char dham yatra transportation

Chota Chardham: Small Circuit for Pilgrim’s Journey.

Chota Chardham‘ is a journey circle comprising of four locales, imperative to the Hindu people group. The four locales are, in particular, Badrinath in Uttarakhand, Puri in Odisha (Formerly Orissa), Dwarka in Gujarat and Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu. There is additionally a littler circuit of Char Dham locales, known as ‘Chota Char Dham’, with ‘Chota’ which means little. All these four destinations of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath are situated in the province of Uttarakhand alone.



This town denotes the wellspring of the Yamuna stream. To the Hindus, it is the seat of Yamuna, the Hindu Goddess, who is delineated as having dark composition, and over a tortoise, having a pot of water in her grasp. (As depicted in the Sanskrit Agni Purana, one of the eighteen noteworthy Puranas of Hinduism). The temple here, lodging a hallowed place to the Goddess, opens in the period of May and shuts the second day after Diwali.



While Yamunotri is the starting point of the Yamuna stream, Gangotri that of the Holy Ganges. For perusers who are ignorant, Ganges, or Ganga in Hindi, is viewed as exceptionally holy in Hinduism, and showering in its waters is accepted to encourage ‘Moksha’, i.e. one’s discharge from the hover of life and demise. She is additionally loved as Maa Ganga. (‘Maa’ implies mother) She is delineated sitting on a ‘Makara’, a legendary animal that has the leader of an elephant, and the body of a fish. The temple here goes back to the eighteenth century.



The historical backdrop of the town of Kedarnath goes back to the Mahabharata time. (The Mahabharata is one of the two noteworthy Sanskrit Hindu legends, with its birthplaces going back to 8-ninth century BC.) The sanctuary is committed to Lord Shiva, one of Hinduism’s three noteworthy gods, the God of devastation. He is venerated as ‘Kedarnath’ here, which implies the Lord of Kedar Khand. (Authentic name of the locale). Because of serious climate in winters, the sanctuary is just open from the finish of April to the fall full moon.



Badrinath is the most vital of the four journey locales of the Char Dham. The sanctuary here is devoted to Lord Vishnu, one of the three noteworthy gods of Hinduism (The third one is Lord Brahma, the maker), the God who is the preserver and defender. He is adored as ‘Badrinath’ here. By and by, because of extraordinary climate conditions, the sanctuary is open between the finish of April and start of November.



Yamunotri – Birthplace of Goddess Yamuna

During the chardham yatra, Yamunotri will be the one sacred places of the Chardham. Its about 3295 meters high above sea level. It is located in the Uttarkashi District of Uttarakhand.To reach yamunotri, first you have to go for Hanuman Chatti. Hanuman chatti is a drive away from Dharasu or Barkot. From Hanuman CHatti, there is a trek to yamunotri temple around 14km. It may become hectic but you can reduce by taking local jeep to Janki Chatti and by this you can save 8km. Once you reach Janki Chatti then you can take Palanquin or Pony to yamunotri. There weather condition mosty becomes harsh for journey and forest are too dense. The Yamunotri is the attraction of the Yamunotri tour.

The idol of Yamuna mata is built of black marble. It looks beautiful. This yamunotri yatra was built by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal to offer obeisance to Yamuna mata. There is a hot spring at Yamunotri in which devotee boils rice and potato wrapped in cloth as Prasad.

The temple remains open from 6am to 8pm. The arti is performed everyday between 6:30pm to 7:30pm.There are some more places near Yamunotri which should not be forgotten if you are going to visit Yamunotri.

Surya Kund

Surya Kund is located near Yamunotri Temple. the hot spring gets its name from Yamuna river which is thought to be the offspring of Surya. Surya Kund is considered ass a sacred place as it is situated near the Yamunotri.

Janki Chatti

Janki Chatti is the closer spot near Hanuman Chatti. It is also consider as a base for the people who are travelling to Yamunotri dham. The hot spring is the main attraction of Janki Chatti. It is surrounded by the mountains from all sides and itself located at the height of 2700 meters.

Divya Shila

Divya Shila is the rock pillar located near Surya Kund and Yamunotri Temple. This rock pillar known as Divya Shilla, also called ‘Slab of Divine light’. Before entering the yamunotri temple, devotee offers their prayers to Divya shilla.