Friday, March 2, 2012

Kedarnath and Badrinath Yatra Way to Attain Moksha

If you are planning to go on your dream destination, Chardham Yatra, then you have to plan a lot before starting your yatra for the auspicious places of Chardham. You have to enquire in details about the various packages, hotels, routes, destinations and various other things before starting your Chardham yatra.
For most of the pilgrims, Chardham Yatra is the only way to attain moksha. In Kedarnath Yatra, there are several kunds in which the pilgrims get the opportunity to have bath. Each of these kunds is having its own religious significance. The temple of Kedarnath is dedicated to Bhaironathji. This place is said to be the seat of Lord Shiva as well as famous as one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of great Lord Shiva. This temple is located at a height of 3584 m and it is said to be the holiest pilgrimage for the Hindu religion. You can’t plan for Kedarnath Yatra during winter season as the shrine is submerged in snow and thus it is closed for few months during winter season. If you are fortunate enough then you will finish your journey in good weather but if you get a chance to visit Kedarnath temple during moonlit night then you are double lucky.

The opening and the closing of the Kedarnath temple is fixed for the pilgrims. Normally it opens on mid May and closed on second day of Diwali. The devotees get the opportunity to offer their prayer from 6 am to 2 pm in the morning and 5 pm to 8 pm in the evening.

Like this the pilgrims explore Badrinath Tour during their Chardham Yatra. Badrinath yatra gives you the opportunity to visit Badrinath temple which is divided into three parts. They are sanctum sanctorum or ‘Garbha Griha’, the ‘Darshan Mandap’ and the ‘sabha Mandap’. At ‘Sabha Mandap’ devotees get assembled as well as at ‘Darshan Mandap’ rituals are conducted.

Offering prayer at the Badrinath temple is said to be one of the main attractions in Uttaranchal. The location of this temple is too beautiful. It is bordered by two mountain ranges which are named as ‘Nar’ and ‘Narayan’. This auspicious place is bounded by the adjacent peak known as ‘Neelkantha’ and the mountain ranges. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The route of the Badrinath Yatra is little bit tough and it is also situated at a height of 3, 133 metres. Pilgrims faith over this auspicious place makes the way of the pilgrims easier and they travel to these hilly roads with a faith and offer their prayer at the temple.