Varahaapuran (adhay 140:)

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I live in kokaamukh in the base of the mountain at the intersection of "kokaa river" and "kausiki river" and will be known as Badri

This intersection is currently locted at Nepal in a place "Varahaachetra."

For Badrikashram:

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Varahapuran adhay 141.1: (In hindi) "Usi himalaya parvat par, ek atyant goohaya staan hey, jo devatao ke liye bhi durlabh he. Ise Badarikashrama kahete he" Translation: In the same mountain (upper part of mountain where badri is) lies Badrikashrama. If Badrikasharama lies in the same mountain as Badri then they must both be near each other meaning they are both in Nepal. .What else can be said?

So then, how is it possible that Badrinath is located in india and not in Nepal, when clearly the two rivers mentioned in the shastra/Purana are located in Nepal?

Note: I do not wish to offend anyone regarding my question. Our current thirthas are as holy regardless of their authenticity and I respect their location. Being a Hindu, I would never disrespect any thirth just because they do not match with shastras. Many thirthas have changed locations and this is why I try to find their original location. Sorry if I have offended anybody.

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    Yes. Some believe original Badrinath is in Tibet or Nepal (not sure) and current temple is a Buddhist temple converted to Vishnu temple by Adi Shankara.
    – The Destroyer
    Nov 26, 2016 at 13:52
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    This is what Sri M's Guru Sri Maheshwaranath Babaji says about Badrinath Temple in book Apprenticed to a Himalayan Master "I asked Babaji what he thought of the Lama’s belief that the Buddha of Tholingmutt was the original Badrinath. “The fact is,” said Babaji, “in ancient times, there were Buddhist monks and Buddhist temples all over India.""(1/2)
    – The Destroyer
    Nov 26, 2016 at 14:02
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    "It is quite possible that the deity at Badrinath was that of a cross-legged Buddha which the great Shankaracharya turned into a cross-legged Narayana. Nowhere else does Narayana sit in Padmasana. What does it matter really? Purity of life and devotion are more important than being Buddhist or Hindu. Did you observe what a spiritually advanced soul the Rinpoche is? So let’s not get into such controversies.” (2/2)
    – The Destroyer
    Nov 26, 2016 at 14:02
  • @TheDestroyer As long as I am sure, Adi shankaracharya along with aauliya baba around 1300 years ago walked with the dharma flag from varahachetra to establish badrinath in uttarakhand, India. Statue of mukthinath built from Saligram silha (saligram stone) which Shankaracharya took from muktinath and placed it in india's uttarakhand calling the place badrinath. This evidence is provided in Nepal government's Rastriya abhilekhalaya (museum). According to shastras, badrinath sounds like its in Nepal because of the descriptions provided and that badrivan is in vaharachetra, Nepal. Nov 26, 2016 at 14:46
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    @RameshBhattarai Chapter 141 verse 1 is not talking about the Kokamukha mountain at all, it's talking about the Himalayas. Dec 8, 2016 at 14:50


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