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Chardham of Uttrakhand

The Char Dham is a set of four pilgrimage sites in India. Hindus believe that visiting these sites helps achieve moksha. The four Dhams are, Badrinath, Dwaraka, Puri, and Rameswaram. It is believed that every Hindu should visit the Char Dhams during one’s lifetime.

Badrinath Temple, is dedicated to Badrinath as Lord Vishnu. BADRINATH is situated at an altitude of 3,132 meters above sea level. It was built by the eighth century philosopher saint Adi Guru Shankaracharya.

The KEDARNATH situated at the highest elevation of all Dhams. Kedarnath is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Shiva. After establishing the 4 Dham of India (in the east – Jagannath, in the west – Dwarka, in the north – Badrinath, 

The Ganges descended on the ground at the base of the Shivalinga Peak. At the origin of this huge river is Bhagirathi, the name of this river is named after that great ascetic (yogi) Bhagiratha,  on whose insistence Ganga left heaven and came to earth.

Yamunotri is situated on the Kalind Mountain at an altitude of 4421 meters above sea level which is a frozen ice lake and glacier. It was the residence of Asit Muni.There is a huge rock pillar in the temple courtyard, .

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