Bheem Pul
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RoadTripper Abhishek
Mumbai, India138 contributions
Jun 2020
By some quirk of fate (or perhaps human intervention), Mana has managed to retain it’s old world charm. It features quaint stone and mud houses lining the mountain walls. Clean to a fault, the village had the ubiquitous children playing cricket (what else!) and gnarled old women weaving in their verandahs. I Picked up a woollen sweater from the village shop. Not for the need of it, but simply because of how coarse the wool felt to the touch!

As we meandered through the village, at the far end was a shop grandly announcing itself to be ‘Bharat ki Aakhri chai ki dukaan’. Naturally, besides chai and maggi, he served glucose biscuits. The proprietor gladly obliged us with a picture. We had a cup of chai with glucose buscuits, and headed on to explore further.

A short climb higher up into the mountains got us to a cave complex of sorts. This is the Vyas Gufa or the Ganesh Gufa. Legend has it that this is the spot where Rishi Ved Vyas dictated the Mahabharat to Lord Ganesha. Each of them were perched in their respective caves. Whether there is any truth to those legends or not, the caves themselves have an aura to them. Unlike a deserted mountain cave, here there is a presence of sorts. It’s like there’s a purposeful energy to it, that one feels once in there.

After spending a lazy afternoon exploring Mana, we headed towards the source of the Saraswati river. ‘Source’ is a misleading word, since this refers to the starting point of the river. In this case, the Saraswati is visible for a distance of about 100 meters before she disappears underground again. Of course, you may believe the legend that Saraswati was too noisy for Rishi Vyasa’s liking, so he banished her underground and that’s where she stays to date. Or you may not. Fact is, the river disappears after 100 odd meters!
Written January 8, 2021
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Devendra G
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India792 contributions
Apr 2019
Bheem pul is situated in mana village which is half an hour drive from Badrinath. This bridge constructed by Bheem by placing a large stone block on the river saraswati. Pandavs went to their swargarohini yatra from this place. Few metre away is the place were draupadi fell and dies. Must visit if you are in badrinath.
Written March 29, 2020
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Nalam Prasad
Mumbai, India15 contributions
Oct 2021
Bheem Pul and Saraswati temple are great places to visit. Saraswati temple, in my opinion, could be the last temple on this side of the border. It is done very nicely within the limited space.
Written November 13, 2021
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wheelchairandeye
Mumbai, India1,074 contributions
Oct 2014 • Friends
I had hired a pithu (suraj 08126071639) to take me to that whole walk to bheem pul, ved vyas gufa and ganpatiji temple. Its about a km of walk from down the manna village which is the last village of indian, one cannot take any vehicle beyond certain point so no other way but to walk or pithu :) you have to climb lot of steps I could have not even dreamed to visit these places because of my disabilities. thanks to this pithu who took me on his back very safely. it is quite tiring to sit in that basket but hats off to suraj who was strong enough to carry my weight for this long walk. bheem pul not much to see but river flowing through these rocks but gives you such a fresh feeling. its not what you see in these places but how you feel with what thought you go.
Written March 1, 2015
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drkaushikmandal
Kolkata (Calcutta), India452 contributions
The Bheem Pul is located in the Mana village of Badrinath. It is said that the second Pandava brother Bhimsen made this pool by placing a huge rock over the Saraswati river so that the Pandavas and their wife can walk to the way of Heaven (route of 'Mahaprashthan'). The spot is spectacular and there is a shop at this place which is advertised as the last shop of Indian border. Worth a visit.
Written January 7, 2015
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Parigna_Pandya-Shah
Mumbai, India9 contributions
May 2014
I visited this magnificent place as a child in 1996. I remember being awestruck by the amazing view before and after crossing the pul and of course, from the pul itself too! The story our mythology has to offer created such an enigma about the place it simply looked heavenly.. The ganpati cave nearby was beautiful as well.. But the most memorable experience was to see the green, ice cold, pure waters of the saraswati river!! Out of the world!!
Written January 5, 2015
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Anjula Singh Bhadauria
Jaipur, India44 contributions
Nov 2012 • Couples
It is also know as bhim shila and you pass over it as soon as you cross mada gaon...it is a huge single piece of rock acting as a bridge over the flowing river...it is believed that when pandavas were going to heaven via swargarohini, the flowing river acted as obstacle...in order to let everyone cross comfortably bheem laid down a huge shilla...
Written September 15, 2013
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Dipen Nath🎭
Nainital, India2,232 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
From 5 Kms from Badrinath by car we have to park our car then small walk to reach this place,it is known in Hindu mythology that in the period of Mahabharata the Pandav brother walking to heaven on the way the river came ,then Bheem was the strongest brother of all,has lift the stone to cross the river.Now days the tourist visit this place for some snacks and relax and do some photography,ther is no place to stay for the tourist,only local villagers stay here.
Written June 20, 2018
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pratik_sharma125
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India25 contributions
Jun 2014 • Friends
I like here the swarswati river water fall and the history for this pul , Dont miss to visit Ganpati cave , Vyas Cave over there
Written September 10, 2014
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Lalbahadur
Mumbai, India11,205 contributions
Aug 2014 • Friends
bhim pul has its own importance as per hindu mythology...bridge on a single rock placed by bhim..its near to mana village hardly 500 mtrs from mana village..from there you can see the source of saraswati river which is actually not an actual source of river ....a must visit place near badrinath
Written August 28, 2014
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