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The morning environment in the Himalayas is so calm and serene that it leads an aspirant spontaneously to silence.   Nature strengthen the school of meditation.

                                           

                                     Swami Rama

Uttaranchal is  dotted  with  thousand  of  temples   associated  with some  Puranic  or    Mahabharata   period   story.  These  Temples  do   not   suggest   any  specific  pattern. Most of    them  belong  to  Lord   Shiva,    Vishnu,    Goddess   Kali,    Bhagwati   and  Nanda Devi. Temples   of local Gods and Goddess such as Golu, Sam, Chamu, Bhumia etc are also found.  Historians  suggest  that   Uttaranchal   also  remained  under   influence  of    Buddhism  during  Ashoka  regime.  In   8th  century   AD   Adi  Guru    Shankaracharya   revived    the   Hinduism. The  Lotus posture  idol of   Shri  Badrinath  was retrieved by Shankaracharya  from   Narad Kund and enshrined   as   incarnation  of   Lord   Vishnu. 

In other words  the  whole   land   of    Uttranchal    is   always   alive and  vibrates   with    the   music   of   chiming  bells, bathing   people  at various     Ghats,  chanting  of  Hymns, song  of   local  folks  during     festivals   and  fairs.

 

 Five Badris
Name Location
Adi Badri On Karanprayag-Ranikhet Road
Bridha Badri Animath between Pipalkoti and Joshimath
Yogdhyan Badri Pandukeshwar (Joshimath)
Bhavishya Badri Joshimath-Malari Road
Badri Vishal Badrinath
Five Kedars situated in Rudraprayag district Five Shilas (Stones) in    and around Badrinath Five Prayags on the bank of Alakhnanda and joined by
Tungnath Narad Shila Devprayag          -           Bhagirathi
Rudranath Varah Shila Rudraprayag       -           Mandakini
Madmaheshwar Garur Shila Karanprayag       -            Pinder
Kalpeshwar Markandeya Shila Nandprayag        -            Nadakini
Sri Kedarnath Narshimha Shila Vishnuprayag     -        Dhauliganga
DEVI - BHAGWATI TEMPLES
Name Base Point Height (Mt)


Anusuiya Devi Mandal (Chamoli) 2000
Chandrabadani Jamanikhal 2280
Nanda Devi, Nauti Village Karanprayag (Chamoli) 915
Nanda Devi Almora 1650
Naina Devi Nainital 1830
Naithana Devi Ranikhet 1650
Manila Devi Ranikhet 1680
Punyagiri Tanakpur 400
Navdurga Joshimath 1890
Kot Ke Mai Baijnath/Bageshwar 1100
Kunjapuri Narendra Nagar 1090
Tripura Sundari Almora 1650
Surkanda Devi Mussoorie 1920
Hat Kalika, Gangolihat Pithoragarh 1700
Mahakali, Ukhimath Gopeshwar, Chamoli 1310
Uma Devi Karanprayag 915
Garjia Devi Ramnagar -
SHIVA TEMPLES
Baijnath Bageshwar 1100


Bagnath Bageshwar 1100
Jageshwar Almora 1650
Kalpeshwar Joshimath 1890
Kamleshwar Srinagar 580
Koteshwar Rudraprayag 610
Madyamaheshwar Rudraprayag 3490
Onkareshwar Ukhimath 1311
Tungnath Ukhimath 3680
Rudranath Rudraprayag 610
Someshwar Almora 1110
Tapkeshwar Dehra Dun 700
Triyuginarain Sonprayag 1980
Vishwanath Uttarkashi 1160
Shiva temple Gopeshwar 1310
Pancheshwar Lohaghat 1706
Mukteshwar Nainital 2290