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Chota Char Dham
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Kedarnath Badrinath
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Gangotri Yamunotri
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The Chota Char Dham (Devanagari: छोटा चार धाम) (literally translated as 'the small four abodes/seats', meaning 'the small circuit of four abodes/seats'), is an important Hindu pilgrimage circuit in the Indian Himalayas. Located in the Garhwal region of the state of Uttarakhand (formerly the northwestern section of Uttar Pradesh), the circuit consists of four sites—Yamunotri (Hindi: यमनोत्री{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}), Gangotri (Hindi: गंगोत्री{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}), Kedarnath (Hindi: केदारनाथ{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}), and Badrinath (Hindi: बद्रीनाथ{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}).<ref>Chard Dham Yatra Govt. of Uttarakhand, Official website.</ref> Badrinath is also one of the four destinations (with each destination being in different corners of the country) of the longer Char Dham from which the Chota Char Dham likely draws its name.<ref>Char Dham yatra kicks off as portals open - Hindustan Times</ref><ref>Destination Profiles of the Holy Char Dhams, Uttarakhand</ref>

While each of these sites is unique in its own fashion, inclusion in the Char Dham has, over time, caused them be viewed together in popular imagination and in pilgrimage practice. The Annual Char Dham Yatra restarted in May 2014, after remaining suspended since the outbreak of 2013 Uttarakhand floods. The footfall has now improved due to proactive measures taken by the government of Uttarakhand. <ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


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Chota Char Dham
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Kedarnath Badrinath
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Gangotri Yamunotri
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The Chota Char Dham (Devanagari: छोटा चार धाम) (literally translated as 'the small four abodes/seats', meaning 'the small circuit of four abodes/seats'), is an important Hindu pilgrimage circuit in the Indian Himalayas. Located in the Garhwal region of the state of Uttarakhand (formerly the northwestern section of Uttar Pradesh), the circuit consists of four sites—Yamunotri (Hindi: यमनोत्री{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}), Gangotri (Hindi: गंगोत्री{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}), Kedarnath (Hindi: केदारनाथ{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}), and Badrinath (Hindi: बद्रीनाथ{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}).<ref>Chard Dham Yatra Govt. of Uttarakhand, Official website.</ref> Badrinath is also one of the four destinations (with each destination being in different corners of the country) of the longer Char Dham from which the Chota Char Dham likely draws its name.<ref>Char Dham yatra kicks off as portals open - Hindustan Times</ref><ref>Destination Profiles of the Holy Char Dhams, Uttarakhand</ref>

While each of these sites is unique in its own fashion, inclusion in the Char Dham has, over time, caused them be viewed together in popular imagination and in pilgrimage practice. The Annual Char Dham Yatra restarted in May 2014, after remaining suspended since the outbreak of 2013 Uttarakhand floods. The footfall has now improved due to proactive measures taken by the government of Uttarakhand. <ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


Chota Char Dham sections
Intro   Origins and the original Char Dham    Recent development   Pilgrimage centers  References  

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