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Chardham Yatra 2019: Importance of Pilgrimage and Who Made these Temples

Each year on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya, the holy Chardham yatra begins with the opening of the kapat of Gangotri and Yamunotri Dham. Chardham Yatra Package started on May 7 this year. After two days of opening of Yamunotri and Gangotri kapat, on May 9, Kedarnath Temple Kapat opened and Badrinath Dham Kapat opened on May 10 for all visitors. Each year, thousands of pilgrims from the country and abroad come to visit Chardham with great devotion. Let us know the meaning of Char Dham Yatra, who made them and started the trip to Chardham first.

Kedarnath Dham of Lord Shiva is located in Rudraprayag in Uttarakhand, Badrinath of Lord Vishnu in Chamoli, Gangotri Dham of Mata Ganges on Uttarkashi and Yamunotri Dham of Mata Yamuna in Uttarkashi district.

It is said that in the 8th-9th century, Adiguru Shankaracharya discovered Badrinath. The idol of Lord Badrinath was in a cave near the elevated pond and in the sixteenth century a king of Garhwal kept him in the current temple. Kedarnath is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. In the 1950s there was greater movement in terms of religious tourism.

As mentioned in Skanda Purana, Garhwal was used to recognize as Kedarkhand in past, where we can find the explanation of Kedarnath Dham. Kedarnath is mentioned in the Hindus epic sculpture Mahabharata also. It is said that after the end of Mahabharata war, Pandavas came here to worship Lord Shiva for salvation and wash away the sin of killing own tribe brothers. It is believed that the Kedarnath temple was built by Adi Guru Shankaracharya. The description of the Badrinath temple is found in Skanda Purana and Vishnu Purana which was also discovered by Adi Guru Shankaracharya.

The Nepalese Gorkha Fighters ruled Kumaon-Garhwal from 1790 to 1815. And it is believed that the Gangotri Temple was built at the same time by the General of Gorkha, Amar Singh Thapa. The true temple of Yamunotri was built in the 19th century by Maharani Gularia of Jaipur. Although it is also said that Yamunotri was built by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri.

Religiously, the Chardham yatra has immense significance. The followers of Hinduism go to the temples of Uttarakhand and visit them in search of sacred places of pilgrimage. This trip is available only in summer. In the winter the Kapat of all the Dhams is closed. It is said that char dham provide liberation. There is such a belief that the Chardham Yatra can obtain salvation.

Chardham Yatra Package in Budget

If you want to perform the Chardham Yatra Tour without difficulty according to your pocket / budget, this is news for you. The Chardham Yatra Package Tour program has been launched by GMVN for all the pilgrims of the world. Trains are also available for passengers to take a trip organized by GMVN. Arrangements will be made for pilgrims visiting Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. The trip to Badrinath, Kedarnath Dham, will take place in six days, while 10 days are scheduled for the entire trip to Chardham. GMVN has organized a package of 23,830 rupees for the trip to Chardham.

According to the Chardham package tour program, GMVN has prepared different rates of package for adults, children and elderly pilgrims have been decided. For traveling to Badrinath and Kedarnath Dham Temple, the pilgrims will have to pay Rs. 16200.

For children Rs. 15,710 and elderly pilgrims must pay Rs 15470. During the Char Dham yatra, GMVN will provide passengers with air-conditioned buses with 27 seats and Innova with air conditioning. The pilgrims will have to pay a total of 40430 rupees for the Char Dham of the AC Innova. During the trip to Badrinath and Kedarnath Dham, Rs 26,640 will be delivered. During the Char Dham Yatra, on behalf of GMVN the pilgrims will also be visited by the Auli and the Valley of Flowers.

Chardham Package tour program has been released in view of Char Dham Yatra. Passengers will be provided with non-AC buses and AC Innova trains will. Tour packages can be done online and also from the centers opened in many states of the country. GMVN is trying to provide better travel facilities to the passengers during the Char Dham Yatra.

Plant with Miracle that is found in Badrinath Dham


The plant that grew in the Badrinath shrine associated with the trust of millions of people has also surprised the science world. The results that came after the research are extremely shocking. The scientists were just wondering what would be the impact of global warming and the bad effects of climate change on basil? But the results surprised them. It has been found that Badri Tulsi, the addicted to cold conditions in the Himalayas and the cold conditions in the Himalayas, will absorb more carbon. Not only this, the temperature will increase further. Let the visitors of the Chardham take the devotees and devotees, Badri Tulsi as their offerings. Regional people have dedicated it to Lord Badri Vishal. Nobody does harm to its plants. The devotees only break it for offering. Badri basil is available on such a large scale only in Badrinath Dham. Its medicinal properties have been widely appreciated in the Puranas. People drink tea also. But its other qualities have also been exposed in the new environment being created by climate change. Under the data base being prepared for the protection of herbs from the side effects of climate change, the first time the scientists tested on Badri Tulsi. It found amazing ability to combat climate change. The Ecology, Climate Change and Forest Influence Division of Forest Research Institute (FRI) tested it in its Open Top Chamber. It found that the ability to absorb carbon in the normal Tulsi and other plants is 12 percent more. If the temperature increases, its capacity will increase by 22 percent. Its plant becomes 5-6 feet tall. Plants make the umbrella shape, so that it absorbs more carbon.

Beneficial in these diseases: skin diseases (leishmaniasis), diarrhea, diabetes, wounds, hair fall, headache, influenza, fungal infection, fever, cough, bacterial infections etc.

Badri Tulsi has amazing ability to counter the adverse effects of climate change. This has proved to be the result of research. It absorbs more carbon and its capacity will increase as temperatures rise.

Interesting Story Behind Badrinath Dham

Now, Badrinath Dham Kapat has opened for Chardham Yatra Tour of 2019. Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath Dham are included in the Char Dham Yatra of Uttarakhand, which is also known as Chota Chardham. Similarly, the biggest Chardham tour of the country includes Badrinath (Uttarakhand) along with Dwarka (Gujarat), Puri (Orissa), Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu).

Due to this History, Badrinath Dham is considered as the most special in Char Dham in Uttarakhand.

Legends Behind Badrinath Dham

There is a fiction about Lord Vishnu’s Dham Badrinath. According to the legends, it used to be the home of Lord Shiva in Badrinath, but later it became the meditation place of Lord Vishnu. It is said that Lord Shiv used to live here with his family. But one day, Lord Vishnu started looking for a place to meditate, and he saw this place, and he saw this place. He loved the atmosphere of Badrinath. But they knew that this is the residence of their adorable Shiva.

Then he started crying loudly in the form of a child. Mata Parvati’s eyes fell on them and she started to silence the child. But the child did not stop. When Mata Parvati went inside with the child, Shiva realized that it was Vishnu. Shiva told Parvati that leaving the child. But the Mata did not obey and went inside to get him to sleep.

When the child slept, Mata Parvati came out. After this, Lord Vishnu closed the door from inside and when Shiva returned, he said that he liked this place very much. He told Shiva to go to Kedarnath from there, and then he will present his devotees this place. In this way Shiva Bhumi was known as Dham Badrinath of Lord Vishnu.

According to another belief, it is said that once Mata Lakshmi went to her maternal aunt with Lord Vishnu. To celebrate them, Lord Vishnu did penance and removed the displeasure of Mata Lakshmi.

Finding Lord Vishnu, Mata Lakshmi reached the place where she was absorbed in asceticism. She saw that Shri Vishnu is doing penance by sitting on a berry tree. After this, Mata Lakshmi named Lord Vishnu as ‘Badrinath’. After this its named as Badrinath.

How to Reach Badrinath Dham

To reach here, first visit Rishikesh. You can reach here via railway or roadway. You can also reach the Jolly Grant Airport of Dehradun by air. After this, Badrinath Dham will be reached from reach Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Joshimath, etc.

Chardham 2019 Kapat Opened

Yesterday (May 9th 2019), in the Brahmavala, on 5:35 minutes, Kedarnath Kapat was opened to the devotees of Lord Shivji with high devote sounds. Baba’s Panchamukhi Murthy was in the temple of Kedar. Now, for the next six months devotees will visit here to praise the lord Baba Kedar. Over two and a half thousand devotees became auspicious. At the same time, ‘Governor – Baby Rani Maurya’ also reached Baba Kedar and visited Dham. The festival of Doli Baba Kedar was celebrated by Chief priest Kedar Ling. Other rituals were performed, after which the doli was decorated. Kedarnath Raval Bhimashankar Ling, Vedpathis, priests, the presence of rights holders in the presence of Kapat was chanted as per Vedic traditions. The kapats were opened on 5:35 minutes. Doli entered the temple during this time. First of all the priests and devotees of the sanctum sanitation and indulgence in the sanctorum, after which ling was worshiped inside the temple. At 6 o’clock the main Kapat was opened for devotees.

With the tune of the band of Armies Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry, Kedarnath became utterly resonant with praise of Bhole Baba by devotees. Meanwhile, members of BKTC including Raval Bhimashankar, and former Chief Minister and BJP MP Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank were also present in the Kapat of Kedarnath Dham. In this regard, all the preparations were completed by the Sri Badrinath-Kedarnath temple committee. Garhwal Board Commissioner Dr. BVRC Purushottam, District Magistrate Mangesh Ghildiyal and other officials also reached Dham. Be the first to be made through the video given in this venerable witness.

Puja material reached Kedarnath shrine before the opening of the Kapat

Prior to the opening of Kedarnath Dham, the Air Force helped in bringing worship material of the temple there. Describing the pleasant journey of devotees, the Chief Minister said that, at all places, the State Government has made a very good arrangement. He said that the construction of Chardham Road has stopped for the rest of the passengers. 80 percent of Kedarnath’s reconstruction work has been completed and the work of residual reconstruction is also being done fast. The necessary arrangements have also been made in Badrinath Dham. Here, we get passenger medical services through the Vivekananda Health Mission. At the same time, arrangements have been made to provide better health facilities in Kedarnath Dham. The Health Department has deployed doctors on every four kilometers of Dham every two kilometers.