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Char Dham Temples

Char Dham Temples refer to the temples situated at Badrinath Dham, Kedarnath Dham, Gangotri Dham and Yamunotri Dham. The four holy temples are visited by numerous devotees who visit them to pray the deities and pay their obeisance to the gods and goddesses. All Char Dham Temples are situated amidst the pristine beauty of mother nature on the foothills of Himalayas in Uttrakhand state of India.

All Char Dham temples are dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva, Goddess Ganga and Goddess Yamuna respectively. A trip to Char Dham temples is considered to provide one relief from the various hurdles of life. Book your Char Dham Temples tour to experience the spiritual highs yourself.

Badrinath Temple

Badrinath Temple

Badrinath TempleBadrinath Temple, also sometimes called as Badrinarayan Temple is situated on the banks of Alaknanda river in the hilly town of Badrinath in Uttarakhand. It is one of the Dhams out of the four holy Dhams, and is one of the 108 Divya Desams or the holy shrines dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Badrinath temple remains open for the devotees for six months only (From April to November) and remains closed for the remaining six months due to severe winter season in the region.

Badrinath Temple is 50 ft tall and the main deity enshrined in its sanctum sanctorum is made of black Saligram stone. The statue is considered to be Swayam Vyakta Kshetra or self manifested. Badrinath Temple is also known as Vishal Badri and there are four more Badri temples, collectively called Panch Badri in its vicinity. The temple was originally built in the 8th century by Adi Shankracharya and additions were done to it later on by Garhwal kings. Send Enquiry

Kedarnath Temple

Kedarnath Temple

Kedarnath TempleKedarnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is situated at the mouth of Mandakini river in Uttarakhand. The temple remains open for six month from April to October while in winters the idols of the deities are shifted to Ukhimath for worshipping. It is one of the Paadal Petra Sthalam or the 275 holy abodes of Lord Shiva.

Kedarnath temple houses the Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva which is symbolic of Shiva when he appeared as a fiery column of light. You will to trek 14 km uphill to reach to the temple from Gaurikund. It is one of the main temples of Char Dhams of Hindu pilgrimage destinations.

There are several kunds (pools) at Kedarnath like Shivkund, Hanskund, Retkund and Rudrikund where pilgrims take holy dips to get rid of their sins. There are four more Shiva temples in the vicinity of Kedarnath temple where Lord Shiva manifested in different forms; all these five temples are collectively called Panch Kedars. Send Enquiry

Gangotri Temple

Gangotri Temple

Gangotri TempleGangotri Temple is situated at an altitude of 3048 m in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. It is situated at the banks of Bhagirathi river, and is one of the main temples of Char Dhams. Gangotri temple is dedicated to goddess Ganga and is built at the very place where according to legends Lord Shiva received river Ganga in his matted locks when it descended from the heavens.

The present day Gangotri Temple was built by a Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapar in 18th century. Gaumukh glacier is situated 18 km from Gangotri and is considered to be the source of river Ganga. Gaumukh glacier is the second largest glacier in India after Siachen glacier.

Pilgrims take the holy waters from Gangotri to offer to Lord Shiva who gulped poison to save the devtas during a war with the asuras. Gangotri Temple remains open for the public from May to October and is closed during the rest of the months due to heavy snow that falls in the region. Send Enquiry

Yamunotri Temple

Yamunotri Temple

Yamunotri TempleYamunotri Temple is situated at an altitude of 3291 m in Garhwal Himalayas region of Uttarakhand. The temple is dedicated to goddess Yamuna and is one of the main temples of the holy Char Dhams. The temple is accessible through a 13 km trek from Hanuman Chatti.

You can hire ponies and horses to trek to the Yamunotri Temple. It is dedicated to goddess Yamuna whose statue is made of black marble. Yamunotri Temple remains open from May to November and is closed during the remaining part of the year due to heavy snowfalls in the region. There are two hot water springs in the vicinity of the temple known as Surya Kund and Gauri Kund.

Rice is cooked in these hot water springs and distributed to the devotees as prasadam by the priests. The temple is situated on Bandar Pooch Peak. The original temple was constructed by Maharaja Pratap Shah. Special poojas are held in Yamunotri Temple on the eves of Diwali and Janmashtmi.

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