In Char Dham yatra, devotees visit the four Hindu religious places in Uttarakhand state of India. Holy Himalayan mountains shine up in the cloudy heights of the grand Garhwal and beautify the magnificent state of Uttarakhand. For a rejuvenating spiritual experience for the pious, there are places like Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath. Located in the route of magnificent Himalayas, these four places are the main pilgrimage points of religious activity in North India.
The Uttarakhand chardham yatra begin from Yamunotri, afterwards going on to Gangotri and finally to Kedarnath and Badrinath.
The first spot of Chardham Tour is Sri Yamunotri Dham. As the name suggests this is the origin of the River (goddess) Yamuna. The regular prayer and pujas are offered here. The daily arti is one thing you must not miss. The second destination Sri Gangotri Dham, is the birthplace of River Ganga or Goddess Ganges. A bath here can make you free from all sins of several lives. This makes people to gather here facing many problems. During this journey you can stay in the hotels of Pahata, Pipakoti. They are really cool with their fine ambiance and great food.
Between the Char Dhams, Yamunotri and Gangotri are devoted to goddesses Yamuna and Ganga correspondingly. On the other hand, Kedarnath is devoted to Lord Shiva whereas Badrinath is devoted to Lord Vishnu. Besides this, people also travel to Hemkund Sahib in the neighborhood, which is one of the highest situated religious places in the country. Therefore, pilgrims visit all these places in aspiration of washing away their sins and to attain salvation, by the blessings of the Lord.
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