Full Char Dham Parikrama movie ( с русскими субтитрами ) Ямунотри, Ганготри, Бадринатх, Кедарнатх
In this segment, “Yamunotri”, we visit close to the source of the holy Yamuna river. With our eyes we see her sacred waters and with our ears we hear how she descended from the spiritual world. A special feature is beautiful footage the Himalayan mountains.
On the second leg of our Char Dham parikrama we visited the holy site of Gangotri. Gangotri is situated not far from where Mother Ganges flows out of the Himalayan mountains. In the town of Gangotri is a beautiful temple where Mother Ganges is worshipped and people can be seen bathing in her sacred waters in the many ghats along the river. In this video we see scenes of Mother Ganges in both Haridwar and Gangotri as we hear of her descent from the spiritual world into the material creation.
Kedarnath — The Abode Of Lord Siva
Kedarnath was the third stop our on pilgrimage to the Himalayas. Despite a devastating flood in 2013 which destroyed much of the infrastructure, the temple remains intact as it has for 5,000 years. It was built on the order of the five Pandava brothers for the express worship of Lord Siva. The Siva lingam inside is in the shape of a hump. Adi Sankaracarya renovated the temple and lived in Kedarnath for sometime. He actually passed away there at the age of 32 years. His samadhi was near the temple but was washed away in the flood in 2013. Vaisnavas worship Lord Siva as the greatest Vaisnava, a per the statement in Srimad Bhagavatam.
Badrinath — A Destination Supreme
Badrinath is famous as one of the larger Char Dhamas of India. Those dhamas are Ramesvaram, Jagannath Puri, Dwarka and Badrinath. Situated high in the Himalayas on the banks of the Alakananda river Badrinath has been visited by great saintly persons since time immemorial. The deity in the temple is self-manifested from a salagram sila and is two feet high. During the winter when it becomes unbearably cold, the temple is closed for 6 months. Before closing the doors the pujaris light a ghee lamp which is found to be still burning when they open the doors 6 months later. It is understood that Narada Muni and various demigods perform the worship during those cold winter months. Nearby is the cave where Srila Vyasadeva wrote down the Vedic scriptures. The border of China is only a few meters away.