Char Dham Yatra
The four heavenly abodes are known as Char Dham. These are the four pilgrimage sites in India - Badrinath, Dwarka, Puri and Rameswaram. These are greatly revered by Hindus. They are considered highly sacred by the Hindu devotees. One should surely go on a Char Dham Yatra once in his entire lifetime. As defined by Aadi Shankaracharya, a Char Dham consists of three Vaishnavite and one Shaivite pilgrimages.
To perform austerities and penance in order to attain salvation and ultimate happiness, people undertake this tour on a really large scale. These holy and sacred pilgrimages are a must. The term Char Dham was coined by the great Guru Aadi Shankaracharya which means the four abodes of God. It is known that the Lord resides here eternally.
Badrinath became prominent when when Nar-Narayan performed penance here. This took place in the ‘Satyuga’ and hence it is the first Dham. In ‘Tretayuga’, Rameshwaram gained importance.
It is believed that Lord Rama built a Shivlinga here and worshipped it faithfully. ‘Dwaparyuga’ made Dwarka popular. Lord Krishna resisded here for a long time leaving his birthplace, Mathura.
The fourth dham, Jagannathpuri is also extremely famous for its Rath Yatra.
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- Badrinath Dehradun
- Jagannath Puri Bhubneshwar
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Distance Time From Jamnagar: 131 KM 2 h 16 minShortest Trip Jamnagar-Dwarkadish Temple-Jamnagar Minimum Duration4 h 33 min Minimum Distance261 KM
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Distance Time From Dehradun: 336 KM 5 Hour 32 minShortest Trip Dehradun-Badrinath Temple-Dehradun Minimum Duration11 h 17 min Minimum Distance673 KM
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Jagannath Puri temple
Distance Time From Bhubneshwar: 62.7 KM 1 h 12 minShortest Trip Bhubneshwar-Jagannath Puri Temple-Bhubneshwar Minimum Duration2 h 19 min Minimum Distance125 KM
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Rameshwaram Temple (Arulmigu Ramanathaswamy Temple)
Distance Time From Madurai: 169 KM 3 h 9 minShortest Trip Madurai-Rameshwaram Temple-Madhurai Minimum Duration6 h 18 min Minimum Distance338 KM