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The name Uttarakhand is derived from the Sanskrit words Uttara (north) and khanda (land), meaning "Northern Land".
There are many temples in Uttarakhand which are dedicated to various Hindu gods and goddesses. Some of the most famous temples in Uttarakhand are the Badrinath Temple, the Kedarnath Temple, the Gangotri Temple, and the Yamunotri Temple. along with visits to several other destinations of religious importance (like Bageshwar, Joshimath, and Baijnath to name a few) in the state that is also referred to as the land of pilgrims.


Kedarnath is one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage destinations. According to Hindu mythology, Kedarnath is the site where Lord Shiva meditated after the death of his wife Parvati. The Kedarnath temple is one of the 12 jyotirlingas, which are said to be the most sacred abodes of Shiva. The temple is open only for six months every year, from the month of April to the month of October.


Uttarakhand BADRINATH
Uttarakand Gangotri

Dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, Badrinath is one of the Char Dhams, the four main Hindu pilgrimage sites. According to legend, the Hindu god Vishnu rested at Badrinath after he finished drinking the ocean of milk during the Samudra Manthan.

 The temple is open for six months annually, between April and October. 



The Gangotri pilgrimage is a Hindu religious pilgrimage to the Gangotri Temple in Uttarakhand, India. The temple is dedicated to the goddess Ganga and is one of the Char Dham pilgrimage sites for Hindus.The Gangotri darshan can be done throughout the year, but the best time to visit is during the summer months when the weather is pleasant and the glacier is visible.

Uttarakhand Yamunotrui


Yamunotri is a Hindu pilgrimage site and one of the four locations in India's Char Dham pilgrimage. It is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Yamuna. The site is in the Uttarkashi district in the state of Uttarakhand.

Uttarakhand Baijnath


The Baijnath temple is a temple dedicated to the god Shiva. It is located in the town of Baijnath in Uttarakhand, India. The temple was built in the 12th century and is a part of the Panch Kedar temples.

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