Located in the Chamoli district of Uttrakhand, Badrinath is popularly known as the holy town. A Sanskrit name, Badrinath is named after an Indian tree – Jujube tree. Known as one of the pilgrimage sites- Badrinath is a part of the chardham yatra.The chardham yatra is considered highly auspicious and a must-visit by the Hindus at least once in their lifetime. The chardham sites include– Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri, all of which lies in the foothills of Himalayas. As each of the chardham yatra sites has it’s own legendary and history, how the four sites are circuited together is still unknown.The badrinath chardham yatra was re-established in the 7th century as a chardham yatra by Adi Shankara. The badrinath chardham yatra is a long stretch of journey through the hilly terrain. People like sadhus and others are dedicated and walk miles taking the strenuous journey to the Badrinath Temple.The Badrinath Temple is the center of attention in the town. It is the Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple is considered saintly by the Hindus as they believe the statue is a self-manifested statue of Lord Vishnu. As a part of the chardham yatra, the Badrinath Temple is a part of the five related Vishnu shrines called Panch Badri.While visiting badrinath chardham yatra, the Mata Murti ka Mela is considered as a prominent festival. It begins with the descent of river Ganga on mother earth. The festival is celebrated in a huge way with people visiting it from all corners of the country and world. Celebrated for eight days, you even witness artists and celebrities visiting the holy land. Several godly and religious activities are performed during the eight days in the temple.