Badrinath is a small town in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Which lies between the Nar and Narayan mountains. Badrinath was restored by Adi Guru Shankaracharya in the seventh century. Since then, thousands of devotees used to come here after walking many kilometers. Badri which is called a tree and Nath means God, i.e. God resides in Badrinath like a tree of Badri.
Lord Badrinath's temple was damaged by many natural disasters and earthquakes. Which was repeatedly torn down and rebuilt, in the early seventh century, was the abode of some. But by the fifteenth century, many small huts were built here. In the 16th century, the king of Garhwal built a magnificent temple here, which you see today as the temple of Badrinarayan. According to religious beliefs, the deity found a stone of Shaligram in the Alaknanda River, which is worshiped as Narayanarayana incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Initially, this stone was worshiped by placing it in a cave near Taptakund. After the temple was built in the 16th century, it was installed in the temple with full legal legislation.
The major attraction of Badrinath is the temple of Lord Badrinarayan. Which is a sample of wood and stone fusion in ancient workmanship. The temple is about 50 feet high, and has a strong and enclosed road used in Garhwal from all sides. And in the middle is the main Garba Graha of the temple. The main gate of the temple is made of stone, inscribed with different chronologies. And above the gate are three domes made of gold. A wide staircase leading to the high entrance of the temple. Which adds to the beauty of the temple.
Mana is a village in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. It is the last village in India located at an altitude of about 3200 meters. The Indo-Tibet border is located 24 km from Mana village. Badrinath, which is a sacred place for Hindus, is located at a distance of 3 km from there. There is a small cave in Mana, which is named Vyas Gufa and it is believed that Maharishi Vyas composed the Mahabharata in this cave. Another cave is called the Ganesh cave and tourists regularly visit both the caves.
Vasudhara Falls near Badrinath in Uttarakhand is truly an unforgettable place on earth. It is situated on the Alaknanda River and is 4 km walk from Mana village. The height of the Vasundhara Falls is about 400 feet. The Vasudhara waterfall is a good sight, with a high mountain rock (145 m) in the background from which the springs rise. Taking a bath under falling water is very refreshing and encouraging. The nearby mountains are Chaukhamba, Neelkanth, and Balakun, etc. The Satopanth glacier rolls towards the bottom of the Vasudhara.
Located on the banks of the Alaknanda River, Brahma Kapal is a place in Badrinath that holds great importance for Hindus. It is here that they pay tribute to the dead souls of their ancestors. This place is located about two kilometers from the hills of Badrinath.
It is believed that Bhrama himself is seated at this place. And the devotees offer the last shrines here for the peace of the soul of their deceased ancestors. Due to which their ancestors get out of this process of life and death.
The Saraswati River is a tributary of the Alaknanda River flowing in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It joins the Alaknanda River at Keshava Prayag near Mana village of Badrinath and is thought to have disappeared from there, and originates during the Mahasangam of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati in Prayagraj.
The Alaknanda River merges with the Bhagirathi at Devprayag in Uttarakhand, which forms the point of the Ganges. A natural stone bridge, named "Bhima Bridge", flows the Saraswati River, which leads to Vasudhara Falls and Satopanth Lake. Locals believe that the Bhima bridge is a rock bridge established by Bhima of the Mahabharata.