Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Badrinath, a small town on the side of a mountain of the same name in the district of Gahrwal, North-West Provinces of British India. It contains a famous Hindu shrine dedicated to one of the incarnations of Vishnu. This encloses an idol of black stone, to worship which several thousand pilgrims come yearly, and at the decennial festival of Kumb Mehla this number is largely increased.

“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
Psalm 23:4