The Char Dham Yatra for Hindus – Famous Piligrims in India

There are four ancient temples in the Garhwal Himalayas that marks the spiritual source of the four most sacred rivers of Hinduism. These rivers are Yamuna (Yamunotri), the Ganges (Gangotri), the Mandakini (Kedarnath) and the Alaknanda (Badrinath).

Yamunotri is the source of River Yamuna, the second most sacred river in India. The river emerges from a frozen lake of ice and glaciers on the Kalinda Parvat Mountain.

Gangotri is the source of River Ganges and is considered as one of the most sacred place in India. The Gangotri Temple has a ghat where the devotees bathe.

Kedarnath is the source of River Mandakini. It is revered as one of the 12 Jyotirlingams. This ancient shrine is accessible only on foot, six months in a year.

Badrinath is the source of River Alaknanda and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is open only for six months a year, and has an image of Badrinarayan, flanked by Kuber and Garuda, Narada, Narayana and Nara. There is also a shrine of Adi Shankaracharya.

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