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.

“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Hebrews 12:2