Archive for March, 2012
In Hinduism, there is a great significance of Chardham Yatra and is said that this is a journey to divine dwelling. With this Yatra, Hindus have several spiritual beliefs and it is believed that Hindus must go for Chardham Yatra at least once in their lifetime. Basically, this yatra is consisted of four main designations and all four have religious values. Many people believe that with successful completion of Chardham Yatra, a person can get rid of life or death circumlocutions. In this way, it is very clear that Chardham Yatra has a great spiritual value for Hindu people.
To know overall value of Chardham, one must know correct meaning of terms Chardham. So, it indicates 4 pilgrimages as char stands for 4 and dham for pilgrimage. Thus, it is about a tour to 4 pilgrimages that include Yamunotri, Gangotri, Sri Badrinath and Kedarnath. All four pilgrimages are versatile and threshold to spirituality and eternity.
However, if you have understood the value of Chardham Yatra and want to get benefit of this yatra as well, then Chardham Yatra Packages can make your journey more perfect and appreciable. The Chardham Yatra package is a planned tour package that covers all four pilgrimages and provides all accommodations to tourists that can make a journey successful.
First of all, the yatra starts from its first pilgrimage Yamunotri which is near Garhwal. This pilgrimage is basically consisted of a temple for Yamuna goddess and to get blessing of Goddess Yamuna, thousands of devotees come over Yamunotri in time.
After Yamunotri, it is a time for next Chardham Yatra halt, Gangotri and it is said that Gangotri is a place from where the holy Ganga has originated. In this way, this pilgrimage is completely dedicated to Goddess Ganga and as there is a great significance of Ganga in Hindu mythology, so devotees visit Gangotri with great devotion.
Third destination is Sri Kedarnath and it is a pilgrimage dedicated to Lord Shiva. This shrine has located on River Mandakini and for Hindus; this pilgrimage has a great significance. After this devotional yatra for 3rd pilgrimage of Chardham, now it is a time for final destination, Sri Badrinath which is located on River Alaknanda bank. This shrine is related to Lord Vishnu and has a great spiritual value.
Thus, all these 4 pilgrimages have vast spiritual significance and thus, it is like heaven for people who want an essence of God. Though, this yatra is not really an easy but if you have Chardham tour package, certainly you can make your path easier and can have a successful journey for Chardham.
Chardham is the most auspicious place especially for the Hindus. The tour of Chardham is performed especially in between the periods of Akshaya Tritiya and Dhanteras. Most of the Hindu pilgrims visit these holy places in order to attain Moksha. Millions of people visit Chardham every year. During the Chardham tour season there is a great rush in finding out the good accommodation in Chardham but if you plan earlier then you can easily book hotels through online as per your requirement and budget.
Though there are various hotels of different category in order to accommodate the pilgrims of different nature but as the numbers of pilgrims are too much sometimes the pilgrims have to face a great problem in finding out a good accommodation. Online you will get a detail idea about the various types of hotels in the chardham route or you may take the help of tours and travels. They will plan your journey accordingly with full of comforts and convenience.
Haridwar is also a holy place and it is known as the gateway of all the famous four pilgrimages of Chardham. Haridwar is mainly famous as the starting point of the Chardham Yatra and the religious “The Ganga River”. Most of the pilgrims from all over the country visit this place round the year. In India it is a famous pilgrimage and here you will enjoy ‘Har ki pauri’ and the famous ‘Ganga Aarti’. In order to accommodate numbers of pilgrims in Haridwar there are numbers of big and small hotels in Haridwar. Hotels in Haridwar are famous for its serviceable staffs and good hospitality. You can easily book hotels of Haridwar through online as per your suitability.
Rishikesh is in Uttaranchal and it is a great place for pilgrims. While proceeding towards Chardham from Delhi pilgrims have to take rest at Rishikesh. Though there is wide range of Hotels in Rishikesh starting from economy, budget to deluxe, luxurious. You have to choose as per your budget and requirement. It is advisable that you should book your suitable hotel through online as Rishikesh also attracts a large number of pilgrims every year from different parts of the country.
Getting accommodation in the hotels in Badrinath is also not at all a problem as there are various types of hotels in Badrinath at possible rates. It is best to book through online for the hotels in Badrinath. There are luxurious hotels, heritage hotels and the hotels of all categories.
If you are planning to go on your dream destination, Chardham Yatra, then you have to plan a lot before starting your yatra for the auspicious places of Chardham. You have to enquire in details about the various packages, hotels, routes, destinations and various other things before starting your Chardham yatra.
For most of the pilgrims, Chardham Yatra is the only way to attain moksha. In Kedarnath Yatra, there are several kunds in which the pilgrims get the opportunity to have bath. Each of these kunds is having its own religious significance. The temple of Kedarnath is dedicated to Bhaironathji. This place is said to be the seat of Lord Shiva as well as famous as one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of great Lord Shiva. This temple is located at a height of 3584 m and it is said to be the holiest pilgrimage for the Hindu religion. You can’t plan for Kedarnath Yatra during winter season as the shrine is submerged in snow and thus it is closed for few months during winter season. If you are fortunate enough then you will finish your journey in good weather but if you get a chance to visit Kedarnath temple during moonlit night then you are double lucky.
The opening and the closing of the Kedarnath temple is fixed for the pilgrims. Normally it opens on mid May and closed on second day of Diwali. The devotees get the opportunity to offer their prayer from 6 am to 2 pm in the morning and 5 pm to 8 pm in the evening.
Like this the pilgrims explore Badrinath Tour during their Chardham Yatra. Badrinath yatra gives you the opportunity to visit Badrinath temple which is divided into three parts. They are sanctum sanctorum or ‘Garbha Griha’, the ‘Darshan Mandap’ and the ‘sabha Mandap’. At ‘Sabha Mandap’ devotees get assembled as well as at ‘Darshan Mandap’ rituals are conducted.
Offering prayer at the Badrinath temple is said to be one of the main attractions in Uttaranchal. The location of this temple is too beautiful. It is bordered by two mountain ranges which are named as ‘Nar’ and ‘Narayan’. This auspicious place is bounded by the adjacent peak known as ‘Neelkantha’ and the mountain ranges. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The route of the Badrinath Yatra is little bit tough and it is also situated at a height of 3, 133 metres. Pilgrims faith over this auspicious place makes the way of the pilgrims easier and they travel to these hilly roads with a faith and offer their prayer at the temple.