It is believed among the Hindus that a pilgrimage to the ‘four abodes’ or ‘seats’ can lead a person, whether a male or a female towards heaven in their after-life. Popular among the people as ‘Char Dham Yatra’, there are four places meant for pilgrimage located in the periphery of India, these are: the Badrinath dham, the Dwarka dham, the Puri dham as well as the Rameswaram dham, of which devotees are in awe of. Adi Shankarcharya says that these places comprise of three places meant for Vaishnavs and one place meant for Shaivs and one of these is a mixed site.
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In the Hindu mythology due importance is being given to the ‘four seats/abodes’, religiously known to the devotees as ’Char Dham’ or the four places of pilgrimage situated in India, being given immense importance. It is so because of the faith that a visit to these places of great religious significance might lead them to heaven after their lives come to an end. The dhams located in Badrinath, Dwarka, Puri and Rameswaram are defined by Adi Shakaracharya, as the ‘Char Dhams’ comprising of three sites for Vaishnavs, one for Shaivs and one mixed site.