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Four Important Temples Dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu – Chardham of Vishnu

Chardham includes four of the most sacred places associated with Lord Vishnu. This includes sacred temples dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu or his incarnations (avatars). The Chardham are Badrinath, Dwaraka, Puri and  Rameswaram . There is a popular belief that the Char Dhams are the favorite abodes of Lord Vishnu on earth. The Chardhams are located in the North, West, South and East of India. Since the four sacred places are spread across the country, the Chardham ‘thirthyatra’ is known as the Mahaparikrama.
Important note - It must be noted that the famous Chardham yatra held annually is to the Chardham in the Himalayas – Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri located in Uttarakhand.
The Chardham of Vishnu is the four holy places that most Vishnu devotees wish to go when they decide upon a Tirtha Yatra.
It is said that Lord Vishnu bathes in the AlakanandaRiver at Badrinath, dresses at Dwarka, eats meal at PuriJagannathTemple and rests at Rameswaram after completing his duty of p…