A large number of devotees flock the various pilgrim destinations of Uttarakhand particularly in the summer months when the weather is conducive for traveling and the temples kept open for the public. Hanuman Chatti is not as renowned as Gangotri, Yamunotri or Gomukh but this small sleepy little hamlet is also crowded with many small temples. A Tour to Hanuman Chatti gives the visitors a chance to pay homage in these temples.
Many sanyasis from the Jhuna Akhara choose Hanuman Chatti as their place of residence in the pilgrim season. You will get to see these sanyasis on your Tour to Hanuman Chatti taking care of the various temples. The red colored banners and the garlanded lion that is visible are also the symbols of this particular group of sanyasis.
The most noteworthy amongst the temples is the one dedicated to Hanuman. It is not a very towering structure and is about 6 feet tall. One of the most striking features of this Hanuman temple that you should definitely take note of on your Tour to Hanuman Chatti is the overlapping courses of stone that has resulted in the entire formation. Within the interiors of the temple there is an impressive image of Lord Hanuman carrying a mountain.
To the left of the temple there is a Samadhi or burial shrine. It is that of Himalaya Giri, a saint who lived and meditated in Hanuman Chatti. Hindus generally cremate their dead; however this trend is not followed in case of ascetics who are believed to have shed their worldly ties long ago and consequently not subject to what is mean for the commoners. On top of the shrine there is a Shiva Linga. The obvious implication is that the people revere the saint as Lord Shiva himself.
There is yet another smaller temple which is dedicated to Lord Durga but it is relatively less significant. An image of Lord Durga and two tulsi plants symbolizing Goddess Lakshmi can be sighted in the temple. It is also well worth a visit on your Tour to Hanuman Chatti.
Pilgrims do not always plan a separate Tour to Hanuman Chatti. Sometimes it is just a stopover on their way to Yamunotri or Uttarkashi. In fact the word "chatti" itself suggests so. However there is no denying that this important halting point also has a charm that is sure to entice each and every visitor. The trek Tour to Hanuman Chatti from Dodital also holds a lot of thrill and excitement for trekkers. So even if you are not very religious minded you will surely like to undertake a trek Tour to Hanuman Chatti. Your thirst for adventure is sure to be satisfied.