is referred to the four Hindiu religious sites in Uttarakhand state of India. These are Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath
. Nestled in the lap of majestic Himalayas, these four sites are the epicenter of religious activity in north India. Traditionally, the Chardham yatra
is undertaken from the west to the east. Thus, the yatra
starts from Yamunotri,
then proceeding to Gangotri
and finally to Kedarnath and Badrinath.
Amongst the four Char Dhams, Yamunotri and Gangotri
are dedicated to goddesses Yamuna and Ganga respectively. On the other hand, Kedarnath
is dedicated to Lord Shiva while Badrinath
is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Moreover, people also visit Hemkund Sahib in the vicinity, which is one of the highest located religious sites in the country. Thus, pilgrims visit all these places in aspiration of washing away their sins and to attain salvation, by the blessings of the Lord.
Owing to the significance of this religious circuit, devotees from all over the world, come here to experience the eternal bliss. Char Dhams
are hustling and bustling with activity during the summer months, as hundreds of devotees embark upon the holy journey. The picturesque surroundings of the mountainous region are simply enthralling, giving the visitors a perfect opportunity to unwind themselves by filling their lungs with fresh air. Moreover, these otherwise silent and tranquil locales resound with the names of the Lord as the pilgrims advance towards their destination.