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Char Dham Yatra: Ultimate Journey for the Pilgrims to Attain Moksha

By Jassica Mukherjee Subscribe to RSS | January 2nd 2012 | Views:

Published Date-02-01-2011

Pilgrimage to four of the seats of omnipotent positioned in diverse directions of India is acknowledged as Char Dham Yatra. These sanctum monuments are Badrinath in north, Dwarka in west, Puri in east and Rameshwaram in south. The 8th century crusader and philosopher Adi Shankaracharya, assault and all India pilgrimage tour to four of these fundamental points intending at dressing people athwart the sub continent. According to the common opinion an expedition to these scared monuments must be executed at least once in a lifetime.

Char Dham Pilgrimage Tours are believed to be extremely pious and a travel to these four godly domiciles of God will rinse the mortal of all the sins. Over the years this term has as well been used to refer to the pilgrimage tour which is conducted in Garhwal, Uttarakhand. This Tour of Char Dham relates to a pilgrimage to sanctified sites set in Himalayas including Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. Travel to each of these scared places is an enraptured experience full of sanctify and serenity.

Badrinath: Perched in the northern region of India, in the state of Uttarakhand, Badrinath dwells in the centre of Garhwal hills, on the banks of River Alaknanada. A hallowed town Badrinath has been mentioned in Hindu sacred scriptures and legends and is a sanctified pilgrimage site for Vaishnavites (followers of Lord Vishnu). The temple of Badrinath is the chief temple of the town and is referred to a legend which says that Lord Shankara originated a black stone image of Lord Badrinarayan here in the Alaknanda River.

Kedarnath: Dwelling of Lord Shiva, Kedarnath is placed at a height of 3584 meters. Imperial Kedarnath range is the back drop and Mandakini River in the close by, Kedarnath is amongst the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord shiva. This picturesque monument has to be reached by a trek of 14 km from Gaurikund. The temple of Kedarnath has chronicle of Mahabharata epoch.

Gangotri: The origination of the river Bhagirathi is in Gangotri. It is positioned at the height of 3042 meters. The chief divinity here is goddess Ganga. According to mythology goddess Ganga apparent she in the form of a river to emitted the immorality of King Sagar's son.

Yamunotri: At the height of 3165 Yamunotri is the beginning of sanctified river Yamuna. It is placed at the opposite direction of Gangotri. There is a hot water pool in the Yamunotri which is used to prepare the prasad. The chief immortal here is Goddess Yamuna.

The pilgrim's journey is considered much sanctified by Hindus and all devout Hindus wish to execute this pilgrimage once in a lifetime. Formerly they wash away their sins in these pious monuments in front of their divinities they are more probable to accomplish Nirvana. Therefore an ataractic Char Dham Yatra is one for a lifetime.

Jassica Mukherjee - About Author:
Author is a well-known and knowledgeable Content Writer in Travel & Tourism related topics. He has written several articles on India Tour Packages,Tour of Char Dham and Kedarnath: etc. Currently, he is rendering service for Char Dham Yatra 2012.

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