The Badrinath Temple also known as the Badrinarayan Temple, located in Uttarakhand’s Badrinath town, is one of the Char Dhams (four important pilgrimages) in the state.  Located at the base of the Himalayas, bordering Tibet, Badrinath is a famous pilgrimage town in Uttarakhand. It is a part of the Char Dham and Do Dham yatra undertaken by pious Hindus all over the world.Fifteen more idols are worshipped around the temple.

There is a thermal spring right at the entrance of the shrine. Bathing in the hot waters of Tapt Kund is a ritual. A common belief lies in the healing properties of sulphur in the water and the faith of having the goodness of absolving devotees of all sins. Tapt Kund is one of the holy places to visit in Badrinath.Enclosures are made for the convenience of women as well. We walked across the footbridge over the river Alaknanda. The absolute beauty of the mountains in the backdrop and the vividly painted temple in the forefront overwhelmed us.

About three km from the main temple, there is a place with imprints of Lord Vishnu’s feet. Narrow and steep village road leads the way to this place and it takes around an hour to reach the spot. The calm of the region and the mesmerizing view of the glaciers is a treat for the eyes to behold! It is one of the divine places to visit in Badrinath. At around 300 metres from the Badrinath Temple, signboard asserted the birthplace of Badri Narayan.

The journey to Badrinath and the visit to Charan Paduka are integral components of the Char Dham Yatra, a pilgrimage circuit that includes four sacred sites in the Himalayas. A visit to Badrinath Dham is not only a physical journey through the Himalayan landscape but also a spiritual and transformative experience for those undertaking the pilgrimage. The entire journey is steeped in devotion, offering pilgrims a chance to connect with their faith amidst the awe-inspiring natural beauty of the region.

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