Joshimath

RajeevKashyap

Ludhiana, India

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Joshimath is described in the ancient scriptures as Kartikeyapura, because the Katyuri kings named it after their God, Kartikeya. This place is also known as Jyotirmath. Joshimath, located at a height of about 6,000 ft, is one of the four great “maths”, or monasteries,

established by the great Adi Guru Shri Shankaracharya in the 8th century AD. Joshimath was the heart of religious and cultural activity in those days and continues to be the same even today.
Just below Joshimath, two rivers, the Alaknanda and the Dhauliganga, meet at the confluence of Karnaprayag. The river Dhauliganga, coming from the Niti Valley, is approachable from Joshimath by vehicle up to Malari town and beyond. The entire route is lined with thick deodar forests. From Malari, one track goes towards Niti village via Kailashpur, Farkia, Bampa and Ghamsali. The entire valley throbs with activity in summer. Niti is the last village of the valley and from here the track goes towards the Niti Pass (5,299 m) and Marchokla.

The inhabitants of these valleys are simple, sturdy and dynamic like their Jauhari counterparts in Kumaon. Joshimath is a fairly large town. It has to be, since most of Badrinath arrives here to spend the winter months when the shrine of Badrinath remains snowbound for six months.

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