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Panch Dhara And Panch Shila In Badrinath Uttarakhand


There is a group of five famous water streams in Badrinath. The names of these five streams are as follows - Prahalad, Kurma, Bhrigu, Urvashi and Indira Dhara. Indira Dhara is the most striking stream of these streams, which is situated at a distance of 1.5 km from Badrinath. Urvashi Dhara is situated on the right side of the Rishi Ganga river. Bhrigu Dhara passes through the caves. The water of the Kurma Dhara is very cold while Prahalad is the hot water of the Dhara.

There are five famous Shila in Badrinath, which names are - Garud, Nar, Narsingh, Varah and Markandeya Shila. This five shila is located in the close of the nearby Taptkund of Badrinath temple. Narada Shila is between Taptkund and Narad Kund. Near the Narad Kund, there is a Varah Shila, which is in the shape of a boar. Varah is considered as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Saint Rishi used to meditate on Markendeya Shila.


How To Reach Panch Dhara And Panch Shila

By Air

The nearest airport to Badrinath is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, which is about 312 km away from Badrinath.

By Train

The nearest railway station of Badrinath is Rishikesh, which is about 293 km away from Badrinath.

By Road

Panch Dhara And Panch Shila is located at a distance of about 1.5 km from Badrinath bus stand.

Badrinath Panch Dhara And Panch Shila In Badrinath Uttarakhand Photos and Timings