Narsingh Dev Temple, Joshimath, Uttarakhand.Narsingh is one of the avatars of lord Vishnu. When the Badrinath Temple is closed in winter, devotees throng to worship at the Narsingh Temple at Joshimath. The characteristic feature of the deity is that its left wrist is verythin and is getting thinner by the day.A legend goes about the deity's wrist is that of being a sign that the day the wrist separates from the forearm, the route to Badrinath would get closed permanently by a major land slide.

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