Chardham Yatra 2010 Commencing from 15th May in Uttarakhand India

2010 Chardham Yatra is on the verge of starting from May 15 and will go on till Mid November

Online PR News – 04-February-2010 – – Situated in the lofty peaks are the four most holy pilgrimages of India -Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath, which are collectively referred as the Char Dham (or four pilgrimage centers) of Hinduism. These are the most sacred of all pilgrimages India according to the Hindu mythology.

“Every year thousands of pilgrims pay a visit to the Chardham. This year the Yatra will start from May15 and end till Mid November. Request for advance bookings have already started”, revealed the head of the .

The Chardham must be visited from left to right -beginning with Yamunotri, going on to Gangotri, Kedarnath and terminating the journey at Badrinath. This route follows the Hindu tradition of parikrama or clockwise circulation.

The Yamunotri is the source of the river Yamuna. This pilgrimage is situated in the Garhwal Himalayas of India. It contains a temple devoted to Goddess Yamuna. It is at the top of the Bandar Poonch Peak and is situated opposite to Gangotri.

Gangotri is situated in Uttarakhand in the magnificent Garhwal Himalayas. The 6 meters high Gangotri shrine is dressed in white granite stone and is situated on the right bank of the river, Bhagirathi. This 18th century temple is dedicated to the Goddess Ganga

The shrine of Kedarnath is scenically located amidst the majestic mountains of the Garhwal Hills, and is surrounded by high snow covered mountains and grassy meadows covering the valleys. Kedarnath at the head of the Mandakini River is a very sacred pilgrimage of the Hindus. It is located at the height of 11,742 ft (3580 m), is a famous pilgrim site for Lord Shiva devotees.

Finally the Chardham Yatra heads towards Badrinath in Uttarakhand. The temple is surrounded by 2 ranges named ‘Nar’ and ‘Narayan’. The holy temple is surrounded by the mountain ranges and the nearest mountain is known as ‘Neelkantha’ peak. This temple is regarded as ‘the abode of Lord Vishnu’. The temple is situated at the height of 3,133 meters. The temple stands on the banks of river Alakananda. The thermal spring near the temple is one of the major attractions and it is here that the visitors freshen up, earlier than going for the puja.

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About the Chardham Yatra:

Chardham Yatra is the most popular pilgrimage tour starting from April-May and continues till Oct-Nov every year in Uttarakhand India. It comprises of 4 destinations namely Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. It is believe that going for a Chardham Yatra releases an individual from all sins. For more information visit