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Badrinath Dham is easily accessible by motorable roads and the Badrinath temple can be reached by walking along an easy trek. Around 3 km from Badrinath is the village of Mana, which is one of the last villages before the boundary of India ends and that of Tibet begins. The peak of Neelkanth stands strong spreading its mighty aura for all pilgrims and travellers alike.Badrinath is a land of myriad legends, each one only adding to the glory of this place. Along with these legends, the snowy mountain peaks, gracefully flowing Alaknanda River and incredible landscapes create the perfect background to facilitate a spiritual connection.




Badrinath being one of the most legendary TemplesDuring his intense meditation, he was unaware about the severe weather conditions. To protect him from the scorching heat of the sun, his spouse Goddess Lakshmi acquired the shape of Badri tree and spread over him. Witnessing this, Lord Vishnu was pleased by her devotion and hence he t was then Lord Vishnu came in disguise as a small boy and disrupted them, by crying loudly. On hearing that Goddesses Parvati asked him the reason behind his mournful behavior, to which he replied that he wanted to meditate in Badrinath. Shiva and Parvati, on discovering Lord Narayan in disguise, left Badrinath and moved to Kedarnath.

Legends state that the holiest and curse reliever, river Ganges had granted the request of Bhagiratha, for relieving the humanity from the curse of sufferings and sins. While ascending to earth, the intensity of river Ganges was such that it could have immersed the entire earth under its waters. To release the earth from such unbearableLord Badri Narayan –who is also known as Badri Vishal – can be seen armed with a Shankh (Conch) and a Chakra in his two arms in a lifted posture and two arms rested on the lap in Yogamudra. The principal image, which is cast in black stone, represents Vishnu seated in a meditative pose. Besides, the temple is home to Garuda (Vahana – the vehicle of Lord Narayan) and Goddess Mahalaxmi. Even idols of Adi Shankar, Swami Desikan and Shri Ramanujan exist here.



Govindghat: Located close to Joshimath, Govindghat is a nondescript place and the starting point of treks to the valley, which is some 17 km away. Badrinath, at 16 km away, is an important destination close by.


Lok-Pal Hemkund : Hemkund Sahib, one of the most popular Gurudwaras in India, is located here, at an elevation of around 4320 above sea level. Nearby attraction includes the Lok-Pal Hemkund Lake, which with its crystal clear waters looks stunning; there are four peaks surrounding the lake adding to its aura.


Mata Murti Mandir: Located at about 3 km from Badrinath and on the banks of the Alaknanda River, Mata Murti Mandir temple is dedicated to Shri Badrinath's mother.


Vasuki Tal: It is a high altitude lake which can be reached by undertaking an 8 km trek; the maximum elevation of the trek can reach up to 14,200 feet. Vyas Gufa, Ganesh Gufa, Bhimpul and Vasudhara Falls are within a range of 3-6 km from the lake. Most of these places are famous for their association to Hinduism and one can find many fascinating legends associated with them. For More info Visit: www.taxiinrent.com