Badrinath Dham in Char Dham
Present In the backdrop of the Neelkanth Peak between the Nar and Narayan mountains Badrinath temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu at an altitude of 3133 mtrs. According to the legend it is the place where Lord Vishnu meditated after being criticized by a sage. During his meditation his wife goddess laxmi took the form of a berry ( badri ) tree to offer him shade from the harsh climate and sun.
Badrinath is considered as one of the most holy places to Hindus for pilgrimage. It is situated on the bank of the River Alaknanda , Adi Shankaracharya found the idol of Lord Badri in Alaknanda River and put it up in a cave near the Tapt Kund. In 16th century, a Garhwal King got the temple erected, which has been renovated many times as a result of natural calamities.
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