Chardham consists of four places- Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri and Gangotri. There is a latest news for the pilgrims who want to visit chardham in 2018 that the chardham opening dates are declared for 2018. The tentative dates are 18/April/2018 for Yamunotri, 18/April/2018 for Gangotri, 22/April/2018 for Kedarnath and 26/April/2018 for Badrinath. So, hurryup and book your chardham Package with “chardhampackage.com” from India Easy Trip Pvt Ltd Haridwar. We provides a full chardham packages with car rentals, hotel booking, air tickets, rail tickets and helicopter booking for chardham etc.
While each of these sites is unique in its own fashion, inclusion in the Char Dham has, over time, caused them be viewed together in popular imagination and in pilgrimage practice. The Annual Char Dham Yatra restarted in May 2014, after remaining suspended since the outbreak of 2013 Uttarakhand floods. The footfall has now improved due to proactive measures taken by the government of Uttarakhand.
In Hindu Puranas Hari (Vishnu) and Har (Shiv) are referred as eternal friends. It is said wherever there resides Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva also resides nearby. Chaar Dhaams are also not exception of this. So the Kedarnath is considered as the pair of Badrinath. According to Hindu Dharma, Badrinath became prominent when Nar-Narayan, an avatar of Vishnu, did Tapasya there. At that time that place was filled with berry trees. In Sanskrit language berries are called “badri”, so the place was named Badrika-Van, i.e. the forest of berries. It was therefore called Badri-Nath i.e. the Lord of Berry forest. This all happened in the Sathya/Sath-Yuga. So Badrinath came to be known as the first Dham. Badrinath and Kedarnath are the temples devoted to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
Yamunotri is the place that is the source of River Yamuna. Yamunotri Glacier at a height of 6,387 meters on the south western slopes of Banderpooch peaks in the uppermost region of the Lower Himalaya in Uttarakhand, it travels a total length of 1,376 kilometers (855 mi) and has a drainage system of 366,223 square kilometers (141,399 sq mi), 40.2% of the entire Ganges Basin, before merging with the Ganges at Triveni Sangam, Allahabad, the site for the Kumbha Mela every twelve years. It is the longest river in India which does not directly flow to the sea.
Gangotri is the place that is the source of River Ganga. Gangotri is a town and a Nagar Panchayat (municipality) in Uttarkashi district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is a Hindu pilgrim town on the banks of the river Bhagirathi and origin of River Ganges. It is on the Greater Himalayan Range, at a height of 3,100 meters (10,200 ft). According to popular Hindu legend, it was here that Goddess Ganga descended when Lord Shiva released the mighty river from the locks of his hair.
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