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	Chardham is consist of four sacred places.These are :-
	* Badrinath 
	* Kedarnath
	* Yamnotri
	* Gangotri
Situated in the lap of Nar-Narayan Pravat, with the towering Neelkanth peak (6,597mt) in the background,Badrinathis one of the most revered Hindu shrines of india.It is believed that to receive the lost prestige of Hinduism
The Kedarnath shrine ,one of the 12 jyotirlingas Lord Shiva is a scenic spot situated , against the backdrop of the magestic Kedarnath range .At an altitute of 3,581 mt it is a 14 km treck from Gorikund . Kedar is
and to unite the country in ` one bond , Adi Guru Sri Shankaracharaya built four pilgrimage centres in four corners of india. Among them were Badrikashram in the north, Rameshwaram in the south,Dwarkapuri in the west and Jagannath Puri in the east. Badrinath situated at an elevation of 3,133mt is considered to be amongst the most pious. another name of Lord Shiva, the protector & the distroyer .Shiva is consider the embodiment of all passions -love ,hatred,fear death & mysticism which are expressed through his various forms . there are more than 200 shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva in Chamoli district itself ,the most important one is Kedarnath . According to legand the Pandavas after having won over the Kauravas in the Kurukshetra war,felt guitly of having killed their own brothers & sought the blessing of Lord Shiva for redemption.He eluded them repeatedly & while feeling took refuge at Kedarnath in the form of a bull.
This 18th century temple dedicated to Goddess Ganga is located near a sacred stone where King Bhagerath worshipped Lord Shiva .Ganga is believed to have touched earth at this spot.
The first stopover for the Char Dham Yatra is the westernmost shrine of Yamunotri in the Garhwal Yamuna,it is perched atop a flank of the Bandar Poonchh peak(3,165mts.above sea level) & situated opposite to
According to another legend, Pandavas performed the great 'Deva Yanga' here to atone the deaths of their kinsmen in the epic battle of Mahabharata. The temple is an exquisite 20 ft. high structure made of white granite.It is situated at a height of 3,042 mts & constructed in early 18th century by a Gorkha Commander,Amar Singh Thapa. Gangotri, Yamunotri finds a special mention in the Hindu mythology .According to a legand,this secluded hilly spot was the home of an ancient sage,Asit Muni. Among the major attractions of Yamunotri are hot water springs nearby.Devotees prepare rice and potatoes to offer at the shrine, by dipping the in these hot water springs, tied in muslin cloth. The trek to Yamunotri is spectacular,dominated by a panorama of rugged peaks and dense forests.
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