Char Dham yatra, a pilgrimage every Hindu must undertake once, also symbolises the timeless friendship of Shiva and Vishnu. Where one resides, the other is always present.
It holds immense importance in the Hindu tradition and millions of pilgrims undertake it each year after traveling to Uttarakhand from all around the country and the world. All the four centres are located in the Dev Bhumi of Uttarakhand- a land whose every part resonates with divinity. While Badrinath is the abode of Vishnu, Kedarnath of Shiva, Yamunotri and Gangotri are dedicated to Shakti. The land of Uttarakhand offers much for seekers, believers, and everyone else. Nature manifests itself in its most beautiful avatar in this state. If you want to feel one with the creator of all consciousness, you must take this spiritual journey which is a way to feed your soul and cleanse it of any sins of past lives.
Badrinath temple is located on the banks of Alaknanda River. It is in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand. The deity is present in the form of Shaligram. There are sulphur hot water springs below the temple famed for their curative properties. It is truly a place fit for Gods. The passing river of time resonates with tales of Gods and Goddesses waiting to be heard.
Kedarnath is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple rests on the banks of majestic Mandakini river. Timeless architecture, mystical tales, divine energy flowing through every inch make it a place every seeker must go.
Yamunotri and Gangotri are dedicated to Shakti. As the names signify they are related to the rivers/goddesses Yamuna and Ganga respectively. The gentle nourishing rivers also capable of being ravenous and tyrannical symbolise Shakti. Shakti that is in the very essence of this world. The Yamunotri dham is where the river Yamuna originates and the Gangotri Dham is near Gaumukh from where the Holy Ganga starts its journey. Both these places are of the greatest importance in Hindu religion and Indian Spirituality.
Walk where Gods are believed to have walked. Join the Char Dham Yatra 2020 and take the journey that your soul needs.