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Charan Paduka, Badrinath

Charan Paduka is a popular rock in the Badrinath Dham as it has the footprints of Lord Vishnu. The trek to Charan Paduka is perilous and risky as one has to climb the steep slope to reach the rock. The spot is surrounded by beautiful meadws and flowers in the summers and the site provides a breathtaking view of the Neelkanth Peak and the Nar Parvat. Rishi Ganga flows through a man made diversion on the left side of Charan Paduka which creats a kind of waterfall.


History:
It is believed that Lord Vishnu set his foot on the Earth at this place. Bhagwat Purana says that Lord Krishna advised his minister Uddhav to proceed to Badrinath with his Charan Paduka to get rid of his wrongdoings and hence it is believed that one can get rid of his wrongdoings by visiting the place.

How to Reach

Charan Paduka can be reached by following the stairway located at the North of Badrinath Temple.