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Four Important Temples Dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu – Char Dham 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, Dwarka, Puri and  Rameswaram . There is a popular belief that the Char Dhams are the favorite abodes of Lord Vishnu on earth. The Char Dhams are located in the North, West, South and East of India. Since the four sacred places are spread across the country, the Char Dham ‘tirth yatra’ is known as the Maha Parikrama.

Four Important Temples Dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu


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 Alakananda River at Badrinath, dresses at Dwarka, eats meal at Puri Jagannath Temple and rests at Rameswaram after completing his duty of preservation.

In North India, in Badrinath Temple in Uttarakhand, Narayana is worshipped in the form of Lord Vishnu.

In West, in Dwarka in Gujarat, Vishnu is worshipped in the form of Lord Krishna.

In South, in Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu, Vishnu is worshipped in the form of Lord Rama.

In East, in Puri in Orissa, Vishnu is worshipped in the form of Lord Jagannath.