is of supreme significance for several reasons. Adi Sankara lived in
a cave very near to this for five years. His Himalayan genius was
blossomed only here, as evidenced
by his founding of monasteries and erecting of temples together with
the dedication of his works to the Lord, when be dwelt here fully
immersed in meditation and composition of master pieces. So, sacred
to all. There is a temple dedicated to Narasimha in which Badarinath
is worshipped during the winter. It is on the way to Badari and no
pilgrim worth the name misses this holy place. The place where he
lived is made into a mandir with idols of Siva and other Saivate
gods. Even at Badari, where he established one of the Principal
monasteries called Uttaram nya Jyotirmath, there is a Sivalinga
along with other gods like Subrahmanya, Ganesh and Gowri. They are
adored regularly and devoutly.
lies on the way to Badari. Only bus journey is available.