Four junctures of Himaliya is commonly refer as “Char Dham Yatra” which includes the four holy places Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yumunotri.these four shrines are located in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand state in North India.
All of them have different honour according to its God; Bedrinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu while Kedarnath is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Gangotri and Yamunotri are dedicated to its goddess Ganga and Yamuna respectively. In Hindu religion “char dham yatra” has a very significant role and consider that every Hindu must visit at least once in a life time.
Char Dham Yatra is one of the most popular pilgrimages in india, every year millions of devotees come to pay homage in pursuit of elimination of its sins and attend salvation by the blessing of Gods. Interest for Char Dham is growing internationally which attracts various foreign tourists which is spread in the lap of Himalayan Range with its magnificent beauty and ecosystem.
In hindu mythology, Bedrinath has substantial role when Narayan, the epitome of Vishnu did Tapasya there. Badri is a Sanskrit word which means berry, at the time of Tapasya whole jungle was covered with Bedri trees. Lakshmi who took the shape of bedri tree to save Narayan- this episode made us to call Lakshimi-Narayan unlike Shiva-Parvati.
Kedarnath is 11,55ft above the sea level near Charobari glacier located in Himalayan range.
Its name kedarnath is caption in the honour of king Kedar, who ruled in Sat Yuga and has a daughter name Vrinda, who was a partial incarnation of goddess Lakshmi. Her severity for several year leads to the name of land as Vrindavan. Kedarnath and its temple evoves from Mahabharat Era when Pandavas has doing reparation by praising Lord shiva and its follows a significant role in char dham yatra.
Yamunotri glacier is 12,971ft above the sea level stretched at the bank of Yamuna river in uttarakhand, plays a very significant role in Char Dham Yatra and the temple of yamunotri is 6km away from hanuman chatty, a Garhwal village. Yamunotri holds a high regard to complete the pilgrimage of yatra. It attracts not only Indian pilgrimage but also the foreign tourist across the world.
Gangotri glacier 11,204ft above the sea level, where river Bhagirathi and Ganga origins. Gangotri temple was built here by the Gorkha general Amar Singh Thapa, where the seat of goddess Ganga and Ganga river origins. King Sagara after killing the domons decided to perform Ashwamedha Yajna to prove his supremacy.