Why Shiva and Parvati had to leave their abode at Badrinath?
The majestic Himalayas leave everyone spellbound with their sheer beauty and immense size. The legend has it that the temple at Badrinath, about 10,000 feet above sea level was the abode of Shiva himself. Built by Adi Shankara himself, even today, the temple priests are descendants of his family. This itself is amazing as Adi Shankara was born down south in India and traveled more than 3000 km on foot about 1000 years ago to build the temple.