Char Dham Yatra
- September 17, 2021
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPN Topics
Char Dham Yatra
Subject – Art and Culture
Context – The Uttarakhand High Court on Thursday lifted its stay on the Char Dham Yatra, allowing the state government to hold the pilgrimage under a strict Covid-19 protocol.
- Char Dham means Four Dhams i.e. Four religious places. Char Dham in Uttarakhand is a collective term used for religous circuit covering Holy hindu pilgrimage centres of Badarinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.
- All four temple shrines are located in Garhwal Himalayas range of Uttarakhand.
- This is considered as most sacred religious places to be visited by Hindus, to get rid of their sins and pave path to ultimate goal of human life – the Moksha.
- Akha-Trij or Akha-Teej marks the beginning of the Chota Char Dham Yatra. The ‘Yatra’ typically closes 2 days after Diwali, on the day of Bhai-Bij
Brief about Chota Chardham Temples:-
- Yamunotri :- The first shrine of chota chardham,this temple is dedicated to River Yamuna (Hindu Goddess,Daughter of Sun God).It is situated in Gharwal Region of Uttarakhand State.
- Gangotri :- The temple is devoted to Goddess Ganges (Most sacred River in India). It is second shrines of chota chardham circuit.
- Kedarnath :- The temple is devoted to God Shiva. There is 12 main Jyotirlinga of shiva & Kedarnath is one of the main jyotirling. Third shrine of chota chardham.
- Badrinath:- The temple is dedicated to God Vishnu. It is also the part of main Chardham Circuit in India & forth shrine of Chota chardham Yatra.