Chardham Yatra have a great importance and significance especially among the people of Hindu religion. Pilgrims believe that Chardham yatra washes away all sins and opens doors for “Moksha”. Every human being should consider visiting these four Holy places at least once in their lifetime.
Millions of devotees visit this auspicious holy yatra and pay homage to the temples every year. It is commonly believed that undertaking a journey to these Pilgrim locations remove all sins as a human being whatever you have done in your past life. The yatra offers you sense of belongingness, heart Purity and act of self-actualization in life.
Chardham Yatra is associated with four Pilgrimage sites including Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. All these holy destination are situated in "Land of God" commonly known as Uttarakhand. This CharDham Yatra or Chota Char Dham is famous because it is easily covered in a stretch of 10-11 days. Chardham yatra has captured an important place and so even today thousands and thousands of people from all over the world visit this sacred site every year during the pilgrimage season.
Importance of Yamunotri: Origin of River Yamuna, Temple of Goddess Yamuna is located here.
Importance of Gangotri: Origin of River Ganga (Ganges), Temple of Goddes Ganga is located here.
Importance of Kedarnath: Shrine of Lord Shiva, One of the 12 Jyotirlingas, part of Panch Kedar.
Importance of Badrinath: Temple of Lord Vishnu, also known as Badri Vishal. Saint Adi Shankaracharya attained freedom from incarnation in this region.
According to Hindu Mythology, It is believed that Hindu philosopher and reformer Sri Adi Shankaracharya used the word “Char Dham” which means four Holy destinations or abodes of God inside the four directions in India – Badrinath inside the North, Rameshwaram inside the South, Puri inside the East and Dwarka inside the West. But when it comes to the journey, the pilgrimage route of Char Dham Yatra is much more famous.