Sunday, 5 February 2012

Himalaya the top of the world - 4 Badrinath

ജോഷിമഠം ത്തില്‍ നിന്നുള്ള കാഴ്ച - ബദരിനാഥ് മലനിരകള്‍

ജോഷിമഠം - ത്തില്‍നിന്നു  ബദ്രിനാദ് - ലേക്കുള്ള വഴി വളരെ ഇടുങ്ങിയതും ആഴത്തിലുള്ള കൊക്കകള്‍ക്കരികിലൂടെയുമാണ്‌ ഇതിനാല്‍ ഇവിടെ വാഹനാ പകടങ്ങളും കൂടുതല്‍ ആണ് യാത്രയില്‍ കണ്ട ഒന്നും അവശേഷിക്കാത്ത  ഒരുകാഴ്ച 

Badrinath is a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand. (3,415 metres -11,204 feet) It is in the Garhwal hills,on the banks of the Alaknanda River.

Badrinath vishnu Temple

Neelakand peaks

hot spring

Mana village
Trekking from Badrinath to Mana village, 3 kms

Mana village is a quaint tiny hamlet situated on the Indo-Tibetan border. This village is the last village of India and it is now declared as a tourism village of Uttarakhand.

The residents of Mana village are the last generation of Bhotia community of Mongolian tribes. When the Badrinath temple opens after Akshaya Tritaya in May, they come and live here for 6 months to keep the culture and traditions of their tribe alive. The rest of the year they live in Chamouli, which is 100 Km away from Badrinath. The total population of this village is 200.

മനുഷ്യനെ ചുമക്കുന്ന മനുഷ്യന്‍  - മനാഗ്രാമത്തില്‍നിന്നുള്ളകാഴ്ച

Veda Vyas Cave - it is 5111 years old cave
This is where Veda Vyas resided and composed the whole of Mahabharat to Ganesha.

The last Tea-stall at the Indo-Tibet Border, Mana village

View of Nar and Narayan Peaks

Origin of Saraswati River, near mana village. this is said be origin of Saraswati river coming out and going underground again as this river is not visible anywhere from source upto Allahabad Sangam in UP where it is said to merge into Ganga river along with Yamuna river.Very close to visible river Saraswati there is very small water stream said to be water from Mansarover Lake in China.

kesava prayag
joining point of river alakananda and saraswathy at Bhim Pul Mana village

Bhim Pul
This is a massive rock that forms a bridge near the fountain of Saraswati river.
 Legend has it that when Pandavas were crossing the river, Draupadi found it difficult to follow. Bhim lifted a huge rock and placed it over to form a natural bridge.

Alakananda River

The way of Mahaprasthana

Kedarnath (NH109,NH58)162 km joshimath (NH 58) 43.6Km Badrinath 3Km Mana village
Delhi (NH24,NH58) 476Km joshimath 

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