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Char Dham

The Vishnu Dhams

 

Adi Shankaracharya, a saint, reformer, and philosopher of ninth century AD played a prominent role in reviving Hindu dharma in Bharat. He traveled from north to south, east to west rejuvenating our culture and thus became instrumental in national integration. He was born in a Brahmin family in a town called Kaladi in Kerala (a state in southern part of Bharat). He became a sanyasi at a very young age. It is believed that he was a reincarnation of Lord Shiva. He traveled, debated with several scholars and established the authority of Hindu Dharma.

Char Dham, or Chaar Dhaams, are the sacred temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu or his incarnations (avatars). The four sacred places are Badrinath, Rameshwaram, Puri, and Dwarka. The Char Dhams are located in the North, South, East and West of India. Since the four sacred places are spread across the country, the Char Dham ‘thirthyatra’ is known as the Mahaparikrama.

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Adi Shankaracharya established Char Dham (Four Centres) in Badrinath (North),Rameshwaram (South), Jagannath Puri (East) and Dwaraka (West) in four corners of Bharat thus setting a classic example of cultural and national unity of Bharat.

Badrinath...

 

Badrinath is situated in Himalayas on the banks of Alaknanda river. The town lies between the Nar and Narayana mountain ranges and in the shadow of Nilkantha Peak. Badri refers to a berry that was said to grow abundantly in the area and nath refers to lord Vishnu. It is widely believed that Adi Shankaracharya discovered a black stone image of Lord Badrinarayan in Alaknanda river and he enshrined it in nearby tapt-kund (hot springs) which was later moved to the present temple by the King of Garhwal. One legend has it that when the goddess Ganga was requested to descend to earth to help suffering humanity, the earth was unable to withstand the force of her descent. Therefore the mighty Ganga was split into twelve holy channels. River Alaknanda is one of them. Badrinath later became the abode of Lord Vishnu or Badrinath. That is why it is also known as Bhu- Vaikunta or earthly abode of Lord Vishnu.

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Rameshwaram...

  Rameshwaram is a town in Southern State of Tamil nadu. It is also considered as one of the 26 Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS) holiest places in Bharat. Here in Rameshwaram temple Lord Shiva is worshipped as Sri Ramanatha Swamy. Because here Shiva-ling was worshipped by Lord Shri Ram on his way to Sri lanka and thus the name. Also Rameshwaram is considered as one amongst 12 Jyotir lingas of Bharat. Rameshwaram temple also stands as an example of marvellous Hindu architecture. Different rulers built the Ramanatha Swamy Temple over a period of time starting from the 12th century. The temple comprises forty wells where the taste of the water of each well is different from the other. Sethu Karai is a place 22 km before the island of Rameshwaram from where Lord Ram built a floating stone bridge “Ramasethu” till Rameshwaram that further continued from Dhanushkodi in Rameshwaram till Talaimannar in Sri Lanka as mentioned in the Ramayana. So Hindus all over the world consider Rameshawaram as a very prominent pilgrimage place that they have to visit during their life time. Click Here to Know More about Rameshwaram.

 

Dwarka...

Dwarka

Dwarka (western part of Bharat) is believed as one of the seven most ancient cities in Bharat. The legendary city of Dwaraka was the dwelling place of lord Krishna. It is believed that, due to damage and destruction by the sea, Dwaraka has submerged six times and modern Dwarka is the 7th city to be built in the area. The city derives its name from word “Dwar” meaning door in Sanskrit. The temple has five storey tower which was built by Sambha, who is the grandson of Lord Shri Krishna. There are two gateways namely Swarga Dwar where pilgrims enter and Moksha Dwar where pilgrims exit. From the temple one can view river Gomati flowing towards the sea. Dwarka is also considered as one among 108 holy Vaishnava Tirthas of Bharat.

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Puri..

Dwarka

The Jagannath temple in Puri (eastern part of Bharat) is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Jagannath(Krishna) located in the coastal town of Puri in the state of Orrisa. The name Jagannath (Lord of the Universe) is a combination of the Sanskrit words Jagat (Universe) and Nath (Lord of). The temple is an important pilgrimage destination for many Hindu traditions, particularly worshippers of Krishna and Vishnu The temple is famous for its annual Rath yatra, chariot festival where huge and elaborately decorated chariots are used for the procession of the three main temple deities. The huge temple complex covers an area of over 400,000 square feet, and is surrounded by a high fortified wall. It contains at least 120 temples and shrines. With its richness in sculpture and of the Orissan style of temple architecture, it is one of the most magnificent monuments of Bharat

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So these Char dhams located at four corners of Bharat stand today giving a message of national and cultural unity of Bharat and remind Hindus to stand united forgetting all the regional and language barriers.

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Visitors Comments

Sunita
09 Nov 2015, 15:11
Dear Sir,

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. we were just waiting for dates finalization all location

We will halt at Dwarka, Badrinath, Puri, Rameshwaram places.

Planning to take around 500 people can be slight up & down.(AC/NON AC)
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Pravin Pawar
13 Mar 2014, 13:35
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Vikas
08 Feb 2014, 16:49
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raju
27 Aug 2013, 11:22
I want to travel chardhav Kedarnath, dwarka, puri & Rameshwaram. I am from Nepal.Pleae let me know your schedule for October 2013 and price list also. I would be really very much appreciate for as much as information. you can also call me @ +9779841936027
PREM CHAND GUPTA
08 Aug 2013, 12:52
Good write up to keep the people informed about our rich history and culture.
avaya kumar nayak
13 Jul 2013, 15:57
char dham 1-puri, 2-dwarika, 3-rameswar, 4-badrinatha
nagaraju
25 Jun 2013, 16:02
good for all
ganesh kumar
23 Jun 2013, 19:59
man me shanti hai to char dham ghar me hi hai.....
Tapan Roy
22 Jun 2013, 20:31
joy baba bholanth.
Purna Chandra behera
21 Jun 2013, 12:24
Bhagwan Ka Lila aapar hai....
Geeta Dayal Ramji
19 Apr 2013, 03:10
pls let me know the easiest and comfortable way of covering these four dhams in the month of December 2013 ? we may include flights tocover distances,we are a group of 3 to 5 adults,including a senior citizen couple,please reply ASAP rgds geeta cell no 255786401441
Arun Sarode
24 Feb 2013, 16:45
Dear Sir/ Mam, I request you to please give me quote of chardham in India Kedarnath, dwarka, puri & Rameshwaram

Arun Sarode
rasmita mohanty
09 Feb 2013, 11:16
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J.P.SWAMI
26 Jan 2013, 19:14
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Kapil Sethi
28 Jul 2012, 00:17
Please advice itinerary for 2 Adults Citizen from Delhi.

Would Like to cover
a) Rameshwaram
b) Puri
c) Dwarka.
d) Badrinath

Days required for cover the travel of four dhams
kalpana
09 Jul 2012, 17:09
Kindly send me the itinerary for 2 adults.
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Inclusive & Exclusive details
Best time to travel




Waiting for your reply
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Ashish Kumar
29 May 2012, 22:56
Please advice itinerary for 2 Adults Citizen from Delhi.

Would Like to cover
a) Rameshwaram
b) Puri
c) Dwarka.
Goutam Banerjee
18 May 2012, 18:57
Pl provide complete Itinerary for 02 Adults for the said tours from Mumbai or Near by place to departure and back.
Ramesh Upadhyay
01 Apr 2012, 14:45
Please provide char dham yatra package!
shanu
06 Mar 2012, 13:58
Please advice itinerary for 2 Adults Senior Citizen from Delhi.

Would Like to cover
a) Badrinath
b) Rameshwaram
c) Puri
d) Dwarka.

3

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Shanu
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VIKRAM SETH
26 Feb 2012, 16:35
Please advice itinerary for 2 Adults Senior Citizen from Delhi.

Would Like to cover
a) Badrinath
b) Rameshwaram
c) Puri
d) Dwarka.

Regards,
Vikram Seth
MADHU SETH
25 Feb 2012, 21:14

Please advice itinerary for 2 Adults Senior Citizen from Delhi.

Would Like to cover
a) Badrinath
b) Rameshwaram
c) Puri
d) Dwarka.

Regards,
MADHU SETH
varun
25 Feb 2012, 16:24
please send me an iteniarary on char dhams for 45 days.
VARENDER SETH
25 Feb 2012, 16:22
My parents wants to tour 'Char Dham of India' yatra. Kindly get in touch regarding same
prudhivi
12 Nov 2011, 16:39
sir,
please tell me the order by which we visit char dham(badrinath,puri,rameshwaram,dwarka....
C K Patel
24 Aug 2011, 16:12
This information is not completely right. Especially about the southern Dham. The southern Dham is not in Rameshvaram, but it is in Sringeri. See http://www.sringeri.net/

I am not sure about the North Dham. Maybe you should check that as well
Ritesh Pandey
13 May 2011, 12:50
Hi,

Please advice itinerary for 2 Adults Senior Citizen from Delhi.

Would Like to cover
a) Badrinath
b) Rameshwaram
c) Puri
d) Dwarka.

Regards,
Ritesh Pandey
Sharad Awasthi
02 Sep 2010, 11:32
My parents wants to tour 'Char Dham of India' yatra. Kindly get in touch regarding same.

Thanks,
Sharad Awasthi
Webadmin
15 Aug 2010, 23:37
@dheerajfarmania
I am trying to find the information - will let you know soon ...
dheerajfarmania
09 Aug 2010, 15:30
Namashkar

Kindly let me know the right way to go ahead with the 'Char Dham of India' yatra.

I heard that the first visit should be from Sri Jaganath Puri where we take the water and carry it to Badrinath and Rameshwaram after which we take it to Dwarka where we offer it to the Gods Idol.
or else if there is any other site where we get the entire do's and donts regarding the same.


Kindly confirm.

Your early response will be highly appreciated.
thank you


Warm regards,

Dheeraj farmania

Kolkata
Webadmin
06 Aug 2010, 17:39
@Binod Tripathi

I visited all Char Dhams - in the order Badrinath , Rameshwaram , Puri and Dwarka - I hadn't followed any order - I only got to know after visiting these temples- that they are part of char dhams - I believe that it is only Gods decision how to allow us to visit these dhams - plan according to your convenience - Badrinath can only be visited in summers- start the journey from dham near to your home - if u want to complete all at a time that will take a long time as they are at four different corners of India
Binod Tripathi
03 Aug 2010, 07:32
Kindly let me know rout of chardham yatra, I mean which place to visit first, and so after. Is there any specific way to perform char dham yatra or we can start from any place.
I will be very thankfull if some one let me know the details about how to start the yatra

Thankyou
salunke br
10 Apr 2010, 21:29
My Father and Mother has completed the Char Dham Yatra in Year 2009. We have planned to arrange a puja and prasad at our native palce and we would like to invite our relatvies and friends. Pl suggest the matter and format for the Invitation cards.
Webadmin
01 Mar 2010, 12:03
Thanks banojhazarika for the Suggestion . We are working on adding more pics and videos. Already on individual pages of the temples pics are added. Please keep visiting and we will be gald and eager to receive more feedback...
banojhazarika
28 Feb 2010, 18:48
very nicely made presentation.More inside photos will attract the site.
Namrata Shukla
09 Jan 2010, 16:31
you can visit yatra2yatra.com if interested in knowing more about Indian Pilgrimages.
Dilip Kumar
28 Mar 2009, 14:45
We will soon try to post the Itinerary!!!
ajay kumar
27 Mar 2009, 23:07
plz give the suggest an itinerary on char dhams for 45 days
Ashu
21 Mar 2009, 15:15
suggest me an itenerary for 45 days
jubin
21 Mar 2009, 15:02
do it yourself.
anurag
21 Mar 2009, 14:38
can u send me an itenerary on chaar dhams for 45 days
sachin
19 Mar 2009, 01:30
please send me an iteniarary on char dhams for 45 days.