Living in the mountains mostly in places that are not easily accessible the people of the district have been able to preserve their culture, folklore, folksongs and folkdances, the last, a distinctive feature of the district, being seasonal, traditional and religious, some of the better known being described below.....Read More
Pilgrimage Tours in Joshimath
Joshimath is the place of gods and various religions where lies the serenity of its heritage. A City , where its historical monuments and ancient stunning temples portrays its architectural legacy.
The pilgrimage traffic reaches its peak during the summer turning minimum in winters. The Joshimath pilgrimage tours are famous for its inherent adventure due to gargantuan heights and trekking tracks. The most important pilgrimages in Joshimath include: Badrinath, Hemkund Sahib, Kalpeshwar, Yogdhyan Badri etc.
Badrinath Temple is considered the holiest of the Char Dham Hindu pilgrimage in Uttarakhand. It is delicately placed between the mountains of Nar and Narayan with River Alaknanda flowing peacefully beside it. It is known as Badrinath since the entire region is covered with Badri trees (Indian Jujube).Also known as Vishal Badri, this temple located at the height of 3,133 mts. is the largest Himalayas and most popular of Vishnu pilgrimages among the five Badries. The original temple here is believed to be built by King Pururava and the icon of the lord carved by Vishwakarma, the creator of the gods. The idol was recovered by Adi Shankaracharya..... Read More
The Bhavishya Badri is located at 2,744 mts. amidst the thick forests surrounding Tapovan. According to a divination, it is here that all devotees will throng once Badrinath is no more. While there can be no conceivable reason why this should happen, scientists agree that Joshimath, the entry point into the area before the final, most strenuous climb, is sited on an ancient landslide and has been sinking, and with a barrage coming up close by, may actually see the fulfillment of the divine prophecy. But whatever happens, Bhavishya Badri is popular even now. Enshrined here is the lion-headed image of Narsingh. Visitors pass the serene..... Read More
Hemkund Sahib is the holiest shrines of Sikhs in India. It is located at high altitudes amidst snow covered lofty peaks of Himalayas in the state of Uttarakhand. This panoramic site is flanked by a serene Lake called Hemkund. On the banks of this lake is situated a Gurudwara, dedicated to the tenth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh. The natural beauty of the place is simply awe-inspiring as the glacial lake is surrounded by seven soaring peaks, giving a boost to the travel and tourism industry. Regarding the origin of the place, it is believed that Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh performed penance her in his previous birth and united with the Almighty.... Read More
Kalpeshwar is situated at an altitude of 2,134 mts above sea level near Urgam Valley in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state. Kalpeshwar can be reached by an easy trek of 11 km starting from Helang. The captivating Urgam valley can be reached after a trek of 9 kms from Helang. There are two routes from Urgam Valley one ending up at Kalpeshwar and other going to Panar and Rudranath via Dumak. Kalpeshwar is the last temple in the list of Panch Kedar pilgrimage circuit. It is the only temple of the sacred Panch Kedar that remains opened throughout the year. Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of matted hair at Kalpeshwar. The trail..... Read More
Sri Vridha badri has great importance itself, Before Badrinath was designated one of the four Char Dhams of Hindu worship by Adi Shankaracharya, the idol of Badrinah carved by divine Vishwakarma was enshrined and worshipped here. It is Seven kilometres from Joshimath, at Animath, and in the direction of Pipalkoti before Helang. It is said that when mankind entered the age of Kali, Vishnu chose to remove himself from the temple. Interestingly the image was found by Adi Shankaracharya at NaradKund, and restored, through part of it remains damaged. This, the first Badri, is located at the height of 1,380 mts. at Animath. While Badrinath..... Read More
The Yogdhan Badri is located at Pandukeshwar in altitude of 1920m, The Yogdhan Badri named after the Pandva's King. It is said that the Pandavas, victorious after their battle against the Kauravas, but emotionally scarred, came to the Himalayas. And it was here that they handed over their capital, Hastinapur, to Raja Parikshit and took up penance before seeking out the highway to heaven. The importance of the Badri is immense and the sanctum has an image of the lord in a meditative posture. It is also said that The Yogdhan Badri named after Pandu, who meditated at this place, 23 km from Sadrinath to lift the curses of a sage, and was..... Read More
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