Taptkund is one of the main attractions of badrinath dham.
What is TaptKund:
It is a fresh spring of hot water. Tapt Kund is considered to be adobe of Lord Agni. It is famous for its medicinal properties. Visitors have to take a dip in Tapt Kund before entering the Badrinath Temple. The temperature of the water of Tapt Kund is 45° Celsius. There are number of other hot water springs on the banks of Alaknanda River.
It is unbelievable that there are springs of hot water is Himalaya mountains where the outer temperature can reach to almost zero degrees.
A Holy Dip In The Tapt Kund:
The dip into the hot water of this kund is believed to be spiritually rejuvenating. It is considered to be a good cure for skin diseases.
Mythology of Tapt Kund:
According to mythology when Lord Vishnu got happy with Agni Dev’s(God of Fire) devotion and penance, he granted a boon to reside in the form of this kund(Pond) in Badrinath. The dip into the hot water of this kund is believed to be spiritually rejuvenating.
According to Hindu mythology, performing rituals of ancestors in the Tapt kund marks their souls go to heaven and ensures that their souls rest in peace.