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Know The Tirth Sthal From All Directions Of India

By May 18, 2024No Comments
Know The Tirth Sthal From All Directions Of India

Who does not want to go to Tirth Sthal and receive all the blessings from God and lead a happy and peaceful life? We guess, No one! So here we are with the details about it and from all four directions, you can visit to attain peace and blessing from God. 

We will now continue with the information on the Char Dham Yatra as it is considered one of the most important Yatra ones should do as it is believed that you will receive Moksha. 


Char Dham Yatra: Journey to Moksha

Let’s continue to know the details about the Tirth Yatra places. As we already know, it is the journey to attain Moksha. When someone does this Yatra, they have a belief and purpose of cleansing the bad karma and growing spiritually. 

1. Badrinath Dham: Lord Vishnu

The first Char Dham place name in India is Badrinath, it is situated in Uttarakhand. It is located on the bank of the Alaknanda River between the Nar and  Narayan mountain ranges. 

The legends say that Shankaracharya found a black stone resembling the image of Lord Badrinarayan. He then moved the stone to the cave and then it was moved to a standing temple by King Garhwal in 16th Century. 

The history of the Badrinath is known from Puranas, which is mentioned its importance in Hindu Mythology. The word Badrinath was derived from the word Badri, which means a popular berry from the Jujue tree, and Nath means Lord.

2. Dwarka: Lord Krishna

Dwarka, Gujarat, is one of the char dham. It is related to an important mythology of Hindus. It is known as Lord Krishna’s home. The place has two gates known as Swarga Dwar for the entry and Moksha Dwar for the exit. 

It offers a beautiful view of the Gomti River, meeting the sea. One of the important points is that the Dwarka was damaged by the sea six times, but it was built again the seventh time. 

The lord in Dwarkadhish Temple is decorated with wedding attire, Kalyana Kolam, and the temple is one of the 108 Divya Desams, which are sacred to Vaishnavites.

3. Jagannath Puri: Lord Jagannath and Subhadra

Jagannath Puri, Orissa, is the next holy char dham. Lord Jagannath is a form of Lord Vishnu. It is one of the oldest city and situation near the Bay of Bengal. 

It is said your pilgrimage journey will not be complete without visiting this place. It is also the only place where Subhadra is worshipped. Lord Balabhadra and Lord Jagannath are two brothers of her. 

The famous festival of Puri is the Ratha Yatra, where the three Gods are taken out of their temple, the ceremony is held with a procession, and the Ratha Yatra is celebrated.

4. Rameshwaram: Lord Shiva

The last place of the Char Dham is Rameshwaram, located in the Southern part of India, Tamil Nadu. The legend of Ramaya said that this is the famous place where Lord Rama advised everyone to build Ram Setu. 

The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and all the devotees pray to Shiv Ji in the form of Jyotitlinga. The Rameshwaram is one of the twelve jyotirlingas temples. 

This place is also known as the Buried Bow, as when Sita Ma was thirsty, Lord Rama dripped a bow in the sea to help Sita Mata put down her thirst.

Tirth Sthal from All Four Directions: The Blessings of God

Let’s continue and learn about the Tirth Sthal in India from all the Directions.

1. North Directions

Let’s go ahead and look at the North India Tirth Sthal.

1. Haridwar

Haridwar is located in Uttarakhand. It is a sacred city where people take a dip in the holy Ganga river to cleanse their bad karma. It is believed Lord Krishna left his footprints there and made it a pilgrimage place. 

2. Kedarnath and Amarnath

Kedarnath is one of the 12 jyotirlinga dedicated to Lord Shiva and holds a religious significance. Amarnath is situated in the Himalayas and is dedicated to Lord Shiva, many devotees do the Kedarnath and Amarnath Yatra to seek blessings of Lord Shiva.

3. Mathura

Mathura, city in Uttar Pradesh. It is deeply connected to Lord Krishna as according to the Hindu Mythilogy, this was the place where Lord Krishna was borned and spent his entire childhood. There are many temples significant to Krishna’s life, making it an important spot to visit. 

4. Varanasi

Varanasi is known as Banaras. It is situated in the bank of the river Ganga. It holds a major place in the religious journey. Varanasi is also famous for its ghats and the Aarti that is performed in the ghats. 

5. Vaishno Devi

Vaishno Devi is situated in the Jammu and Kashmir. It is believed that you will be able to visit this pilgrimage only if Mata Rani calls you to visit her. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Mahalaxmi’s form Vaishno Devi. 

Also Read: Fascinating Facts About Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi

2. South Directions

Now, let’s move on the South India’s Tirth Sthal

1. Tirupati

Tirupati is located in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. The temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, form of Lord Vishnu. People believe if you visit the temple, you will receive success and happiness in life. 

2. Murudeshwar

Murudeshwar is located in Uttara Kannada, Karnataka, dedicated to Lord Shiva. It has a Lord Shiva’s statue and is surrounded by Arabian Sea from three sides. 

3. Sabarimala

It is located in Western Ghat mountain ranges of Pathanamtitta district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ayyappa. The devotees follow a strict ritual and 41 day of fast before visiting the temple. 

4. Meenakshi Amman Temple

It is located in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Meenakshi and Lord Sundareswarar. The Meenakshi Thirukalyanam festival is the major attraction of the city. 

5. Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

The temple is located in the Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. It is dedicated to Lord Padmanabhaswamy form of Vishnu and one of the 108 Divya Desams. The temple is famous for its architecture. 

3. East Directions

Now we will learn about the East India Tirth Sthal.

1. Konark Temple

The temple is located in Konark, Odisha. It is dedicated to Sun God Surya. The temple is famous for the carvings and it is UNESCO world heritage site, making it the finest architectural heritage.

2. Dakshineswar Temple

It is located in Dakshineswar, Kolkata, West Bengal. Dedicated to Goddess Kali, the temple has 12 shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is situated on the bank of the Hooghly River. 

3. Mukteswara Temple

It is located in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is famous for its decoration of God and Goddess, animals, musicians and dancers which was all carved out from red sandstone.

4. Mahabodhi Temple

The temple is located in Bodh Gaya, Bihar. It is also a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the important Buddhist pilgrimage sites. It is the place where Siddhartha Gautama received the enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. 

5. Kamakhaya Temple

It is located in Guwahati, Assam. Dedicated to Goddess Kamakhya. It is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas where the body parts of Goddess Sati are believed to be fallen during Mahadev’s Tandava. 

Also Read: Famous East India Temples You Must Visit

4. West Directions

Now, we will go ahead and see all the Tirth Sthal of West India.

1. Somnath Temple

Somnath Temple is one of the 12 jyotirlinga shrine of Lord Shiva and located in the western coast of Gujarat. WIth multiple distruction and rebuilt, it is standing and showing the Chalukyan and Solanki style.

2. Siddhivinayak Temple

The temple is located in Mumbai, dedicated to Lord Ganesha, who is the remover of obstacles. The idol has been carved out of a single black stone, and has added various ornaments. 

3. Mahalaxmi Temple

The temple is sitiuated in the Kolhapur, Maharashtra. It is dedicated to Goddess Laxmi, Goddess of wealth and prosperity. The temple is known for its beautiful architecture and specially the wooden carved pillars. 

4. Shree Manguesh Temple

The temple is situated in the Ponda, Goa, dedicated to Lord Shiva’s form of Manguesh, the West direction’s four pilgrims of india. The temple is famous for it’s simple yet beautiful architecture with a dome structure and a lamp tower in the entrance. 

5. Bhuleshwar Temple 

It is situated in Pune in Maharashtra. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva  and famous for its unique structure with beautiful carving on the walls. It is said, Devi Parvati, danced here to please her husband. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is tirth yatra meaning?

Tirth Yatra means a journey to a holy place to receive the peace and blessing of God.

2. Which is the oldest temple heritage of India?

Mundeshwari Temple is the oldest heritage site in India.

3. What are the four pilgrimage of India?

Badrinath, Dwarka, Rameshwaram and Jagannath Puri are the Char Dham or Four Pilgrimage of India.

4. What are the Char Dham in Uttarakhand?

The Char Dham in Uttarakhand are Yamnotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.

5. What do we say Tirth Sthan in English?

The Tirth Sthan in English is called as Pilgrimage Place.

6. Are Char Dham and Tirth Sthal Yatra different?

Char Dham and Tirth Sthal Yatra are the same thing, where people visit a holy place to seek the blessings of the Gods.

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