Brahma Kapal


Brahma Kapal Ghat is a flat platform on the banks of the Alakananda River, where Lord Brahma is believed to reside. The devotees pay homage and rituals to the departed souls and it is conventional to proffer sraddha to ancestors here. It is situated just 100 meters north of the Badrinath Temple.

Brahma Kapal holds the mythical belief that it was at this place where lord Shiva relieved from his curse of killing Brahma. It is also believed that Brahma’s head had fallen off from Shiva’s trident with the blessing of Lord Vishnu here at Brahama Kapal. The Sheshnetra, Charanpaduka and the Mata Murthy temple are nearby attractions that hold religious significance.