According to Hindu mythologies and myths, Chardham signifies the journey to the moksha and a divine life after that. Chardham can be split into Char that means four and dham meaning destinations. These four destinations that are Gangotri the source of ancient river Ganga, Yamunotri, Kedarnath ji and Badrinath ji, are considered to be the door to the spirituality and eternity.
se are Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath. Nestled in the lap
of majestic Himalayas, these four sites are the epicenter of religious
activity in north India. Traditionally, the Chardham yatra is undertaken
from the west to the east. Thus, the yatra starts from Yamunotri, then
proceeding to Gangotri and finally to Kedarnath and Badrinath.
Amongst the four Char Dhams, Yamunotri and Gangotri are dedicated to
goddesses Yamuna and Ganga respectively. On the other hand, Kedarnath is
dedicated to Lord Shiva while Badrinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
Moreover, people also visit Hemkund Sahib in the vicinity, which is one
of the highest located religious sites in the country. Thus, pilgrims
visit all these places in aspiration of washing away their sins and to
attain salvation, by the blessings of the Lord.
Owing to the significance of this religious circuit, devotees from all
over the world, come here to experience the eternal bliss. Char Dhams
are hustling and bustling with activity during the summer months, as
hundreds of devotees embark upon the holy journey. The picturesque
surroundings of the mountainous region are simply enthralling, giving
the visitors a perfect opportunity to unwind themselves by filling their
lungs with fresh air. Moreover, these otherwise silent and tranquil
locales resound with the names of the Lord as the pilgrims advance
towards their destination.