Pushakar, Badrinath, Puri, Rameshwaram and Dwarka are considered five of the most important pilgrimage places. The latter 4 are called the 4 Dhams. Badrinath is a sacred mountain thought to be the abode of all the gods . Badri refers to a berry that was said to grow abundantly in the area, and nath refers to Vishnu. Badri is the Sanskrit name for the Indian Jujube tree[3], which has an edible berry. Some scriptural references also refer to Jujube trees being abundant in Badrinath. Legend has it that Goddess Lakshmi took the form of the berries to protect Lord Vishnu from the harsh climate during his long penance.... In the area around the Badri-Narayana temple, there is Trikut Parvata mountain and Triveni Sangam, which is the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati Quoted from Website Wikipedia under Badrinath.

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