Badrinath, The Char Dham consists of the four major shrines of Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. Badrinath is one of the oldest Hindu place and tourist place in Uttrakhand.
Gangotri, one of the four tourist place in Uttrakhand India, is a municipality in Uttarkashi district. Perched on the Greater Himalayan Range at an elevation of about 3,750 meters.
About Kedarnath Dham : Kedarnath Dham is the seat of Lord Shiva. It is one of the twelve “Jyotirlingas” of Lord Shiva. Lying at an altitude of 3584 m at the head of river Mandakini, the shrine of Kedarnath is amongst the holiest pilgrimage for the Hindus. It is no wonder that Adi Guru Shankaracharya – a great scholar & saint, chose to enshrine Lord Shiva in this land, where the unholy becomes oly and the holy becomes holier. It is the place where Lord Shiva absolved Pandavas from the sin of killing their own cousins Kauravas in the battle of Kurukshetra. The origin of the revered temple can be found in the great epic Mahabharat.
The shrine of Yamunotri,situated at an elevation of about 3,235 mt is a point of paramount religious importance for Hindus and an essential pilgrimage. Yamunotri, the source of the Yamuna River and the seat of the Goddess Yamuna, is one of the four sites in India’s Char Dham pilgrimage. The sacred shrine of Yamunotri, source of the river Yamuna, is the westernmost shrine in the Garhwal Himalayas, perched atop a flank of Bandar Poonch Peak (3615 m) & situated opposite to Gangotri.
Valley of Flowers National Park is an Indian national park, nestled high in West Himalaya, is renowned for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and outstanding natural beauty. It is located in Uttarakhand state. This richly diverse area is also home to rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, brown bear and blue sheep.
Sri Hemkunt Sahib is situated 4000 mt above sea level. The holy pilgrimage of Sikhs, Hemkunt Sahib, is covered with snow capped mountains, giving it a mesmerizing look. The Sapt-Sring, seven hills, have surrounded the holy shrine and the lake.
The lake’s rocky shores are covered with snow through most of the year, but when the snows melt, the almost mythical yellow-green flower known as the Brahma Kamal, the `Lotus of the Gods’, blooms amidst the rocks. It’s a place of a rather wild and untamed beauty- and one of Sikkhism’s most important shrines.
Gangotri Temple Kapat open on 13th May 2013 (Tentative)
Yamunotri Temple Kapat open on 13th May 2013
Door of kedarnath temple will open on 17 may 2013 at 7:15 AM. (Tentative)
Badarinath Temple Kapat open on 16th May 2013 at 4:15 AM
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