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Shradh – Tarpan To Dead Ancestors At Badrinath Temple

Badrinath Temple, or Badrinath Dham, in Uttarakhand is one among the temples in Char Dham Yatra to the Himalayas. The temple is also famous for performing Shradh and Tarpan to dead ancestors. The ritual is performed at Brahma Kapal on the banks of Alakananda River near the temple.

The popular belief is that once a person performs Tharpanam or Shraddh at Badrinath temple then one need not perform the ritual anywhere else. The ritual can be performed for any dead person in the family. It is also a good place to perform the ritual if one does not know the death tithi or date.

The cooked rice for the purpose can be obtained from the temple.