Vyas Cave is an ancient cave situated on the Saraswati River’s banks near Mana village in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. approximately 5 kilometres from the Badrinath Bus Stand.
According to mythology, sage Vyas wrote the Mahabharata epic there with the assistance of Lord Ganesha. In addition, he wrote the four Vedas, 18 Puranas, and the Brahma Sutras. The pilgrims worship the Maharishi Vyas statue, which has been placed in the caves. The cave is small, so at a time only a few people can visit inside.
The location is also connected to an interesting story that explains why Lord Ganesh’s tusk was broken. When Vyas started writing the Mahabharata, he requested the wise Ganesha to record his dictation. Ganesh agreed, but only under one condition: Vyas ji couldn’t stop for even a second, or else he had to stop writing and leave the place. Ganesh knelt down over the writing sheets while Vyas dictated as quickly as he could. His bamboo pen finally broke down. then Ganesh ji broke off a piece of his tusk to use as a pen.
Ganesha cave is situated below the Vyas cave. The Bhim Pul is a natural rock that stands over the river close to this temple. Another cave, Muchukand Gufa, is located 3 kilometres farther uphill from Vyas Gufa. It is related to the legend of Lord Krishna, who, thanks to the diplomatic efforts of Sage Muchukand, caused the demon Kaal Yawan to perish. It’s reported that the cave still has Lord Krishna’s footsteps.
The Vyas Gufa is a location of enormous religious and cultural significance that is a must-see for anybody travelling to Badrinath. It is a unique and unforgettable experience due to its natural beauty and spiritual atmosphere.