One of the ways of attaining Moksha and receiving the divine blessings of the Lord is embarking on a Char Dham Yatra. For centuries, Hindus have been taking this yatra, as doing so is believed to wash away one’s sins. In fact, Adi Shankaracharya, the famous Hindu philosopher, broke free from the cycle of birth and death in the Shri Badrinath Dham. There are four pilgrim destinations, namely Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.
These are collectively known as Char Dham in Uttarakhand. The yatra begins from Yamunotri and then proceeds to Gangotri followed by Kedarnath and Badrinath. Each of these pilgrimage destinations is dedicated to a particular deity. While Yamunotri is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna, and Gangotri to Goddess Ganga. Kedarnath is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Badrinath to Lord Vishnu. Now, you have to get yourself registered before embarking on the Chardham pilgrimage yatra? But how to do it? You will find that out here. Keep reading!
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Compulsory Biometric Registration for Char Dham Yatra 2021 Pilgrims
Since 2014, the Uttarakhand government has made it mandatory for devotees to register themselves while visiting the state for Char Dham Yatra 2021. After the process of biometric registration is complete, all the devotees are issued biometric cards. The process of registration is also quite easy. Devotees can register themselves at one of the many destinations falling on the 4 Dham Yatra route.
Ever since biometric registration was made compulsory for devotees, the state government has been tracking them with a GPS based monitoring system. Besides ensuring extra safety, tracking the devotees also allows the government to receive regular updates of their location. Further, a Registration Card also allows the pilgrims to avail special facilities such as food and lodging.
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How & Where to Register for Char Dham Yatra 2021?
The offline registration for Char Dham Yatra 2021 can be done at 14 registration centers in Uttarakhand which have 50 counters set up for pilgrims. The locations for Biometric Registration Counters are mentioned below:
|Place ||Location |
|Haridwar ||Railway Station |
|Haridwar ||Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Parking |
|Rishikesh ||Roadways Bus Stand |
|Rishikesh ||Hemkund Gurudwara |
|Janki Chatti ||Janki Chatti |
|Gangotri ||Gangotri |
|Guptkashi ||Guptkashi |
|Phata ||Phata |
|Sonprayag ||Sonprayag |
|Kedarnath ||Kedarnath |
|Pandukeshwar ||Pandukeshwar |
|Govindghat ||Govindghat |
|Uttarkashi ||Hina |
|Uttarkashi ||Dobata |
Steps for Online Registration for Char Dham Yatra 2021
You also have the option of going for Online Registration for Char Dham Yatra 2020 if you wish to escape the long queues and save yourself time. The entire process is quite simple and easy. All you need to register online is an e-mail, mobile number, ID proof (Aadhaar, Voter ID, PAN card, passport and driving license). You also have to pay a nominal fee of 50 INR.
You can get more information about the online procedure and other steps related to it at http://onlinechardhamyatra.in/frmUserRegistration.aspx .
Yatra Opening and Closing- Dates for 2021
|Temple Name ||Opening Date ||Closing Date |
|Yamunotri Temple ||14 May 2021 ||Not Disclosed Yet |
|Gangotri Temple ||14 May 2021 ||Not Disclosed Yet |
|Kedarnath Temple ||17 May 2021 (Expected) ||Not Disclosed Yet |
|Badrinath Temple ||18 May 2021 ||Not Disclosed Yet |
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q.When does the CharDham Yatra of Uttarakhand Himalayas 2021 start?
2021 Chardham Yatra in Uttarakhand is starting from 14th May on the occasion of Akshay Tritya with the opening of the shrines of Gangotri & Yamunotri Dham's Temple.
Q.When the portals of Badrinath & Kedarnath temples will reopen for the devotees in 2021?
Badrinath Dham temple portal will open on 18th May 2021 for the devotees and it is expected that Kedarnath Dham temple will be opened on one or two days prior to the Badrinath Temple.