Holy Place Lord Vishnu Badrinath Temple 2019, Badrinath Town, Chamoli District, Uttrakhand, India, Asia
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Dimensions:4016 x 6016 px | 34 x 50.9 cm | 13.4 x 20.1 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:2 June 2019
Location:Badrinath, Chamoli District, Uttrakhand, India, Asia
Badrinath is a holy town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is one of the four sites in India's Char Dham pilgrimage and gets its name from the temple of Badrinath.Badrinath was re-established as a major pilgrimage site by Adi Shankara in the 7th century. In earlier days, pilgrims used to walk hundreds of miles to visit Badrinath temple.The Badrinath temple is the main attraction in the town. According to legend Shankar discovered a black stone image of Lord Badrinarayan made of Saligram stone in the Alaknanda River. He originally enshrined it in a cave near the Tapt Kund hot springs. [Content by Wikipedia]