Hindus Of Universe
The Earth is a home to a wide
bouquet of religions that are strictly practiced by their devotees. With
the increase in population, the religions are also increasing around the
globe. The three major religions practiced all over the world include
Christianity, Hinduism and Islam. Letís throw some more floodlights on
the term Hinduism.
The term Hinduism refers to a religious custom, which originated in the
subcontinent of India. Hinduism is also known as Sanatana Dharma in
Sanskrit i.e. the eternal path. Hinduism is the oldest religion in the
world, which is still practiced by people all over the globe. Hinduism
is rated as the third largest religion in the world after Christianity
and Islam. There are various sacred places of Hindus and thus people
travel from far away to visit such places. The journey undertaken by
such people is termed as Hindu pilgrimage. Hindus travel from far off
places in order to visit the various Hindu sacred places.
The pilgrimages undertaken by the Hindus are not easy as they require a
lot of devotion and determination. All the Hindu pilgrimage spots have
their own importance, which make them famous all over. India being the
country, where Hinduism was founded has various Hindu pilgrimage spots.
According to the ancient mythology, an individual by going on a
pilgrimage can wash away all his sins and be free of them. Pilgrimages
are mostly undertaken in groups in a certain part of the year. According
to the customs of Hinduism, Char Dham is the chief pilgrimage circuit of
Char Dham The Char Dham i.e. the four abodes are the most
important pilgrimage spots in the whole world. All the Char Dhams lie in
the shelter of the Indian Himalayan ranges. They come under the Garhwal
section of the state of Uttarakhand. People from all over the world
visit the Char Dham in order to wash away all the sins committed by them
during their life. The Char Dham includes 4 sites that are listed below.
Yamunotri- It is the starting point or
source of the River Yamuna and is also known as the abode of goddess
Yamuna. The Yamunotri temple is situated in the district of Uttarkashi,
Kedarnath- It is a small town situated in
Uttarakhand and is the home of the famous Hindu temple. Each and every
year various people travel to Kedarnath.
Gangotri- It is the source of River Ganges
and is also reckoned as the abode of goddess Ganga.
It is the abode of the god Vishnu and is one of the
most important Hindu pilgrimage places.
In addition, there are various other important Hindu Pilgrimage places,
which are highly visited by Hindu devotees each and every year.