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*Nilkantha Shining*
A very common view seen in internet, but due to it's beauty and majestic appearance in the east sky of Badrinath, I just can't resist myself to sharing it here with you.
Nilkantha is a major peak of the Garhwal
division of the Himalayas, in the Uttarakhand region of the Indian state of Uttaranchal . Although substantially lower than the highest peaks of the region, it towers dramatically over the valley of the Alaknanda River and rises 3,474 metres (11,398 ft) above
the Hindu holy town of Badrinath, only 9 km to the east.
Mythological beliefs:
It is believed that there was no mountain on the spot where Nilkantha stands today. There was an adage route between Kedarnath and Badrinath. The "Purahita" or the
worshipper of the two
temples worshipped them in one day. This continued for a long time until due to some sins of the worshipper, Lord Shiva became displeased with him and stood blocking the way as huge sky-kissing mountain, which is said to be modern Nilkantha.

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