The Chaar Dhaam are among the most sacred places of pilgrimage for the Hindus. These four sites Badrinath, Puri, Rameshwaram and Dwarka- are among the first destinations of pilgrims when they want to go on a pilgrimage. In Temple towns that are not just places of pilgrimage but sacred spaces resonant with myths and legends. Explore the Himalayan dhaams, a celebration of the bounties of nature. Rameshwaram, sanctified by the holy presence of Lord Rama himself. Puri and its famous chariot festival and Dwarka, doubly blessed as it is both a saptapuri and a dhaam. A memorable journey, not only for the aspiring pilgrim but for all those interested in India's rich history.
About the Author:
Subhadra Sen Gupta is a well-known writer on Indian history and culture. A Masters Degree holder from the University of Delhi, she has always had a great fascination for the people, places and the history of India. Apart from her work on the four dhaams her books include the popular Devalaya: Great Temples of India, Devi Devata: Gods and Goddesses of India and Tirtha: Holy Pilgrim Centres of the Hindus.
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