Uttarakhand is known as the “abode of gods” due to the several old temples located here. Every stream, rock, and mountain in Uttarakhand has a connection to India’s mythological past.
Uttarakhand is not just a Hindu pilgrimage destination. In keeping with the liberal traditions of our nation, there are several significant sites associated with other religions as well, These include the Mind Rolling Monastery and Buddha Stupa in Dehradun, Piran Kaliyar Sharif near Roorkee, Hemkund Sahib, Nanak Matta Sahib, Ritha Metha Sahib, and Nanak Matta Sahib.
The Char Dhams, Panch Badri, Panch Kedar, Kumbh Mela, and Nanda Devi Raj Jaat Yatra are the main attractions.
Char Dham are the names of four pilgrimage sites in India that are considered highly sacred by Hindus to visit during one’s lifetime. It comprises Badrinath, Dwarka, Puri, and Rameswaram.
Panch is the Hindi word for five. In the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, the Panch Badri is a collection of five revered Hindu temples that are devoted to Lord Vishnu. The Lord Badrinath Temple’s primary shrine is named Badrinath.
The term “Panch Kedar” refers to five Hindu temples or sacred locations of the sect known as the Shivaites. They are situated in Uttarakhand, India’s Garhwal Himalayan area. Numerous traditions surround them, many of which explicitly connect the Pandavas, the protagonists of the Hindu epic Mahabharata, with their conception.
Prayag meaning “confluence” in Sanskrit, constitutes a group of five sacred river confluences in the Garhwal Himalayas in the state of Uttarakhand, India. This great river emerges from the icy glaciers of the Himalayas.
The Nanda Devi Raj Jaat is a festival and pilgrimage in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Participants come from all around the Garhwal and Kumaon division, as well as from other areas of India and the world. The Yatra, or pilgrimage, departs from the village of Nauti (25 kilometres from Karnprayag) and ascends with a four-horned sheep to the heights of Roopkund and Hemkund.
The Kumbh Mela is a significant Hindu pilgrimage that takes place on the banks of the “Sangam,” the meeting place of the sacred rivers Ganga, Yamuna, and the fabled Saraswati.
It occurs four times every twelve years and alternates among Prayagraj (Allahabad), Haridwar, Ujjain, and Nashik. The Kumbh Mela Kumbh Mela is practically held every three years across the four locations. The biggest and holiest of them all is celebrated at the Sacred Sangam in Prayagraj.
Hemkund Sahib is a Sikh place of worship and pilgrimage which is sometimes written as Hemkunt. It is located inChamoli district of Uttarakhand state. It was formerly known as Gurudwara Shri Hemkund Sahib Ji.
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