Mata Murti Temple
Mata Murti Temple is situated at a distance of 3 km from Badrinath on the banks of River Alaknanda. This temple is dedicated to Mata Murti, the mother of two sons Narayana and Nara. There is a popular belief that the goddess has power of granting Vairagya to those who meditate sincerely in her presence. The temple is visited for worshipping Mata Murti on Ashtami, Shukla Tritiya and Chaturdashi. Moreover, during the time of Mata Murti Ka Mela, the mother of Shri Badrinath is worshipped. Mata Murti temple is an ancient temple dedicated to the mother of Shri Badrinath. According to mythological belief, Mata Murti prayed Lord Vishnu to take his next incarnation (avatar) by coming out from her womb. Lord Vishnu agreed and came out from her womb into this world as twins, Nar and Narayan to kill a demon. Mata Murti temple is situated on the right bank of the River Alaknanda, about 3 km from Badrinath temple. There is a popular belief that the goddess has power of granting Vairagya to those who meditate here sincerely. It is visited frequently by visitors for worshipping Mata Murti on Shukla Tritiya, Ashtami and Chaturdashi. During the time of Mata Murti Ka Mela, the mother of Sri Badrinath is worshiped with great devotion.