The Chardham is the name given to the four most sacred and holy pilgrimages of India. situated amidst the beautiful natural surroundings of the majestic Himalayas in Uttranchal, Char Dham comprises, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath - the most sacred pilgrimage sites of Hinduism.
The Four Dham have been described in scriptures as the
sacred places where the visitors could earn the virtues of all the
pilgrimages put together. These four shrines receive holy water from the
four most scared rivers of India - Yamuna (in Yamunotri ),
Bhagirathi (in Gangotri ), Mandakini (in
Kedarnath ) and Alaknanda (in Badrinath ).
According to the Mythology, a journey to the four shrines of Char
Dham not just washes one's sins but also ensures the salvation
from the cycle of life and death. For centuries, saints and devotees have
been visiting these sacred shrines in their search for a spiritual union
with the divine.