Char Dham is a collective term for the 4 major Hindu pilgrimage sites of India. Badrinath is one among them, the other shrines being that of Dwarka, Puri and Rameswaram. Chota Char Dham is another pilgrimage circuit that is located at the Himalayas. These sites also include Badrinath, along with Yamunotri, Gangotri and Kedarnath.
The Rameswaram temple is one of the most famous pilgrimage sites and has several historical references about it. The Maratha kings who ruled Thanjavur established chatrams or rest houses throughout Mayiladuthurai and Rameswaram between 1745 and 1837 CE and donated them to the temple.
Amarnath - Shiva, in the form of a lingam, is formed naturally of an ice - stalagmite One of the holy trinity, Shiva is a living god. The most ancient and sacred book of India, the Rig Veda evokes his presence in its hymns. Vedic myths, ritual and even astronomy testify to his existence from the dawn of time.
Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga a shiv temple on Omkar mountain an island in mid Narmada, revered Hindu temple is the center of extreme faith. There are 12 jyotirlinga temples in world and omkareshwar is one of them.
The principal temple of Somnath is believed to have been built in gold by the moon god Soma, in silver by the sun god Ravi, in wood by Krishna and in stone by the Solanki Rajputs in the 11th century. The present temple, built in 1951,
Mathura - Govardhan mountain
Every year, the celebration of Goddess Partha celebrated in the year of Kartik is celebrated by Sri Krishna in the memory of the great work of protecting the Brajvans by raising the Govardhan mountain on its small finger.