This revered spot was once carpeted with wild berries. Thus the place got the name Badri van, meaning forest of berries. Tapt Kund : Natural thermal springs on the bank of the river Alaknanda, where it is customary to bathe before entering the Badrinath temple. Narad Kund : A recess in the river, near Tapt Kund, forming a pool from where the Badrinath idol was recovered. Brahama Kapal : A flat platform on the bank of river Alaknanda. Hindus perform proppitiating rites for their deceased ancestors. Sheshnetra : 1. 5kms. away is a boulder having an impression of the legendary serpent, better known as the Sheshnag/’s eye.