There are four holy shrines in Uttarakhand dedicated to Hindu Gods and holy rivers of India. The four shrines are situated within the Garhwal Region. These are collectively referred as "Char Dhaam of Uttarakhand" . Pilgrims from all over India and abroad visit the shrines as "Char Dhaam Yatra".
In Hindu religion, CharDham Yatra holds has great importance and sanctity. It is believed that every Hindu should undertake Char Dhaam Yatra at least once in a life time to avail the blessings
of gods adorning the shrines.
(1) Shri Badarinath Dhaam is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
(2) Shri Kedarnath Dhaam is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
(3) Gangotri Dhaam is dedicated to Goddess Ganga River.
(4) Yamunotri Dhaam is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna River.
The deity or Goddess Yamuna is made of black marble. The temple is dedicated to the river Yamuna, who is represented in the form of a silver idol,
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The Gangotri temple was built by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa, in the 18th century, is situated on the left bank of Bhagirathi. The temple is .... Read More
The name of the Badarinath tirtha originates from the local word badari which is a type of a wild berry. It is said that when Lord Vishnu sat in penance in these mountains, His consort Goddess Laxmi took the form of a berry tree and shaded Him from the harsh sun. It is not only .... Read More
Kedarnath Temple is the most revered shrine of Hindu deity Lord Shiva. The present temple, built in 8th century A.D. by Adi Shankaracharya, stands adjacent to the site of an earlier temple built by the Pandavas. The inner walls of the assembly hall are decorated with .... Read More