Char Dham Yatra in India
The Char Dham Yatra is one of the most pious pilgrimages of Hinduism. According to the religious scriptures, the person completing this journey shall attain salvation from the cycle of rebirth and transcend to be a part of the eternal one. The Char Dham Yatra is essentially a route that connects four scared temples of Hinduism located in the north, the east, the south and the west of India.
The four keystones of Char Dham are - (1) the northern Badrinath Temple in Badrinath, Uttarakhand, (2) the eastern Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha, (3) the southern Rameswaram Temple in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu (4) the western Dwarakadheesh Temple in Dwaraka, Gujarat. All these temples are dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Legends tell the tale that the proprietor god, Lord Vishnu is deified at Badrinath amidst the Himalayas, fed at Puri by the coast of Bay of Bengal, bathed at Rameswaram with the serene waters of the uniting seas and rested at Dwaraka on the islands of the gulfs. This pilgrimage is a filled with spirituality and natural beauty. Pilgrims and tourists alike, each year thousands of people visit Char Dham either due to reverence or for recreation. The commutations as well as the amenities for travelling to these places are very feasible.