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 History

Badrinath is a place sacred to Vishnu, particularly in History of Badrinath Vishnu's dual form of Nara-Narayana. This Badrinath area is referred to as Badari or Badrikaashram in hindu scriptures. Thus, in the Mahabharata, Siva, addressing Arjuna, says, "Thou wast Nara in a former body, and, with Narayana for thy companion, didst perform dreadful austerity at Badari for many myriads of years."
One legend has it that when the goddess Ganga was requested to descend to earth to help suffering humanity, the earth was unable to withstand the force of her descent. Therefore the mighty Ganga was split into twelve holy channels, with Alaknanda one of them.

The mountains around Badrinath are mentioned in the Mahabharata, when the Pandavas are said to have ended their life by ascending the slopes of a peak in western Garhwal called Swargarohini - literally, the 'Ascent to Heaven'. Local legend has it that the Pandavas passed through Badrinath and the town of Mana, 4 km north of Badrinath, on their way to Svarga (heaven). There is also a cave in Mana where Vyasa, according to legend, wrote the Mahabharata.


 Culture

The religion and culture urges the people of Badrinath find an expression in various fairs, which are in turn closely linked to the economic activities of the region. Number of folk songs and dances have been kept alive because of these fairs. In older times, when means of transport weren't so good these fairs were an opportunity for friends and relatives to meet regularly. Inspite of all the changes in our society, the tradition of fairs has been kept up by the people. The fairs of Jauljibi, Thal and Bageshwar have been closely linked with the trading activities of the people of this region, while the fairs at Dwarahat, Syalde and Devidhura are important from the religious and cultural point of view.
The fairs and folk festivals of Badrinath are very colourful and distinctive, and are the blend of various natural, social and cultural factors. The people of Badrinath also celebrate all the major Indian festivals. Basant Panchami, Bhitauli, Harela, Phooldei, Batsavitri, Ganga Dusshera, Dikar Puja, Olgi or Ghee Sankranti, Khatarua, Ghuian Ekadashi and Ghughutia are some of the major festivals celebrated in Badrinath.

The daily lives of women in Badrinath are crowded with a never-ending succession of festivals, most of them involving fasting and the preparation of special foods.


 Badrinath Hotels


 BADRINATH Tours


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 Char Dham 11 Nights & 12 Days Delhi-Badrinath-Delhi
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  • Starting Point:
  • Delhi

  • Ending Point:
  • Delhi

  • Duration:
  • 11 Nights / 12 Days


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 Do Dham 07 Nights & 08 Days Delhi–Haridwar-Rudraprayag–Kedarnath-Rudraprayag-Badrinath–Joshimath-Rishikesh-Delhi
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  • Starting Point:
  • Delhi

  • Ending Point:
  • Delhi

  • Duration:
  • 07 Nights / 08 Days


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