India is a country where the most of the population follows Hinduism, there are lots of Hindu led tourist attractions where you can go after lockdown.Here, we will tell you about Char Dham yatra and where these Dhams are located.These sites are considered to be holiest pilgrimage sites for Hindus to explore, it is believed to help the Vaishnavas achieve salvation, or divine salvation. This sacred circuit is considered a ‘Mast’ in the lives of devotees and expansors across the country, encompassing the four cities along the route in four geographical directions – north, east, west, and south. Each of the four sites – namely, Badrinath Dwarka, Rameswaram, and Puri – come with historical significance attached to historical beliefs.
Puri is in Odisha located in the eastern part of India.Puri is very unique and one of the most spiritual pilgrimage site of the Char Dham.According to the Hindu mythology, the main temple is more than 1000 years old and built by King Choda Ganaga Deva and King Tritiya Anang Bhima.The temple is believed to workship Lord Shri Krishna or Jagannath, as well as Subhadra( his sister) and Balabhadra.
However, Puri is related to the devotees of Jainism with the belief that Jagannath was a deity of Jain origin. It is believed that the word Nath has been added to many Jain Tirthankaras, derived from Jinnath, which is an adaptation of Jagannath himself. Furthermore, the notion of Moksha (Kaivalya in Jainism) serves as a meeting point for the two religions. Additionally, the stages of the temple – a total of 22 – are said to be symbols of the first 22 Tirthankaras of Jainism.
With this amalgamation of religious ideologies, fusing together in one place, Puri doubles as a revered destination among many pilgrims. The view of its sacred nature is seen once a year during the Rath Yatra, in which the annual journey of the deity from Gundicha Temple to Sharda Bali is celebrated with great pomp.
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Rameswaram is located in tamil Nadu, in the gulf of Mannar.It is believed that Lord Rama has built the Shiva lingan here for the blessing of Lord Shiva. In fact, this linga is considered one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. With this background, it becomes easy to understand why Rameswaram Temple or Ramnath Swamy Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Adding to this already sacred story is another belief. According to mythological beliefs, Lord Rama and his brother, Lakshmana and devotee Hanuman, started construction of Rama Setu (a bridge to Sri Lanka) here. So revered is this city that many devotees feel that the journey to Varanasi on this holy land without stopping is incomplete.
Dwarka is located in Gujarat at the confluence of Gomti River and the Arabian Sea. This third place among the four Dhamas rose to fame as a spicy destination as it is believed that Lord Krishna made this place his abode unlike Mathura. However, it is also believed that the present city as it is today is not like the previous city. Legend has it that the original abode was submerged in the sea six times, and is its seventh form in modern day.
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Badrinath is fourth Dhan located in the Garhwal hills of Uttarakhand, close to the Alaknanda River, Badrinath welcomes tourists between April and October due to the difficult climatic conditions. However, this does not prevent the pilgrims from going to the place, which is the first chance they get.
According to Hindu mythology, this hill destination receives religious idols when Nar-Narayana performs austerities of spiritual penance here. Locals believe that the place he was meditating – under a large plum tree – protected him from harsh climatic conditions. Legend has it that the power of Mata Lakshmi helped her overcome these limitations – making this destination more revered among devotees.