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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the popular attractions in Joshimath?

Aloke Bajpai DEC 10 2012
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The beautiful hill station of Joshimath has a collection of truly wonderful places for you. It not only is for those who have a religious bent of mind  but also for those who love nature. On one hand it provides a plethora of temples, most of which have got historical as well as mythological importance and on the other hand, it provides splendid view of the Himalayas. The beautiful Himalayas will surely take all your tensions away, leaving you re-energised.

  • Uttaramnaya Matha

    This popular tourist attraction is located within the town and is highly revered by the Hindus. One of the four cardinal institutions established by Adi Shankaracharya, Uttaramnaya Matha or the northern monastery is an important pilgrimage. The Uttaramnaya Matha is said to be in charge of the Atharva Veda and the history of this matha is exceedingly complicated. During the late 18th century, according to an official account, the Uttaramnaya matha had no existence for about 165 years, but it was resurrected in 1941 under the headship of Swami Brahmananda Saraswati.

  • Narsingh Temple

    The Narsingh temple is dedicated to
    one of the avatars of Lord Vishnu. During winters, the Badrinath Temple is closed, and that is when Lord Badrinath is kept in this temple. During this time, devotees throng to worship at the Narsingh Temple at Joshimath. The distinctive feature of the deity is that its left wrist is very thin and is getting thinner by the day. A legend goes about this wrist, according to which the day the wrist separates from the arm, the route to Badrinath would get closed permanently by a major landslide.

  • Kalpavriksha

    The oldest tree in India, which is around 1200 years old. This place served as a meditation spot for the great 8th century explorer Adi Shankaracharya and thus, holds unsurpassed and unparalleled significance. The cave where he lived is also situated near this Mulberry tree. Since the tree is very old, it bears only flowers and but no fruits, it does, however, sprouts fresh and young leaves. The tree is as old as the famous Badrinath Temple and attracts thousands of devotees each year.

So, what are you waiting for? Come, explore this astounding hill-station, full of spirituality and natural beauty.

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