After breakfast, Start Yatra for 4th Dham Badrinath.
Only Original Char Dham as proposed by Adi Guru
Shankaracharya Cradled in the twin Mountain ranges of Nar and
Narayan is the holiest of the four main shrines - Badrinath along
the left bank of river Alaknanda with the towering Neelkantha
Peaks as the splendid backdrop. Once the spot was carpeted
with 'badris' or wild berries and hence was famous as Badri van.
Legend has it, when the Ganga was requested to descend to
earth to help suffering humanity; the earth was enable to
withstand the force of its decent. Therefore the mighty Ganga
was split into 12 holy channels. Alaknanda was one of them that
later became the abode of Lord Vishnu or Badrinath.
Narad Kund :- A recess in the river, near Tapt Kund, forming a
pool from where the Badrinath idol was recovered.
Brahama Kapal :- It is a flat platform a few yards north of the
temple and on the bank of river Alaknanda. It is an important
place for shhradh ceremony or offering of pinds to ensure a
heavenly place for dead ancestors or manes. It is said that
offering pind here, the manes are permanently enshrined in
heaven and no more pinds are to be done elsewhere ever
afterwards. Legends have it that when Shiva chopped of the fifth
head of Brahma, it got stuck to his trident. Lastly with the blessing
of Lord Vishnu at Badrivan, the head of Brahma fell down from
the trident at this place & hence the name Brahma-Kapal (head).
Bhim Pul :- On the other side of Mana village, a massive rock
forming a natural bridge, lies over the roaring Saraswati River.
It presents a spectacular view of water thundering down
through the narrow passage under the rock and is believed to
have been placed there by Bhim, the second eldest among
the five Pandava brothers.
Vyas Gufa (Cave) :- Near Mana Village, this is a rock-cave
where Ved Vyas is believed to have composed the
Mahabharata and the pauranic commentaries.
Dinner & Overnight Stay at Badrinath.