• The Char Dham Yatra

    Posted on 5/22/18 5:37 AM | Category :Temples


    Char means four, dham denotes the abode of deity and yatra refers to pilgrimage

    The chardham yatra of India is the bigger circuit that are situated at four different ends of the country in the North, South, East and West.

    East - Jagannath Temple is located in Puri, Odisha. Lord Jagannatha worshipped along with his brother Lord Balabhadra and sister Goddess Subhadra.

    Rameshwaram is located in  Tamilnadu. The presiding deity, the Lingam of Ramanathaswamy (Shiva), is believed to have been established by Lord Rama to absolve the sins created during the Ramayana war at Lanka.

    West - Dwarka located in the west is in the state of Gujarat. The Dwarkadhish temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna, who is worshipped here by the name Dwarkadhish, or 'King of Dwarka'.

    According to tradition, the original temple was believed to have been built by Krishna's grandson, Vajranabha, over the hari-griha (Lord Krishna's residential place)

    North - Badrinath or Badrinarayan Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is located in the town of Badrinath in Uttarakhand. According to legend Shankara discovered a black stone image of Lord Badrinarayan made of Saligram stone in the Alaknanda River

    Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath located in are the smaller circuit pilgrimage popularly known as the Chota chardham yatra.

    Pilgrims believe that the chardham yatra washes away all sins and opens door for Moksha.