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The Temples Of North-East India
The Temples of North-East India - Index Invocation
The Author Introduction
Kedarnath Badrinath
Bhagawan Pasupathinath Of Nepal Gangotri & Yamunotri
Rishikesh Haridwar
Prayag Gaya
Kasi Ayodhya
Kali Ma Of Calcutta Bhuvaneswar
Konark Puri
Some Shrines Superb
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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The Himalayan abode of Sri Maha Vishnu


This 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 when he was here founding of monasteries and erecting of temple together with the dedication of his works to the Lord. 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.


Matsya Purana and Vishnu Dharma Sastra extol its importance in glowing terms. It is situated on the right bank of Alakananda and it is famous for offering sraddha to the dead ancestors and they are promised immediate liberation. If once, sraddha is offered to the dead, there is no occasion to offer any further in future, since they are liberated and merged in Brahma. Having gone to the highest abode of Vishnu from here, they earnestly await their descendants to meet them there, nay they earnestly long for the birth of some illustrious one in their family to visit Badari and do sraddha. So, ardent theists perform sraddhas here soon after reaching Badari; and many visit only for this purpose. Thousands of persons can be seen here doing this sacred ritual.


It is a small village with great spiritual significance. It lies in' the valley of Alakananda and the Mata Murti temple here attracts pilgrims. In its neighbourhood lie many caves of spiritual importance. Vyasaguha, Ganeshguha, Bhimaguha and Muchikundaguha are among the best and worthy of visitation. Showing and narrating the importance of many more places, the guide ushers the pilgrims into the inexhaustible treasures - house of spirit, leaving the rest upward movement, or downward fall to the choice of each individual.

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About Badarinath
Nara & Narayana.Pg1
Nara & Narayana.Pg2
Nara & Narayana.Pg3
The Temple.Pg1
The Temple.Pg2
Pujas And Timings
Places Of Itinerary.....Pg1
Places Of Itinerary.....Pg2
Places Of Itinerary.....Pg3
You are Here! Places Of Itinerary.....Pg4
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