5 decades back a man named Shiv Charan Lal Agarwal used to sell beans and holy books at Laxman Jhula Rishikesh has now become a famous personality who conducts the holy journey for the pilgrims through trains. Now a days this man is renowned as the owner of Shri Shiv Shankar Tirth Yatra Group. He was born on 22nd December 1932 at Hindon City in Rajasthan and he was not even highly educated. His father owned a shop of daily need items. His father was a religious man. He used to get woods from the forest for cooking purposes and then distribute the food to poor and hungry people. He used to curse him that you are giving away your food to villagers but you don’t even care about your son whether he has eaten food properly or not? Shivcharan used to hear all these tantrums of people.
The Braj Chaurasi Kos Yatra (i.e. 84 Kos. = 252 km) pilgrimage comprises Vrindavan, with its 12 vanas (forests), 24 upvanas (groves), the sacred hill Govardhan, the divine River Yamuna and numerous holy places along its banks, is undertaken annually by lakhs of devotees from faraway places.
Char Dham is referred to the four most holy Hindu pilgrimage of India nestled in Indian Himalayas of Uttarakhand state of India. Yamunotri, Gangotri, Sri Kedarnathji and Sri Badrinathji, collectively referred to as the Char Dham ( four pilgrimage centres) of Hinduism, these four sites are the epicenter of religious activity in north India and important shine for Hindus. These have been the most important Hindu piigrimage centers which have been visited by devout Hindus for ages.