Char Dham Yatra is a tour of the four Hindu shrines namely Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath. These shrines are located in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. This yatra is also called Chota Char Dham Yatra. The holy river the Yamuna originates from Yamunotri, Maa Ganga from Gangotri, Mandakani from Kedarnath and Alakhnanda, Saraswati from Badrinath Ji. Kedarnath is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Shiva in India which is considered to be the main places of worship of Lord Shiva. according to the scriptures, traveling to these areas is the real journey, the path to your eternal peace, washing away all your sins and making your soul pure.
This holy yatra journey is popular due to its relevance in Hindu traditions where one takes this trip to attain moksha or salvation. People also go there as a way of performing various holy puja rituals for their bygone ancestors like the Pind Daan. During this journey, pilgrims wish to experience a complete eradication of all the worldly demons. It is also believed that the Chardham is the final spot, the place where the earth and the heaven meet and visiting these places is so auspicious and sacred because it makes you free from this worldly life and the cycle of life and death.
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