Panch Badri Tour

Sapta Badri / Panch Badri comprises a gathering of seven hallowed Hindu sanctuaries, committed to god Vishnu, situated in Garhwal Himalayas in the Indian province of Uttarakhand. The Badrinath sanctuary, called the Badri Vishal (height 3,133 m (10,290 ft)) is the essential sanctuary among the seven altars, trailed by six others, to be specific, Adi Badri, Bhavishya Badri, Yogadhayan Badri, Vriddha Badri, Ardha Badri and Dhyan Badri. The Panch Badri sanctuary circuit comprised of just initial five sanctuaries, overlooking Ardha Badri and one of either for the most part Dhyan Badri or at times Vriddha Badri. Once in a while, an eighth sanctuary, Narasingh Badri, is incorporated into the Sapta Badri or Panch Badri list.

History of Panch Badri:-

Badrinath Temple: – Badrinath one of the ‘Ancient Four Dhams’ is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and is situated at an elevation of 3,133 meters, guarded on either side by the two mountain ranges known as Nar & Narayan with the towering Neelkanth Peak providing a splendid backdrop. This revered spot was once carpeted with wild berries. Thus the place got the name “Badri van”, meaning “forest of berries”.

Yog Dhyan Badari: – This sanctuary is named after Pandav King. The Yog Dhyan Badari sanctuary is situated at Pandukeshwar at an elevation of 1920 m. It is 24 km shy of Badarinath on Rishikesh – Badarinath thruway. As per a fantasy, the sanctum has a picture of the Lord in a thoughtful (Yog Dhyan) pose. It is said that the Pandavas, successful after their fight against the Kauravas, however sincerely scared, went to the Himalayas. Furthermore, it was here that they gave over their capital, Hastinapur, to Raja Parikshit and took up retribution before searching out the interstate to paradise.

Bhavishya Badari :- The Bhavishya Badari is at a separation of around 17 km east of Joshimath on Joshimath-Lata-Malari course and is at a height of 2744 m. Explorers trek past Tapovan up the Dhauliganga River to achieve this sacred spot. The icon of Narsimh (the god with the head of lion) is cherished here. Customarily it is trusted that daily will come when the present course to the Badarinath will be difficult to reach and the Lord Badarinath will be adored here and this is the reason the place is called Bhavishya Badari.

Vridha Badri: – The Vridha Badri sanctuary is a Hindu sanctuary committed to Lord Vishnu. The Vridha sanctuary is arranged in Animath town of Uttarakhand, India. This town is 7 km from Joshimath. The Vridha Badri sanctuary is situated at an elevation of 1380 meters above ocean level. The name of the Virdha Badri sanctuary comes in Sapta Badri Yatra. In the Vridha sanctuary, the statue of Lord Vishnu is built up as an old man. Consequently the name of this sanctuary is vridha and Badri is a name of God Vishnu.

Adi Badri :- The Adi Badri the main sanctuary complex among the Panch Badri sanctuaries is an antiquated hallowed place committed to Vishnu and is one among a chain of 16 little altars situated in the slope ranges 17 kilometers (11 mi), past Karnaprayag (intersection of Pindar River and Alaknanda River in Chamoli area. Seven sanctuaries of this chain were worked amid the late Gupta period (fifth century to eighth century).

Panch Kedar Tour

The sacred province of Uttarakhand houses the Panch Kedar that is arranged in five unique areas. The Panch Kedar converts into the ‘five of Shiva, the Lord. The Kedar Valley has all the five areas. They are Kedarnath, Madhyamaheshwar, Tungnath, Rudranath and Kalpeshwar.

Panch Kedar is huge as they are arranged in such remote goals which are not engine capable. The entire procedure of visiting these areas is to accomplish a specific repentance. You need to attempt the intense adventure to discover the harmony toward the end. You will most likely feel increasingly edified after your trek to the Panch Kedar.

It is in all probability the mid year months May and June. The time after storm September and October is additionally great. Stay away from the storm as the streets get perilous and trekking will be very troublesome.

History:-

Soon after the Mahabharata was battled and the Pandavas rose successful, this story starts. After the war, the Pandavas were contrite and needed the gift of Lord Shiva. Shiva was not in the least satisfied with the Pandavas as they utilized trickery in war. Consequently, he chose to sidestep them. From the start he covered up as a bull in Guptkashi. At the point when the Pandavas came to get him, he went to different parts in the state.

Master Shiva began to show up at various areas over the Garhwal in parts. Some place his hair showed. Some place his arm. His face in another area navel still in another. Along these lines, the Pandavas raised a sanctuary in all these five sacred spots, (which came to be known as the Panch Prayag) to look for pardoning for their transgressions.

Kedarnath Temple: – Kedarnath is one of the Char Dham just as one of the Panch Kedar. It is a significant pioneer community for the Hindu enthusiasts around the globe. The sanctuary is arranged against a hypnotizing scenery of the snow clad mountains. The mound of the hidden bull showed here. Kedarnath is likewise one of the Jyotirlingas in India and consistently a great many enthusiasts visit the holy sanctuary with their family.

Madhyamaheshwar Temple: – Madhyamaheshwar is the place the navel of Shiva showed. Mansoona town of the Garhwal area is the lovely area of this old sanctuary. You can see the Kedarnath and Neelkanth crests from this spot.  Ransi town is the last street point. You need to come to Ransi from Ukhimath and trek up to 16 kms from Ransi to achieve the sanctuary. The trek is simple from Ransi to Bantoli however from Bantoli to the sanctuary, the rising is steep. So convey enough caffeinated drink and dry nourishment.

Tungnath Temple: – Tungnath has the record of being the most noteworthy Shiva sanctuary on the planet as far as elevation. This age – old sanctuary is very to trek up when contrasted with different ones. The sanctuary is encompassed by grandiose pinnacles like Nanda Devi and Chowkhamba. Excellent knolls and fields encompass the sanctuary expanding its grand magnificence. It is just 4 kms trek to the sanctuary from Chopta. When your sanctuary visit is done, you should visit the Chandrashila Peak. The all encompassing perspective structure this point will blow your mind.

Rudranath Temple: – Rudranath is where Shiva’s face is known to have showed. The sanctuary is arranged at a grandiose mountain encompassing. The thick woods of Rhododendron encompasses the mountain. Shiva is asked here as Neelkanth. The sanctuary is encompassed by numerous heated water streams known as Kunds, similar to Surya Kund, Chandra Kund and Tara Kund. Normally individuals goes up to Sagar town which is the last engine capable street. The sanctuary of Rudranath is around 20 kms from here by trekking. Gopeshwar is the intersection point. The picturesque perspectives from Rudranath is of unparalleled magnificence.

Kalpeshwar Temple: – The last leg of the Panch Kedar excursion will be the visit to Kalpanath otherwise called Kalpeshwar. Situated in the Urgam Valley in Chamoli region, the sanctuary has enthralling beautiful perspectives. The valley is renowned for terraced potato cultivating and apple plantations.  When you achieve the Urgam Valley, Kalpeshwar sanctuary is only a 2 kms trek away. After the strenuous trek of Rudranath, this will be a remunerating background. Kalpeshwar is the place the hair or Jata of Shiva showed up.

Amarnath Yatra 2019: Amarnath cave and its some mystery

There is a Dham Amarnath cave among many holy shrines of Lord Shiva. This cave of Amarnath is located in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. In Amarnath cave, Lord Bhole Shankar had told the story of immortality to Mata Parvati. From the mere sight of Baba in the Amarnath cave, the person easily crosses many obstacles in life. Amarnath’s holy journey has been started from 1st of July. Every year in this cave, natural Shivling is built, for which the devotees of Bholenath come from abroad to see. Let’s know the importance of Amarnath cave and its mystery.

Importance of Amarnath cave

According to the belief Lord Shiva narrated the story of immortality to Mata Parvati sitting in this cave. For this reason, this cave is of great significance. Every year in this cave, Shivlinga is made from natural ice. In addition to Shivalinga, there is also a snow-like Linga of Lord Parvati and Shiva Putra – Lord Ganesha.

Shivalinga and Mata Shakti together

In the Amarnath cave, Baba Bholenath is situated on the same seat, where Mahamaya Shakti Peeth of the goddess Sati is located. In this place the throat of the goddess Sati was dropped. In the same place, at the same time, the desire of all kinds is filled with the philosophy of Shivling – Shaktipeeth.

Discovery of New Cave

The Amarnath cave was discovered nearly 500 years ago and the credit for finding is given to a Muslim, Buta Malik. The descendants of Buta Malik still live in the place called Batkot and are directly connected to the Amarnath Yatra.

Everything was abandoned before the story of Amarakatha

First of all Lord Shiva gave up his Nandi, where he left Nandi, he goes to Pahalgam. The journey of the Amarnath cave starts from here. After this, the moon was freed from its jata. Wherever the moon is abandoned it is called Chandanvani. After that Lord Shankar left the snakes holding in the throat. This place was called Sheshnag. After this, Shivaji left Ganesha on the Mahagunas mountain, where Mahadev abandoned the insects called Pisu, the place is Pisu valley.

Pigeons also listened to Amarkatha

There was also a pair of pigeons during Amarkatha, who listened the story and blowing the voices in the middle. Mahadev is listening to the Parvati story. The pigeons became immortal after hearing the Amarkatha. Even today in the cave, a pair of pigeons appears. It is believed that even today the devotees of the two pigeons see the philosophy.

How to Reach Amarnath

How to Reach Amarnath via Flight

One must deboard at the Sheik Ul-Alam International Airport Srinagar to reach Amarnath via air. There is a day by day flight administration from Delhi and Jammu and on certain days, flights likewise handle from Chandigarh and Leh. The airport is situated at a separation of 96 km from Pahalgam. One of the courses to Amarnath Cave begins from Pahalgam and directions a trek of around 48 km.

How to Reach Amarnath by Road

Jammu and Srinagar are the nearby cities that have the possibility to take a trip to Amarnath by road. Jammu is in a 247.7 km separation from Pahalgam. After arriving at both destinations, one should attempt a trek to the Amarnath Ji Shrine.

How to Reach Amarnath via Train

There are no local trains to Amarnath. In any case, you can land at the Jammu train station, which is 384 km from the Amarnath cave. From that point, without much of a stretch you can get a transport to Pahalgam or Baltal from where you can start your trip to the Amarnath cave via cab or taxi.

On the other hand, the pilgrims can book helicopter to reach Amarnath from Pahalgam.

Wonder about Brahma Kapal

On the banks of Badrinath Dham, in flowing Alaknanda, after visiting the Brahma Kapal, the dead souls get salvation. After this there is no need to get a Pind Daan for any ancestors anywhere. Only on the date of his death in the Shraddha Pakhi, a Brahmin has to feed.

It is mentioned in the Puranas that travelers make pilgrims for the fulfillment of the ancestors. The Pinnacle method ends here. This shrine is a little away from the temple in the form of rock. Here God’s Mahaprasad (cooked rice) is given to the ancestral Pind in death ceremony, by which the ancestors get renewed freedom. When Brahmaji became attached to his daughter on the evening, Shiva took another form and cut off his head with anger. From then on, Brahma is four-faced. Earlier there were Five faces of Brahma. But with the sin of Brahmana, that head stuck with Shiva’s hand. They got rid of that head and went all the way to the pilgrimage.

After reaching the Nidan Badrikashram, his skull fell from the hands of the Shivaji near Alaknanda. Therefore, this place began to be known as Brahma Kapal. Along with the visit of Badrinath Dham, pilgrims from distant states do not forget to perform Brahma kapal from their ancestors.

Mysterious Lake in Uttarakhand – Roopkund Lake

Located at a height of 5029 meters above sea level, Roopkund Lake in Uttarakhand is also known as Lake of Skeleton, it was a mystery that was only discovered by scientists.

The scenic beauty of this lake situated on such a height was already surprising. On top of this, many skeletons are buried in the bottom of the lake, which are seen only once when ice melts. It was discovered in 1942 by a ranger who discovered a common grave in this remote lake who actually travels for 4 days to reach a different and uninhabited place.

Local legends believe that the skeletons are from the king of Kannauj in the ninth century. Who accompanied his queen and other pilgrims to the pilgrimage in Nanda Devi Hills, who suddenly encountered the hail storm and sank in the lake. Scientists have recently confirmed the story that the skeletons are actually pilgrims and locals who are around 850 AD. The investigators concluded that these deaths were caused by fatal explosions in the back of the head, and not due to injuries caused by weapons of war, avalanches or landslides. The scales on the shoulders and the bones on the shoulders were consistent with the goal of the ball in the shape of the ball. The best estimate is that the hailstone the size of a ball has a shape that causes injuries and, subsequently, the death of these pilgrims.

Roopkund, also known as the mysterious lake, is surrounded by glaciers and snow-covered mountains. The lake is about 2 meters deep and hundreds of pedestrians come every year. Tourist and pilgrims are also included in the Nanda Devi Raj Jat, which goes to Roopkund once every twelve years for the worship of Goddess Nanda.

Roopkund Travel Guide

Distance from Delhi: 492 km + 34 kilometers (walking)

Best Weather: May to October

How to go Roopkund

Lohajung Pass, well connected through motorized roads, is the starting point of trekking. The level of difficulty of walking from Lohajung Pass to Bedni Bugyal is moderate. Bedni Bugyal is a large picturesque place in which vast expanse of vegetation is a hill filled with coniferous trees. The toughest part of Trek is 14 km from Bedni Bugyal to Roopkund, which is built for travelers with previous experience in trekking. No accommodation is available on the trekking route.

The route from Delhi to Roopkund

Delhi – Haridwar – Rishikesh – Devprayag – Srinagar – Rudraprayag – Karnaprayag – Lohajung Pass (Trekking = 34 km) – Roopkund

Train route for Roopkund

Rishikesh is the nearest railway station for Lake Roopkund. From Rishikesh, you should follow the path mentioned above.

Flight route to Roopkund

Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun is closest to Roopkund. From there, the road leads to Deval from where you can follow the above path.

Hello travel lovers! Have you ever heard of the skeletal lake situated between rocky glaciers and snow-capped mountains, which also rises 5029 meters above sea level? Prepare your travel equipment and get ready, because this increase is only for experienced travelers. Immersed in the glacial lake, this common grave can be seen only after the melting of the ice. Scientists are trying to date the skeleton called around the 9th century. So get ready for the nasty surprise on this trip.