Poverty liberating village, exclusively in India – Mana Village, Badrinath
Mana is a small pilgrim village that is located in the state of Uttarakhand. The village is present near the religious site of Badrinath. The village has the distinction of being the last settlement on the road to the country of Tibet. It is situated at a height of around 3219 meters. The village is on the banks of the River Saraswati. The entire region is surrounded by hills and one can see many small streams nearby as well.
It is believed that once anyone visit this place, never fall short of money. According to local people Manik Shaw, a business man once visited this village and was a great devotee of lord Shiva, robbers cut his throat and looted him. His head kept of chanting Shiva even after falling from body, seeing this devotion, Shiva put a peacock head and gave boon that, whoever visits this place is free from all sins and never fall short of money.
This is a perfect place for trekking and there are many trekking spots that are located here. The village of Mana can be visited as day trip from Badrinath. There is a waterfall called the Vasundara Falls that is located nearby and this is also a good place to see while travelling to the village of Mana.
There is small passage called the Bhim Pul that is located here and the River Sarawasti plunges headlong into the path and this is a sight to behold. The local population of the village lives in small cottages that are decorated and carved exquisitely.
One can visit the temple of Mata Murti that is located near the town and the temple holds an annual fair, visiting which can be an interesting experience.