Author: Subhadra Sen GuptaPublisher: RupaYear: 2002Language: EnglishPages: 85ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171676170
For Hindus, the ‘Chaar Dhaam’ are among the most sacred places of pilgrimage. The ‘Chaar Dhaam’, the four holy abodes of Lord Vishnu, are—Badrinath, Puri, Dwarka and Rameshwaram.In this book discover the four great ‘dhaams’ of the Himalayas: Badrinath-Kedarnath-Gangotri-Yamunotri. ‘Tirthas’ that are not just places of pilgrimage but sacred spaces resonant with myths and legends. Pilgrims have wandered through these remote ‘tirthas’ for centuries seeking enlightenment and liberation. Gathering at temples set among picturesque mountain valleys and besides tumultuous rivers. The Himalayan ‘dhaams’ are both a celebration of the bounties of nature and the spirit of an ancient faith.
1. Going On a Tirtha2. Vishnu and His ‘Dhaams’3. A Palace for the Gods4. Badrinath: The Dhaam in the Himalayas5. The Badrinarayan Temple6. Other Sacred Places7. Kedarnath-Gangotri-Yamunotri8. Traveling to BadrinathGlossaryBibliographyRoute Map of Badrinath-Kedarnath