Char Dham Yatra
The four pious-destinations positioned on the hillocks of Himalayas at the tranquil altitudes are popular as- ‘Chota Char Dham’ of India. These renowned Hindu pilgrimages- Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath are visited by thousands of visitors and devotees. It begins from the month of April/ May and ends in October or November Month. However, the best time to visit is- April and May to relish the picturesque grandeur of the environment with the pleasant weather and the climate. Char Dham Yatra
These four sacred temples are dedicated to four distinct deities. Worshippers revere Goddess-Ganga in Gangotri, Goddess- Yamuna in Yamunotri while Lord Shiva is venerated in Kedarnath and in Badrinath- Lord Vishnu is worshipped. These holy shrines are located within the ‘Garhwal region’ of North-Indian states of Uttarakhand. It is considered very auspicious to visit this Char Dham Yatra at least once to get blessings from these divinities.
How to Reach:
It is highly spiritual and religious to start your Char-Dham Yatra with- Yamunotri and Gangotri proceeding to Kedarnath then concludes at Badrinath. Geographically, Chardham Yatra starts clockwise from west to east direction. These four devout Hindu Abodes have their own Legends, Significance, Mythology and Spiritual Importance.
Below mentioned are the timings of the entire Uttaranchal Chota Char Dham Yatra.
Opening and Closing Dates of Char Dhams in
Yamunotri Temple: Opening date: 18 April 2018 (Akshaya-Tritiya);
Closing date: the second day after Diwali
Gangotri Temple: Opening date: 18 April 2017(Akshaya-Tritiya);
Closing date: The temple closes on the day of Diwali.
Kedarnath Temple: Opening date: 29 April, 2018 at 06:15 am;
Closing date: second day after Diwali i.e. on Bhai Dooj.
Badrinath Temple: Opening date: 30 April, 2018 at 04:30 am;
Closing date: ‘Vijayadashami’ by Mandir Committee.
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