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Chardham Yatra

Chardham yatra in Uttarakhand is seen as one of the most loved Hindu excursion. It contains 4 main places - Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.

Chardham Yatra - Char Dham Yatra 2023

How to Plan a Chardham Yatra

Chardham yatra in Uttarakhand is viewed as one of the most consecrated Hindu journey. It contains four inclined toward adventure fights - Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. Every one of these objections are committed to an alternate Hindu god/goddesses. Kedarnath is committed to Lord Shiva though the Badrinath is devoted to Lord Vishnu. Yamunotri and Gangotri are committed to eponymous streams that roiginate from these area. Situated in the upper spans of Himalayas particularly Kedarnath Dham, these journey objections in India are open just during a restricted window because of outrageous climate. Consequently, the Chardham Yatra must be embraced from the period of April till November.

Why Chardham Yatra?

In Hindu religion and confidence, journey is of extraordinary moral and otherworldly importance. Journey alludes to a long excursion to give proper respect to divine powers. It is credited by sacred writings and blessed books of Hindu confidence and religion. Excursion to hallowed sanctums, frequently difficult and long, is attempted by pioneers looking for higher great which prompts individual change. As per Vedas, there is an otherworldly legitimacy in endeavor journey. It might include undertaking long challenging excursions to sacred places of worship. Chardham Yatra is viewed as one of the most consecrated journeys among Hindu. It is accepted that endeavor the journey to Chardham liberates the enthusiasts from the pattern of death and birth.

Chardham Yatra Opening Dates 2023

Yamunotri Temple Opening Date : 22 April 2023 (Akshay Tritiya)
Gangotri Temple Opening Date : 22 April 2023 (Akshay Tritiya)
Kedarnath Temple Opening Date : 01 May 2023 ( Tentative)
Badrinath Temple Opening Date : 03 May 2023 ( Tentative)

Chardham Yatra Closing Dates in 2023

Gangotri Temple Closing Date : 14 November 2023
Yamunotri Temple Closing Date : 14 November 2023
Kedarnath Temple Closing Date : 17 November 2023 (Tentative)
Badrinath Temple Closing Date : 25 November 2023 ( Tentative)

Legend of Char Dham Temples

Legend of Yamunotri Temple

The ongoing Yamunotri Temple is an eighteenth century sanctuary committed to goddess Yamunotri. It was worked by Amar Sigh Thapa. The sanctuary has been obliterated a few times by snow and floods yet it is remade like clockwork. In Hindu religion, Yamunotri is the sister of Yamraj, 'the divine force of death.' According to the sacred writings, Yamraj guaranteed his sister Yamuna on Bhai Dooj that whoever brings a dunk into the stream won't be taken to 'Yamlok,' where dead spirits are taken. It is accepted that a plunge in Yamunotri liberates the lovers from excruciating or unfavorable demise and furthermore assists them with accomplishing salvation/moksha. The sanctuary opens on Akshaya Tritiya consistently and it is shut down on Yama Dwitiya or the Bhaiya Dooj.

Legend of Gangotri Temple

The legend of Gangotri is related with the compensation of Bhagirath. As indicated by the Hindu strict sacred texts, Bhagirath, the grandson of King Sagara made a compensation to Lord Brahma. He implored that goddess Ganga come to earth to purge the remains of his predecessors who passed on because of the scourge of sage Kapila. Master Brahma, satisfied by Bhagiratha atonement allowed his desire and the stream goddess Ganga showed up on the planet. Ganga felt herself offended by this. She chose to clear the whole earth upon her appearance. Fortunately, when she descended from paradise, Lord Shiva's gotten her in his hair and just let out a stream of Ganga to stream. Subsequently the predecessors of Bhagirath were allowed salvation. It is accepted that a journey to Gangotri offers salvation to the enthusiasts too.

Legend of Kedarnath Temple

Kedarnath is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. As indicated by the Hindu sacred texts, the sanctuary of Kedaarnath was worked by Pandavas. According to the legends, Pandavas felt remorseful about killing their family during the extraordinary conflict of Kurukshetra or the Mahabharata. To request pardoning and as atonement for their transgression, they went searching for Lord Shiva to request his gifts. Be that as it may, Lord Shiva was furious with them so he appeared as bull and stowed away close to Kedarnath Dham. Notwithstanding, Pandavas ultimately found him and Lord Shiva at last surrendered and favored them. Kedarnath Temple is situated on the bank of Mandakini River. The ongoing sanctuary at Kedarnath is said to have been laid out by Adi Sankaracharaya in eighth Century A.D.

Legend of Badrinath Temple

Badrinath Temple tracks down notice in a few Hindu sacred texts. It is one of the main Hindu journey locales on the planet. As indicated by one notice, when Lord Vishnu thought at this spot, his partner goddess Lakshmi appeared as Badri shrub to conceal him from the sun. From that point this spot was known as Badrinath. As per the Bhagwata Puran, preeminent master Vishnu is going through compensation in his manifestation as 'Nar Narayan' since days of yore for the salvation of the individual at Badrikashram. Additionally, Badrinath is one of the 'Bada' (more noteworthy) Char Dhams of India as laid out by Adi Shankaracharaya. Other three being Rameshwaram, Dwarka and Jagannathpuri. Badrinath Temple is situated on the banks of Alaknanda River at a rise of 3,200 meters. Badrinath Dham is likewise accepted to be where Adi Sankaracharaya achieved salvation.

Chardham Yatra Registration Date 2023

Assuming you are wanting to attempt this journey, you should get yourself and those going with you enlisted. All you really want to enroll for chardham yatra online is a substantial email address, personal ID card and address verification. For online enlistment, visit the site of Uttarakhand Char Dham Devasthanam Management Board. According to new Govt SOP for Chardham Yatra, this year there's no restriction on number of guests. Chardham Yatra ePass isn't required at this point. Just Registration in Smart City Portal is required which should be possible online at www.smartcitydehradun.uk.gov.in.

How to reach Chardham

Char Dham can't be reached straight via air or rail as it is situated on the upper spans of Garhwal Himalayas. Albeit a couple dhams are associated by street now, it isn't prescribed to self-drive as the high mountain street could get exceptionally hazardous to ride/drive. Possibly drive assuming that you are knowledgeable about driving in the slopes. In any case, the development of another roadway which will associate every one of the four altars is under development and will in all probability be done for the current year or the following.

Chardham Yatra By Road : You can begin your excursion from Dehradun assuming you are flying into Dehradun from your city. On the off chance that Delhi is your base, take the Haridwar course. Remain for the time being in either Haridwar or Rishikesh and afterward continue ahead the following day towards Char Dham. Whichever choice you pick, your way will converge in Rishikesh prior to moving onwards.
Chardham Yatra By Rail : The closest railhead to start your process is Haridwar. It is associated with the greater part of the significant urban communities of India.
Chardham Yatra By Air : The closest air terminal is situated in Dehradun. In the event that you wish to keep on traveling to the sanctuaries, you can select Chardham Yatra by helicopter from Dehradun. Helicopter administrations for Char Dham yatra are accessible from Shahastradhara Helipad in Dehradun. It is prudent to book your helicopter visit well ahead of time as there are restricted seats and they get for the most part pre-booked.

Chardham Yatra Route Map

The base for this excursion is either Haridwar or Dehradun. According to custom, the Chardham Yatra is attempted from West to East heading. Yamunotri is the primary sanctuary where aficionados pay their respect. Yatra to Yamunotri is trailed by a visit to Gangotri, then Kedarnath lastly Badrinath dham.

A journey to these singe dham sanctuaries can be embraced either by street or on a helicopter. Just the Kedarnath sanctuary isn't open by street because of its higher area. Travelers need to embrace a 22 kilometers journey to arrive at Kedarnath. Helicopter transport administration as well as horse/palki offices (chargeable) are accessible in Kedarnath for the people who need it.

Chardham Yatra Route from Delhi via Haridwar

Delhi to Haridwar – 210 km (6 hours)
Haridwar to Barkot – 220 km (7 hours)
Barkot to Yamunotri – 36 km (drive) + 7 kms by trek
Barkot to Uttarkashi – 100 km (4 hours)
Uttarkashi to Gangotri – 100 km (4 hours)
Uttarkashi to Rudraprayag – 180 km (7-8 hours)
Rudraprayag to Kedarnath – 74 kms (drive) + 20 kms trek (new route)
Rudraprayag to Badrinath – 160 km (6-7 hours)

Chardham Yatra by Helicopter Route

Dehradun to Yamunotri to Gangotri to Kedarnath to Badrinath
Chardha Helicopter services for Chardham Yatra are available from Dehradun, Phata, Sirsi and Guptakashi

Best Time for Chardham Yatra

The best opportunity to visit Chardham to embrace the journey is the long stretch of April, May and early June before the appearance of storm. During storm, there's possibilities of avalanches set off by weighty downpours which makes it somewhat risky particularly for those explorers who go to Chardham Yatra by Road. Nonetheless, Chardham Yatra go on all through the rainstorm season. The other safe window to do Chardham Yatra is in the long stretches of October and November after the storm subsides.

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