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Devotees take holy dip at natural hot water spring in Badrinath

Badrinath (Uttarakhand), May 23 : Devotees took holy dip at a natural hot water spring, located near the revered Hindu shrine in Badrinath.


Hundreds of devotees and pilgrims came from different parts of the country, to take holy dip at Tapt Kund, a natural sulphurous spring, in India's northern state of Uttarakhand, on Wednesday (May 22).

Kamlesh Kumar Sharma, a devotee from Madhya Pradesh had come to experience this wonder and take a dip in the holy water spring.

"Here, there are snow covered mountains. A glacier is flowing down there, whereas in this spring, the water is very hot. You cannot directly jump into it; you have to go into it very slowly. Such is God's grace," Sharma said.


As per mythological belief, one who takes the holy dip in this sacred hot water pond is relieved from past sins.

After taking the dip, there is a ritual of visiting the Badrinath temple in the area. Situate at an altitude of 3,133 meters, the Badrinath temple, also known as the Vishal Badri is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

Mahaveer Prasad Dhayani, a priest at Badrinath said that taking bath in the holy spring helps to wash off one's sins.

"The importance of the spring is to help us wash our sins and enable us to get a glimpse of God," said Dhayani.

Along with the spiritual essence, this sulphur spring also possesses therapeutic characteristics. It is believed that by bathing here in this hot water spring, one can get rid of many ailments.

--ANI (Posted on 23-05-2013)

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