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Char Dham: Four major Hindu pilgrimage sites in India
The Char Dham is a set of four pilgrimage sites in India. It is believed that visiting these sites helps achieve moksha (salvation). The four Dhams are, Badrinath, Dwaraka, Puri and Rameswaram. It is believed that every Hindu should visit the Char Dhams during one's lifetime. The Char Dham as defined by Adi Shankaracharya consists of four Hindu pilgrimage sites. Another small circuit in Uttarakhand of four pilgrimage sites-Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath is referred to as Chota Char Dham.

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Kedarnath closes for winters; deity moved to winter abode: Watch | Oneindia News [Video]

Kedarnath closes for winters; deity moved to winter abode: Watch | Oneindia News

The portals of Kedarnath and Yamunotri closed on Saturday ahead of the winter season following elaborate rituals. Uttarakhand's Char Dhams, including Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath are..

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Over 4 lakh pilgrims have visited the Char Dham shrines in the Garhwal Himalayas between September 18 and October 31, with the maximum footfall of over 2 lakh in Kedarnath, according to the Char Dham..
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Heavy rains lash Uttarakhand, Char Dham Yatra halted till further notice

Uttarakhand is currently witnessing heavy rains, due to which the Char Dham Yatra has been halted till the weather conditions improve.
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Chardham yatra and the annual Gurudwara Hemkunt Sahib Yatra will begin on September 18 for which the state government has issued COVID-19 mandates.
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Uttarakhand plans hotels on Char Dham road muck sites, experts raise alarm

On shaky expanses lined with muck and debris from the Char Dham all-weather road project, the Uttarakhand government plans on building hotels and tourist facilities to “make use” of the land...
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Stream rituals: Uttarakhand HC stays Char Dham yatra


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Uttarakhand lockdown: COVID curfew extended till June 22, Char Dham yatra opened for locals

State minister Subodh Uniyal said that old guidelines will remain in place but with some minor changes.
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Uttarakhand government suspends Char Dham Yatra amid spike in COVID-19 cases

Char Dham Yatra: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat said that only priests of the four temples will perform the rituals and puja.
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Control of Uttarakhand shrines to go back from babus to priests: CM at VHP meet

At the Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s margdarshak mandal meeting at Haridwar, chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat on Friday said that the Uttrakhand government would denotify 51 temples, including Char Dham..
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Panel head ‘linking’ Char Dham project to floods baseless: Govt


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Uttarakhand flash floods linked to Char Dham project: Panel chief

The Centre on Wednesday trashed Supreme Court-appointed high powered committee (HPC) chairman Ravi Chopra’s attempts to link recent Uttarakhand flash floods to the widening of roads for the Char Dham..
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SC panel head cites link between Char Dham road widening, Uttarakhand floods

The Centre on Wednesday informed the Supreme Court that there is no connection between the 'Chardham' road widening and the flash floods last week which claimed many lives in Uttarakhand. Attorney..
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Will protect environment & build strategically-important Char Dham road: Gadkari


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Char Dham road project to claim 56k trees; 36k already felled


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PMO to monitor 50 key projects worth Rs 2L cr

The government has shortlisted 50 key infrastructure projects worth more than Rs 2 lakh crore for regular monitoring by the prime minister's office to ensure their early completion. The projects..
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Char Dham road project vital to national security, govt tells SC


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410 km Chardham road widened to 10 meters


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Next meet after SC ruling: Char Dham road panel head


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Chardham panel chief's letter to SC puts road ministry and Uttarakhand govt in a fix

The chairman of the Supreme Court appointed high powered committee (HPC) for the Chardham road project has written a fresh letter to the apex court alleging violation of the SC order and reiterating..
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SC to govt: Can’t widen Char Dham roads over 5.5m


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Govt files caveats in Uttarakhand HC, Supreme Court on Char Dham road problem


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Uttarakhand HC upholds law on state control of shrines

The Uttarakhand High Court on Tuesday dismissed two writ petitions, including one by BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy, which challenged the constitutional validity of the Char Dham Devasthanam..
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Two members of Char Dham panel call the project a Himalayan blunder


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Plot to undermine report: Panel head on Char Dham road


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Split on Char Dham project, SC panel submits 2 reports

There is a vertical divide in the Supreme Court appointed committee on Char Dham highway project over some issues including the road width, which has led the panel to submit two different reports to..
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Solar eclipse 2020: Chardham temples to remain closed from 10 pm tonight till Sunday afternoon

Bhuvan Chandra Uniyal, the priest of Badrinath Dham, said that even though the solar eclipse is tomorrow but its 'Sutak' will start 12 hours earlier. The 'Sutak' will start from 10.25 pm tonight, which..
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States wary of crowds, major shrines to stay shut for now

A day after the Union home ministry’s “Unlock 1” plan provided the green signal for places of worship to reopen on June 8, Uttarakhand was the only state to officially spell out on Sunday that..
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440-m tunnel dug under Chamba for Char Dham traffic


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Chardham project: Nitin Gadkari lauds BRO for achieving Chamba tunnel breakthrough

Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday lauded the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) for achieving a breakthrough in the 440-metre long tunnel below the busy Chamba town and termed it as an..
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Chardham yatra begins without usual fanfare

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Angry Char Dham priests issue ‘apocalypse’ warning

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PM Modi encourages tourism, talks about Amarnath Yatra in Mann Ki Baat

During his radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat', Prime Minister Modi said, "I appeal to all to visit those tourist spots within our country whose scenic beauty is to behold during the monsoon season."..
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