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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.

Lord Rama Had Last Penance Here after Ravanas Death, the rock still exists

Do you know that when Lord Ram returned to his last penance while returning from Lanka after the Ravana slaughter? If we do not know, then we are giving you this information as well as taking a trip to that place. Lord Ram had done his last ascension in Devprayag. This beautiful place is in Uttarakhand which is known as the famous pilgrimage place. Devprayag is situated at the confluence of the Alaknanda-Bhagirathi river. It is said that Devprayag is one of the Panch Prayags of Godland Uttarakhand. It is believed that when King Bhagirath celebrated the Ganga to descend on the earth, 33 crore Goddesses along with the Ganga also descended from heaven to Devprayag. This is the place where there is a confluence of the Bhagirathi and the Alaknanda river.

Devprayag is at an altitude of 830 meters above sea level. Devprayag distance from Rishikesh is just 70 kilometers away. It is also said that in Devprayag, Muni Devsharma had done austerity of Lord Vishnu and God had given him a boon that the name of this place will be kept on his name in time.

According to legendary belief, Lord Rama had done his last penance in Devprayag. Lord Rama had done penance here while returning from Lanka after victory. It is believed that Lord Rama had done penance in Devprayag for getting rid of the sins of Brahmin slaughter (Ravana slaughter). They had austerity sitting here on a rock. Here the rock is still present.

There is also the cave of Hanuman ji in Devprayag itself near the temple of Mother Ganga. There is a belief about this cave that Lord Hanuman, Lord Rama’s bhakt, also came here. There are huge devotees in Devprayag. It is a very beautiful place where the beautiful and tranquil atmosphere makes it easy for the devotees and tourists.

Laxmanji had done the last penance, Now the most famous for Trekking

In the Rigveda, Uttarakhand has been described as Devbhoomi. This sacred land has been called the complete karmic land of the minds. Do you know that Srimada purushwattam is also associated with Uttarakhand, Lord Laxman Ji, the younger brother of Lord Rama. Laxman ji did his last ascension in the land of Uttarakhand only.

Laxman ji did his last penance in Garhwal of Uttarakhand. It is believed that Lakshman ji did his last penance in Tapovan, which is in Tehri Garhwal. If you have ever gone to Uttarkashi, you must have heard about Tapovan. Tourists are being tracked in large numbers here. Tapovan is 6 kilometers from Gangotri glacier. The wonderful views here give the tourists the heart of the tourists. The Himalayan peaks are visible extending from Tapovan.

Tapovan is also called paradise. Camping is famous in here for mountaineering. There is a Tapovan near Goom’s Trekking where millions of foreign tourists are excited for trekking every year. From Nandvanvan, there is a great view of peaks like Shivling, Bhagirathi, Kedar Dome, Thalya Sagar and Sudarshan. Tourists here are trekking and camping at Satopant, Kharkhund, Kalindi Kali, Meru and Kedarnath . In addition to trekking, tourists also climb on mountain ranges and rock climbing. The paddy and pine trees filled with greenery are very attractive to tourists.

Gangotri Dham Kapat will be open on 7 May

Gangotri Dham kapat(Gate) will be opened on May 7 at 11.30 pm on the holy festival of Akshaya Tritiya on the darshan of devotees. The cupboard of Yamunotri temple will also open on this day, but its auspicious time will be taken out on the day of Ramnavmi. A meeting of the temple committee was held at Gangotri Mandir Dharamsala, District Headquarters on the first day of Chaitra Shukla Pratipada Navaratri. According to the legislation, according to the Vedic Panchang, the Mugharut of the Gangotri temple was taken out on this occasion.

Temple Committee Chairman Suresh Semwal and Secretary Deepak Seamwal said that this time, on May 7, at the holy festival of Akshaya Tritiya, the Cancer will be opened on May 7 at the auspicious time of Amritha Bela in Nirakshatra of Rohini Nakshatra at 11.30 pm on the occasion of the valor of Gangotri temple.

He told that on May 6, the Muhurat fixed on May 6 will leave Ganga ji’s Doli Yatra for its winter mornings from Mukhba to Gangotri. The night will be done at the Bhairav ​​temple located in Bhairongati and the next day the gate of the temple will be opened by the Gangotri on the fixed Muhurt. He said that devotees present on the occasion of Kapadotghana will be able to earn virtue even with the Nirvana philosophy of the Ganges, the philosophy of the Akhand Jyoti burning inside the temple.

On this occasion, temple committee convener Harish Semwal, vice president Arun Semwal, joint secretary Rajesh Semwal, Treasurer Prem Vallabh Semwal, Pravin, Ravi, Ambrisish, Sanjeev Semwal were also present. Meanwhile, Yamunotri Temple Committee Deputy Chairman Jagmohan Uniyal said that the cupboard of Yamunotri temple will also open on Akshaya Tritiya, but its auspicious Muhurt will be removed on the day of Ram Navami.

The Priests Worship By Binding a Bandage on Their eyes And Mouth

Uttarakhand is not called as godland only. Apart from Hari Nagar Haridwar, Rishikesh and Chardham : Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri, there are also many mythical temples of deities. One of these temples is Latu Deity. This temple is situated in remote village varieties under the Deval Vikas Khand of Chamoli district. Latu Deities Temple are situated at an altitude of 8500 feet above sea level. Latu Deity is considered to be the religion brother of goddess Nanda Devi of Uttarakhand. This is the 12th halt of the longest ‘Sri Nanda Devi Ki Raj Jat Yatra’ in Uttarakhand, in the 12th century. Latu Deva congratulates Nanda Devi from Hemkund to Varan village.

It is said about the Latu Deity temple that ‘Nagraj’ resides with the Mani in the form of Sarvshit inside this temple. The devotee is afraid to see the nag, and therefore the mouth and eye belt is formed. It is also said that the smell of the priest’s mouth did not reach the deity, hence the bandage is kept in the mouth of the priest during worship. Figures are not seen in the Latu Deity temple. Only the priest goes for worship within the temple.

According to the villagers, ‘Nag Mani’ is in the temple. Eyes can be lighted on seeing the Mani, so the priest enters the temple by binding the bar on the eye and devotees worship the devotees at a distance of 75 feet from the temple. On the day the valves of the Latu Deity temple open, on that day the text of ‘Vishnu Sahasranama’ and ‘Bhagwati Chandika’ is also organized. The Latu deity considers the locals as ‘Adhabad deity’. The valmet of the temple of Latu Deities situated in the varieties opens only once a year. A huge fair is organized on this day. There is great reverence among the people towards the Latu deity. People come to the temples of Latu and take their pleasure, they say, Manokamana sought is fulfilled from here.

There is such a legend about Latu Deity that when Lord Shiva was married to Devi Parvati, also known as ‘Nanda Devi’. To depart, all the brothers went to Kailash. It also included cousins ​​Latu. Latu was so thirsty in the way that he started wandering around for water. Meanwhile, the Latu deity was seen to show a house and entered the house in search of water. The owner of the house was elderly. The elderly said to Latu Deva that drink water in the corner, drink water. Inside the glass pot, there was water in the pot (locally made raw liquor) and the second pot of soil, but life (local level raw liquor) remains so clean that Latu takes it as clean water and drinks it. .

When Latu learns that he has drunk alcohol in the water, then soon after the wine starts showing his effect. Latu deities begin to add to their drunkenness. Seeing this, Goddess Parvati gets angry and puts Latu in jail. According to the order of Goddess Parvati, the Latu deity is always kept in captivity. It is believed that the Latu deities are held in the prison as a huge snake. Do not be afraid to see the priest, so he binds his eyes to open the door of the temple.