnu, the preserver and the guard of the Hindu Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh. These temples are also known as Vishal Badri. This region has also witnessed Saint Adi Shankaracharya achieved freedom from the process of rebirth.
Best Time to Visit Char Dham, Uttarakhand:
One of the religious places for Hindus, char Dhma Yarta for Hindus is assembles by pilgrims every year. Pilgrims should always keep in mind the best time to visit these destinations, before going to the trip. The perfect timea & Session to go for these places are during the months from May to October, but in the monsoon season don’t to go at this place. In the winters session all these place are blocked due to heavy snowfall. At the time of monsoon season, yatra stops due to landslides that may disrupt the trip.