Neighbourhood Travel Desk: Tapt Kund is the abode of Lord Agni and is famous for its medicinal properties. Before entering the Badrinath Temple, one has to take a holy dip in the Tapt Kund. The dip into the hot water of this Kund is believed to be spiritually rejuvenating and relieves the sins.
The Tapt Kund is a group of natural sulphur springs situated on the bank of River Alaknanda beside the Badrinarayan Temple. The Kund can incinerate the sins of all the devotees who come to take a holy dip in it. Don’t you think it is a miracle of sorts, for such hot springs to reside amid all the low temperatures around? Indeed, nature never fails to astound us. Also, the Kund is considered to be therapeutic and possessing medicinal properties.
A dip here is considered to be a good cure for skin diseases. According to a Hindu belief, performing ritual rights of ancestors in the Kund marks their heavenly journey and ensures that their souls rest in peace. A holy dip in this abode of Lord Agni is a must before entering the Badrinath Temple. For the hygiene conscious one should no need to worry the bathing area has separate arrangements for men and women.