The Char Dhams of India are Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath. These Dhams are located in Uttarakhand. Yamunotri is dedicated to the Goddess Yamuna, Gangotri to Goddess Ganga. Kedarnath Dham is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Badrinath to Lord Vishnu. These are also called Chota Char Dham. This article lists the most important places to visit during char dham yatra.
These are the 4 most important places to visit during char dham yatra:
1.Yamunotri Temple: Yamunotri Dham is the first Dham of the Char Dham Yatra. It is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna. It stands amidst beautiful mountain peaks and the sacred waters of the Yamuna River. It is believed that a dip in the holy waters of Yamuna River clears one of its sins and ensures a painless death.
2.Gangotri Temple: It is the second destination of the Char Dham Yatra and is dedicated to Goddess Ganga. The River Ganga originates here and is called Bhagirathi. It is believed that Goddess Ganga descended from the mighty locks of Lord Shiva.
3.Kedarnath Temple: Lord Shiva is worshiped as the ‘Lord of Kedar Khand’ here. Apart from being the third destination of the Chhota Char Dham Yatra, it is also one of the twelve holy Jyotirlinga shrines of Lord Shiva.
4.Badrinath Temple: It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Apart from being the final destination of Chota Char Dham, it is also a part of the Char Dham Yatra. It is also one of the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu.
Major Attractions in Char Dham Yatra
- Har Ki Pauri – Haridwar
- Mansa Devi Temple – Haridwar
- Chandi Devi Temple – Haridwar
- Bharat Mata Mandir – Haridwar
- Maya Devi Temple – Haridwar
- Trayambakeshwar Temple – Rishikesh
- Lakshman Temple – Rishikesh
- Kashi Vishwanath Temple – Uttarkashi
- Triyuginarayan Temple
- Narsingh Temple – Joshimath
- Omkareshwar Temple – Ukhimath
- Tungnath Temple
- Rudranath Temple
- Madhyamaheshwar Temple
- Kalpeshwar Temple
- Adi Badri
- Vridha Badri
- Bhavishya Badri
- Yogadhyan Badri
- Dhyan Badri
- Ardha Badri
- Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
- Dhari Devi Temple
- Vishwanath Temple Guptkashi
- Hanuman Chatti
- Gaurikund Temple
- Koteshwar Temple – Rudraprayag
- Hemkund Sahib
- Valley of Flowers