Badrinath

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Badrinath is a holy town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India.wikipedia
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Char Dham

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It is one of the four sites in India's Char Dham pilgrimage and gets its name from the temple of Badrinath.
It comprises Badrinath, Dwaraka, Puri and Rameswaram.

Hindu pilgrimage sites

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It is one of the four sites in India's Char Dham pilgrimage and gets its name from the temple of Badrinath.
Char Dham (Famous Four Pilgrimage sites): The four holy sites Puri, Rameswaram, Dwarka, and Badrinath (or alternatively the Himalayan towns of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri) compose the Char Dham (four abodes) pilgrimage circuit.

Chamoli district

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Badrinath is a holy town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India.
Badrinath, Hemkund Sahib, Valley of Flowers and Auli.

Uttarakhand

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Badrinath is a holy town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India.
These two along with Badrinath and Kedarnath form the Chota Char Dham, a holy pilgrimage for the Hindus.

Badrinath Temple

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It is one of the four sites in India's Char Dham pilgrimage and gets its name from the temple of Badrinath.
Badrinath or Badrinarayan Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu which is situated in the town of Badrinath in Uttarakhand, India.

Adi Shankara

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Badrinath was re-established as a major pilgrimage site by Adi Shankara in the 7th century.
Several texts suggest Shankara schooling with Govindapada happened along the river Narmada in Omkareshwar, a few place it along river Ganges in Kashi (Varanasi) as well as Badari (Badrinath in the Himalayas).

Nilkantha (mountain)

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Badrinath is also gateway to several mountaineering expeditions headed to mountains like Nilkantha.
Although substantially lower than the highest peaks of the region, it towers dramatically over the valley of the Alaknanda River and rises 3474 m above the Hindu pilgrimage site of Badrinath, only 9 km to the east.

Nara-Narayana

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According to the Bhagavata Purana, "There in Badrikashram the supreme being (Vishnu), in his incarnation as the sages Nara and Narayana, had been undergoing great penance since time immemorial for the welfare of all living entities." In Jainism, Himalaya is also called Ashtapad because of its eight different mountain range Gaurishankar, Kailash, Badrinath, Nanda, Drongiri, Nara-Narayana and Trishuli.
Hindus believe that the pair dwells at Badrinath, where their most important temple stands.

Alaknanda River

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According to legend Shankar discovered a black stone image of Lord Badrinarayan made of Saligram stone in the Alaknanda River.
Three km below Mana the Alaknanda flows past the Hindu pilgrimage centre of Badrinath.

Vasudhara Falls

Vasudhara Falls is a waterfall situated near Badrinath, in Uttarakhand, India.

Himalayas

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In Jainism, Himalaya is also called Ashtapad because of its eight different mountain range Gaurishankar, Kailash, Badrinath, Nanda, Drongiri, Nara-Narayana and Trishuli.
The state is also an important pilgrimage destination, with the source of the Ganges at Gangotri and the Yamuna at Yamunotri, and the temples at Badrinath and Kedarnath.

Rishikesh

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Badrinath is located 62 km northwest of Nanda Devi peak and 301 km north of Rishikesh.
Rishikesh is the starting point for travelling to the four Chota Char Dham pilgrimage places—Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri.

Kedarnath

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From Gaurikund (near Kedarnath) to Badrinath by road is 233 km.

Nagar panchayat

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Badrinath is a holy town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India.

India

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Badrinath is a holy town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India.

Berry

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Badri refers to a berry that was apparently said to grow abundantly in the area, and nath means "Lord" / "Lord of" as per context in which it is referred.

Jujube

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Badri is also the Sanskrit name for the Indian Jujube tree, which has an edible berry.

World War I

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As late as the First World War, the town consisted only of the 20-odd huts used by the temple's staff, but the site drew thousands each year and up to 50,000 on its duodecennial festivals (every twelve years).

Vaishnavism

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The temple in Badrinath is also a sacred pilgrimage site for Vaishnavites.

Shaligram

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According to legend Shankar discovered a black stone image of Lord Badrinarayan made of Saligram stone in the Alaknanda River.

Murti

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In the sixteenth century, the King of Garhwal moved the murti to the present temple.

Mandapa

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Just inside is the mandapa, a large pillared hall that leads to the garbha grha, or main shrine area.

Garbhagriha

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Just inside is the mandapa, a large pillared hall that leads to the garbha grha, or main shrine area.

Bhagavata Purana

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According to the Bhagavata Purana, "There in Badrikashram the supreme being (Vishnu), in his incarnation as the sages Nara and Narayana, had been undergoing great penance since time immemorial for the welfare of all living entities."

Vishnu

Lord VishnuViṣṇuVisnu
According to the Bhagavata Purana, "There in Badrikashram the supreme being (Vishnu), in his incarnation as the sages Nara and Narayana, had been undergoing great penance since time immemorial for the welfare of all living entities."